How to Move Your Website from Joomla to WordPress

Posted on 27/03/2018 by Neil Skoglund

A lot of people use Joomla to manage and publish their websites. While Joomla is a good platform, it is definitely not for everyone. You might be among those users who have decided that you want to switch from Joomla to WordPress and are wondering how to go about it. You might have heard a lot of people talking about WordPress and it’s ease of use or you want to utilize the power of WordPress plugins and themes. Well if you want to migrate your Joomla site to WordPress, then you are in the right place. In this article, we will show you how to move your site from Joomla to WordPress.

First of all, you will need to have chosen a web host and installed WordPress. Once you have WordPress up and functioning, you'll need to go to the WordPress admin area and activate the FG Joomla to WordPress plugin.

Once activating this plugin, you'll need to go to the Tools > Import section. You will see a list of import tools available for your WordPress installation. Click on Joomla (FG) from the list of available tools.

On the next page, you should see the Joomla importer for WordPress. Here, you'll need to provide your Joomla website and database information.

You can find these database settings from your Joomla website’s administration area by going to the Global Configuration > Server tab.

After providing your database information scroll to “Behavior”. If you want to import media files such as images from Joomla to WordPress make sure that you have checked the "Force media import" option. Finally, click on the “Import content from Joomla to WordPress” button.

The plugin will now run a script and start importing your content from Joomla to WordPress. This may take some time depending on the amount of content you have. Once it is completed you should notice a screen like this:

The next part of a successful import of all your content is to remove any broken internal links that may have been imported over. If you scroll to the bottom of the Joomla (FG) importer page you should see a button called "Modify Internal Links". Click this.

 

We hope that this article helped you move your site from Joomla to WordPress. If you need any further WordPress assistance, you will find plenty of tutorials on our Blog. If you liked this article, visit our Facebook and Twitter for more WordPress related content. 

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