How to Migrate from Joomla to WordPress

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Willing to switch from Joomla to WordPress? This detailed tutorial will outline the whole process of migration using CMS2CMS -automated migration service to make your website switch the most successful and rewarding experience. FInd out more here: http://www.cms2cms.com/supported-cms/joomla-to-wordpress-migration

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How to Migrate from Joomla to WordPress

  1. 1. How to Migrate fromJoomla to WordPressby CMS2CMS TeamJune, 2013www.cms2cms.com
  2. 2. Table of Contents1. Why switch to WordPress?2. Joomla to WordPress migration:a. How to migrate?b. How to prepare for migration?c. Migration setupd. What to do after migration?www.cms2cms.com
  3. 3. Why Switch to WordPress?www.cms2cms.com
  4. 4. Why Switch to WordPress?Number of searches for Joomla and WordPress since 2005via Google Trendswww.cms2cms.com
  5. 5. How to Migrate from Joomla to WordPress?Automated Migration Servicewww.cms2cms.com
  6. 6. How to Prepare for Migration?1. Back up your Joomla website2. Install WordPress3. Set up custom URL structure for WP4. Find FTP access details (for Joomla and WordPress)Find more info in this articlewww.cms2cms.com
  7. 7. Migration SetupStep 1. Create your accountVisit www.cms2cms.comRegister your CMS2CMS account or sign up via Facebook or Googlewww.cms2cms.com
  8. 8. Migration SetupStep 2. Set up your Source and Target sites1. Select yourCurrentand NewCMS types2. Type in theURLs ofyourJoomlaandWordPresswebsiteswww.cms2cms.com
  9. 9. Migration SetupStep 3. Connect your Sites1. Download Bridge file (zip) to your PC2. Extract cms2cms folder from the zipwww.cms2cms.com
  10. 10. Note. Root directory is the top folder withindex.php fileFind more info here or watch the video tutorial.o Connect to your Joomla website via FTPo Upload extracted cms2cms folder to Joomla rootdirectory.o Connect to WordPress website via FTPo Upload cms2cms folder to WordPress root folderMigration SetupStep 3. Connect your Siteswww.cms2cms.com
  11. 11. Migration SetupStep 3. Connect your SitesGo back to Migration wizard and click "Verify Connectionto your Sites"www.cms2cms.com
  12. 12. Migration SetupStep 4. Select Migration preferencesCheck the boxes toactivate the followingmigration options:• Migrate Media - to haveimages moved• Make URLs SEO friendly - tohave internal links formedaccording to the rewrite ruleson WordPress.• 301 Redirect - receive a setof rules to redirect JoomlaURLs to WordPress URLs• Clear Target website data -delete all content fromWordPress websitewww.cms2cms.com
  13. 13. Migration SetupStep 4. Start Demo MigrationYoure all set to start your migration. Its recommended to run thefree Demo migration to see how the service works.www.cms2cms.comNote. You canskip this stepand start Fullmigration rightaway.
  14. 14. Migration SetupStep 5. Start Full MigrationOnly one mouse click separatesyou from the new WordPresssite.After you click Start FullMigration, your Joomlawebsite content will be movedto WordPress.Youll receive an emailnotification as soon as thetransfer is complete.Youll be able to check theresults and enjoy your newWordPress website!www.cms2cms.com
  15. 15. What to Do After Migration?1. Set appearance & descriptionWhen you migrate, your WordPress website has the default theme installed(currently, it’s Twenty Twelve). To personalise it, set up the suitable theme andtemplate for your website.Don’t forget about the tagline - by default, it says “Just another WordPressblog". To change the tagline, go to Settings -> General in WordPressdashboard.2. Add functionalityInstall the necessary plugins, like SEO, backup, security etc. You can accessWordPress plugin directory right from your dashboard. Go to Plugins ->AddNew. Use search function or browse by tag to find the needed plugin.3. Take care of SEO• set up 301 permanent redirects (you can do so using redirection bridge youllget from CMS2CMS after migration).• monitor your site for 404 errors and fix them.• create Google Webmaster Tools account for the new site• generate and submit to Google your new XML sitemap. Click here for moreinfo.4. Test your new siteMake sure all the functions are working properly, pages and posts aredisplayed correctly and all forms (registration, contact, login etc function well).www.cms2cms.com
  16. 16. Migrate your site now - its never been easier!Go ahead and start the new life of yourwebsite!www.cms2cms.com

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