How to Migrate from Joomla to WordPress Easily with CMS2CMS


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CMS2CMS is the online tool for simple and very rapid CMS switch. It migrates articles, categories, images, users, comments, internal links etc from Joomla to WordPress in minutes. What's more, no coding skills or solid technical background is needed - the process of Joomla to WordPress migration is absolutely automated and risk-free. To learn more about automated conversion from Joomla to WordPress, go to

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How to Migrate from Joomla to WordPress Easily with CMS2CMS

  1. 1. How to Migrate from Joomla to WordPressby CMS2CMS TeamJune,
  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?
  3. 3. Why Switch to WordPress?Open SourceFreeVery user-friendlyFlexibleGreat range of pluginsMany design solutionsEasy updatesCommunity
  4. 4. Why Switch to WordPress?Why Switch to WordPress?Number of searches for Joomla and WordPress since 2005via Google
  5. 5. How to Migrate from Joomla to WordPress?Automated Migration ServiceFast (15 min average migration)Installation-freeEasy to use (even for non-coders)Free Demo availableLive chat supportAffordable
  6. 6. How to Prepare for Migration?2. Install WordPress3. Set up custom URL structure for WP4. Find FTP access details (for Joomla andWordPress)Find more info in this article1. Back up your Joomla
  7. 7. Migration SetupStep 1. Create your accountVisit www.cms2cms.comRegister your CMS2CMS account or sign up via Facebook or
  8. 8. Migration SetupStep 2. Set up your Source and Target sites1. Select yourCurrentand NewCMS types2. Type in theURLs
  9. 9. Migration SetupStep 3. Connect your Sites1. Download Bridge file (zip) to your PC2. Extract cms2cms folder from the
  10. 10. 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 folderNote. Root directory is the top folder withindex.php fileFind more info here or watch the video tutorial.Migration SetupStep 3. Connect your
  11. 11. Migration SetupStep 3. Connect your SitesGo back to Migration wizard and click Verify Connectionto your
  12. 12. Migration SetupStep 4. Select Migration preferencesCheck the boxes to activate thefollowing migrationoptions:• Migrate Media - to haveimages moved• Make URLs SEOfriendly - to have internallinks formed according tothe rewrite rules onWordPress.• 301 Redirect - receive aset of rules to redirectJoomla URLs to WordPressURLs• Clear Target websitedata - delete all contentfrom WordPress
  13. 13. Migration SetupStep 4. Start Demo MigrationYoure all set to start your migration. Its recommended tostart the free Demo migration to see how the serviceworks.Note. You can skip this step and start Full migration right
  14. 14. Migration SetupStep 5. Start Full MigrationOnly one mouse click separates youfrom the new WordPress site.After you click Start FullMigration, your Joomlawebsite content will be movedto WordPress.Youll receive an email notificationas soon as the transfer iscomplete.Youll be able to check the resultsand enjoy your new WordPresswebsite!
  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 andposts are displayed correctly and all forms (registration, contact, login etcfunction well)
  16. 16. Migrate your site now - its never been easier!Go ahead and start the new life of yourwebsite!