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How to Migrate from Joomla K2 to Joomla


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Fed up with K2 and wanna import your ontent back to good old Joomla? Nothing's easier! Use this detailed tut to guide you through the way with CMS2CMS automated migration service. More details are here:

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How to Migrate from Joomla K2 to Joomla

  1. 1. How to Migrate from Joomla K2 to Joomla by CMS2CMS Team June, 2013
  2. 2. How to Migrate from Joomla K2 to Joomla? Automated Migration Service
  3. 3. How to Prepare for Migration? 1. Back up your Joomla K2 website 2. Install Joomla 3. Set up custom URL structure for Joomla 4. Find FTP access details (for Joomla and K2 sites) Find more info in this article
  4. 4. Migration Setup Step 1. Create your account Visit Register your CMS2CMS account or sign up via Facebook or Google
  5. 5. Migration Setup Step 2. Set up your Source and Target sites 1. Select your Current and New CMS types 2. Type in the URLs of your Joomla K2 and Joomla websites
  6. 6. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your Sites 1. Download Bridge file (zip) to your PC 2. Extract 'cms2cms' folder from the zip
  7. 7. Note. Root directory is the top folder with index.php file Find more info here or watch the video tutorial. o Connect to your Joomla website via FTP o Upload extracted 'cms2cms' folder to Joomla root directory. o Connect to K2 website via FTP o Upload 'cms2cms' folder to K2 root folder Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your Sites
  8. 8. Migration Setup Step 3. Connect your Sites Go back to Migration wizard and click "Verify Connection to your Sites"
  9. 9. Migration Setup Step 4. Select Migration preferences Check the boxes to activate the following migration options: • Migrate Media - to have images moved • Make URLs SEO friendly - to have internal links formed according to the rewrite rules on Joomla. • Clear Target website data - delete all content from Joomla website.
  10. 10. Migration Setup Step 4. Start Demo Migration You're all set to start your migration. It's recommended to run the free Demo migration to see how the service works. Note. You can skip this step and start Full migration right away.
  11. 11. Migration Setup Step 5. Start Full Migration Only one mouse click separates you from the new Joomla site. After you click 'Start Full Migration', your Joomla K2 website content will be moved back to Joomla. You'll receive an email notification as soon as the transfer is complete. You'll be able to check the results and enjoy your new Joomla website!
  12. 12. Migrate your site now - it's never been easier! Go ahead and start the new life of your website!