Joomla requests on the rise

In the past few weeks I’ve had a handful of enquiries via the site asking for us to consult on a Joomla installation. Unfortunately we’re snowed under for the coming three months and could only take on WordPress setups, which are quicker (and cheaper for you as well). This site runs on WordPress and I’d argue it’s superior to Joomla except in situations where large amounts of new data is handled daily by your site.

I’m also regularly asked to recommend a Joomla developer – I always point people to the Joomla Forums as a starting point – there’s one great community there.

Need to convert Joomla to WordPress?

Today I needed to convert a Joomla site to the WordPress platform. After much research I found out a way:

1. Install WordPress. An important point here: you’ll need version 2.2.2 or earlier (you’ll see why below).

2. Download this excellent conversion script and follow the instructions closely. This script only works on WordPress versions 2.2.2 or earlier (see point 1).

3. That’s it! Obviously it won’t fix broken links etc but it does a beautiful job of getting all that text between the two platforms.

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