How to Move Your Site from Joomla to WordPress
People use Joomla because it is good platform to manage and publish their websites, but not for everyone. The users who have decided to switch from Joomla to WordPress this tutorial will help. You have heard a lot of people talking about WordPress and it’s ease of use. You want to utilize the power of WordPress plugins and themes. Well if you want to migrate your Joomla site to WordPress.
Find the hosting provider and install WordPress with one click install. Once you have WordPress up and running, go to the WordPress plugins area to install and activate FG Joomla to WordPress plugin. (Learn how to install plugins in WordPress).
After activating the plugin, go to Tools » Import. You will see a list of import tools available for your WordPress installation. Click on Joomla (FG) from the list of available tools. On this page, you need to provide your Joomla website and database information.
You can get the database settings from your Joomla website’s administration area, under Global Configuration » Server tab. This information is also stored in
configuration.php file in your Joomla website’s root folder. You can access this file by connecting to your website using an FTP client and opening
configuration.phpin a text editor like notepad.
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 Force media import option. Finally click on “Import content from Joomla to WordPress” button.
The plugin will run a script and start importing your content from Joomla to WordPress. Depending on how much content you have, the import process may take some time. Once it is completed you will see a notice like this:
After importing all your content from Joomla cms to WordPress. The last step is to fix all broken internal links. At the bottom of the Joomla (FG) importer page you find a button Modify internal links click on it.