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Hi,

My client has asked me to change from wordpress to joomla, and I have no idea where to start. If anyone can advise me that would be awesome.

Not sure if it will help or if I am allowed to post this but here is the site: www.wowfreestuff.co.uk
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Francois Barnard wrote:

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But thanks man, my client seems to think Joomla is better for ranking in Google/Bing. I do not know who informed him that, but its a load of rubbish.

I agree about the rubbish part. I do not think one platform has a better SEO ranking than the other. Your content should lean towards getting the rankings better.

Check out this site: http://untamedwriting.com/ . I wish my Joomla sites could get better SEO rankings, and now I want to take Karen Marston's advise on it.


Ah that site is similar to ineedarticles its a very competitive niche for writers! I suggest hiring a decent seo company. My company uses one who can pretty much rank anything, all white hat too.
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But thanks man, my client seems to think Joomla is better for ranking in Google/Bing. I do not know who informed him that, but its a load of rubbish.

I agree about the rubbish part. I do not think one platform has a better SEO ranking than the other. Your content should lean towards getting the rankings better.

Check out this site: http://untamedwriting.com/ . I wish my Joomla sites could get better SEO rankings, and now I want to take Karen Marston's advise on it.
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Yeah man still working on it! I wish I didn't take on clients sometimes and work on my own stuff. Its more hassle then its worth lol But thanks man, my client seems to think Joomla is better for ranking in Google/Bing. I do not know who informed him that, but its a load of rubbish.
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johncooper wrote:
My client has asked me to change from wordpress to joomla, and I have no idea where to start. If anyone can advise me that would be awesome.

This is fascinating! I have pressure to go the other way around. I am told that WP is so much more widely used than Joomla, and that I should rather use WP in stead of Joomla. I suppose the type of site you have determines the choice of CMS? I am still happy to stick with Joomla, but have to start supporting a WP site soon.
John, keep us informed on your progress?
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Tristan thank you so much! You are awesome. I have until 8th Sept to sort it, so will let you know. Thank you again! :)
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Hi John,

That's a fairly big undertaking and would be best done by someone who is well versed with both Wordpress and Joomla. If you're up to the task, the first thing you should do is build a sitemap of the existing site (if one doesn't already exist) and take stock of the existing content (images, video files/links, banner ads, etc). Next is to determine how the content for each page or node in the sitemap is generated - via Post, Page or Plugin? For Widgets, which plugins are used? Posts and Pages can be easily copied and produced as Joomla articles. But for Plugins and Widgets, you'll have to determine what Joomla extension is the closest fit. I suggest doing your conversion on a staging or test server first and then deploy to a live web server.

That's the manual way of doing things. While tedious and time consuming, it does provide you with far greater control over the results. You could try the automated way by using extensions that supposedly convert Wordpress sites to Joomla. I've never used any of these extensions before, so I can't really say how reliable or easy they are to use. Here are a couple of options:

JConverter
CMS2CMS


Good luck and let us know how you go.
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