Convert a Joomla website to Orchard

Topics: Customizing Orchard, General, Troubleshooting
Jan 31, 2013 at 3:23 PM
Edited Jan 31, 2013 at 3:24 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm experiencing the following problem:
we have a website developed with Joomla ( version 2.5.4 stable) attached to a MySQL dB and we need to convert such site into Orchard 1.6.

I've installed import/export [module] (http://gallery.orchardproject.net/List/Modules/Orchard.Module.Orchard.ImportExport) in Orchard but I'm still stuck since I'm not able to understand required files to put into.

Can anyone provide me any kind of suggestion or redirect me to any appropriate tool?

Thanks in advance for your kindly support
Developer
Jan 31, 2013 at 3:51 PM
What do you get when you export for Joomla? Is there a schema?
Jan 31, 2013 at 3:57 PM
sorry for my bad explanation. The fact is that I'm stuck at step. 0 :)
In other words: I do not know what I need to export from Joomla and how to achieve this since I have a copy of www folder and a dump of the database in .sql format.
And of course I don't know if the import/export module in Orchard is an appropriate tool to use or not.
Developer
Jan 31, 2013 at 4:09 PM
<div dir="ltr">Hey Lucav <div><br> </div> <div style="">That's fine. So the first thing I would look at is what does Joomla give you out of the box to do exporting of Data? And What can you Export out of Joomla.</div> <div style=""><br> </div> <div style="">From there I can help you with the import side of things, but until you know what Joomla allows you to export it might be hard to help.</div> <div style=""><br> </div> <div style="">I wrote the External Import Export module (<a href="http://orchardimportexport.codeplex.com/">http://orchardimportexport.codeplex.com/</a>) for Orchard, so if Joomla has a schema, it might be easy as adding that to my module.</div> <div style=""><br> </div> <div style="">Nick</div> </div> <div><br> <br> <div>On Thu, Jan 31, 2013 at 3:57 PM, lucav <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:notifications@codeplex.com" target="_blank">notifications@codeplex.com</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br> <blockquote style="margin:0 0 0 .8ex; border-left:1px #ccc solid; padding-left:1ex"> <div> <p>From: lucav</p> <div>sorry for my bad explanation. The fact is that I'm stuck at step. 0 :) In other words: I do not know what I need to export from Joomla and how to achieve this since I have a copy of www folder and a dump of the database in .sql format. And of course I don't know if the import/export module in Orchard is an appropriate tool to use or not. </div> <div> <div> <p>Read the <a href="http://orchard.codeplex.com/discussions/431556#post994725" target="_blank"> full discussion online</a>.</p> <p>To add a post to this discussion, reply to this email (<a href="mailto:orchard@discussions.codeplex.com?subject=[orchard:431556]" target="_blank">orchard@discussions.codeplex.com</a>)</p> <p>To start a new discussion for this project, email <a href="mailto:orchard@discussions.codeplex.com" target="_blank"> orchard@discussions.codeplex.com</a></p> <p>You are receiving this email because you subscribed to this discussion on CodePlex. You can <a href="https://orchard.codeplex.com/subscriptions/thread/project/edit" target="_blank"> unsubscribe or change your settings</a> on codePlex.com.</p> <p>Please note: Images and attachments will be removed from emails. Any posts to this discussion will also be available online at <a href="http://codeplex.com" target="_blank">codeplex.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> </blockquote> </div> <br> </div>
Jan 31, 2013 at 4:20 PM
Hi Nick thank you very much for your kind support!
I'm going to investigate what can I export from the Joomla side and then I'll post here my findings!

We'll keep in touch

lucav
Jan 31, 2013 at 6:02 PM
Edited Jan 31, 2013 at 6:15 PM
I've just exported the DB schema of the website used by Joomla (without data). Is this the schema you mentioned before?

In case of positive answer I can send you by email.

Thanks

lucav