Purpose

I have a multilingual site managed by Joomla and Joom!Fish and I want to migrate it to WordPress.

Requirements

You need three plugins to do this migration:

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Instructions

1. Install and activate the plugin «WPML Multilingual CMS» on WordPress (menu Plugins > Add New > Upload). The minimum version is 3.0.1.

Plugins installationWPML activation

2. Install and activate the plugin «FG Joomla to WordPress Premium» on WordPress. The minimum version is 1.24.4.

FG Joomla to WordPress activation

3. Install and activate the «Joom!Fish» add-on on WordPress.

JoomFish activation

4. Add the languages you want to use (menu WPML > Languages)

WPML Languages

WPML languages screen

Click on Add / Remove languages

Set WPML languages

5. Set the default language (menu WPML > Languages). This must be the same default language as on Joom!Fish.

Click on Change default language

WPML default language

6. Check that the current language displayed in the top bar is defined as the default one.

Current language

7. Set the WordPress permalinks (menu Settings > Permalinks)

Choose another permalink than the default one. It is because the default permalink prevents the URL redirect.

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8. Set the import options

You can choose other options. It depends on your needs and on your theme.

FG Joomla to WordPress Premium settings

9. Run the import

Click on «Import content from Joomla to WordPress».

It can take a long time depending on the number of articles and images.

10. Remove the categories prefixes

During the migration, the categories have been prefixed to avoid duplicates. Once all the data has been migrated, you can remove these prefixes.

Remove the categories prefixes

11. Modify the internal links.

This action will process all the imported posts and will modify the internal links in order to match the new permalinks.

Modify the internal links

12. Test your site

Go to Posts > Categories to see if the categories have been migrated with their translations.

Go to Posts to see if the articles have been migrated with their translations.

Go to Media to see if the images have been migrated.

Go to your site to see how it looks.

If something went wrong, please double check your settings and read the FAQ before contacting the support team.

You can now install a WordPress theme and enhance the features of your site by adding some plugins.