Migrate Joomla to Wordpress 9.15

5 months 3 weeks ago - 5 months 3 weeks ago #47237 by Ally
This post is purely for info if any others are in doubt of the ability or the route to take to migrate an existing Jomres installation on Joomla over to Wordpress. This has been covered before but maybe buried in the sands of time.

Upgraded Joomla 3.9.1, Jomres 9.15 and set up a new Wordpress installation and installed Jomres 9.15 and jrleotian_wp theme.

Tested that the new installation functions as expected.

Backed up the wp db to keep as a fall back position.

On the Joomla db, exported all Jomres tables.

On the Wordpress db, dropped all Jomres tables and then imported the Jooomla exported set of Jomres tables.

Copied Encryption file from Joomla install to the preferred Wordpress folder.

Edited /jomres/configuration.php
'property_details_in_tabs' => '0' to be 'property_details_in_tabs' => '1'
'use_reviews' => '1' to be 'use_reviews' => '0'
(As these are no longer possible in Site configuration Misc tab)

From the Joomla installation to the Wordpress installation
Copy /templates/jr_leotian/html/*html to /wp-content/themes/jr_leohtian_wp/html/
Copy /jomres/remote_plugins/custom_code/*.php to /jomres/remote_plugins/custom_code/
Copy /jomres/uploadedimages to /jomres/uploadedimages

Thats it!

The issues that tripped me up were the encryption file & the absence of property details in tabs & reviews being turned on by default.

Thank you Vince & Aladar for making this super piece of kit, the more I work with it, the more amazed I am at the level of complexity and detail you have delivered.

Hope this helps someone.


Last edit: 5 months 3 weeks ago by Ally.
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5 months 2 weeks ago #47241 by Vince Wooll
Ally, many thanks for this contribution. I've added it to the manual.

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Developed and maintained by Vince Wooll and Aladar Barthi, Jomres was initially conceived in early 2005 as a Mambo based solution to a client’s hotel management needs. While it wasn't originally expected to be an online booking system it quickly morphed into one as users requested more and more features.

As the number of feature requests grew Vince knew that he would need to dedicate more time to the project and in July 2005 Jomres was formally released as a commercial project. Since then, Jomres has become one of Mambo’s, and now Joomla’s, longest running projects. It has survived various versions of Mambo, then Joomla 1.0, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 2.5 and 3.

Aladar joined the project in 2010 after using Jomres for his own projects. He was active on the forum, helping other members of the community and eventually Vince invited him to join the team. He has since become an integral part of the project and has contributed significantly to it's development over the years.

Whilst not formally part of the Jomres project, Rodrigo Rocco and the team have become firm friends. Rod is a freelancer who specialises in doing custom work for Jomres users and developing custom plugins for the system that take advantage of it's modular design. He has built many useful extensions including his fabulous new Valentina Template Package.


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