Applies to:
  • Wordpress CMS v4.1.1

What?
A note to myself on how to create a development/test version of a production/live Wordpress CMS site.

Why?
I have a website sitting at a domain (eg. www.myexample.com), and I want to create an exact copy at a subdomain entitled "dev1" (eg. dev1.myexample.com).

How?
A quick copy from copy 1 (LIVE) to copy 2 (DEV):

This is for Joomla 1.5.x sites!
Note that this article is for Joomla 1.5.x sites to be converted to Wordpress 3.2.x sites. I started with a Joomla 1.5 as the move from Joomla 1.6 or greater is a lot easier since it uses nested categories like Wordpress.

There are lots of commercial migrators out there and they all seem to have this problem. I'm really keen not to ask all my users to have to change their passwords but that is what the commercial applications are doing.

Migrating the articles:
  1. Change database name my_joomla_db to your joomla database and my_wordpress_db to your Wordpress database
  2. Change http://demo.joellipman.com/wordpress/ to the full URL of your WordPress site.
  3. If post_type is to be post then append with ?p= otherwise use ?page_id=.
Articles:
------ MIGRATING JOOMLA v1.5.# CONTENT TO WORDPRESS v3.2.# ------
-----------------------------------------------------------------

INSERT INTO my_wordpress_db.wp_posts
SELECT
	id 'ID',
	1 'post_author',
	created 'post_date',
	created 'post_date_gmt',
	CONCAT(introtext, ' ', `fulltext`) 'post_content',
	title 'post_title',
	'' post_excerpt,
	CASE state WHEN '1' THEN 'publish' ELSE 'draft' END 'post_status',
	'open' comment_status,
	'open' ping_status,
	'' post_password,
	alias 'post_name',
	'' to_ping,
	'' pinged,
	modified 'post_modified',
	modified 'post_modified_gmt',
	'' post_content_filtered,
	'0' post_parent,
	CONCAT('http://demo.joellipman.com/wordpress/', '?p=', id) AS guid,
	'0' menu_order,
	'post' AS 'post_type',
	'' post_mime_type,
	0 comment_count
FROM
	my_joomla_db.jos_content
ORDER BY
	id


Credit where Credit is Due:


Feel free to copy, redistribute and share this information. All that we ask is that you attribute credit and possibly even a link back to this website as it really helps in our search engine rankings.

Disclaimer: The information on this website is provided without warranty and any content is merely the opinion of the author. Please try to test in development environments prior to adapting them to your production environments. The articles are written in good faith and, at the time of print, are working examples used in a commercial setting.

Thank you for visiting and, as always, we hope this website was of some use to you!

Kind Regards,

Joel Lipman
www.joellipman.com

Related Articles

Joes Revolver Map

Joes Word Cloud

date   where   using   files   database   program   note   added   joomla   version   work   would   page   display   mysql   file   search   windows   need   server   list   name   creator   table   value   first   following   time   code   parameter   find   zoho   license   form   used   system   function   google   error   order   uploaded   data   script   report   website   user   source   could   select   deluge   JoelLipman.Com

Accreditation

Badge - Certified Zoho Creator Associate
Badge - Certified Zoho Creator Associate

Donate & Support

If you like my content, and would like to support this sharing site, feel free to donate using a method below:

Paypal:
Donate to Joel Lipman via PayPal

Bitcoin:
Donate to Joel Lipman with Bitcoin - Valid till 8 May 2022 3QnhmaBX7LQSRsC9hh6Je9rGQKEGNQNfPb
© 2021 Joel Lipman .com. All Rights Reserved.