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Tips for Pre and Post Joomla to WordPress Migration-¦!!!

Published on 24 March 15
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Content Management Systems or CMS have been creating quite a buzz - In fact numerous Content Management Systems - CMS, have entered the market and gained rave reviews. However, two of them - Joomla and WordPress - have been successful in hitting the âright chordsâ with the technocrats, market leaders and internet users, alike. Both Joomla and WordPress have over a period of time proved their mettle as great Content management systems and are widely used as platforms to create some of the excellent websites.

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However, as it always happens a tug-of-war has already began - Joomla vs WordPress have been a perennial topic for debates and discussions. Letâs treat this situation with a totally different aspect, so instead of going deep into whoâs the best discussion, and focus on few Tips for Pre and Post Joomla to WordPress Migration - especially for those who are planning to upgrade their Joomla website to WordPress.

Joomla

WordPress

Came in 2005 and till now have upgraded to 6 core versions

Developed in 2003; with just 3 core versions till now

Market share is around 9.9%

A whopping 57.3% market share (An indication how popular it is)

As per an estimation, Joomla has around 6903 plugins

As compared to Joomla; WordPress has around 26190 plugins (as per 2013)


The reason for an inclination towards WordPress can be attributed to the qualities such as:

  • Easy to use
  • User-friendly, with a less steep learning curve
Updating webpages or images in WordPress is less complicated; the admin can do, while updating Joomla mandatorily needs migration, which for obvious reasons is not very friendly. Though, both the platforms are extremely useful in their own ways, blogging sites based on WordPress have soared up by empowering even layman to change themes and add plugins to make their blogs more interactive. Similarly, the reason why community sites have flourished is because of Joomla. It supports such sites where information needs to be updated spontaneously. The whole idea behind giving these stats and compare the two was to understand why increasing number of developers prefers migrating from Joomla to WordPress.
Here are some Tips for Pre and Post Joomla to WordPress Migration:
  1. Let the website users know that you are going to upgrade - While improving the site for a new project or closing down a page(s) temporarily for maintenance or even giving a new look to the site; you let the visitors know. So, why not when you are going from Joomla to WordPress! This will not come as a shock while it will not cause inconvenience of any form to anyone.
  2. Once, you are all set to go from Joomla to WordPress; install WordPress site along your favorite theme and plugins to give the site an excellent appearance and make it more interactive.
  3. The last thing that you need to do before migration is to get details of FTP server such as FTP host name, username password from your hosting provider.
Now, when you are all set to migrate Joomla to WordPress - There are numerous tools that automate the migration process. Otherwise, you can always take help from professionals IT companies.
In fact, there are numerous software development companies offering services at cost effective rates making the transition process smoother & operational.