My summer job is to migrate blog and web site from Joomla CMS to Wordpress and have no Wordpress installed on server and have no PHP in use. Cause of PHP is in no use, that excluses using Plugin -tools like CMS2CMS. Is there any way to do that in a clever way and in an automated way? Automated way would be better alternative than manual way.

I used Joomla Backup -extensions and now I have my whole site backuped as a JPA -file. Is it possible to convert it to Wordpress import -file in some way without having Wordpress server -installation ? I haven't found a tool for that yet, and been looking for couple of hours with Google.

  • What do you mean by 'and have no PHP in use'? – user319940 Jun 9 '14 at 8:58
  • The admin has not enabled PHP in the server in which one I'm working with. That's what I mean. – Jere_Sumell Jun 9 '14 at 9:04
  • Had you considered just running WP locally on your computer? That's pretty much staple for development anyway, few people work directly on remote servers. – Rarst Jun 9 '14 at 9:25
  • Stand -alone and local Wordpress installation would be the great alternative for developement, if I got the admin permissions to install any software on my laptop. But I can't count on it since I'm not super user. – Jere_Sumell Jun 9 '14 at 9:28
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    Joomla uses PHP, yet PHP is not available? Perhaps we misunderstand, is there a server migration also involved? I don't think you have the tools or the access to do what has been asked of you. You can't install tools locally, and they aren't available on the server. At a very minimum you require a WordPress installation to migrate the content to – Tom J Nowell Dec 11 '14 at 23:56

There's no way to magically extract and migrate articles from within a JPA backup file directly into WordPress.

You can use Akeeba eXtract Wizard to extract the database file from the JPA file and then you have access to the article HTML via a text editor but you'll need a working copy of WordPress to be able to import the articles by whichever method you choose.

You could set up a local development environment using WAMP, MAMP or LAMP etc but the simplest and quickest course of action is probably to purchase a web hosting plan and work on this on-line. A web hosting plan costs very little and you can pay by the month and cancel it after you no longer need it if you have no further use.

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