We released the 1.0 beta version of JConverter today which is not only compatible with latest Joomla 2.5 release but also includes some ultra cool new features for converting a wordpress blog into a Joomla website.
Due to prior commitments, we couldn’t spend much time on upgrading older version of JConverter however the kind of positive support and feedback we have received for JConverter is just overwhelming and we decided to come up with a much needed upgrade of JConverter.
Here are some of the new features we have added in latest beta version.
- JConverter now supports importing comments from wordpress into the most popular free comments extension JComments.
- JConverter supports nested category structure of Joomla 2.5 and wordpress. It imports categories in the same nested structure in Joomla as they exist in WordPress.
- Older version of JConverter couldn’t associate imported posts with categories and comments. Latest version maintains the category-post and comments-post relationship after import.
- Since wordpress and Joomla use different password encryption systems, it’s not possible to decrypt and set the same password of imported wordpress user in Joomla. This version allows setting a default password for all imported users. Admin can notify users about their new password using Joomla’s mass email system or by some other means.
Apart from new features many bugs have also been fixed which were reported in older version of JConverter. The current version would surely make your life easy if you are planning to convert a wordpress site into Joomla.
You can download it from Joomla extension’s directory (JED) and please do not forget to leave your kind review for the extension in JED.