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    Change CMS from Text Pattern to Joomla

    Hello,

    I want to transfer my entire website that contains thousands of pages from Text Pattern to the Joomla CMS.

    1. Do I have to write a 301 redirect for all old pages to the new ones?

    2. Is there a standard way of doing it or should we manually copy all the articles to the new CMS.

    Here is the site, the subject is radio advertising.

    Any help welcome.

    Caerus

    Radio Advertising Specialists

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    I guess it is not that easy !

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    You nailed it. It's not that easy.
    URL redirection, or trying to get Joomla to work with Textpattern URLs, or letting the server rewrite those Textpattern URLs is the easy bit.
    The 2 databases will be quite different. Tables, table layouts, row and column attributes, stored user profiles and passwords, categories, tags, articles, posts, pages, comments. It will all have to be converted.
    You either write your own SQL queries and/or scripts, or you pay up. I think that a conversion service starts with just $100. But they will up the price quickly depending on the number of users+passwords, articles/posts/pages, permanent URL redirects (301), etc. But your site will be converted in 3-5 days.
    Just make up your mind.
    Service : google a database migration|conversion service +"textpattern to joomla"|+"mysql to mysql", gconvertor.com (payed) springs to mind.
    DIY : Use tools like MySQL Workbench (free), DBConvert (payed), or Altova MapForce (payed).


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