Migrating a Joomla + Joomlaboard site to WordPress + punBB

Migrating a Joomla + Joomlaboard site to WordPress + punBB

In preparation for the launch of my school’s blogs community site, I set about migrating the school band’s website over to the WordPress MU platform. Now, the Band site was running on Joomla 1.0x. It featured an integrated Gallery2 for photographs, MSO Shoutbox for a shoutbox and discussion forums via the Joomlaboard component. Alas, the site was getting dozens of spam posts (including some from Band haters??) What this meant was that there were several registered users that were undesirable and ought not be transferred to the new site. Importing posts from Joomla was very fast and easy thanks to the Joomla2Wordpress Import Wizard. Static content were not imported and I had to copy-and-paste the content into WordPress manually, though this probably...

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School website – The Joomla migration

School website – The Joomla migration

Some time in late 2004, I realised that it was simply impossible for my school to keep an up-to-date presence on the internet when all content was being channeled through one bottleneck – the webmaster! After examining available options (including the possibility of getting Macromedia Contribute!), the decision was made to migrate the website to a free, open source and surprisingly easy and simple to use content management system named Mambo. Quite a bit has changed since. The original website themes, generously developed by an ex-colleague over weekends, have since been modified (or rather, clumsily hacked by yours truly) to draw attention to different parts of the site. After Mambo’s much publicised internal dispute, the school website  also...

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