How to export joomla to wordpress

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How to export joomla to wordpress
Export Joomla posts to WordPress using a Joomla component. (Hemera Technologies/ Images)

Joomla and WordPress are both content management systems that allow you to create your own blog, e-commerce website, online magazine or corporate Web portal. You can quickly export your Joomla content to the XML format used by WordPress by installing the exporting component for Joomla. The exporting component allows you to create an XML dump of all of your Joomla posts, comments and website content for WordPress. After installing and running the plugin, you will then be able to import your new XML file directly into WordPress.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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    Install the Joomla Component

  1. 1

    Open your browser and visit your Joomla! administration login page. This link typically looks like or something similar.

  2. 2

    Enter your user name and password. Click the "Login" button.

  3. 3

    Click the "Extensions" link at the top of the window. Select the "Install/Uninstall" option.

  4. 4

    Locate the "Install from URL" heading and enter "" in the text box. Click the "Install" button.

    Exporting Joomla Posts

  1. 1

    Click the "Components" link at the top of the window. Select the "Export to WordPress" link.

  2. 2

    Click the "Export to WordPress Dump" link. A box will appear prompting you to download your Joomla files in XML format.

  3. 3

    Click the "Save" button. Your Joomla posts are now available to be imported into your WordPress site.

Tips and warnings

  • Exporting your Joomla posts to WordPress format does not delete your Joomla website. If you want to delete all of your Joomla posts or the website, you will have to do that manually.

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