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WordPress or Joomla? Don't make me choose!

WordBridge allows you to use WordPress.com to write and manage your blogs, then publish them automatically to a Joomla website using this easy-to-configure component. You get all the best features of WordPress for blogging, and all the best features of Joomla for web content management.

You don't have to use an unfamiliar blog editing tool or a tool in Joomla that resembles WordPress. There's no need for a one-off migration, export or conversion from WordPress. Simply configure WordBridge with your wordpress.com blog address and then all your WordPress edits and posts appear directly on your Joomla site. No need to worry about formatting; posts appear using your Joomla templates and stylesheets. Easy!

If desired, you can even merge different WordPress blogs into one site.

Once WordBridge is managing the blogs on your Joomla site it can make direct calls to WordPress tools to display by category or tag. You can search the blog contents. It supports all the links that your WordPress.com blog provides, such as add comment, like on Facebook, send a Tweet and so on. It uses SEO-friendly URL links too.

Update: Version 0.5 fixes a number of layout bugs, improves support under Windows, handles WordPress page breaks and will support self-hosted WordPress sites when used in conjunction with the WordBridge Pro WordPress plugin. See Changes for a list of all the updates.

WordPress Settings

Before using WordBridge, ensure that your WordPress blog has the following settings applied:

  1. Syndication feeds show the most recent, which must match the Feed count setting in the Joomla WordBridge menu settings
  2. For each article in a feed, show, must be set to Full text to ensure the content from your blog is visible to WordBridge

WordPress settings

Joomla Settings

Adding a link to your WordPress.com site is simply a matter of adding a Joomla menu item that points to your WordPress site. To do this, follow the steps below:

  1. Log into your Joomla site as an administrator
  2. From the Menus pull down menu, select the menu you want to add your blog link to
  3. Create a new menu item of type WordBridge - List of blog entries
  4. In the WordBridge Settings section of the menu item, set the Wordpress blog name to the name of your WordPress blog. e.g. if your blog is http://MyBlog.wordpress.com, then the WordBridge blog name is MyBlog
  5. Save the menu item

Joomla Template Changes

WordBridge does not include any stylesheet information from the WordPress.com site. As a result, images in you bridged blogs may not appear exactly as they do on WordPress.com. To resolve this, add the following CSS to your Joomla site's template styles:

div.wordbridge_content .alignleft, div.wordbridge_content  img.alignleft {
    display: inline;
    float: left;
    margin-right: 24px;
    margin-top: 4px;
}
div.wordbridge_content .alignright, div.wordbridge_content  img.alignright {
    display: inline;
    float: right;
    margin-left: 24px;
    margin-top: 4px;
}
div.wordbridge_content .aligncenter, div.wordbridge_content  img.aligncenter {
    clear: both;
    display: block;
    margin-left: auto;
    margin-right: auto;
}
div.wordbridge_content img.alignleft, div.wordbridge_content  img.alignright, div.wordbridge_content  img.aligncenter {
    margin-bottom: 12px;
}

More Documentation

 * Installation and configuration tutorial video - [[http://www.cognidox.com/cognidox/download/VI-402312-TM-LATEST.swf]]

Please Rate & Review!

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Links

 * Joomla website [[http://www.joomla.org/]]
 * WordPress website [[http://wordpress.com/]]
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