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Joomla3 import #184
Currently I am in the process of migrating a Joomla 3 blog to Jekyll. The existing Joomla importer supports 1.5 and possible 2.5 (need to double check). As of version 3, the table structure was changed though. Although I have never programmed in Ruby before, the Joomla import script looked easy enough for me to adapt.
I am not a ruby programmer. I merely adapted an existing script. I did some testing, but not very formally. Also, I am not sure on best practices regarding branching and code style.
Differences with the Joomla 1.5 import script
In Joomla 1.5, the default table prefix was
The main difference is that the sections and categories were merged, so that there is no
A category name is retrieved, which is put into the front matter.
Rudimentary support for excerpts has been added. In the
The import script retrieves the author from the user table and stores the full name in the front matter as 'author'.
The joomla 1.5 script imports articles that have the
Updated, but not sure how to test.