[TYPO3-english] importing wordpress site to TYPO3, suggestions?

Kay Strobach typo3 at kay-strobach.de
Thu May 31 09:47:15 CEST 2012

Hi Katja,

first you need to be sure, what you need to import - make a list.

Typical items in wordpress are:

 - articles
 - pages

Both can be easily read and written from and to a database with around
400 Lines of Code, all you have to do is some table / field mapping.

Additionally you should check for tags like:


And links and fix them (mapping table with replace needed here)

I would say should be done in a workday (if you do not have any complex
plugins, like osm, ...) ;)

If you want to split pages into different ce's it's a bit more complex,
but should be solvable too.


Am 31.05.2012 07:53, schrieb Jigal van Hemert:
> Hi,
> On 31-5-2012 6:24, Katja Lampela wrote:
>> I should import a large (over 300 pages, 2 languages) WP site to TYPO3.
>> It would be great if there was some initial importing way, even simple;
>> like creating all pages in root level and contents in one column per
>> page. I could then rearrange everything. But of course more complex
>> (keeping the structure and the language) importing would be even
>> better :)
> There are a few (old) extensions which claim to do imports of Wordpress:
> - timtab_import_wp imports into timtab blog
> - gl_wordpress imports entries from wordpress in what seems to be its
> own record type; needs no_cache on the page which displays the result
> - ws_wordpressgrab seems similar to gl_wordpress, but with more options
> and support for "addthis"
> Note: I have no knowledge of wordpress and this list was just the result
> of a quick search.

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