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

François Suter fsu-lists at cobweb.ch
Thu May 31 15:42:22 CEST 2012

Hi Katja,

> 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 :)
> What would be your suggestion how to start? I have no knowledge of
> wordpress.

I did that recently, although my scenario was a bit different: I 
imported WP articles into some custom table I made in TYPO3 and WP 
images into the DAM. I used my extension external_import with the SQL 
connector (svconnector_sql) to query the WP database. I have posted at 
this address:


a ZIP file containing two PHP files.

- external_import.php is the actual configuration for external_import
- class.tx_journal_externalimport_hooks.php contains code using one of 
the hooks in external_import to recreate links to DAM images or between 
articles. That may be beyond what you need, but I thought I would still 
throw it in if it can help.

If you take this course and have to work with pages, you should get the 
current SVN version of external_import, which solves a bug related to 
importing stuff as pages.



Francois Suter
Cobweb Development Sarl - http://www.cobweb.ch

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