• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 374
  • Last Modified:

Joomla blog

Hi,

I have just imported a Word Press blog into Joomla and they are sitting in the article manager. They look fine when I preview them by the way, so the content is in place.

My question is, now, how do I set up a blog in Joomla and get these to populate that blog?

Many thanks
0
Eternal_Student
Asked:
Eternal_Student
  • 3
  • 3
1 Solution
 
Allan NisbetOwner at Storm IT Solutions LTDCommented:
I would highly recommend you use K2,

http://demo.getk2.org/

We started using it on client sites, its free and the stuff you can do is out of this world : )

But seriously its very high end performance and features, makes WP look like notepad in comparison.

Its free, some addons require a small investment but only for gallery type stuff.

Your other choice is use the default Joomla menu system which will allow you to chose category layout and setup like a blog but this isnt as nice.

Storm

0
 
Eternal_StudentAuthor Commented:
Hi Storm,

Thanks ... I am already using K2!!! I didnt mention that because when I imported the database form WordPress all of the blog content went in the article manager section, which is Joomla.

So ... how do you use K2 as a blog?
0
 
Allan NisbetOwner at Storm IT Solutions LTDCommented:
We use it with the modules that are available for category's like on the demo site.

It's a bit more user friendly than the standard date layout for blogs, users find the topics they want faster.

We're going to be testing out the multiple author system from the demo site as we have 3 specialists who discuss various topics, so teh simplest way is to use it with the K2 ยป Itemlist / Category option in the menu item then add the categorys you want to it.

YOU can then assign the K2 modules to only that link to give it the full blog feel as on the demo.

Storm

0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
Eternal_StudentAuthor Commented:
I appreciate your feedback, do you know of any tutorials on this topic.

I understand about the categories as I have been using K2 to build the rest of the site but I lost you when you said about assigning "K2 modules to only that link to give it the full blog feel "

0
 
Allan NisbetOwner at Storm IT Solutions LTDCommented:
When you install K2 it also installs some modules,
you can also download more from joomla extensions website.

GO into these modules
under menu assignment choose
Select Menu Item(s) from the List

then only select the K2 link youve created

This way your modules only appear on the "blog" page you've made

Storm

I think there is a tutorial on the k2 site
0
 
Eternal_StudentAuthor Commented:
Ill try it out
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

  • 3
  • 3
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now