Are you using Wordpress with Your Joomla Site? If so, How?

by Peter Helps 11 replies
hey guys,

I wanted to see if anyone here is using wordpress and joomla together on one site. I recently installed joomla and I love it. I also love wordpress. How can I marry the 2 together?

Have you done that? if so, how? Were you able to integrate templates? Did you install wordpress in subdomain or on a separate domain?

Thanks again,

Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author Perceptive1
    The mind boggles.

    Why would you want to use 2 CMS systems on one site?
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    • Profile picture of the author AT-Copy
      Originally Posted by Perceptive1 View Post

      The mind boggles.

      Why would you want to use 2 CMS systems on one site?
      Because Joomla's great for large content sites but not much good for blogging. Wordpress isn't so good when you want to run a large content site, but is great for blogging. Using them seamlessly on the same site can work well.

      It's funny this question came up today because yesterday I started porting a Joomla template I made a while ago to wordpress. It's actually not as hard as you think, although you'll need to know CSS as well as a bit of PHP. If you do, it's just a question of replacing the PHP calls Joomla uses with those of wordpress, then tweaking the template for the different features wordpress has.

      It is a bit time consuming but not too difficult. I just looked at existing wordpress themes code to see what I needed to include.

      Edit: I found this tutorial quite useful, although it's about converting from basic HTML to wordpress.
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      • Profile picture of the author jkt777
        You could install wordpress in another folder or subdomain and use the joomla wrapper. I can't help with the template but the wrapper is probably the easiest way to use them together.

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        • Profile picture of the author Peter Helps
          yeah, I looked into that but for what I want to do, I don't think it will work.

          Overall, I don't like the wrapper. Thanks though...

          Peter


          Originally Posted by jkt777 View Post

          You could install wordpress in another folder or subdomain and use the joomla wrapper. I can't help with the template but the wrapper is probably the easiest way to use them together.

          Joel
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          • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
            I just want to thank you for bringing this up. I posted a question - request on another area of this forum, wanting to match the templates for Joomla and Wordpress and I got a bunch of negative nancies telling me not to run 2 CMS's. I like wordpress, and I'm still learning Joomla and like it as well.

            I have found some wickedly beautiful templates for Joomla and settled on a tricky one for my site.

            Here is a link to Joomla's main site with a guy who did the WP/Joomla combo. There is a link to his site there, and he has done a perfect job. You don't know you have switched to WP. You can examine his source code etc. and see how he did it.




            BTW, HTH did the other thank you appear above?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    If you want the experience to be seamless, you need to port the Joomla template over to Wordpress or vice versa. Or, when buying a template, make sure there is a Joomla and Wordpress versions available and buy both.
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Helps
      How would you port joomla template to wordpress?

      Peter

      Originally Posted by BlueSquares View Post

      If you want the experience to be seamless, you need to port the Joomla template over to Wordpress or vice versa. Or, when buying a template, make sure there is a Joomla and Wordpress versions available and buy both.
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  • Profile picture of the author Peter Helps
    Thanks for the explanation Alex. Have you already ported your site over? How long did it take you?

    Peter
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  • Profile picture of the author AT-Copy
    No problem! I've done most of the porting now, although I've still got a couple of hours work on it. Overall it will probably take 4-5 hours, although now I know more about how to do it I'm sure I could do it in less time. I suppose it depends on how easy to edit your template is too.
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinBrooke
    If you want to make all of this a lot easier then
    just install an extension call Mojo Blog to your Joomla
    site.

    Mojo Blog is a clone of wordpress but built as a
    Joomla extension. Installs just like any other component

    Takes about 2 minutes and yes it keeps the same
    template that you have with your Joomla site already.

    One problem Mojo Blog has is it doesn't support the
    wordpress plugins - If that was your goal then sorry
    this won't work for you. If you just wanted a blogging
    function that looked, acted, and felt just like WP then
    this solution is for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Peter Helps
      Thanks Justin. I'm addicted to wordpress plugins and love what you can do with them. I know about Mojoblog but it just looks like a watered down version on wordpress.

      I appreciate your input. It's too bad that Mojoblog doesn't support the plugins.

      Peter

      Originally Posted by JustinBrooke View Post

      If you want to make all of this a lot easier then
      just install an extension call Mojo Blog to your Joomla
      site.

      Mojo Blog is a clone of wordpress but built as a
      Joomla extension. Installs just like any other component

      Takes about 2 minutes and yes it keeps the same
      template that you have with your Joomla site already.

      One problem Mojo Blog has is it doesn't support the
      wordpress plugins - If that was your goal then sorry
      this won't work for you. If you just wanted a blogging
      function that looked, acted, and felt just like WP then
      this solution is for you.
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