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 Note

This page is to document "what Tiki should do". For feature documentation (what Tiki does), please see corresponding page on doc site

WordPress importer

This page is used to coordinate the development of the WordPress importer. For documentation see WordPress importer.

Supported versions

The script might work with other versions but it will be developed/tested with the following versions of each software:

  • Tiki 7.x
  • WordPress 3.0.1
    (known to work also on 2.8.4, at least)

What should be imported?

A list of WordPress information that we want to import to Tiki.

  • posts
  • pages
  • posts and pages attachments
  • posts and pages comments
  • tags and categories

Post and page content

WordPress store post and page content in HTML. So the idea is to import it to Tiki as HTML instead of converting the content to our wiki syntax. Unfortunately, with this approach some stuff listed below will not work. Maybe in the future we can parse those cases and convert them into a syntax that Tiki understand. But this is not planned for the first version of the importer.

  • apart from the extended syntax (WordPress calls them shortcodes) mentioned in the section below, it also use an special syntax for image caption (tag [caption])
  • links to internal content will stop working since link naming conventions are different among the two softwares. For example, if you have a post called "Tiki Fest Montreal 5" in WordPress the link will be something like /2010/06/25/tiki-fest-montreal-5/ and in Tiki blogpost38-Tiki-Fest-Montreal-5. Note that this only refers to manually created links inside one post content pointing to another post.

Attachments

The easiest way to import the attachments is to download them from the original website but this means that the original website must be reachable from the Tiki installation that is running the importer.

In the XML file we have the link to all the attachments, so with those links we can download and add them to a file gallery specifically created for the importation.

Users

It is possible to export WordPress users using WP Export Users plugin and than import them to Tiki using batch import users feature. Anyway probably most WordPress installations are a single blog with a single (or just a few users) so it is easy to handle this part manually.

Known issues

Moved to http://doc.tiki.org/WordPress+importer#Known_issues

Todo list

  • documentation with explanation on how to add "months links" and "freetags" modules and link to "Easy blog" profile.
  • some more information/checkboxes shown to the user:
    • differences between tiki blogs and Wp message to the tiki admin: like comments , which can be enabled per post in wp, but only globally (per blog?) in tiki. Offer the tiki admin the option to change this global setting to on or off for all the blog posts
    • after the importation is successfull, show the tiki admin a link to apply "Easy Blog" profile, as well as Wysiwyg_6x (to easy wysiwyg in blogs), "collaborative wiki menu", to have a simple wiki page where he (or others, if he wants) can add widgets with PluginTHML, and/or tell him/her how to manually add some modules, etc. (some tips for the blogger comming from wordpress...)

Ideas for future versions of the Importer

  • Parse [caption] shortcode and replace it with Tiki equivalent syntax ({IMG} wiki plugin wiki caption attribute). This necessarily include replacing the <img> (and sometimes <a>) tag inside the [caption] with {IMG}.
  • Parse WordPress shortcodes for videos (Youtube, Vimeo, etc) and replace with Tiki equivalent syntax.
  • Refactor Tiki Importer to improve the user feedback while running the importer. Maybe using a progress bar like http://jqueryui.com/demos/progressbar/. This might also include changing the importer to run on several requests instead of a single one, to make it easier to import big files (less chance of hitting any PHP limit, like timeout and others).

Related links

Keywords

The following is a list of keywords that should serve as hubs for navigation within the Tiki development and should correspond to documentation keywords.

Each feature in Tiki has a wiki page which regroups all the bugs, requests for enhancements, etc. It is somewhat a form of wiki-based project management. You can also express your interest in a feature by adding it to your profile. You can also try out the Dynamic filter.

Accessibility (WAI & 508)
Accounting
Administration
Ajax
Articles & Submissions
Backlinks
Banner
Batch
BigBlueButton audio/video/chat/screensharing
Blog
Bookmark
Browser Compatibility
Calendar
Category
Chat
Comment
Communication Center
Consistency
Contacts Address book
Contact us
Content template
Contribution
Cookie
Copyright
Credits
Custom Home (and Group Home Page)
Database MySQL - MyISAM
Database MySQL - InnoDB
Date and Time
Debugger Console
Directory (of hyperlinks)
Documentation link from Tiki to doc.tiki.org (Help System)
Docs
DogFood
Draw
Dynamic Content
Preferences
Dynamic Variable
External Authentication
FAQ
Featured links
Feeds (RSS)
File Gallery
Forum
Friendship Network (Community)
Group
Help
History
Hotword
HTML Page
i18n (Multilingual, l10n, Babelfish)
Image Gallery
Import-Export
Install
Integrator
Interoperability
Inter-User Messages
InterTiki
jQuery
Kaltura video management
Karma
Live Support
Logs (system & action)
Lost edit protection
Mail-in
Map
Menu
Meta Tag
Missing features
Visual Mapping
Mobile
Mods
Modules
MultiTiki
MyTiki
Newsletter
Notepad
OS independence (Non-Linux, Windows/IIS, Mac, BSD)
Organic Groups (Self-managed Teams)
Packages
Payment
PDF
Performance Speed / Load / Compression / Cache
Permission
Poll
Profiles
Quiz
Rating
Realname
Report
Revision Approval
Scheduler
Score
Search engine optimization (SEO)
Search
Security
Semantic links
Share
Shopping Cart
Shoutbox
Site Identity
Slideshow
Smarty Template
Social Networking
Spam protection (Anti-bot CATPCHA)
Spellcheck
Spreadsheet
Staging and Approval
Stats
Survey
Syntax Highlighter (Codemirror)
Tablesorter
Tags
Task
Tell a Friend, alert + Social Bookmarking
Terms and Conditions
Theme
TikiTests
Timesheet
Token Access
Toolbar (Quicktags)
Tours
Trackers
TRIM
User Administration
User Files
User Menu
Watch
Webmail and Groupmail
WebServices
Wiki History, page rename, etc
Wiki plugins extends basic syntax
Wiki syntax text area, parser, etc
Wiki structure (book and table of content)
Workspace and perspectives
WYSIWTSN
WYSIWYCA
WYSIWYG
XMLRPC
XMPP




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