Integrating Joomla and WordPress

August 7, 2011

Over the weekend I was experimenting with a component for Joomla called Mojoblog. It is essentially WordPress blog software that works as a component within your Joomla Structure, so no need for building a separate template etc if you want to use WordPress. You can download it and try it at www.joomlify.com.

If you want to blog from within your Joomla build, having a WordPress build is perfect. It allows you access to a lot of WordPress plugins, it gives you a great comments system. The category, archives and latest post links are all automatic and robust, allowing you to get on with the real job of writing content.

And as for the RSS feeds – well, I’ve been trying to get a good RSS feed working on Joomla for a while but never managed to get just what I’m looking for. With the blog in place I can mention any new sections of the site within the blog. That goes into the blog rss feed and gets syndicated by whoever picks up the RSS feed e.g. Technorati.

Congrats to the guys at Joomlify.com for coming up with this and to the makers of JD-WP which is the original component it was based on I think.

{ 8 comments }

Boydie August 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Sounds ideal, I’ve also been looking for something similiar. That site isnt working either, hope it comes back up

Shaun August 8, 2011 at 1:13 am

Sounds very interesting! Thanks for the heads up. I love joomla for content management and Wordpress for publishing so I’ll be sure to check it out.

Let me know how you get on with it :)

kevin murray August 8, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Dave:

Thanks for the favorable post on mojoBlog and sorry for our site being down for a few hours yesterday. Joomlify.com (like mojoBlog) is still very much beta and at times does get a bit testy.

You’re correct in assuming mojoBlog is a branch from marko schmuck’s wildly popular wordpress blog component for joomla! called jd-wp and still shares some of the original features Marko introduced such as the integration between joomla registered members and wordpress users and authors and the ability to use 3rd party joomla modules to display content from your wordpress posts, categories and comments.

But otherwise, mojoBlog’s a pretty fresh player in the blog arena for joomla. We’re working on a new release that incorporates the latest security measures added to joomla (1.0.13) as well as enhancing the main mojoBlog component to include “themeable” skins ala Andy’s Sandbox theme.

For a beta (rc0.13) release, there’s tons to do yet but, with the elegant and downright sexy core of WP, the legacy work by Marko Schmuck and the support from other joomla developers around the world, we’re pretty happy with the direction we’re headed.

Again, thank

k

Dave August 8, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Cheers Kevin – It sounds like a huge task. Good luck with it.

Anna Borisenko November 6, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Hey..

My blog needs exactly this software although I am afraid it will be rather time consuming for me to set up.

Will you be reviewing this again after a more substantial trial period or what?

Anna.

Keith Elford January 8, 2013 at 1:49 am

Thanks for the info, does sound like a big task.

I will have to take a look at this mojoblog, thanks for the article

Keith

George Barr January 12, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Sounds great, just the type of software I was looking for as I am blog newbee.

Thanks

Pozycjonowanie January 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm

“If you want to blog from within your Joomla build, having a Wordpress build is perfect. It allows you access to a lot of Wordpress plugins, it gives you a great comments system. The category, archives and latest post links are all automatic and robust, allowing you to get on with the real job of writing content.”
I need some plugins for it.

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