This is a tool that helps migrate a web site from one platform to another; Joomla to Wordpress in particular.
There is a simple interface available at the developers’ site. You will need to create an account to start utilizing the service. Facebook or Google account authorization details could be used too. Having logged in, you could opt for getting the migration done yourself or ask the company to help. This is the “assisted migration” option available on the interface. When you want to get the job done without the developer services intervention, simply click on the “Start migration” button. Source URL and the destination URL are two inputs to be provided and the CMS platforms. Drop down lists will help you choose the CMS easily. Next step is to set up a connection bridge. This file helps get access to the source site and the data in it. It also helps connection to the target URL so that data could go there easily.
This connection/bridge file would be downloaded into your local computer. The source site and destination site FTP are set up through this file. WinSCP, FileFTP, FileZilla, CuteFTP, etc. are some of the FTP clients you could use. A cms2cms file available with the downloaded bridge zip file bundle will need to be copied to the root of both the sites. You then choose the options of what elements are to be transferred. Migrate media, make URLs SEO friendly, clear current target data are some of the options available. Just to be absolutely sure, you have the option of running the process for just 10 pages first. If everything works fine, go for the complete conversion. You do not need to shut down the source site during the migration, it will available to the world, even as the migration is happening. This is a very good tool.