Importing Joomla! MxComments into Drupal comments

Submitted by Jochus on Mon, 01/03/2010 - 22:25 | Posted in: Website

Today, I finally finished my custom Drupal module which imports (existing) Joomla! MxComments into the Drupal database. I did it because CyCo didn't want to lose the old comments ;-) ! Unfortunately, nobody created a Drupal module for this operation before ... :-( ...

I was planning to share this module with the community, so I posted a suggestion/request to have my own developer space:
But I received only 1 reaction. I wasn't planning to integrate my component with other components, although I agree it would be better. But I didn't want to spend too much time on development. My module is used for a 1-time-operation, so I didn't want to go very fancy :-)

If people are interested in my module, feel free to drop a comment/mail. I can documentate the whole migration process on my wiki.

Briefly, I ...

  • ... selected all MxComments from Joomla! database
  • ... converted them into the $comment array of Drupal
  • ... used the operation to insert the comment in the database using the Drupal API
  • ... finally, I ran a database query to update the node_comment_statistics table

Meanwhile, I closed my old website ( It will be removed in the near future ...


Submitted by CyCo on Tue, 02/03/2010 - 18:30

nice ;D
strange nobody wrote something like that before...

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