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  • Owain Williams 240 posts 760 karma points
    Mar 13, 2015 @ 10:59
    Owain Williams
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    Migrate Blog from Orchard CMS

    Hi, 
    I'm very interested in migrating my current blog over to Umbraco but wondered if anyone has successfully done this from Orchard CMS to Umbraco 7?

    Looking to migrate all my blog posts and comments. I can export the content in an XML file, is there a way to import this xml file in to Umbraco?

    Cheers,

  • Tom Steer 146 posts 473 karma points
    Mar 13, 2015 @ 11:05
    Tom Steer
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    Hi Owain,

    I would suggest looking at CMSImport (http://soetemansoftware.nl/cmsimport) it support an XML data source.

    Cheers,

    Tom

  • Ismail Mayat 4000 posts 8197 karma points admin mvp c-trib
    Mar 13, 2015 @ 11:07
    Ismail Mayat
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    Owain,

    CMSImport (paid but very cheap) can be used to import xml files, i have used it not for orchard but another cms and it worked a treat see https://our.umbraco.org/projects/developer-tools/cmsimport and how i did it with Immediacy cms http://thecogworks.co.uk/blog/posts/2010/november/migrating-to-umbraco-via-cms-import/

    Regards

    Ismail

  • Owain Williams 240 posts 760 karma points
    Mar 13, 2015 @ 11:10
    Owain Williams
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    Thanks for the speedy replies!!

    I think the free edition might be enough for me, I only have 100 blog posts and 60 comments so not a huge site. Probably best to move now before it gets any bigger :)

    Would the free edition allow me to do what I need?

  • Hong 32 posts 143 karma points
    27 days ago
    Hong
    0

    Hello Owain, have you had any luck in migrating data from Orchard to Umbraco? I have the same need.

  • Richard Soeteman 3294 posts 9437 karma points
    Mar 16, 2015 @ 10:02
    Richard Soeteman
    1

    Hi,

    The free edition would allow for the posts indeed but keeping the structure of comments underneath the posts is a paid feature

    Best,

    Richard

  • Hong 32 posts 143 karma points
    26 days ago
    Hong
    0

    I tried it with the following SQL query:

    SELECT t.Title, f.Data, b.Text  FROM dbo.Title_TitlePartRecord t
     inner join dbo.Orchard_Framework_ContentItemRecord f on 
     t.ContentItemRecord_id=f.Id 
      inner join dbo.Common_BodyPartRecord b on 
     b.ContentItemRecord_id=f.Id
      AND  b.Id = (
                SELECT MAX(m2.Id) 
                FROM dbo.Common_BodyPartRecord m2 
                WHERE m2.ContentItemRecord_id = f.Id
            )
      AND  t.Id = (
                SELECT MAX(m2.Id) 
                FROM dbo.Title_TitlePartRecord m2 
                WHERE m2.ContentItemRecord_id = f.Id
            )
    

    The import process seemed to go smoothly, and I can see hundreds of imported blog entries in Umbraco, but they have not contents. They have only titles. They are not automatically published. After I publish one of the imported entries, I get the following error when viewing Blogs:

    Server Error in '/' Application. Unable to cast object of type 'Umbraco.Web.PublishedContentModels.Blog' to type 'Umbraco.Web.PublishedContentModels.Blogpost'. Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

    Exception Details: System.InvalidCastException: Unable to cast object of type 'Umbraco.Web.PublishedContentModels.Blog' to type 'Umbraco.Web.PublishedContentModels.Blogpost'.

    Source Error:

    Line 20:

    Line 21: Line 22:
    @foreach (ContentModels.Blogpost post in blogposts) Line 23:
    { Line 24:

  • Owain Williams 240 posts 760 karma points
    25 days ago
    Owain Williams
    0

    Hi, I ended up writing a XML converter but unfortunately I don't have it any more. What is your blog structure in the back office?

  • Hong 32 posts 143 karma points
    25 days ago
    Hong
    0

    I use the default blog structure of Umbraco - the one in start kit - as following: enter image description here

    The importing is sort of working. I have imported the titles and excerpts, but not content. I can understand it because content needs to be added individually for each blog post. I just imported contents to excerpts, and edit them one by one. It is a personal site, and there are not many posts (only a few hundred), so I will just take time to re-publish them one by one. It takes only a few seconds for each of them.

  • Owain Williams 240 posts 760 karma points
    6 days ago
    Owain Williams
    0

    Ye, I probably spent more time writing the converter than what it would have taken if I had just copied the posts over myself one by one. :)

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