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Content Migration

by  rumi »  2011/06/07 21:17

I am looking to recommend Jahia as an enterprise content and portal solution. One of the requirements is to migrate content from an existing content management system. I have not been able to find any documentation on content migration. Does one exists? If not, here are a couple of questions:

1. Can Jahia import content to a site so that later it can be added to a page on a site?
2. Does Jahia provide a visual console to browse existing content stored in the CMS?
  • Content Migration
    2011/06/07 21:17

    rumi I am looking to recommend Jahia as an enterprise content and portal solution. One of the requirements is to migrate content from an existing content management system. I have not been able to find any documentation on content migration. Does one exists? If not, here are a couple of questions:<br/><br/>1. Can Jahia import content to a site so that later it can be added to a page on a site?<br/>2. Does Jahia provide a visual console to browse existing content stored in the CMS?

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    Re: Content Migration

    by  shuber »  2011/06/07 21:17

    Jahia supports the JSR-170 standard import format to which it adds some extensions. So if your existing site can be exported or transformed into this format, yes, migration should be possible.

    To see an example of this format, simply export a site, uncompress the ZIP and you will see the export_*.xml files that contain the content. You would have to map to something like this.

    Other solutions are possible using JSP files to import content by calling Jahia's API. We have a few clients that have done this to do regular imports and updates of content, but this is more challenging to achieve.

    For the visual console, there isn't a provided view but it could be done using a template. But again in Jahia what you see on the page is basically what has been inserted.

    Regards,
    Serge Huber.

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    Re: Content Migration

    by  rumi »  2011/06/07 21:17

    Serge, thanks for the reply.

    I am reading the Jahia documentation and I see that to add content items to Jahia, a site and pages must exist first. Now, the current CMS that is used at my company allows for the creation of content items without any dependency to a site or pages. These content items can then be exported into an XML file without any site or page definitions. But in Jahia, it seems like I would need to setup the import XML so that it contains the site and page definitions as well as how the content relates to the containers on the pages. Is this a fair understanding of what it will take to import the content into Jahia. I first want to make sure I am not missing anything.
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    2011/06/07 21:17

    rumi Serge, thanks for the reply. <br/><br/>I am reading the Jahia documentation and I see that to add content items to Jahia, a site and pages must exist first. Now, the current CMS that is used at my company allows for the creation of content items without any dependency to a site or pages. These content items can then be exported into an XML file without any site or page definitions. But in Jahia, it seems like I would need to setup the import XML so that it contains the site and page definitions as well as how the content relates to the containers on the pages. Is this a fair understanding of what it will take to import the content into Jahia. I first want to make sure I am not missing anything.

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    Re: Content Migration

    by  shuber »  2011/06/07 21:17

    Hello,

    It is possible in Jahia to import content directly at site creation, but you are right in assuming that you will need to setup a few things for the import package. Notably :

    - content definitions
    - templates

    You can then build a ZIP file for import. To get an idea of what this might look like, the thing is to create a small empty Jahia site, and export it from the administration interface, and look at the structure of the generated ZIP file.

    Another possibility would be to use Jahia's API to import content as I had mentioned, but this requires a good knowledge of the interfaces.

    Best regards,
    Serge Huber.

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