Joomla Content

Joomla Custom fields export for Joomla Articles

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Joomla has variety of custom fields and RO CSVI supports the import and export of these custom fields. This document explains on how to export these custom fields for Joomla content.

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Advanced Custom Fields for RO CSVI Import

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RO CSVI supports import and export of Joomla core custom fields. In this document we explain about how to import Advanced Custom Fields for Joomla.

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Advanced Custom Fields for RO CSVI Export

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RO CSVI supports export of Joomla core custom fields. In this document we explain about how to export Advanced Custom Fields using RO CSVI.

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Joomla Custom fields import

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RO CSVI Supports import of all Joomla core custom fields starting with 7.15.0 version. This document explains on how to import Joomla custom field with Joomla article. 

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I want to add Joomla content associations

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Managing a multi-language site can be quite challenging dus to the large number of articles. In addition to importing the article content, RO CSVI supports adding Joomla content associations on import. This tutorial will explain step by step on how to add Joomla content associations.

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Available Fields for Joomla Content

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Here you will find all the available fields that can be used in the Joomla Content import and export routines. Please see the relevant tutorials on how to use these fields in a specific scenario.

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Joomla content export

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Requirements

Joomla Content
Export Content

Creating the export template

A template can be created by following these steps:

  1. Go to Components -> RO CSVI -> Templates
  2. Click New
  3. Give the template a name
  4. Set Action to Export
  5. Set Component to Joomla content
  6. Set Operation to Content
  7. Click Next: Select Source
  8. Destination is set default to Download. No need for change.
  9. Click Next: Select options
  10. The default values are OK, change if needed.
  11. Click Next: Select fields
  12. Fields must be added otherwise there is nothing for CSVI to export. Click Edit template fields.
  13. A new window opens with the Template fields page. You can add new fields by clicking New or Quick Add.
  14. When all fields are added you can close the window
  15. Click Next: Finalize
  16. All done here
  17. Click Close to return to the list of templates or Edit if you want to fine-tune the template further.

Joomla content export create template

Add the fields to export

Template fields can be added by following these steps:

  1. Go to Components -> CSVI Pro -> Templates
  2. Click on Template fields
  3. In the Search Tools select your template
  4. Click on New to add a single field or click on Quick Add to add multiple fields.

Quick Add

The Quick Add Option allows you to quickly add multiple fields to a template. It is not possible to set any settings per field here but that can be done after the fields have been added to the template. Joomla content export create templatefields

Run the export

The export can be run by following these steps:

  1. Go to Components -> RO CSVI -> Export
  2. Select the template created earlier
  3. Click Export
  4. The export is run
  5. The Log details page will be shown with information regarding the export if the Enable logging is enabled in the template

Joomla content run export

Further reading

Exporting Joomla custom fields with Joomla content is possible with RO CSVI. The custom fields for an article will be available as a template field to export as other normal template fields. If you don't see the custom field in template fields list, make sure to update available fields.

As an example, say if there is a custom field Additional information added to Joomla articles. This field can be exported by adding to the export fields.

joomla content export custom fields

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Joomla Content supported operations

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In RO CSVI we offer a number of import and export routines to manage your Joomla data. This is the complete list of Joomla Content supported operations. The majority of operations are available for both import and export although some are for a specific task so they can only be used for either import or export.

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metadesc

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xreference

Set the meta description for the article.

Format

Text: No HTML

Example

RO CSVI content import made easy.

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Joomla Content import

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Requirements

Joomla Content
Import Content

Creating the template

A template can be created by following these steps:

  1. Go to Components -> RO CSVI -> Templates
  2. Click New
  3. Give the template a name
  4. Set Action to Import
  5. Set Component to Joomla content
  6. Set Operation to Content
  7. Click Next: Select Source
  8. Source is set default to Load from your computer. No need for change.
  9. Click Next: Select options
  10. The default values are OK, change if needed.
  11. Click Next: Select fields
  12. Nothing needed here as we set to Use column headers as configuration in step 10.
  13. Click Next: Finalize
  14. All done here
  15. Click Close to return to the list of templates or Edit if you want to fine-tune the template further.

Joomla content import create template

Adding the template fields

Template fields can be added by following these steps:

  1. Go to Components -> CSVI Pro -> Templates
  2. Click on Template fields
  3. In the Search Tools select your template
  4. Click on New to add a single field or click on Quick Add to add multiple fields.

Quick Add

The Quick Add Option allows you to quickly add multiple fields to a template. It is not possible to set any settings per field here but that can be done after the fields have been added to the template. Joomla content import create template fields

Required fields

  • alias
  • category_path

Criteria

These fields make up the criteria to determine if the record is going to be updated or added. If all the criteria fields match an existing record, the record will be updated. If not all the criteria fields match, the record will be added.

 

  • alias
  • category_path

Creating the import file

As in the example file, the fields we are trying to import are listed below, more fields can be added according to the requirement. Check the available fields page in CSVI to find out which fields are available for the Joomla! Content import.

Run the import

The import can be run by following these steps:

  1. Go to Components -> CSVI Pro -> Import
  2. Select the template created earlier
  3. Click Select file
  4. Select the file to import
  5. Click Preview
  6. You now see a preview of the file as to how CSVI sees the file
  7. Click Start import
  8. The import is run
  9. The Log details page will be shown with information regarding the import if the Enable logging is enabled in the template

Joomla content run import

Examples

Import a Joomla article

"title";"alias";"category_path";"state";"introtext"
"Random article";"random-article";"news/local-news";"1";"<p><a>A random site</a></p>"

Import Joomla article with tags

"title";"alias";"category_path";"state";"introtext";"tags"
"Random article";"random-article";"news/local-news";"1";"A random site";"parent-tag/child-tag|parent-tag/child-tag/child-tag1|sample-tag/test"

Example file

joomla_content_import.csv

Further reading

Additionaly Joomla custom field support has been added to CSVI content import. Every custom field for Joomla content will be available as a available field in import. An example custom field import is explained below.

  1. Add an custom field from Joomla administrator menu > Articles > Fields, For example add a custom field with Title, Additional information
  2. Save the custom field
  3. Go to Components -> CSVI Pro -> Available fields
  4. Update the available fields
  5. Go to Components -> CSVI Pro -> Template fields
  6. Select your Joomla content import template
  7. Click on New button, search for the new custom field added. Save as a template field
  8. Run the import

 joomla content customfields import

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