DeeEmm

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Sneak Peek at Dolphin to JomSocial migration script

Progress on the Boonex Dolphin to JomSocial migration script is underway, with the basic dolphin module mapped out and user data already handled by the exporter.

http://www.deeemm.com/images/jsmigrator.jpg

The module is named Js Migrator and will allow migration of user data, and all compatible data available from the standard Dolphin modules. In addition support will be provided for the IBDW wall module.

More to follow...

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Comments 16

Bill Rust on Saturday, 30 April 2011 03:57

I CAN"T WAIT...lol

This is pretty much my last step before I officially re-launch my site under the Joonla/JS platform. Huge time saver this will be, great work DM!!!

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I CAN"T WAIT...lol

This is pretty much my last step before I officially re-launch my site under the Joonla/JS platform. Huge time saver this will be, great work DM!!!
DeeEmm on Saturday, 30 April 2011 04:05

No problems. Not sure how long it will take to get it finished, but I will keep you posted.

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No problems. Not sure how long it will take to get it finished, but I will keep you posted.
Bill Rust on Saturday, 30 April 2011 04:08

[quote name="DeeEmm"]No problems. Not sure how long it will take to get it finished, but I will keep you posted.[/quote]

You ROCK! And will be a savior to many, many people I think :-)

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[quote name="DeeEmm"]No problems. Not sure how long it will take to get it finished, but I will keep you posted.[/quote]

You ROCK! And will be a savior to many, many people I think :-)
DeeEmm on Saturday, 30 April 2011 04:35

I hope so. I notice that they are discussing yet another 'update', with yet more changes to templates and core features. Yet another nightmare update for modified site owners.

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I hope so. I notice that they are discussing yet another 'update', with yet more changes to templates and core features. Yet another nightmare update for modified site owners.
Bill Rust on Saturday, 30 April 2011 04:46

[quote name="DeeEmm"]I hope so. I notice that they are discussing yet another 'update', with yet more changes to templates and core features. Yet another nightmare update for modified site owners.[/quote]

Yeah. I don't even look at the Boonex site anymore. I put more than 10k in cash into my Dolphin backed site, and it never did work right. I could go on and on...

The waste of more than 2 years working to even get it launchable disgusts me honestly.

Re-finding the Joomla/JomSocial option, with iJoomer, JReviews, and a ton of other mods that just "work", has breathed new life into my project. Just super excited at this point! Feel like my options for growth, and especially scalability and support are unrivaled at this point.

Really, about to be a long time dream and vision come true. I officially took my Dolphin powered site down last week so I could focus and bring the new platform live.

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[quote name="DeeEmm"]I hope so. I notice that they are discussing yet another 'update', with yet more changes to templates and core features. Yet another nightmare update for modified site owners.[/quote]

Yeah. I don't even look at the Boonex site anymore. I put more than 10k in cash into my Dolphin backed site, and it never did work right. I could go on and on...

The waste of more than 2 years working to even get it launchable disgusts me honestly.

Re-finding the Joomla/JomSocial option, with iJoomer, JReviews, and a ton of other mods that just "work", has breathed new life into my project. Just super excited at this point! Feel like my options for growth, and especially scalability and support are unrivaled at this point.

Really, about to be a long time dream and vision come true. I officially took my Dolphin powered site down last week so I could focus and bring the new platform live.
DeeEmm on Sunday, 01 May 2011 13:30

You are not alone, there are may others in the same boat - many $$$$'s invested, and still don't have a viable site. I'm fortunate that I can do the work myself, but for those who have to pay a developer, it's a huge financial commitment, especially when Dolphin still fails to deliver. I hate to think how many hundreds of hours I've wasted on it.

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You are not alone, there are may others in the same boat - many $$$$'s invested, and still don't have a viable site. I'm fortunate that I can do the work myself, but for those who have to pay a developer, it's a huge financial commitment, especially when Dolphin still fails to deliver. I hate to think how many hundreds of hours I've wasted on it.
Bill Rust on Sunday, 01 May 2011 15:17

[quote name="DeeEmm"]You are not alone, there are may others in the same boat - many $$$$'s invested, and still don't have a viable site. I'm fortunate that I can do the work myself, but for those who have to pay a developer, it's a huge financial commitment, especially when Dolphin still fails to deliver. I hate to think how many hundreds of hours I've wasted on it.[/quote]

Yeah, I feel the same way. Time is money, and I don't even want to think about the true cost of the last couple of years...

If there's anything I can do to assist in your testing of the migrator, please just let me know :-)

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[quote name="DeeEmm"]You are not alone, there are may others in the same boat - many $$$$'s invested, and still don't have a viable site. I'm fortunate that I can do the work myself, but for those who have to pay a developer, it's a huge financial commitment, especially when Dolphin still fails to deliver. I hate to think how many hundreds of hours I've wasted on it.[/quote]

Yeah, I feel the same way. Time is money, and I don't even want to think about the true cost of the last couple of years...

If there's anything I can do to assist in your testing of the migrator, please just let me know :-)
DeeEmm on Sunday, 01 May 2011 23:07

No probs, some testing and feedback will be greatly appreciated.

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No probs, some testing and feedback will be greatly appreciated.
DeeEmm on Wednesday, 04 May 2011 06:31

Haha - new mail out from Boonex says about their recent boonex.com update - "One important thing is that many of the UI elements are going to be used in Dolphin 7.1."

I nearly fell off of my chair laughing. It was only a short time back that they said they were going to update it to run exclusively from Dolphin 7.0.

They have such little faith in their own product that they will not even use it on their own site.

Says it all in my books.

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Haha - new mail out from Boonex says about their recent boonex.com update - "One important thing is that many of the UI elements are going to be used in Dolphin 7.1."

I nearly fell off of my chair laughing. It was only a short time back that they said they were going to update it to run exclusively from Dolphin 7.0.

They have such little faith in their own product that they will not even use it on their own site.

Says it all in my books.
Gazzateer on Wednesday, 04 May 2011 11:54

Very interesting. I have come full circle from Joomla to Dolphin and now want to go back to Joomla. The Dolphin comments here echo mine and I have not upgraded from Dolphin 6.1.6.
Interesting question though, I have a phpbb3 mod on Dolphin 6.1.6 that exports users to that. I havent tried yet but I think I could probably export same users from phpbb3 to Joomla using a phpbb3 bridge? Wont sort out individual photos and videos and on 1000+ users, that would be an issue.
Your thoughts?

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Very interesting. I have come full circle from Joomla to Dolphin and now want to go back to Joomla. The Dolphin comments here echo mine and I have not upgraded from Dolphin 6.1.6.
Interesting question though, I have a phpbb3 mod on Dolphin 6.1.6 that exports users to that. I havent tried yet but I think I could probably export same users from phpbb3 to Joomla using a phpbb3 bridge? Wont sort out individual photos and videos and on 1000+ users, that would be an issue.
Your thoughts?
DeeEmm on Wednesday, 04 May 2011 12:29

Hi Gazzateer.

I regret updating from D6.1.6 to D7. It completely screwed my sites SEO, which I actively spent a year working on.

Migrating from Dolphin to Joomla *may* do the same, but even if it does, the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. (I have yet to work on data migration, and will endeavour to either retain navigation structure, or provide mod_rewrite rules)

With phpbb, you can either opt to retain phpbb as your forum, or migrate to kunena, which is a joomla based forum. Check the JED (Joomla extensions directory) for phpbb bridges / kunena migrators. BUT this may be the long way round.

Migration direct from orca to kunena is the best option, but for D6 this will require a dedicated migration script to be written as D6 orca is different to D7 orca.

At present the migration script that I am working on is for D7 only. One option would be to use the Boonex D6.1.6 update module to update to D7. and then update to the latest version. This will probably break any custom templates and custom mods that you have, but will update the database for the standard modules, which is all that will be required for the migrator to work.

The migrator will also allow you to move photo's, videos and avatars from the old Boonex structure, to the new Joomla structure. This can be done automatically, but for large sites might be better handled via FTP or Shell access.

The idea is for anyone with a Dolphin install to be able to migrate the standard data to Joomla. Some custom modules will be supported (IBDW Spywall), and others may be considered, but depending on the content and structure of your site, if it is highly modified, it may require additional work to get up and running.

I'm going to provide a dedicated support forum and such issues can be discussed there.

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Hi Gazzateer.

I regret updating from D6.1.6 to D7. It completely screwed my sites SEO, which I actively spent a year working on.

Migrating from Dolphin to Joomla *may* do the same, but even if it does, the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. (I have yet to work on data migration, and will endeavour to either retain navigation structure, or provide mod_rewrite rules)

With phpbb, you can either opt to retain phpbb as your forum, or migrate to kunena, which is a joomla based forum. Check the JED (Joomla extensions directory) for phpbb bridges / kunena migrators. BUT this may be the long way round.

Migration direct from orca to kunena is the best option, but for D6 this will require a dedicated migration script to be written as D6 orca is different to D7 orca.

At present the migration script that I am working on is for D7 only. One option would be to use the Boonex D6.1.6 update module to update to D7. and then update to the latest version. This will probably break any custom templates and custom mods that you have, but will update the database for the standard modules, which is all that will be required for the migrator to work.

The migrator will also allow you to move photo's, videos and avatars from the old Boonex structure, to the new Joomla structure. This can be done automatically, but for large sites might be better handled via FTP or Shell access.

The idea is for anyone with a Dolphin install to be able to migrate the standard data to Joomla. Some custom modules will be supported (IBDW Spywall), and others may be considered, but depending on the content and structure of your site, if it is highly modified, it may require additional work to get up and running.

I'm going to provide a dedicated support forum and such issues can be discussed there.
DeeEmm on Wednesday, 04 May 2011 12:36

As I am getting a bit of interest for this, I've created a dedicated forum. Please feel free to discuss the migrator there.

http://www.deeemm.com/resources/joomla-migrator.html

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As I am getting a bit of interest for this, I've created a dedicated forum. Please feel free to discuss the migrator there.

http://www.deeemm.com/resources/joomla-migrator.html
James Tuttle on Monday, 08 August 2011 00:43

DeeEmm & Bill-

First I would like to say THANK YOU to DeeEmm for creating this phenomenal forum! Also THANK YOU to Bill for your inciteful comments in several posts in these forums. They have been VERY helpful to me- my company has also dropped well over $10,000 into the development of our Dolphin platform over the last 13 months, with very little success. As you both seem to have found the Dolphin plugin for Joomla a good solution, I would sincerely appreciate a bit of advice. Would either of you mind communicating with me via email or phone?

Thank you!

James Tuttle
James@BlueOceanCompanies.com
561-972-8465

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DeeEmm & Bill-

First I would like to say THANK YOU to DeeEmm for creating this phenomenal forum! Also THANK YOU to Bill for your inciteful comments in several posts in these forums. They have been VERY helpful to me- my company has also dropped well over $10,000 into the development of our Dolphin platform over the last 13 months, with very little success. As you both seem to have found the Dolphin plugin for Joomla a good solution, I would sincerely appreciate a bit of advice. Would either of you mind communicating with me via email or phone?

Thank you!

James Tuttle
James@BlueOceanCompanies.com
561-972-8465
Jean on Saturday, 20 August 2011 23:49

Can you tell me where I can download this module?
Is the module is free?
Thank you

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Can you tell me where I can download this module?
Is the module is free?
Thank you
James Tuttle on Saturday, 20 August 2011 23:59

I am also curious about the status of this amazing module that you are building. Thanks!!

James Tuttle
James@BlueOceanCompanies.com
561-972-8465

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I am also curious about the status of this amazing module that you are building. Thanks!!

James Tuttle
James@BlueOceanCompanies.com
561-972-8465
DeeEmm on Tuesday, 30 August 2011 10:30
The migrator is nearly here - [url]http://www.deeemm.com/news/215-give-a-man-a-fish-and-he-will-eat-for-a-day.html[/url]
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