Jump to content
adrian

Migrator

Recommended Posts

It's definitely getting closer to being ready diogo.

To be honest I hadn't really thought about automatically capturing changes - I kinda thought that was already in the works here:

https://processwire.com/talk/topic/2117-continuous-integration-of-field-and-template-changes/

PTM is structured so that everything that is exported is based on the content of a parent page - all the child pages, templates, fields, page field content pages, etc. So it is designed to migrate new blocks of content. It can certainly update changes to these blocks to a live server too though.

I guess it might be possible to make what you are saying work by using "Home" as the parent page of the export, so changes to the entire site are migrated. The automatic recording of changes so that the JSON file only contains changes is obviously the tricky part :) I'll read through mindplay.dk's experience in detail and see what suggestions I can garner. Off the top of my head I am thinking that maybe a simple approach might work - use the module's config data field to store and add to an array of pages, fields, and templates that change, captured whenever they are saved. That way I am not trying to record exactly what all the changes are, but rather just that something changed and therefore we should add that page/field/template to the list of things that needs to be exported.

I'll think about it some more!

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do you added the hookable stuff we talked about already? :) 

So I could publish my module too :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey Nico,

Sorry, I haven't done that yet - I actually thought you had some more stuff to do on your module around image importing and RTE embedding.

I am super busy at the moment, but I'll see if I can get the hookable part sorted out for you in the next few days. Diogo's ideas actually got me a little sidetracked because I really want to add that functionality now too :)

I'll PM you more thoughts to avoid spamming people here.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry for deviating you from your track, but it's great to hear that :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As someone new to Processwire, I just wanted to say what a godsend this module will be. I've just started a new site using PW and Foundation, and was wondering how I could get the blog profile integrated as part of it, without setting up all the data structures and copying code manually, and here you've done it already!

I'll still have to do all the css and a lot of php changes, but this should take care of all the field/template/page setup that I need. I can see lots of other uses for this, as a way to copy/paste bits and pieces from other sites as well.

Should I just use the blog file you've included in this thread, or would it be better to setup a dummy site with the standard blog profile, and use this module to migrate?

Great job!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Russell,

Glad you'll find it useful. It's still a bit of a work in progress, but I hope to dedicate some more time to it shortly to get the final pieces in place.

If I were you I would use the blog file included in this thread because it is already modified to work as a child page, rather than needing to be the home page. Then play with the css as needed, ideally taking the blog specific bits from the imported css files and putting them into your main css files and changing the paths in the template files to those main css files. No matter what you do you'll need to make some css changes to match your site.

Good luck and please let us know how you go.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK, I seem to be having a little trouble importing. I've followed the step by step you posted with the blog profile, but it keeps coming back saying

"Missing required parent page. This must be selected if you want to import the pages in addition to field and template creation."

I've tried twice, and I have selected my "Home" page, which is my top level page, 3 times. Even when I just select "fields and templates" it's still giving me the same message.

Just on the question of data or templates, I do want a clean slate, but will just templates give me everything I need to start fresh?

Here's a screenshot of my last attempt

pzAOBKs.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Russell,

Really sorry about that - I made some significant changes to the form processing in the last version and it looks it was having some issues with session variables which is why it wasn't remembering the parent you selected. I have implemented a quick fix and tested the blog install at my end and it seems to be working fine here. I will revisit things properly before the next version, but please test the latest version from github and let me know how it goes.

Thanks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks. Been out today. Will try tomorrow. Can I follow up on the "templates only" option? Would it be better to copy with data, and delete the data, or templates only, and then create the pages myself, using a dummy site to look at a populated version to get an idea of how it all works?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You should use the full migration option because you want the parent blog page, the categories and tags parents etc to be created. The blog.zip only comes with 5 posts, 2 categories, and 6 tags, so a full migration and then deletion of that content would be very quick. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ok just gave it a run. So far it seems like it loaded OK. The first thing that worried me was, I saw it overwrote admin.php, which kind of freaked me out. A couple other top level files it says were loaded too, but are they the ones that have gone into the markup sub-dir?

I also put it under my "articles" pages, but then it put a "blog" sub-page under that. I guess I should have done it at my home page, and then renames blog to articles? Not sure if I need to delete what was imported, and try again at the proper level, or whether it's easier to try and move the blog stuff up a level. That's the PW newbie in me talking, I'm sure a bit of reading will sort that out :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, no need to freak out, the admin.php that got copies across goes into the markup subdir, so it's all good :)

Ideally it should have been installed into your Home as the parent, which would have created "blog" as a child of home. I would definitely suggest trying by moving blog to have home as its parent, deleting articles and then renaming blog to articles. I think this should work just fine.

Let us know how you go.

I probably need some detailed examples with this module that show just how the structure is copied and installed. That will come (maybe a video even) once I find some time to finalized things.

Great to have you testing things though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Adrian, this is definitely a module a lot of people have been waiting for! Thanks for this!

Adrian, this module sounds more and more useful everytime. Next thing, you will be creating a "recording" mode that collects all changes that happen in PW during a certain period and makes it possible to export them as json to make late changes on published sites really easy! (did that sound like a suggestion?)

+1 for this one. Especially when you’re collaborating with another developer on a project it is hard to keep track with each other’s changes to templates, fields, etc. without passing on countless db dumps with every commit. It would be great to have a module–even if I think it should be a separate and specialized one–documenting such changes in importable text/json/haml files. Similar to migrations used with Rails.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I don't have the recording mode done yet, but thanks to Nico we now have the ability to migrate content from a Wordpress site into PW.

Firstly, this module has been renamed - now it is simply: "Migrator" https://github.com/adrianbj/ProcessMigrator so please uninstall your old one and install this new version.

The module now supports 3rd party plugin modules for migrating content from other sources. The first one is: MigratorWordpress: https://github.com/NicoKnoll/MigratorWordpress

Here's what it looks like in action. Not much action in that screenshot I know, but you can see how MigratorWordpress adds in a new data source option (a WordPress xml export file). There are instructions on exporting in the MigratorWordpress readme.

post-985-0-31285300-1400076231_thumb.png

For those of you who still have access to a WordPress site, simply run WP's built in exporter, then import the resulting xml file into Migrator. At the moment the Wordpress site needs to still be live because any embedded images are installed to PW from their full existing URL.

Also if you have ideas for other plugins, please feel free to start coding :) If there is interest I'll write a guide defining what is required for the module to be recognized by Migrator and also about the JSON schema that is required.

So please test out and let us know how things go.

  • Like 10

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have added a new option called "Changes since" in the export dialog.

This is very basic at the moment and put together quickly, but it allows you to specify a date/time which will limit the exported json to only content that has changed since then.

It's certainly not the most efficient approach in that it will export the entire page, even if just the content of one field has changed. I don't expect this should be much of an issue, but it might seem wasteful if you have a page with a lot of images or files, but you only changed one small text field, because it will copy all those images/files again.

Unlike most fields, image/file fields have created/modified fields in the DB tables, so I should be able to improve this fairly easy - something for the next version :)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Adrian pointed me to his great module today because I have to migrate a WP blog to PW. I managed to import Ryan's blog profile and with Nico's extension the posts from the WP install.

Unfortunately neither comments nor categories and tags made it from WP to PW - only the posts. Upon export I chose posts->all, categories->all, status->published. I checked the XML file and all data is there as it should but wasn't completely imported to PW.

Any ideas? 

Many thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you checked if the categories aren't imported or only not assigned?


FYI: Comments aren't working right now but they are WIP

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

totoff,

Thanks for the feedback. I have just taken a look at the test wordpress xml file Nico and I were testing with and compared it to one I exported from a different WP blog and there are differences related to tags and categories.

The test xml we were working with definitely imported both tags and categories correctly and assigned them to posts with an ASM select field perfectly, so I am sure we can get this sorted out. I will probably continue the discussion with Nico via PM, but hopefully we'll get back to you in the next couple of days with a solution.

As far as I know you are the first person to test the WP import functionality so apologies for it not going fully as expected.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi adrian and nico,

many thanks for your quick and kind replies. Glad that my feedback could be helpful. Unfortunately the XML file is customer data, otherwise I would give it to you for testing purposes.

@nico no, it didn't import the categories neither the tags. I first imported the blog profile successful giving me tags and categories and than the WP-XML. But it left the categories and tags pages untouched.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Could you try import it in a clean instalation? Without ryan's blog profile? Normally it should create everything by itself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I updated it to the new WXRparser and now it should work. Even if you are using Ryan's Blog profile. Maybe even better with it than without it :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nico,

not sure if we shouldn't open a new thread for that. Maybe moderation can do this in case this is the wrong place to discuss the WP importer.

However, I did try first on a clean install - with the same result: Only posts, nothing else. Therefore I thought it might have to have the blog profile first in order to install the functionality required.

Do I understand you right, that it - if everything works - the module may not only import the data from WP but will also "install" all required code to run a blog?

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nico,

did try on a clean install just a few minutes ago. Got an error. See screenshot.

Got posts, categories and tags imported. Testing.

post-625-0-85777700-1400599061_thumb.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Gadgetto
      SnipWire - Snipcart integration for ProcessWire
      Snipcart is a powerful 3rd party, developer-first HTML/JavaScript shopping cart platform. SnipWire is the missing link between Snipcart and the content management framework ProcessWire.
      With SnipWire, you can quickly turn any ProcessWire site into a Snipcart online shop. The SnipWire plugin helps you to get your store up and running in no time. Detailed knowledge of the Snipcart system is not required.
      SnipWire is free and open source licensed under Mozilla Public License 2.0! A lot of work and effort has gone into development. It would be nice if you could donate an amount to support further development:

      Status update links (inside this thread) for SnipWire development
      2020-01-21 -- Snipcart v3 - when will the new cart system be implemented? 2020-01-19 -- integrated taxes provider finished (+ very flexible shipping taxes handling) 2020-01-14 -- new date range picker, discount editor, order notifiactions, order statuses, and more ... 2019-11-15 -- orders filter, order details, download + resend invoices, refunds 2019-10-18 -- list filters, REST API improvements, new docs platform, and more ... 2019-08-08 -- dashboard interface, currency selector, managing Orders, Customers and Products, Added a WireTabs, refinded caching behavior 2019-06-15 -- taxes provider, shop templates update, multiCURL implementation, and more ... 2019-06-02 -- FieldtypeSnipWireTaxSelector 2019-05-25 -- SnipWire will be free and open source Plugin Key Features
      Fast and simple store setup Full integration of the Snipcart dashboard into the ProcessWire backend (no need to leave the ProcessWire admin area) Browse and manage orders, customers, discounts, abandoned carts, and more Process refunds and send customer notifications from within the ProcessWire backend Complete Snipcart webhooks integration (all events are hookable via ProcessWire hooks) Integrated taxes provider (which is more flexible then Snipcart own provider) Useful Links
      SnipWire in PW modules directory (alpha version only available via GitHub) SnipWire Docs (please note that the documentation is a work in progress) SnipWire @GitHub (feature requests and suggestions for improvement are welcome - I also accept pull requests) Snipcart Website  
      ---- INITIAL POST FROM 2019-05-25 ----
       
    • By d'Hinnisdaël
      Happy new year, everybody 🥬
      I've been sitting on this Dashboard module I made for a client and finally came around to cleaning it up and releasing it to the wider public. This is how it looks.
      ProcessWire Dashboard

      If anyone is interested in trying this out, please go ahead! I'd love to get some feedback on it. If this proves useful and survives some real-world testing, I'll add this to the module directory.
      Download
      You can find the latest release on Github.
      Documentation
      Check out the documentation to get started. This is where you'll find information about included panel types and configuration options.
      Custom Panels
      My goal was to make it really simple to create custom panels. The easiest way to do that is to use the panel type template and have it render a file in your templates folder. This might be enough for 80% of all use cases. For anything more complex (FormBuilder submissions? Comments? Live chat?), you can add new panel types by creating modules that extend the DashboardPanel base class. Check out the documentation on custom panels or take a look at the HelloWorld panel to get started. I'm happy to merge any user-created modules into the main repo if they might be useful to more than a few people.
       Disclaimer
      This is a pre-release version. Please treat it as such — don't install it on production sites. Just making sure 🍇
      Roadmap
      These are the things I'm looking to implement myself at some point. The wishlist is a lot longer, but those are the 80/20 items that I probably won't regret spending time on.
      Improve documentation & add examples ⚙️ Panel types Google Analytics ⚙️ Add new page  🔥 Drafts 🔥 At a glance / Page counter 404s  Layout options Render multiple tabs per panel panel groups with heading and spacing between ✅ panel wrappers as grid item (e.g. stacked notices) ✅ Admin themes support AdminThemeReno and AdminThemeDefault ✅ Shortcuts panel add a table layout with icon, title & summary ✅ Chart panel add default styles for common chart types ✅ load chart data from JS file (currently passed as PHP array) Collection panel support image columns ✅ add buttons: view all & add new ✅
    • By Robin S
      This module is inspired by and similar to the Template Stubs module. The author of that module has not been active in the PW community for several years now and parts of the code for that module didn't make sense to me, so I decided to create my own module. Auto Template Stubs has only been tested with PhpStorm because that is the IDE that I use.
      Auto Template Stubs
      Automatically creates stub files for templates when fields or fieldgroups are saved.
      Stub files are useful if you are using an IDE (e.g. PhpStorm) that provides code assistance - the stub files let the IDE know what fields exist in each template and what data type each field returns. Depending on your IDE's features you get benefits such as code completion for field names as you type, type inference, inspection, documentation, etc.
      Installation
      Install the Auto Template Stubs module.
      Configuration
      You can change the class name prefix setting in the module config if you like. It's good to use a class name prefix because it reduces the chance that the class name will clash with an existing class name.
      The directory path used to store the stub files is configurable.
      There is a checkbox to manually trigger the regeneration of all stub files if needed.
      Usage
      Add a line near the top of each of your template files to tell your IDE what stub class name to associate with the $page variable within the template file. For example, with the default class name prefix you would add the following line at the top of the home.php template file:
      /** @var tpl_home $page */ Now enjoy code completion, etc, in your IDE.

      Adding data types for non-core Fieldtype modules
      The module includes the data types returned by all the core Fieldtype modules. If you want to add data types returned by one or more non-core Fieldtype modules then you can hook the AutoTemplateStubs::getReturnTypes() method. For example, in /site/ready.php:
      // Add data types for some non-core Fieldtype modules $wire->addHookAfter('AutoTemplateStubs::getReturnTypes', function(HookEvent $event) { $extra_types = [ 'FieldtypeDecimal' => 'string', 'FieldtypeLeafletMapMarker' => 'LeafletMapMarker', 'FieldtypeRepeaterMatrix' => 'RepeaterMatrixPageArray', 'FieldtypeTable' => 'TableRows', ]; $event->return = $event->return + $extra_types; }); Credits
      Inspired by and much credit to the Template Stubs module by mindplay.dk.
       
      https://github.com/Toutouwai/AutoTemplateStubs
      https://modules.processwire.com/modules/auto-template-stubs/
    • By Mike Rockett
      Jumplinks for ProcessWire
      Release: 1.5.60
      Composer: rockett/jumplinks
      ⚠️ NOTICE: 1.5.60 is an important security patch-release for an XSS vulnerability discovered by @phlp. It's HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that all Jumplinks users update to the latest version as soon as possible.
      Jumplinks is an enhanced version of the original ProcessRedirects by Antti Peisa.
      The Process module manages your permanent and temporary redirects (we'll call these "jumplinks" from now on, unless in reference to redirects from another module), useful for when you're migrating over to ProcessWire from another system/platform. Each jumplink supports wildcards, shortening the time needed to create them.
      Unlike similar modules for other platforms, wildcards in Jumplinks are much easier to work with, as Regular Expressions are not fully exposed. Instead, parameters wrapped in curly braces are used - these are described in the documentation.
      Under Development: 2.0, to be powered by FastRoute
      As of version 1.5.0, Jumplinks requires at least ProcessWire 2.6.1 to run.
      View on GitLab
      Download via the Modules Directory
      Read the docs
      Features
      The most prominent features include:
      Basic jumplinks (from one fixed route to another) Parameter-based wildcards with "Smart" equivalents Mapping Collections (for converting ID-based routes to their named-equivalents without the need to create multiple jumplinks) Destination Selectors (for finding and redirecting to pages containing legacy location information) Timed Activation (activate and/or deactivate jumplinks at specific times) 404-Monitor (for creating jumplinks based on 404 hits) Additionally, the following features may come in handy:
      Stale jumplink management Legacy domain support for slow migrations An importer (from CSV or ProcessRedirects) Feedback & Feature Requests
      I’d love to know what you think of this module. Please provide some feedback on the module as a whole, or even regarding smaller things that make it whole. Also, please feel free to submit feature requests and their use-cases.
      Note: Features requested so far have been added to the to-do list, and will be added to 2.0, and not the current dev/master branches.
      Open Source

      Jumplinks is an open-source project, and is free to use. In fact, Jumplinks will always be open-source, and will always remain free to use. Forever. If you would like to support the development of Jumplinks, please consider making a small donation via PayPal.
      Enjoy! 🙂
    • By Robin S
      Add Image URLs
      Allows images/files to be added to Image/File fields by pasting URLs.

      Usage
      Install the Add Image URLs module.
      A "Paste URLs" button will be added to all image and file fields. Use the button to show a textarea where URLs may be pasted, one per line. Images/files are added when the page is saved.
       
      https://github.com/Toutouwai/AddImageUrls
      https://modules.processwire.com/modules/add-image-urls/
×
×
  • Create New...