Reusing computers for Chromebook

We have reinstalled a number of Dell laptops to be chromebooks. We have found many corporations have machines taken out of services, however they need to have the harddisks wiped for security reasons.

SO we have written up a process that clears the hard drive and configures the machines that kids can use in school where many are using Google Classroom on Chrome books. Note: There is a while discussion about what to use, Chromebook-like ChromeOS or a windows like Linux like Mint. These instructions are for ChromeOS. The install can use any system.
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j2wp – Joomla to WordPress migration

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Notes about how to move a web site from Joomla to WordPress.

The j2wp tool kit about be found here. It should be expanded in the directory below the WP main directory.

Initial Step:
Get, install and run: fg-joomla-to-wordpress
We found premium version was worth the cost as we had a number of sites to move.  You have to review the details as to the differences.

All these steps requires the wordpress web site have access to the joomla databases and files.  Being on the same server makes it easiest.

Next Steps:
These depend on the components in your joomla site and how you want move them to the new wordpress site.

We found changing the url of the 2 sites during the work makes the process easier.   Initially the WP site becomes wp.YOURSITE.TLD and once the wp site is mostly done, the joomla site becomes j.YOURSITE.TLD for all the details you forgot.

Our approach has been to use the existing Joomla custom fields (from component or CCK) to create custom fields in WP or use PODS to create custom applications.

Since these following scripts all need access to the Joomla database, the easiest approach is to copy the joomla configuration.php into the j2wp directory.

The index.php page for the j2wp has a number of tools to help file posts that have missing images (or images with bad URLs)

Specific Cases:

We have created a tool kit that includes scripts to convert the data from various Joomla components to matching plugins/themes for WordPress.  These are designed to be run as shell commands, so to run one, from a shell prompt, just run:
./script-name

Joomla  sobi directory to  eList theme:

The theme used is:
https://www.elegantthemes.com/gallery/elist/

This theme uses a custom post, which we created scripts to populate from the Sobi information:
1) ./dmp-sobi-cats
creates categories.csv of categories

2) ./dmp-fields
Checks sobi fields against eList_custom_options
so you can add any non-standard fields in sobi to eList
3) ./cp-sobi2elist
copies sobi entries into eList entries. It will list missing fields in the output.
4) Use ./rm-elist-posts to clear elist entries to add missing fields and repeat #3

PODS based migrations:
For Handling docman documents and seyret videos:
1) install pods: https://pods.io/
2) enable migrate: packages
3) import pod-package.txt (from j2wp tools)

This creates a pods named sdoc and sdoc_cat, with related templates.

Moving docman documents into WP PODS:
1) ./add-dmcats
2) ./add-dmdocs
3) Copy /dmdocuments from J site to WP site
4) remove .htaccess from /dmdocuments directory

An example of code to show a document list:
pod template=”document list” name=sdoc limit=100 where=”doc_category.name=’Sustainability Indicators'”/]

Moving seyret videos to WP PODS

1) Install videojs-html5 player:

Videojs HTML5 Player

2) Copy Videos from J to WP:
./add-seyret-video