I have spent almost an entire day in researching about how to synchronize joomla registered users and wordpress subscribers!
As I mentioned before, I am involved in developing a website for someone. And I built it with Joomla!. And that was one of the things that kept me away from this blog for the past few months. And even now the work is not yet complete. But at least the initial version of website is up and running. So, I now relaxed a little bit.. 😉
I did lot of research to find out a way to auto-subscribe users who have registered and activated their account in Joomla, to wordpress blog posts. But, looks like there is no solution developed for that yet. No Joomla! extensions or no wordpress plugins.
First, I started off with a simple working idea. DB triggers! I thought I would create a DB trigger after insert for each row in the joomla users table and insert new records to the wordpress users table. It is as simple as that!
But……… Holy shit! My hosting plan was a shared one and so, I don’t have permissions to create triggers! I felt really sick!
Then I started searching various plugins in wordpress and extensions in joomla. But no use! There were lot of extensions in joomla to integrate wordpress with joomla completely. In the sense, they were all merging the two. Which I do not like at all. Joomla! is an excellent CMS and good for website. And it is not developed for blogs basically. All the extensions I found were trying to implant wordpress blogging features into joomla itself.
However, what I want is to keep my website with Joomla! separately and also keep my blog separately with wordpress. I want them to stay that way and still provide a link/bridge between the two for users registration. I did not want my users to go and separately subscribe for blogs and also register in my website. I wanted to help them out!
But I was really disappointed to see that I couldn’t find any useful plugins in wordpress too. And.. I am really surprised! Am I the only one who has a requirement like this?
Did any of you faced such a solution? What did you do to solve it?