WordPress XML Data Import

We got a site that is running on Escenic CMS system ([url removed, login to view]), and would like to migrate to WordPress. We have got a data dump (minus the image binaries), and is attached along with this post. I would like to know of the possibility of your team importing this data in to WordPress (i.e. cost & time). The old and new site details are as follows:

[Note: The site is a Multilingual site, with English & Arabic. The test data dump has both these languages made available for you to review.]

The Project should be divided in to 2 phases, which are briefed as below:

Phase 1:


The old website is running on a tomcat environment, with 2 domain names pointing to the Tomcat Host (as aliases), and pointing to the same Escenic installation. We would like to make a temporary re-direction using HTTP 302 (Temporary Redirect), using PHP/.HTACCESS. The following sample URL's will show how the same article is accessible via 2 domain names.

1. [url removed, login to view]

2. [url removed, login to view]

The above URL's both take the user to the Article No: " article476256.ece"

The 2 domains are:

1. [url removed, login to view]

2. [url removed, login to view]

We are trying to point the "" domain to the new site, and want to keep "" for the "Escenic" based site. So when we implement a re-direction script we can forward anyone visiting a "" link to the "" link ... where by retaining the old book marks until the phase 2 is completed (i.e. data import)

Phase 2:


We would like to import the content on "" in to a WordPress site. (i.e [url removed, login to view]). The old site is built on a system named 'Escenic CMS system' ([url removed, login to view]), and the new site is based on WordPress 3.2. Currently we have access to the Old Escenic data in XML data format. A sample test XML data dump is attached herewith for your team to look in to. Pls. note the data dump is not sorted out, so we need to import only the 'Published' data from this XML data, as it includes test data, deleted, etc.

Based on the above, we would like you to provide us with an Quotation and and Time estimate in order to get the redirection script working, and also get the data imported to WordPress. Pls. make sure you quote for each phase separately ...

Thanks for those who have bid for the project, but most of the bids seemingly are ignoring the details of the project, its a XML Data Import + .HTACCESS 302 redirection script that we are after.

And specifically We have requested that the quotes to be available for both these separately. Secondly most of the responses are advertising your portfolios, which we have no interest at looking in to, so assuming that you have not read the project scope well.

Therefore we would like to anyone who can do the project to if possible to provide us with a POC (Proof of Concept), based on the test data dump that has been posted, as we do not have time to go through someone working on the project without the understanding of the scope well.

Seems many have not grasped the project requirements well. I would like to clarify bit more hoping this will help ...

1. We have a Old site, which is running on Escenic CMS.
2. We want to move it to WordPress.
3. We got the WordPress site setup and runing
4. The Theme is setup, with no custom posts, etc on the Theme.
5. We got the Data from the Old Website on a Escenic XML format, which is not compatible with the WordPress format.
6. We want to be able to import this data to WordPress website.
7. Once we get the data populated, we want to switch the domain to the WordPress site.
8. Once WP site is up and running, we want to get a temporary site re-direction set up, so any old bookmarks etc. can go to old site.
9. The temporary re-direction will be setup until the XML data is imported and the site is tested, etc, and will be discontinued there after.
10. Then once everything is up and running, we will make a permanent re-direction for the domains, and place a proper HTACCES file, and URL mappings to the new sites articles for teh old site.

Cause many have not got the points clear at the first go, and this is one of the reasons we are asking for a test of 10 articles, and a test redirection setup, as we are critical for time and cannot waste time on testing and searching for a solution. We want a proven solution rather that can work on the first go, hope you understand.

Skills: Apache, Data Processing, PHP, WordPress, XML

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