This extension can be useful if you want to either
synchronise your news entries between different Contao instances,
or you want to import just the news entries from one Contao instance to another.
The latter is often used when relaunching a site, without copying the whole old content. Except for the news entries, which should be transferred to the new Contao installation.
This can seamlessly be used between Contao 3 and Contao 4.
Once installed in all Contao instances, you'll have the following options within your news archives: Within the source Contao instance, you can enable any news archive to be available as the source for synchronisation. Within the target Contao instance, you can then define the following options: The Source URL is of course the URL to the source Contao instance. Once that is defined and you save the news archive setting, the available archives are fetched from the source URL. Then you will be able to select the available news archives which are to be imported into this archive. Of course, if you want to actually synchronise the news between the Contao instances, then you will enable both options accordingly.
What is being synchronised?
All the regular content of each news entry is being synchronised, including:
all settings of each news entry
teaser image and attachments
all content elements of the news detail
all files and images of each content element
Furthermore, if you use insert tags for link targets etc., they will be resolved and will usually link to their original site. If you are using the codefog/contao-news_categories extension, then news categories can be synchronised too - though only a flat hierarchy at the moment.
We currently charge a one time fee of € 150,- (excl. 20% tax) per Contao instance. You will receive a custom repository URL for your composer.json with which you can then install this extension. Note: this is compatible with the Contao Manager and the Resolver Cloud. You will then receive updates for free for the current major version at the time of your purchase.