Convert MindMap to webpages/ webiste (Wordpress) by Webexport ?

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Can anyone tell me how I can convert a mind map made with Mindmanager/ Mindjet 10-3-635 for Mac (OSX 10.9.5) into a menu structure for a website. 
So export a mind map to webpages/ website (Wordpress 4.4) 
I tried all types of formats in the webexport option but did not succeed in importing it in Wordpress as a menu to use in a website. 
Or maybe MindManager has its own website/ webpage builder ?
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You could try to save your map as XML (see screenshot below) and then try to import the map into WordPress using a plugin like this one: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-all-import/ ?




Is that something you could use?
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In exporting a map from MindManager for Windows to WordPress I have gone via Word using the process I've outlined here. This approach seems to work well but unfortunately on a Mac you don't have the option which I describe of using the MM for Windows WordX add-in to handle the export to Word.

This method overcomes one of the major limitations of the inbuilt Word export in the Windows version of MM and I suspect the Mac version as well, which is the way in which the program replaces the standard heading styles in the Word template being used for the export with styles which look the same but are given completely different names. For example, the "Heading 1" style in the Word template will be renamed "MM Topic 1", and so on. This means that documents exported from the Windows version of MM using the MM export facility and those exported using WordX will look identical but the names of the underlying styles in the former will have all been changed.

The problem is that WordPress seems to work only with Word's default heading style names, so if you copy text from a document created with the inbuilt export and paste it into WordPress the heading structure will be lost and the headings are likely to end up just being bolded versions of the standard paragraph style. There is a work-around however which you can apply in Word before exporting the WordPress, which I'll describe using the Word for Windows 2010 commands (I assume the Mac commands are similar):

  1. Open the document after export to Word and select a heading at the highest level of headings.
  2. Go to Styles tab on the ribbon and click the button to show the Styles Window. The MM Topic 1 style should be selected.
  3. Click on the drop-down arrow next to the style and click on Select All. All the top level headings in the document should be selected.
  4. Scroll up or down the styles window until you find the Heading 1 style. Click on this to apply this style to all the headings with the MM Topic 1 style (when you do this you may find the cursor is moved abruptly to the last heading in the document).
  5. Repeat this for all the other headings and specially formatted styles.
  6. Save the document then copy and paste it to WordPress. The heading structure should be reproduced (depending on the WP theme you are using).


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Interesting with the WP plug-in, and the method Alex is suggesting. I will test it.
And yes, MM has it ́s own web export: File - Share - Export as web pages. To my knowledge it has been the same for several year, so the websites looks old. And you have to play with markers, filters etc to control what will be generated.
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To avoid any confusion I should clarify that the add-in that I recommended is WordX and it is a MindManager add-in, not a WordPress plugin.
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Hallo Alex, 

Thank you very much for your advice. 
I tried all day, but unfortunatelly I still did not succeed in importing a MM as a menustructrure in Wordpress so far. I only get the textual outline in a new page in wordpress by copy and paste but I don't know how I can import it als a menu. 

Maybe the MM should be exported as separate pages with the main item with all its sub- and sub sub items (1 and 1,1 and 1,2 etc. per peg?) 

I keep trying and maybe you or someone else has some additional remarks ?
Maybe it is because I have a IMac. ??

Onc I used a trial version of MindView and there was a fantastic option to convert a mind map to a websitestructure just by one mouseklick. I hoped that this was also possible in MindManager. 
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I think I found the answer. I am afraid it is not possible with MindJet and that I purchased the wrong software. I should have bought MindView:

http://www.mindmapping.com/mac-mind-mapping-software-review.php

Additional Exports

'All three Mac mind mapping software programs (Mindjet, MindView and NovaMind) exported as PDF, however MindJet and NovaMind simply made an image of the mind map as a PDF, whereas MindView uses the same wizard as the Word export, creating a document rather than just a picture of the map.

With regards to the HTML export, MindJet and NovaMind make a single file website, but it is only one page with a simple outline of topics. MindView uses wizards and templates creating individual pages, bringing over branch attachments and creating a Site Map which is the map view that was open when exported to HTML'.

Bas 
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Apologies Eisenga - I misread your first post and thought you wanted to set up a heading hierarchy in WordPress from a MindManager file, rather than a menu.

In terms of your request I think there are a two key issues here - the first is the ability of MindManager to export a website complete with a menu structure, and the second is how to get such a file into WordPress. On the first point, MindManager for Windows can export such a map down to two levels, with the option to create a new page for each heading or sub-heading. This sounds similar to what the review suggests happens with MindView on the Mac, however the extract you quote suggests that in contrast MindManager for the Mac can generate only a simple single page outline.

The second issue is how to get the generated file with the menu structure into a WordPress-based site. I'm not sure how easy or difficult it is to do this - I couldn't find a way to do it but I'm no expert. It is likely though that irrespective of which program created the file the results - assuming there is a way to import it into MM in the first place - the process is likely to generate lots of messy code in the imported file.

If you are hosting the WordPress site on your own domain you may be able to avoid using MM and instead use a WP plugin to generate a table of contents based on the heading structure of the imported file. If however the site is hosted by Wordpress you may be out of luck, as WP-hosted sites can't download plugins and there is no inbuilt ability to generate a table of contents. If it's any consolation this is exactly the sort of problem I'm facing at the moment  with my own website.


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In addition to Alex above....

You can use MindManager for Windows and all the extensive web-export funtions if you are using a MAC.
You don't even need a tool like Parallels for this.

If you need some assistance with Wordpress... a good starting point (if you are dutch) is: http://www.theictgirl.nl/web3/
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Also in relation to the last paragraph of my comment, I meant avoiding using MM to generate a table of contents, not for writing blog posts (for which I find it very useful). And to clarify, while there is no inbuilt ability to generate a table of contents automatically on WordPress-hosted sites (and no ability to download a plugin to do this), you can use page jumps - though this requires the insertion of small bits of code: https://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/page-jumps/
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It's a little dream of mine to have integration between WordPress and MindManager. I have exporting web sites or elements to be used in web sites from MindManager for Windows since 2004. That was when the export was last updated by Mindjet.

With a bit of hacking you can customise the exports to include modern SEO requirements but you will not have the rich array of plug ins that WordPress offers. So I gave up.

Now I just add clickable image exports to WordPress pages.

Back to your issue. WordPress stores its menu structure in the SQL database. A menu item is treated like a page, post, comment. etc. The data is stored in wp_posts and wp_postmeta tables. All you have to do is get MIndManager to export a field per menu item which complies with this structure:

https://codex.wordpress.org/Function_...

and then import it into the table using the tools in phpMyAdmin.

The objects shown in the link could all be tags of a menu item topic. After defining a topic with all the tags and appropriate default values, you could save it as a map part.

These are just clues as to what may be required.
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On reading Andrew's response I realise I may have (again) slightly misinterpreted the original question, but this demonstrates there are several aspects of the relationship between MindManager and WordPress that could be improved.

The most basic component is using MM to write a post; at the moment it is at least possible to reproduce the topic hierarchy as the post heading structure but you have to go via Word to do this and ensure that the headings in the intermediate Word document use Word heading styles (rather than the topic styles generated by MM).

The other two areas where MM is even less helpful are, first, generating a table of contents for a WP blog post and second, the more complex issue of creating a menu for a menus structure for the static elements of a WP website, which is what I think Eisenga wanted and which Andrew has responded to. It would be great if MM had the capacity to do both of these properly, though as I noted in my previous reply a table of contents can at least be generated on a self-hosted site from the post headings by using a WP plugin.