Wordpress to Drupal 8 Migration: A Look at Process Plugins

Drupal Camp Asheville 2024 - July 12th-14th

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Jacqui Tenderwolf and Hawkeye Tenderwolf

Companies: Interpersonal Frequency and Lullabot

So you want to move to Drupal from Wordpress?

The two weren't made to play nice together.

Learn from a real case study the how-to of migrating content from one CMS to another.

Our clients, a municipal government agency, were already using Drupal for their main site. The public relations department had built a secondary site in Wordpress that all parties now wanted to migrate to Drupal.

They wanted:

  • to take advantage of Drupal's flexible content types and customizable views,
  • the security Drupal offers,
  • new custom search features,
  • a consolidated site that would be easier to maintain.

The `wordpress_migrate` module provided initial lift-off. Then the real challenge began. In this presentation, you will discover some of the technical challenges we faced, and the process plugins we used to bring home a recent Wordpress to Drupal 8 migration.

Take a look at:

  • The starting point including the basic principles of the migration,
  • Some tricky bits, and,
  • The plugins and plugin chains we used to migrate the content.

Target Audience

Drupal developers who are interested in content migrations.

Learning Objectives

People should take away a few custom tools for tackling a Wordpress to Drupal migration.

Prior Technical Knowledge

This presentation is for people with intermediate technical knowledge.