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Migrating to Drupal 7

Trevor James

Learn how to quickly and efficiently migrate content into Drupal 7 from a variety of sources including Drupal 6 using automated migration and import processes with this book and ebook.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781782160540
Paperback158 pages

About This Book

  • Learn how to import content and data into your Drupal 7 site from other websites, content management systems, and databases
  • Upgrade your Drupal 6 site to Drupal 7 and migrate your CCK based content into the Drupal 7 fields based framework
  • Use modules that will automate the import and migration process including the Feeds and Migrate modules.


Who This Book Is For

"Migrating to Drupal 7" is for anyone interested in how to move content from an existing website into the Drupal content management system. Both novice and advanced Drupal users will gain practical hands-on knowledge in how to migrate content into Drupal using this book. You will become experts in using the Feeds module to migrate content, and in packaging your code using Features.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Preparing Drupal for Content Migration
Preparing for migration
Required core modules
Required contributed modules
Installing the Feeds module
Installing the Feeds Tamper module
Other import module considerations
Prepping your existing data for migration
Chapter 2: Starting a Migration Path
Creating a content type
Planning for the content type fields
Adding fields to the content type
Migrating images and files
Chapter 3: Creating a Feeds Importer
Creating a feeds importer
Mapping your importer
Running an import process
Chapter 4: Feeds Tampers
Using the Feeds Tamper module
Adding a tamper plugin
Running the import with the tamper plugin
Testing the tamper plugin results
Chapter 5: Maintaining a Migration Path
Updating imports
Chapter 6: Packaging Content Types and Feeds Importers
Overriding your feature
The Feed Importer feature
Migrating your feature to another Drupal site
Chapter 7: Migration Using the Migrate Module
Migrate module installation and configuration
Chapter 8: Migrating Content from Earlier Drupal Versions
Upgrading Drupal 6 to 7
Chapter 9: Migrating from WordPress
Migrating content from WordPress to Drupal

What You Will Learn

  • Configure your Drupal site to run imports of migrated content using the Feeds module
  • Run an import of migrated content using Feeds module and a Feed importer
  • Package your configuration using the Features module
  • Utilize the Migrate module and its benefits
  • Migrate blog posts from WordPress to Drupal
  • Upgrade your Drupal 6 site to Drupal 7
  • Configure the Feeds Tamper module to preprocess your Feeds imports
  • Run additional imports using the Feeds modules to update and add new data and content to your Drupal site

In Detail

This book will show you how to migrate your content into the Drupal content management system. You’ll start by building a content type in Drupal to hold your migrated content. You’ll then import your content into Drupal using the Feeds module. In order to be able to easily use them again and again, you will also learn the best methods of maintaining and packaging migration configurations.

In "Migrating to Drupal 7" you’ll learn how to quickly package your legacy site’s data into a format that’s easy to import into Drupal. You’ll then build a content type to hold migrated data in Drupal. To save time and hassle you will learn how to import content into Drupal using the Feeds module. You’ll then get a brief introduction to the Migrate module and its powerful features.

With this guide you’ll also learn how to upgrade your Drupal 6 website to Drupal 7 in short, simple steps. You’ll also learn how to package your configuration code in Drupal using the powerful Features module.

In "Migrating to Drupal 7" you’ll start by collecting your current site’s content and packaging it up into a CSV file so you can easily import it into Drupal. You’ll then build a content type to hold your migrated data and content.

Mastering migrations using the Feeds module will be the next invaluable tutorial before you get a closer look at the Migrate module’s powerful features. You’ll then upgrade your Drupal 6 site to Drupal 7 and use helper modules to help run the upgrade faster and with less hassle. This book will then take you through the process of migrating CCK-based Drupal 6 fields to Drupal 7 using the Content Migrate module.

Using the Features module you will then package up our Feeds importer and content types into code to help you to build an easily maintainable and flexible Drupal website with.


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