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Drupal Migration Tools

By aleung
Jul. 7, 2009

A lot of readers have commented about Drupal migration tools in my last blog post on Why Drupal is Here to Stay. As I result, I have decided to put up a blog post on the various migration tools available in Drupal. In the past, we have migrated sites from Word Press, TypePad, custom PHP CMS, custom Cold Fusion CMS and PlumTree to Drupal. Some of the migration is done using custom scripts, while others are done using Drupal modules. For The Wrap, we were involved with the migration of Sharon Waxman's Typepad blog to Drupal. The migration creates the WaxWord section on the site. A majority of the migration was done using the TypePad migration module: http://drupal.org/project/import_typepad. We had to make a lot of tweaks to the module such that the line breaks are preserved. Other than that, the module has been really effective for the job.

For our other client BroadSoft, we migrated a lot of forum content from their plone site for their developers program website. A majority of the migration has been done via custom scripting. Again, the issue of spacing persisted. A few other Drupal migration modules include: 1) WordPress Migration Module: http://drupal.org/node/69706 2) PHPBB Migration Module: http://drupal.org/project/phpbb2drupal Onopoc also pointed out in his comment about a few custom migration tools available such as: http://drupal.org/project/migrate http://drupal.org/project/tw http://drupal.org/project/modules?page=2&text=migrate We will be posting a post soon about our experience in migrating a PlumTree site to Drupal.

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