At the Wordcamp Victoria 2012, we talked about helping site-owners who run Drupal in Victoria BC if they want to change that. This training session covered migrating from Drupal 6 to WordPress. Something for all of those Drupal users who want to switch to WordPress, a CMS that is simple and ideal for many use cases.
The talk details the key differences between Drupal and WordPress. It talks about the pros and cons of both platforms and what a conversion may bring about. This talk will discuss the process of doing the database conversion to move content into place. It will cover which plug-ins can substitute for Drupal modules. With the remainder of the time, I will tackle questions about the conversion process and play as many what-ifs as time and audience tolerance allows.
Other links to the export process:
- Scott Anderson / Room 34 http://blog.room34.com/archives/4530
- Mike Smullin http://www.mikesmullin.com/development/migrate-convert-import-drupal-5-to-27/
- D’Arcy Norman http://www.darcynorman.net/2007/05/15/how-to-migrate-from-drupal-5-to-2/
- Created by Dave Dash http://spindrop.us/2006/05/19/migrating-from-drupal-47-to-
Pay someone to do this for you:
- gConverter – for a fee, they will transfer data from one CMS to another http://gconverter.com/drupal-to-wordpress/
- Drupal to WordPress – they also do this for a fee http://migratetowp.com/
Or, go the other way: convert from WordPress to Drupal:
- WordPress Publish (while we’re at it)