Drupal 6 migration
What to do with these old Drupal 6 websites
Using the “FG Drupal to WordPress” Wordpress plugin FG Drupal to WordPress, it is easy to migrate your Drupal site to WordPress in one click.
A few years ago, I took over some clients from a developer. The websites of these people were using Drupal 6. The people were happy with their sites and didn’t push for a change. They just needed some support to keep their websites updated with the latest security updates. And that was what I did, only security updates, bugfixes, and support using the CMS.
Then, Drupal 8 was released, and support for Drupal 6 went away. We had to act. There is an initiative to keep supporting Drupal 6 websites, but we all know this is not sustainable.
I decided it was best, for these websites -which are small, personal websites- to move to Wordpress. After some research, I decided to buy the Wordpress plugin “FG Drupal to WordPress” from Frederic Gilles.
Features of the paid Premium version
- Compatible with Drupal 6, 7 and 8
- Migrate the categories
- Migrate the tags
- Migrate the basic pages
- Migrate the articles
- Migrate the images
- Migrate the external images
- Set the first image imported as featured image
- Migrate the comments
- Migrate the authors
- Migrate the administrators
- Migrate the users
- Authenticate the users with their Drupal passwords
- Migrates the custom post types
- Migrates the custom taxonomies
- Migrates the custom fields
- Migrates the nodes relationships
- Migrates the attachments
- SEO: Redirects the Drupal URLs to the corresponding WordPress URLs
- Ability to import or not import some specific node types
- Lifetime license
- Multiple imports
When you buy the plugin, you get three months of updates. I encountered one problem with importing the images from CCK fields, emailed for support, and received an answer and a fix within a few days. Great support!
One thing that would be a great addition to the plugin: multilanguage support. I put in a feature request for the plugin to support WPML, the most used plugin for Wordpress for multilingual support. Frederic Gilles put it on his backlog. If you have a Drupal multilingual website that you would like to move to Wordpress, please let Frederic know, so he knows there is a bigger need out there, and his work is valuable for more.
No more Drupal?
Did I stop using Drupal? No! I still have a few clients using Drupal 7, and I am keeping my eye out for a project to use Drupal 8. Particularly, I would love to work with the Open Social distribution initiative; this looks very interesting.