Handling Drupal terms during a Drupal to WordPress migration

When migrating Drupal terms into WordPress, it’s important to understand exactly what terms are and how the two systems handle categorising information. A primer on Drupal taxonomies One of Drupal’s most powerful features is its ability to organise content with taxonomies. Unfortunately, the taxonomy system is also notorious as one of the trickiest things about […] Continue Reading

Getting started with a Drupal to WordPress migration project

A Drupal to WordPress migration can sound daunting, especially if you have a large or long-established site. From my experience, a migration project is actually not very difficult in terms of technical challenge. It can, however, be time-consuming, tedious and sometimes finicky with the data mappings. It’s my job to make the process easy for […] Continue Reading

Drupal to WordPress migration activity diagram

This UML activity diagram accompanies my post, Drupal to WordPress migration explained. Diagram created with draw.io. Migration steps listing Prepare tables: This is where we reset the development database tables to a known state, ready for another migration pass. Delete unwanted vocabularies Delete unwanted terms Merge terms? Yes: go to step a; No: go to […] Continue Reading

Why is the Drupal term_node table missing?

In a Drupal to WordPress migration post by Sam Michel, reader Jean-Philippe commented that why he couldn’t find the tables mentioned. I started composing my reply but for some reason the page wouldn’t let me post. Rather than waste the time it took to compose the reply, I thought it would be good to post […] Continue Reading

Drupal to WordPress migration: user table mapping

This is part four of a series of posts documenting the table mappings for a site migration from Drupal 6 to WordPress 3. For more information, please see the first article in the series. Table mapping for WordPress users This maps Drupal user export to WordPress. Drupal 6.x WordPress 3.x Notes users wp_posts uid ID […] Continue Reading

Drupal to WordPress migration: comments table mapping

This is part three of a series of posts documenting the table mappings for a site migration from Drupal 6 to WordPress 3. For more information, please see the first article in the series. Table mapping for WordPress comments Drupal 6.x WordPress 3.x Notes comments wp_posts cid comment_ID nid comment_post_ID timestamp comment_date Converted from UNIX […] Continue Reading

Drupal to WordPress migration: terms table mapping

This is part two of a series of posts documenting the table mappings for a site migration from Drupal 6 to WordPress 3. For more information, please see the first article in the series. Table mapping for WordPress terms This table mapping exports the Drupal terms into WordPress. Drupal 6.x WordPress 3.x Notes term_data wp_terms […] Continue Reading