This tool performs the bulk of the migration from Drupal 6 to WordPress 3.5. It performs a series of MySQL queries to read information from a Drupal database and insert them into a WordPress database. No changes are made to the Drupal database. You may need to make some tweaks to your settings after running the migration to get your WordPress installation ready for launch. If you’re not sure how to make the appropriate changes or would simply like someone else to do the work, please contact us and we’ll be happy to provide a quotation.
The first version should definitely be considered a beta version and only used by people who know what they’re doing when it comes to setting up and configuring content management systems. Right now, the functionality is quite rudimentary. (See this article for some background information.) Part of my reason for releasing for public use is to get feedback for improvements.
It offers the following functionality:
- Migrates content from Drupal 6 to WordPress 3.5 database
- Shows number of Drupal terms, node types and entries to be migrated
- Option to select which Drupal content types to be converted into WordPress posts
- Option to set WordPress file directory
- Option to set WordPress permalink structure
- Option to select which Drupal terms will be used as WordPress categories
- Option to select the WordPress default category
Installation and use
Copy folder to a web server or hosting account and run the drupaltowordpress.php script on your browser. Follow the on-screen instructions. You should be able to use any type of MySQL and PHP environment so long as the server can connect to both the Drupal and WordPress databases on the same server.
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Supporting future development
The Drupal to WordPress Migration Tool is available completely free of charge. If you find it useful, please consider making a donation to support future development. I would like to add many more improvements but this would only be practical if I can justify taking time away from other revenue generating work. Thank you!
Scott Anderson of Room 34 Creative Services. The queries for migrating from Drupal to WordPress are based on a post at the Room 34 blog: How I migrated a client’s blog from Drupal to WordPress 3.0
David Coveney of Interconnect IT Ltd (UK). I used UI elements of Interconnect IT’s WordPress Search and Replace Tool as a starting point to create the in-house scripts on which this tool is based. WordPress (and others) Search and Replace Tool