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Migrating a Site to Silverstripe /

What you need to know when migrating your existing site to SilverStripe.

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Existing Drupal 7 site to SilverStripe 3.1 help needed


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ad5xj

Community Member, 17 Posts

19 August 2014 at 8:04am

I have a newbie question, being very new to SilverStripe but well experienced with Drupal 7.

I have an existing Drupal 7 site that has been around for years and there is quite a bit of content (both static and blog pages).

I am anxious to migrate away from Drupal given the release of Drupal 8 very close now and I have no plans to upgrade being well disgusted with Drupal as a whole and very encouraged by SilverStripe so far.

I have viewed all I could find on this forum and have come away still confused and no closer than when I started. The documentation on Drupal migration is much less than sparse.

I have installed and enabled the required modules on Drupal 7 for the drupal-connector and have installed the connector module on my SilverStripe site (a localhost XAMPP server at this point). The new menu appears in CMS but it has no content.

The services menu on Drupal is next to useless given the total lack of comprehensible documentation. I would like some help do this migration as I really do not want to start over from scratch.

What needs to be done to Drupal to expose the content for migration using the connector module?
Why is there no content on the new Drupal Connector menu selection in the CMS?
Will it migrate all my content? I understand that there may be some editing needed where formatting differences exist.
But will the main and sub menus be migrated (derived from nice menus not Drupal Main Menu)?

Help from anyone having this experience is needed and welcome.

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Glen1308

Community Member, 1 Post

25 August 2014 at 1:06pm

Hi there we've used GConverter services in the past to migrate websites. They may be able to help. Good luck!

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Willr

Forum Moderator, 5513 Posts

31 August 2014 at 4:39pm

Which module were you trying to import from drupal with? See http://www.silverstripe.org/drupal-connector-module/ see also the blog - http://addons.silverstripe.org/add-ons/chillu/drupal-blog-importer.

We also do conversions through http://www.silverstripehq.com. It depends on the complexity and size of your website but we've done small (~20 page) drupal sites in a couple of hours.