Migrate easily from a non-Drupal platform to Drupal 8!

By | 08th Jan 2016 | 2 min read

Migrating content to a Drupal site is usually a painless experience because Drupal is quite well structured. Even if we were to move the content from non-Drupal database to Drupal database without the help of any API or migrating services, all that is required is to understand the database structures of both sites and then write a series of SQL queries that copies the content from any non-Drupal database to Drupal database; which can be done by any above average Drupal developer.

That being said, the migration process in Drupal 8 is even more simpler. Migrate API is present in the core, with which you can define custom migrations to migrate your tables to Drupal 8 content structure.

Drupal 7 is the most widely used Drupal core as of December 27, 2015, with 929,751 reported usages. Despite it’s release a few months ago, already 33,950 sites have reported using Drupal 8. In Drupal 7, there are contributed modules available to migrate popular CMSs like Wordpress and Joomla to Drupal. With the advent of Drupal 8, the developer community is working on upgrading these modules to Drupal 8 as well as new migration paths of other CMSs. Even without these modules, it is relatively an easy task to migrate non-Drupal sites to Drupal with Migrate API.

Before beginning to migrate, you must first ensure that you have a Drupal 8 theme. Once the theme is done, your new Drupal site is ready. Drupal theming is now a breeze with the new Twig template engine. Themers now need to know little to no “Drupal code” to create beautiful responsive themes in Drupal 8.

At Zyxware, we have helped our clients to make a smooth and hassle-free transition to Drupal 8. We have a dedicated team of developers and technical experts who will ensure a seamless shift to Drupal 8, while giving a competitive edge to your business. Call us today for more information on our Drupal website development services.