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Convert Drupal site to Wordpress

Discussion in 'Drupal' started by capebretoner, May 12, 2008.

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    I am wondering if anyone has had success in transfering a Drupal site into Wordpress, preferrably the latest version of wordpress and drupal 5.7

    I have a site that I though Drupal was the choice but have since decided to just make it a blog, and wordpress is much more of what I am looking for, for that type of functionality.
     
    capebretoner, May 12, 2008 IP
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    Joomla Dude Banned

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    If you have posts in there in Drupal site,then forget about those posts,as Drupal cant be changed to Wordpress. The best idea is to start a new Wordpress site and get the contents via COPY PASTE
     
    Joomla Dude, May 12, 2008 IP
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    capebretoner Active Member

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    Your kidding me....right

    Are you telling me that there is no way to transfer the posts from drupal in the DB into posts in Wordpress? And then 301ing the old drupal to new wordpress?

    I know that it is possible, but I am hoping that someone else out there has written the SQL to do the transfer.

    I would do it myself but I am not familiar enough with the new Wordpress db structure and I have no idea about drupal.

    (Not trying to be bitchy but getting frustrated and tired......shouldn't forum it up when tired)
     
    capebretoner, May 12, 2008 IP
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    mizaks Well-Known Member

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    This post has some pointers on it.
     
    mizaks, May 14, 2008 IP
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    capebretoner Active Member

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    I have found a number of people that have done it to Wordpress 2.2, however Wordpress 2.5 is out and I am lazy so I don't want to have to hunt down the old version, install it, transfer and then upgrade. I would rather simply go from Drupal 5.x to Wordpress 2.5

    But thanks for the reply, I am thinking that no matter how lazy I am, I am going to have to make the move.
     
    capebretoner, May 15, 2008 IP
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    rebekka Peon

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    Have you tried activating and using Drupal with
    taxonomy
    bloginfo
    blogtheme
    tagadelic modules along with blog module in drupal ? They do give very good results, moreover the bloggers
    can also enjoy a wiki, a social profile ( and even a gallery too ) just out-of-the-box !
     
    rebekka, May 15, 2008 IP
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    capebretoner Active Member

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    Thanks for the reply Rebekka,

    I am trying to streamline myonline properties and Wordpress has almost everything I need out of the box with few plugins. More modules mean more things that I have to ensure are updated and if they aren't I have to take time from creating content to updating my scripts.
     
    capebretoner, May 17, 2008 IP
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    capebretoner Active Member

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    As an update I have been able to do it. I had to install 2.2.2, convert and then upgrade to 2.5.1

    So far so good, I am going to be doing some work to clean it up and then I just need to 301 the old pages somehow
     
    capebretoner, May 18, 2008 IP
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    I did for drupal 6.x to wordpress 2.7
    I just did it from the backend (by making some changes in database)
    If you want to do that from terminal or phpmyadmin have a look into this page it has all the procedure to be followed (step wise).
    http://www.srksworld.blogspot.com
     
    srk, Mar 31, 2011 IP
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    Caitlyn Guest

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    That's great work... thanks for giving your url as example
     
    Caitlyn, Apr 4, 2011 IP
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    softmodeling Peon

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    Hi,
    In case anybody is interested, I created a simple Java class to perform this migration. Details here: http://modeling-languages.com/migrating-drupal-6-to-wordpress-3/
     
    softmodeling, Jun 14, 2011 IP
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    Adaba Greenhorn

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    I think the best way to convert Drupal to WordPress is the gConverter.com, I went through their portfolio and that was very impressive, this guys are really working perfect.
     
    Adaba, Jun 16, 2011 IP
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    softmodeling Peon

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    To move from Wordpress to Drupal (or the other way round) I recommend you to take a look at wordpressdrupal.com.
     
    softmodeling, Jun 20, 2011 IP
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    I've checked gConverter's portfolio, that's just a amazing. Thanks a lot Adaba, gConverter.com was the best solution for me, they converted my Drupal site and forum to Wordpress/Simple:press very quickly and smoothly. This guys are really professionals.
    Also I check wordpressdrupal.com, this site is very very expansive and there isn't even proper recommendations.
     
    John.D, Mar 9, 2012 IP
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    I did my own research about the migration options and gconverter certainly looks impressive, but for my site the process would take about 72 hours, plus the cost is going to be about $150 with options.
    While with cms2cms.com, the migration took about 15 minutes and was free, so why pay more:)
     
    Holopainen, Dec 20, 2012 IP
  16. John.D

    John.D Greenhorn

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    First I'd like to say you're doing anti-advertisement now, that's not kind of you. I know very well the gConverter Service, and I know the price of this service, that's not $150 that's just a $75.
    They have already converted thousand sites and they have not even one bad feedback, they are the most popular and may be the only true service.
    Also, I've just checked your suggested site. To tell the true, there isn't any good tool/service for free in the web. Also the CMS migration can not be clearly and completely done with a tool. This tool can only migrate these things:
    I don't think these will be enough for any site owner. If you check the gConverter list it consists of 40-70 components (not just a three). So they do a full conversion and they convert anything even the theme and plugins.

    P.S. Please do not try to advertize your service by anti-advertising other companies, that's not the correct way.
     
    John.D, Dec 24, 2012 IP