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Drupal 8 Is 1 Year Old

It’s hard to believe, but it has been 1 year since Drupal 8.0 was released to the world. We’re celebrating Drupal 8’s first birthday on November 19th by giving FREE access to our full Drupal 8 Migration Guide over the celebration weekend! This Saturday, November 19th through Monday, November 21st you can learn how to use the new core migration system to upgrade your Drupal site or import content from external sources. It’s time to get using Drupal 8!

Release Day: Custom Drupal-to-Drupal Migrations

This week we're adding five new tutorials to our Drupal 8 Migration Guide that walk through the process of creating a custom Drupal-to-Drupal migration, allowing you to fine-tune every aspect of the migration from a previous version of Drupal into Drupal 8.

Release Day: Drupal 8 Migration Guide Additions

Today we're adding six more tutorials to our Drupal 8 Migration Guide. With a focus on understanding source, process, and destination plugins. Critical information for anyone planning to write a custom migration or wanting to use the Migrate API with a non-Drupal source.

Release Day: Drupal 8 Migration Guide, Part 1

This week we're starting a whole new guide covering Drupal 8 migrations. We'll look at what migrations are, how they work, planning for a migration, the contributed module ecosystem, and performing a Drupal-to-Drupal migration.

Custom Drupal-to-Drupal Migrations with Migrate Tools

Drupal 8.1 now provides a user interface (UI) for conducting a Drupal-to-Drupal migration. Since there is no direct upgrade path for Drupal 6 or 7 to 8, you should become familiar with the migrate system in Drupal, as it will allow you to migrate your content from previous versions to Drupal 8.

A Simple Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 Migration

With the official release date of Drupal 8 right around the corner, I wanted to take a look at how much effort would be required to migrate our blog to Drupal 8. In this blog post we'll take a look at the current documentation, and status of the migrate module in Drupal core as well as a couple of contributed modules that can help us out.

Drupal 8 Upgrade Path

All this excited talk of Drupal 8 has a lot of people dreaming of the day they get to start working with it. Some people get to build new sites from scratch all the time, but a lot of Drupal work out there is maintaining and upgrading existing sites. How will the Drupal 8 upgrade path work, and will it be as shiny as Drupal 8 itself? Well, upgrades will be radically different in Drupal 8, and I'd say it has all the shiny you could possibly want.

Release Day: Finishing the Migrate Module Series

Today we finish up the Importing Data With Migrate and Drupal 7 series. In four hours of lessons we've covered everything from Migrate module concepts to writing your own custom data migration. To wrap things up this week, we are going to take a look at using other data sources, like CSV files, as well as different destinations aside from nodes.

Release Day: Migrating References and Multi-Value Fields

Very few migrations are simple and straight-forward enough that a simple field mapping gets all of the little bits you need. In this week's Importing Data With Migrate and Drupal 7 lessons, we take a look at some complicated field mappings. We are going to add some new data we need to import, with team information. The team data is related to our player data through a relationship, and a player can have multiple teams they've played for.

Release Day: Migration Field Mapping

In this week's lessons for the Importing Data With Migrate and Drupal 7 series we get a good look at our field mappings. This is the time that we make sure our source data is being properly handled and getting to the right destination fields in our Drupal site's database. We walk through basic field mapping, and see how that looks and works in the site UI, as well as with Drush. Then we explore different ways we can transform source data during the migration process, so that it matches what our destination field is expecting.

Release Day: Writing a Custom Migration

This week we're finally ready to dive in and write our first custom migration with the Migrate module. To get things set up, we need to get our source data, and create the content type in our Drupal site so that we have a destination. Joe walks through grabbing some baseball stats in SQL format for the source, and then building out the content types we'll need for teams and players.

Release Day: Migrate Module Orientation

This week, we are continuing our Importing Data With Migrate and Drupal 7 series, by getting oriented with the Migrate module. We take a look at two different ways of working with our migrations, through the UI and by using drush. Then we open up the Migrate example module to get an overview about what files are needed, and the main pieces of code used, to create a migration. This sets us up with a foundation to begin writing our own custom migration next week.

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