Drupal To WordPress: The Easy Way

Many professional bloggers and businesses are now moving to WordPress for an enhanced online presence. WordPress is easier and much more responsive than Drupal. Many webmasters have already cited the struggle of posting new content on their Drupal website. This can simply be dealt with the help of WordPress migration.

There are many reasons why web users are switching from Drupal to WordPress and benefiting from it. If you are looking out for a convenient and better blogging experience, you need to migrate to WordPress.

WordPress is Superior To Drupal

WordPress is way more responsive than Drupal. The tasks that you perform on Drupal on a daily basis, can be done much faster on WordPress. The WordPress features an auto-save option. This handles the incomplete content and ensures that no data is lost. Drupal does not have any such option in the text editor. WordPress is known for the plethora of plugins it offers. The platform is lightweight and you don’t have to take any burdens to add HTML links.

Switching to WordPress from Drupal

Migrating from Drupal to WordPress will take a certain level of skill and dedication. So, you must consult a WordPress developer before you start with the process. To begin with, you will have to work on the offline copies in the archive. Clear the Drupal database from the system and import it in a new database. You may use MySQL for such conversion.

Install WordPress CMS into your system with the help of the old database server. This is the one where the Drupal database is available. Now, you will have Drupal and WordPress running simultaneously on the same server, even though the database are different. Give different names to the databases to avoid any confusion at the later stage.

This requires some programming knowledge of languages like MySQL and PHP. If you are not good with coding, it is always advised t hire a professional developer for the task. PHP can be enabled on Drupal by using the following the path:

/drupal/admin/settings/filters

Here, you need to change the location. If you keep the location same as before, Google will consider it as a duplicate content and will not rank the website. With little tweaks in coding, you can let Google know that the content is being migrated from the Drupal platform to WordPress. After the website has been moved, you just need to enable ‘Input Format’ while posting the new content.

This is the basic way of moving to the WordPress CMS from Drupal. Now, you need to log in to the WordPress homepage. Here, you will find the content, blogs and comments from the Drupal website into a new WordPress template. If all the posts and comments have been the migrated in the database, you can clear the WordPress database and import the archive into a new database. Now, you need to install a new WordPress and configure it accordingly on the server to use the new database properly.

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