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How to Migrate from Drupal to WordPress Coding-Free


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If you're willing to move to WordPress, but don't have much time or coding skills, don't be discouraged. See this tutorial on how your can easily switch from Drupal to WordPress automatedly, fast and with no hassle at all! Learn more:

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How to Migrate from Drupal to WordPress Coding-Free

  1. 1. How to Migrate fromDrupal to WordPressby CMS2CMS TeamJune,
  2. 2. Table of Contents1. Why switch to WordPress?2. Drupal to WordPress migration:a. How to migrate?b. How to prepare for migration?c. Migration setupd. What to do after migration?
  3. 3. Why Switch to WordPress?Open SourceFreeVery easy to useFlexibleGreat range of pluginsMany design solutionsEasy updatesCommunity
  4. 4. Why Switch to WordPress?Number of searches for Drupal and WordPress since 2005via Google
  5. 5. How to Migrate from Drupal to WordPress?Automated Migration
  6. 6. How to Prepare for Migration?1. Back up your Drupal website2. Install WordPress3. Set up custom URL structure for WP4. Find FTP access details (for Drupal and WordPress)Find more info in this
  7. 7. Migration SetupStep 1. Create your accountVisit www.cms2cms.comRegister your CMS2CMS account or sign up via Facebook or
  8. 8. Migration SetupStep 2. Set up your Source and Target sites1. Select yourCurrentand NewCMS types2. Type in theURLs ofyourDrupal
  9. 9. Migration SetupStep 3. Connect your Sites1. Download Bridge file (zip) to your PC2. Extract cms2cms folder from the
  10. 10. o Connect to your Drupal website via FTPo Upload extracted cms2cms folder to Drupal rootdirectory.o Connect to WordPress website via FTPo Upload cms2cms folder to WordPress root folderMigration SetupStep 3. Connect your Siteswww.cms2cms.comNote. Root directory is the top folder with index.phpfileFind more info here or watch the video tutorial.
  11. 11. Migration SetupStep 3. Connect your SitesGo back to Migration wizard and click "Verify Connectionto your Sites"
  12. 12. Migration SetupStep 4. Select Migration preferencesCheck the boxes toactivate the followingmigration options:• Migrate Media - to haveimages moved• Make URLs SEO friendly- to have internal linksformed according to therewrite rules onWordPress.• 301 Redirect - receive aset of rules to redirectDrupal URLs to WordPressURLs• Clear Target websitedata - delete all contentfrom WordPress
  13. 13. Migration SetupStep 4. Start Demo MigrationYoure all set to start your migration. Its recommended torun the free Demo migration to see how the service works.Note. You canskip this stepand start Fullmigration
  14. 14. Migration SetupStep 5. Start Full MigrationOnly one mouse clickseparates you from the newWordPress site.After you click Start FullMigration, your Drupalwebsite content will be movedto WordPress.Youll receive an emailnotification as soon as thetransfer is complete.Youll be able to check theresults and enjoy your newWordPress website!
  15. 15. What to Do After Migration?1. Set appearance & descriptionWhen you migrate, your WordPress website has the default theme installed(currently, it’s Twenty Twelve). To personalise it, set up the suitable theme andtemplate for your website.Don’t forget about the tagline - by default, it says “Just another WordPressblog". To change the tagline, go to Settings -> General in WordPressdashboard.2. Add functionalityInstall the necessary plugins, like SEO, backup, security etc. You can accessWordPress plugin directory right from your dashboard. Go to Plugins ->AddNew. Use search function or browse by tag to find the needed plugin.3. Take care of SEO• set up 301 permanent redirects (you can do so using redirection bridge youllget from CMS2CMS after migration).• monitor your site for 404 errors and fix them.• create Google Webmaster Tools account for the new site• generate and submit to Google your new XML sitemap. Click here for more info.4. Test your new siteMake sure all the functions are working properly, pages and posts are displayedcorrectly and all forms (registration, contact, login etc function well)
  16. 16. Migrate your site now - its never been easier!Go ahead and start the new life of yourwebsite!