Migrating a Web Site to Drupal

This paper examines how to smoothly transfer content, users, interface, and metadata to Drupal.

Drupal’s advantages for running enterprise web sites are well established by such companies as FedEx, The Economist, and The White House. But many who would like to use it hesitate because they fear loss of assets now managed by their current site’s platform, or expect the procedure to transfer those assets to be prohibitively difficult. This paper examines scenarios for migrating from other Content-Management Systems (CMSes) such as Vignette, Jive, FatWire, ColdFusion, and Joomla. It evaluates reasons for migration, describes migration methods and tools, and suggests best practices.

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