Migrating from Drupal 6 to Wordpress

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Why migrate from one CMS to another?

Every project has different needs; some rely on a simple back-end and a complex
design, others rely on a complex back-end and a simple interface. In a world with multiple content management systems available, it can be a challenge to know which to use, and when a migration is needed.

At Authentic, we work with both Drupal and Wordpress, and there are times when a client needs to migrate from one to the other. For example, if a client started their business with a single Drupal asset, then bought a second existing website as they scale, and that asset is Wordpress, it may make sense for them to convert their existing Drupal assets to Wordpress, such that their monthly CMS maintenance will be more simple, and staff don't need to train in multiple technologies.

Conversely, many businesses start in Wordpress for the simplicity and later need a more dynamic, powerful CMS. For these, we will migrate from Wordpress to Drupal. More on that later - for now, let's look at migrating from Drupal 6 to Wordpress.

How do we migrate Drupal 6 to Wordpress?

The easiest approach for a Drupal 6 to Wordpress migration is to hire a firm such as Authentic. However, for the smaller businesses or those with a lot of time, a migration can be carried out on your own. We'll list some resources below for managing your own Drupal 6 to Wordpress migrations.

  1. Hywel provides a complete list of steps here for Drupal 6 migrations.
  2. This Wordpress plugin helps migrate sites from Drupal to Wordpress.
  3. This tool from Brendan Carr migrates images from Drupal 6 to Wordpress.

So, whatever your reason for a migration, there are a lot of solutions out there for you. If you're looking to have your migration done by professionals, feel free to contact our team at Authentic. We'd be happy to help.

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