In the world of Drupal development migration or conversion is a regular affair. Drupal developers around the world like to use the latest technology that is available in the market and when a new version of the CMS is launched, there is a natural urge to switch to the latest version. This keeps the website in sync with the latest in the world of web technology and allows the website to stay ahead of competition.
Drupal 7 is the latest offering in this open source content management system and packs in a lot of features which add to the robustness of a Drupal-powered website. For smooth migration from Drupal 5 to version 7 hire Drupal developers who have expertise in the migration. Avoid the trial and error methods which lead to delay and website crashes that can harm your brand value.
Tools That Help in Conversion of Joomla 5 to 7
- Migration Module – This module will solve half your worries relating to migration of Drupal 5 to 7. It allows you easily transfer data from one version of Drupal to another. This can also be used to transfer data from another CMS to Drupal. This allows you to create core Drupal objects such as nodes, users, and comments which adds to your ease.
- Backup and Migrate – It works similar to the migrate module but simplifies the task of backing up and restoring your Drupal database. You can easily copy your database from one Drupal site to another. Backup and Migrate supports gzip, bzip and zip compression as well as automatic scheduled backups.
- Node Import – One of the most important things about migrating from one version of Drupal to another lies with the import of the CSV files which helps you map to content type fields, taxonomy and users.
You can achieve this easily with Node Import which is one of the most popular tools used in Drupal conversion.
- Script It – To ease the conversion of Drupal 5 to Drupal 7 you could try writing a PHP script. This allows you to fetch the content from the Drupal 5 database and then connect to the Drupal 7 database and insert it. This gives you complete continuity with the website once you have migrated to the new platform.
One of the most important steps in Drupal migration is to hire Drupal developers who have expertise in migration and sound knowledge of Drupal 7. This is where Evon Technologies can be your ideal partner as the company has been one of the hubs of Drupal development. Operating out of India they offer highly cost effective web development solutions which make them the preferred choice of clients from around the globe.