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Drupal 8 Migration: Migrating Taxonomy Term References (Part 2)

A tutorial on migrating taxonomy terms to a Drupal 8 site using the migrate module and related modules.

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Drupal 8 Migration: Migrating Basic Data (Part 1)

A tutorial on migrating basic data to a Drupal 8 site using the migrate module and related modules.

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Upcoming 2017 Drupal Events where we can meet in North America

And it is finally 2017! New year, new projects, new challenges and, of course, a lot of Drupal events.

On this short post, I'll go through a few Drupal events in North America that we'll be either attending or be sponsoring on the first quarter of the year.

If you are planning to attend, feel free to get in touch with us in advance. We love hanging around and meeting with fellow community members, potential business partners, and people just interested in getting to know us.

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Things to know before moving from Drupal 6 or 7 to Drupal 8

Since the release of Drupal 8, Drupal 6 is no longer supported by the Drupal Community. Because of this, many sites need to be migrated to Drupal 7 or 8, and quickly!

That means that at Evolving Web we've been doing a lot of Drupal 8 migration projects lately, either D6 to D8 or D7 to D8. I would like to talk about the things we have to take into account when running these projects.

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5 Tips for Choosing the Right Company to Move Your Site to Drupal 8

As of December 4th, 2016, at least 82,000+ sites are running Drupal 6. Since Drupal 6 is no longer actively supported by the Drupal community, a lot of people urgently need to migrate to a newer version! So, what if you have of those sites and want to move to the most recent Drupal version?

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Restoring a Drupal 8 site from Configuration Files

As Drupal 8 "relies" on a Configuration Management (CM) system, one of its cool improvements is restoring a Drupal 8 site from an existing configuration instead of only a database dump. This means that you can do a brand new Drupal installation and replicate an existing configuration on your new fresh database!

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Planning Your Drupal 8 Theme: Choosing a Base Theme

Whenever we start a new Drupal project, we have to choose what kind of theme we're going to create. Are we going to use a framework like Bootstrap or Zurb Foundation? If so, do we start with a contrib base theme or do we implement the framework ourselves? Are we going to use a classic Drupal base theme like Zen or AdaptiveTheme? Or are we going to build the theme 'from scratch' starting with Drupal core or a core base theme? 

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Using Configuration Management and Git in Drupal 8

Drupal 8 Configuration Managment (CM) is a "killer feature" for a web Content Management System (CMS). When setting up a Drupal site, we spend a lot of time on site configuration: Roles, Permissions, Content Types, Menus, Vocabularies, etc. In most CMS's, all these changes are stored in their databases, making it hard to deploy, track, reuse and rollback important changes.

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