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Drupal 7 to 9 Migration Workshop

Course Description

This course will cover how to move your content and configuration into Drupal 9.
Whether you’re coming from Drupal 6 or 7, or another platform, you’ll learn how to migrate
your content into Drupal, the overall process of mapping functionality to Drupal 9, and how
migrations fit into the overall process of building out your Drupal 9 site.  

Training Schedule

  • Live Session #1: Monday, August 29, from 2 pm to 4 pm ET.
  • Live Session #2: Wednesday, August 31, from 2 pm to 4 pm ET.
  • Live Session #3: Wednesday, September 7, from 2 pm to 4 pm ET.
  • Live Session #4: Thursday, September 8, from 2 pm to 4 pm ET.

Learning Objectives  

You'll come away with knowledge of:   

1. How to plan and execute your migration project

  • Examples from similar migration projects: challenges, workflows, and best practices
  • Differences between Drupal 7 and 9 from a migration perspective
  • Technical requirements for hosting a Drupal 9 website
  • Setting up your migration environment and command line tools for migrations (Composer, Drush)

2. Upgrading Modules to Drupal 9

  • Selecting which modules require upgrade, which to remove, and which are no longer needed in Drupal 9
  • Tools for upgrading modules automatically
  • Checklist for upgrading your modules to Drupal 9, including modules without upgrade paths

3. Writing a Migration

  • Overview of Migrate API, migration tools and best practices
  • Overview of Migration plugins
  • Mapping your fields from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9
  • Example migrations involving nodes, taxonomies, and Paragraphs.
  • Debugging migrations
  • Troubleshooting issues during migration from Drupal 7 to 9 - tools and techniques


You'll have lessons to complete between live sessions, and access to a Slack channel and a one-on-one session to help you out.

  • Install Party & Introductions
  • Module Selection
  • Planning your move to Drupal 9
  • Command line tools for migrations
  • Creating a Drupal Migration
  • Mapping your fields to Drupal 9
  • Migrating taxonomy terms
  • Migrating images and alt text 
  • Migrating Users
  • Writing a migration from CSV
  • Migrate multilingual content
  • Migrating paragraphs
  • Writing migration plugins
  • Debugging migrations

Who Will Get the Most Out of This Course  

  • Developers looking for insight into best practices for migrations
  • Project Leads who want to learn how to plan and execute a migration

What Are The Prerequisites

  • Your laptop with Drupal 9 installed (we'll provide instructions in advance)
  • You should have experience with Drupal configuration and programming



Blended Online Learning: How it Works

This blended learning course consists of live training with your instructor and cohort to deepen your understanding, one-on-one training sessions with instructors to get more guidance and support, and pre-recorded videos and exercises that allow you to self-direct your learning and learn at your own schedule.

Here's what to expect:

  • 👩‍🏫 Interactive sessions over Zoom (twice a week from 2 pm to 4 pm ET)
  • 📺 Carefully crafted videos and virtual exercises to complete in between the sessions
  • 👨‍💻 A one-to-one session with your trainer for personalized support
  • 💬 A dedicated Slack workspace to learn and grow together
  • 🏆 A certificate upon completion

Can you provide an invoice? Contact us and we can issue you an invoice for the training.

What size is the class? Our classes usually have 6-10 participants, and we have a hard limit of 12 participants per trainer. 

Do you offer discounts for charities or individuals? Yes, contact us to receive a discount on the course.

Do you offer custom training? Yes, we can provide custom training for your team. Just get in touch with us and we can set up a training that fits your needs.

Do you offer refunds? Tickets are refundable up until 30 days before the start of the course. And it's always free and easy to transfer your ticket to another person, just contact us.

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