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Migrate to Drupal Workshop

Course Description

Are you planning to move your website to Drupal 8 or 9? In this workshop, we'll cover the steps to follow when upgrading from other versions of Drupal, or from another platform. We'll plan the content migration process, do research into which modules to use, write content migrations, and walk through the steps of migrating a set of content to Drupal 8/9.

Each participant will also have the chance to share examples from their existing site and work on an upgrade plan.

Learning Objectives

You'll come away from the course with knowledge of:

  • The process of moving from Drupal 6 or 7 to Drupal 8/9
  • Best practices in module selection
  • Content strategy techniques to consider during an upgrade
  • How to do an audit of an existing Drupal site
  • Creating a migration from Drupal 6/7 to Drupal 8/9
  • Creating a migration from an external source (database, CSV, etc)


  • Analysis of a representative sample site
  • Setting up your migration environment and command line tools for migrations (Composer, Drush)
  • Creating a migration plan
  • Running a content audit on an existing site
  • Overview of Migrate API, Migration tools and best practices
  • Overview of Migration Plugins
  • Mapping your fields from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8/9
  • Migrating the following elements from Drupal 7 to 8/9
    • Custom modules
    • Custom themes
    • Content (taxonomy, nodes, etc.)
    • Users (including SAML/Shibboleth authorization types)
    • Files and Media
  • Debugging migrations
  • Migrating configuration (e.g. Views, Blocks, etc)
  • Tools and checklists for upgrading your modules and themes to Drupal 8/9, including modules without upgrade paths

Who Will Get the Most Out of This Course

Anyone who is planning to move their site to Drupal 8 or 9, who has experience with Drupal site building and developing simple modules.


What do I need to bring? You need to bring a laptop and charger to the course. Or contact us to rent a laptop.

Can I pay with a cheque? In most cases, we do accept payment by cheque. 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 on-site, 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 non-refundable, however it's free and easy to transfer your ticket to another person. Contact us to let us know if you'd like to transfer your registration.

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