In a previous post, I covered some useful (and less well known) modules to help you with importing content into your new Drupal 8 or Drupal 9 website. In this post, I want to cover moving content the opposite way - from Drupal into WordPress. I also touch on more generic content importing from other content management systems.
While the Drupal core's Migrate functionality is often the go-to starting point for imports and is well covered, I'm focusing in this article on some of the other approaches and modules that might help your migrations.
Many organisations, especially those in the charity sector who may feel their values align with those of the open source community, will most likely run internal or desktop systems based on closed source software from the established vendors like Microsoft. Given the skillset of internal IT teams and the massive market dominance of these solutions, this is not surprising. So far, open source solutions based on Linux have struggled to find anything more than a foothold in this area.
Websites are always evolving. We build new websites and software tools and are constantly improving existing ones in response to changing needs and new opportunities. How are Covid lockdown restrictions affecting our work?
Planning and building a new website should be an exciting and enjoyable process for a charity comms team. Thinking carefully about your users' needs and planning what you want to say is all part of the planning process.
But when it comes to content, what do you need to bear in mind to rank well on search engines? Here are my top tips for making your content SEO-friendly:-
Option 1 - stay with the technology platform you have and rebuild.
This option is definitely the easiest provided you are happy with your current digital partners and hosting and support service. If your admin experience is fine and your support agency are helpful and responsive, your best option will be to rethink your audience, your priorities and goals and redesign your site. You’ll have no need to retrain and get used to a new CMS plus you can keep your data where it is which is a huge attraction.
Most web builders will tell you that the two nicest parts of most web projects are (1) the excitement of planning out the new solution, and (2) the delight of the launch. It's great to see your efforts - and those of your client - bear fruit and find their place on the Internet.
This month we have been pleased to launch successfully two websites that we are very proud of.