Migrate all the things!


The new Migrate module in core is great for upgrading sites from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8. But it's useful for a lot more than just that! Migrate adds the power of any external tool to your content workflow.

Not every client is accustomed to using Drupal. Some clients might like Google Spreadsheets; others prefer Markdown files in version control. Using Migrate, you can let your clients use their preferred content building tools—even before you have a Drupal site ready for them! I'll talk about my experiences with several different Migrate-based workflows that we've used at Evolving Web.

There's already information out there about building migrations, but most of it focuses on very limited use cases: direct upgrades, or simple nodes. I'll cover many other bits and pieces you need for real-life migration projects, including:

  • Hierarchical menus
  • Paths and redirects
  • Multilingual data
  • Files and images
  • Merging multiple migrations
  • Writing custom migration sources and transformations
  • Figuring out why your migration isn't working


Attendees with some PHP experience will get the most out of this talk—but many parts will be interesting to site builders and project managers as well.

Session Track

Coding and Development

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Wednesday, 26 April, 2017 - 13:00 to 14:00
307 - Acquia