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  1. WPStuffs
    WPStuffs January 14, 2013 at 08:38 | | Reply

    Its a great article…Yes I agree with Jordi some things has be given to well experienced professionals…This will save your much precious time.

  2. Piet
    Piet January 17, 2013 at 17:00 | | Reply

    Interesting article. How could the whole field type concept (what came up with CCK) of Drupal be mirrored to WordPress? Adding them as post meta data is a sub-optimal solution in complex situations. What “WP custom type plug-ins” can you suggest?


    1. Jordi Cabot
      Jordi Cabot January 19, 2013 at 00:14 | | Reply

      Well, most (all?) custom type/fields plug-ins in WP end up storing the additional information in the wp_postmeta table anyway but it´s true that they offer a graphical interface that allows you to define and manage the custom types / fields you want quite easily.

      As usual, there are several plug-ins available. Three plug-ins I’m happy to work with are Advanced Custom Fields (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-custom-fields/ ), Custom Post Type UI ( http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-post-type-ui/ ) and types (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/types/ )

    2. Nicolas
      Nicolas January 19, 2013 at 18:25 | | Reply

      Piet, You might want to look at Pods framework: it’s like custom types on steroïds.

  3. werner glinka
    werner glinka January 19, 2013 at 19:59 | | Reply

    This post lost credibility the moment I read that the author’s company offers migration services. Before that I was eager to learn why anybody would down grade from Dupal. I build websites using either WordPress or Drupal or Joomla for that matter. Drupal is by far my first choice, for some of the reasons listed above. And over the last couple of years I have helped several compnaies to transition from WordPress to Drupal because they needed a more powerful solution. Funny how that work…

    1. Jordi Cabot
      Jordi Cabot January 20, 2013 at 10:30 | | Reply

      @Werner, I’m not sure I get the point of your comment. The post is a not a “Drupal vs WordPress” post nor it says anywhere that WordPress is always the best solution. The goal of the post is to help people that wants to migrate to WordPress. And the fact that this is written by somebody that offers this kind of services (which is clearly stated in the first paragraph) I think it only adds credibility to the list of challenges presented since they are based in my large experience doing this kind of work.

      I’m not trying to convince people to drop Drupal. I do believe that the current trend is that people are moving to WordPress but I agree that Drupal can be a better solution sometimes, depending on your needs. As I say in the post, a defalt drupal install is more flexible than a WP one and this can be good or bad depending on what you need.

  4. Rob
    Rob March 8, 2013 at 18:35 | | Reply

    Yes I too agree with Jordi .It is true that migrating from one platform to another is hard and very tricky and if you have got emails accounts and other third party applications installed then it even becomes harder. This task really has to be handled by a professional.

  5. Brian
    Brian April 3, 2013 at 17:05 | | Reply

    A really good and interesting article. I agree with you Jordi, probably Drupal can be better, but the current trend is that more and more people use wordpress.

  6. alexanderf
    alexanderf May 22, 2013 at 10:36 | | Reply

    I like this article!
    I also moved from Drupal to WordPress , however I used automated tool for my content migration. It was cms2cms online tool. but it doesn’t move design and tech elements of the site. This tool converts pages, posts, media files, reorganized internal links to the wordpress and also it moves comments and users. The pros are also that you may try free migration preview to see the tool in action. Here’s the video how this tool works http://www.cms2cms.com/supported-cms/drupal-to-wordpress-migration

    Best Regards!

  7. Emily Johns
    Emily Johns January 16, 2016 at 02:49 | | Reply

    Although WordPress started out as blogging software, it’s now a proper CMS with the advantage of being incredibly easy to use. Those who simply want a basic CMS seem to be abandoning Drupal and moving to WordPress because it suits their needs better. An the task of conversion has be given to well experienced professionals only…

  8. Fred
    Fred September 19, 2016 at 01:53 | | Reply

    Good article.
    For information, you can do most of these tasks automatically using the plugin FG Drupal to WordPress.
    In one click, it moves your content types and fields, your content, your users and your images from Drupal to WordPress.

  9. Jupiter
    Jupiter July 19, 2017 at 05:30 | | Reply

    Is this a guide at any point? Can anybody convert a database by following this article? Calling this one an ultimate guide is a direct hoax/

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