FG Drupal to WordPress

Description

This plugin migrates articles, stories, pages, categories, tags and images from Drupal to WordPress.

It has been tested with Drupal 5, 6, 7 & 8 and WordPress 4.9. It is compatible with multisite installations.

Major features include:

  • migrates the Drupal articles
  • migrates the Drupal 6 stories
  • migrates the Drupal basic pages
  • migrates the Drupal categories
  • migrates the Drupal tags
  • migrates the Drupal images
  • uploads all the posts media in WP uploads directories
  • uploads external media (option)
  • modifies the post content to keep the media links
  • resizes images according to the sizes defined in WP
  • defines the featured image to be the first post image (option)
  • keeps the alt image attribute
  • modifies the internal links
  • compatible with the MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite Drupal database drivers

No need to subscribe to an external web site.

Premium version

The Premium version includes these extra features:

  • migrates the comments
  • migrates the authors
  • migrates the administrators
  • migrates the users
  • migrates the custom post types
  • migrates the custom taxonomies
  • migrates the custom fields
  • authenticates the users with their Drupal passwords
  • SEO: redirects the Drupal URLs to the corresponding WordPress URLs
  • Ability to not import some data
  • Ability to import only specific node types
  • Import and replace the Image Assist shortcodes
  • Import the images managed by the Image Attach Drupal module
  • Import the nodes relationships

The Premium version can be purchased on: https://www.fredericgilles.net/fg-drupal-to-wordpress/

Add-ons

The Premium version allows the use of add-ons that enhance functionality:

  • CCK Custom Content Kit
  • Meta tags
  • Location custom fields
  • Ubercart store
  • Name custom fields
  • Addressfield custom fields
  • Internationalization
  • NodeBlock fields
  • EntityReference relationships
  • Media Provider (S3, SoundCloud, YouTube media)
  • Forum

These modules can be purchased on: https://www.fredericgilles.net/fg-drupal-to-wordpress/add-ons/

Translations

  • English (default)
  • French (fr_FR)
  • other can be translated

Screenshots

  • Parameters screen

Installation

  1. Install the plugin in the Admin => Plugins menu => Add New => Upload => Select the zip file => Install Now
  2. Activate the plugin in the Admin => Plugins menu
  3. Run the importer in Tools > Import > Drupal
  4. Configure the plugin settings. You can find the Drupal database parameters in the Drupal file sites/default/settings.php

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Install the plugin in the Admin => Plugins menu => Add New => Upload => Select the zip file => Install Now
  2. Activate the plugin in the Admin => Plugins menu
  3. Run the importer in Tools > Import > Drupal
  4. Configure the plugin settings. You can find the Drupal database parameters in the Drupal file sites/default/settings.php
I get the message: “[fg-drupal-to-wp] Couldn’t connect to the Drupal database. Please check your parameters. And be sure the WordPress server can access the Drupal database. SQLSTATE[28000] [1045] Access denied for user ‘xxx’@’localhost’ (using password: YES)”
  • First verify your login and password to the Drupal database.
    If Drupal and WordPress are not installed on the same host:
  • If you use CPanel on the Drupal server, a solution is to allow a remote MySQL connection.
    • go into the Cpanel of the Drupal server
    • go down to Database section and click “Remote MySQL”
    • There you can add an access host (WordPress host). Enter the access host as the SOME-WEBSITE-DOMAIN-OR-IP-ADDRESS and click add host.
  • Another solution is to copy the Drupal database on the WordPress database:
    • export the Drupal database to a SQL file (with phpMyAdmin for example)
    • import this SQL file on the same database as WordPress
    • run the migration by using WordPress database credentials (host, user, password, database) instead of the Drupal ones in the plugin settings.
I get this error when testing the connection: “SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] Connection refused” or “SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] No such file or directory”
  • This error happens when the host is set like localhost:/tmp/mysql5d.sock
    Instead, you must set the host to be localhost;unix_socket=/tmp/mysql5d.sock
The migration stops and I get the message: “Fatal error: Allowed memory size of XXXXXX bytes exhausted” or I get the message: “Internal server error”
  • First, deactivate all the WordPress plugins except the ones used for the migration
  • You can run the migration again. It will continue where it stopped.
  • You can add: define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '512M'); in your wp-config.php file to increase the memory allowed by WordPress
  • You can also increase the memory limit in php.ini if you have write access to this file (ie: memory_limit = 1G). See the increase memory limit procedure.
The media are not imported
  • Check the URL field that you filled in the plugin settings. It must be your Drupal home page URL and must start with http:// or https://
The media are not imported and I get the error message: “Warning: copy() [function.copy]: URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration”
  • The PHP directive “Allow URL fopen” must be turned on in php.ini to copy the medias. If your remote host doesn’t allow this directive, you will have to do the migration on localhost.
I get the message: “Fatal error: Class ‘PDO’ not found”
  • PDO and PDO_MySQL libraries are needed. You must enable them in php.ini on the WordPress host.
    Or on Ubuntu:
    sudo php5enmod pdo
    sudo service apache2 reload
I get this error: PHP Fatal error: Undefined class constant ‘MYSQL_ATTR_INIT_COMMAND’
  • You have to enable PDO_MySQL in php.ini on the WordPress host. That means uncomment the line extension=pdo_mysql.so in php.ini
Does the migration process modify the Drupal site it migrates from?
  • No, it only reads the Drupal database.
I get this error: Erreur !: SQLSTATE[HY000] [1193] Unknown system variable ‘NAMES’
  • It comes from MySQL 4.0. It will work if you move your database to MySQL 5.0 before running the migration.
I get this error “Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM”
  • You must use at least PHP 5.3 on your WordPress site.
I get this error: SQLSTATE[HY000] [2054] The server requested authentication method unknown to the client
  • It is a compatibility issue with your version of MySQL.
    You can read this post to fix it: http://forumsarchive.laravel.io/viewtopic.php?id=8667
None image get transferred into the WordPress uploads folder. I’m using Xampp on Windows.
  • Xampp puts the htdocs in the applications folder which is write protected. You need to move the htdocs to a writeable folder.
Do I need to keep the plugin activated after the migration?
  • No, you can deactivate or even uninstall the plugin after the migration (for the free version only).
My screen hangs because of a lot of errors in the log window
  • You can stop the log auto-refresh by unselecting the log auto-refresh checkbox

Don’t hesitate to let a comment on the forum or to report bugs if you found some.

Reviews

Very Helpful Plugin and Amazing Support.

This is a really great plugin. I had a Drupal site with many custom types and lots of customization. I thought I would have to hire a company to migrate my site.
But with this plugin and amazing support from the developers, I was able to move all my content and get everything working.
This plugin is easy to use and saved me a lot of time and money. Great tech support also.

I highly recommend it.

Great plugin and great support!

I had been searching for a while for a way to get articles moved from Drupal to WordPress and this plugin worked great. Needed one other plugin to get the images moved but it was well worth it. Had a few questions on getting it set up and great support, very quick replies.

Happy Camper!

This worked like a charm to import Pages. As expected, I needed the premium version and CCK add-on to import the many custom content types my complex Drupal site has. I was going from Drupal 6 to WordPress 4.8.1 Be aware you need to install “Toolset” to see the CPTs, then you’ll need some developer know how to display the content on the front end. Generally I was amazed that it brought in the content, and set up the custom post types (via Toolset). Support was terrific!

Perfect solution

Made a decision to move from Drupal 6 to WordPress 4.8, but wasn’t sure how to transition, whether I’d have to pay someone to do it. Then found this plug-in, and my problem was solved instantly. Worked brilliantly, even with some custom content types in Drupal – most situations seem to be catered to.

Only had one issue, with comments coming across as moderated (problematic, with some 65,000 of them on our Drupal site), and the comment count not working correctly. But issue was solved quickly by submitting a ticket to the creator – so extra thumbs-up for such solid support.

Highly recommended for anyone thinking about making the switch from Drupal to WordPress.

(Don’t fiddle around with the free version and then leave a bad review about having to pay for extra services – just pay the money, it’s a bargain compared to having to pay someone to do it.)

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Contributors & Developers

“FG Drupal to WordPress” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.48.0

  • New: Can import the Drupal databases stored on PostgreSQL
  • Tested with WordPress 4.9.1

1.47.2

  • Tested with WordPress 4.9

1.47.1

  • Fixed: SQL error when some taxonomies contain quotes

1.46.0

  • Fixed: Displayed a warning about the Localization module if there were disabled languages
  • Fixed: Displayed a warning about the Nodeblock module if the Field Collection module was used without the Nodeblock module

1.45.0

  • New: Can import the Drupal databases stored on SQLite

1.44.0

  • New: Check if we need the Forum add-on
  • Tested with WordPress 4.8.3

1.43.0

  • Fixed: [ERROR] Error:SQLSTATE[42S02]: Base table or view not found: 1146 Table ‘config’ doesn’t exist

1.42.0

  • New: Check if we need the Entity Reference add-on (Drupal 8)

1.41.1

  • Fixed: Wrong images imported

1.41.0

  • Fixed: Sanitize the file names with spaces

1.40.0

  • New: Keep the images alignments
  • Tested with WordPress 4.8.2

1.39.0

  • New: Check if we need the Media Provider add-on

1.38.1

  • Fixed: Avoid double slash in the media filenames
  • Tweak: code refactoring

1.37.0

  • New: Check if we need the Entity Reference add-on
  • Fixed: Security cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the Ajax importer
  • Tested with WordPress 4.8.1

1.33.0

  • New: Import the image caption in the media attachment page

1.32.0

  • New: Check if the NodeBlock add-on is necessary

1.31.0

  • New: Check if we need the CCK add-on (Drupal 5)

1.28.0

  • New: Modify internal links in drafts

1.27.0

  • New: Block the import if the URL field is empty and if the media are not skipped
  • New: Add error messages and information

1.25.0

  • New: Add the percentage in the progress bar
  • New: Display the progress and the log when returning to the import page
  • Change: Restyling the progress bar
  • Fixed: Typo – replace “complete” by “completed”
  • Tested with WordPress 4.8

1.23.2

  • Fixed: Allow media src containing extra spaces
  • Tested with Drupal 5

1.23.1

  • Tested with WordPress 4.7.4

1.22.0

  • Tweak: Add a hook

1.19.0

  • New: Check if we need the Internationalization module
  • Tweak: Add some hooks for internationalization
  • Fixed: Images not imported on Drupal 8
  • Tested with WordPress 4.7.3

1.18.0

  • New: Migrates the Drupal 6 stories

1.17.0

  • New: Import the images stored on Amazon S3
  • New: Check if we need the Ubercart add-on

1.16.4

  • Fixed: Medias that are not in the standard /sites/default/files directory were not imported
  • Fixed: [ERROR] Error:SQLSTATE[42S02]: Base table or view not found: 1146 Table ‘field_data_field_image’ doesn’t exist
  • Tested with WordPress 4.7.2

1.16.2

  • Fixed: Images not imported on some servers
  • Tested with WordPress 4.7.1

1.16.1

  • Tweak: Code refactoring

1.16.0

  • New: Import the images descriptions

1.15.1

  • Fixed: Existing images attached to imported posts were removed when deleting the imported data
  • Tested with WordPress 4.7

1.14.1

  • Fixed: Images not imported if there is no node summary

1.14.0

  • New: Can import taxonomies terms with a same name and a different parent
  • New: Check if the Name add-on is needed
  • New: Check if the Addressfield add-on is needed
  • Tweak: Taxonomies import speed increased

1.13.0

  • Fixed: Wrong progress bar color

1.12.3

  • Fixed: Notice: register_post_type was called incorrectly. Post type names must be between 1 and 20 characters in length.
  • Tweak: Add the fgd2wp_post_save_button_click hook
  • Tweak: Add the fgd2wp_post_import_taxonomies hook

1.12.2

  • Fixed: The progress bar didn’t move during the first import
  • Fixed: The log window was empty during the first import

1.12.0

  • Tweak: Add the fgd2wp_database_connection_successful hook

1.11.2

  • Fixed: The “IMPORT COMPLETE” message was still displayed when the import was run again

1.11.1

  • Fixed: The images protected by a user agent protection were not imported

1.11.0

  • New: Check if the Metatag add-on is needed
  • Fixed: Database passwords containing “<” were not accepted

1.10.1

  • Tweak: Code refactoring

1.10.0

  • New: Add a hook for Drupal 6 images
  • Tweak: Code refactoring

1.9.0

  • Fixed: Drupal 6 custom taxonomies containing spaces were not assigned to custom post types
  • Fixed: Drupal 6 terms which taxonomy contains spaces were not imported
  • Tweak: If the import is blocked, stop sending AJAX requests

1.8.1

  • Fixed: Notice: Undefined index: body_summary
  • Fixed: Notice: Undefined index: body_value

1.8.0

  • New: Authorize the connections to Web sites that use invalid SSL certificates

1.7.0

  • New: Check if the CCK add-on is needed
  • New: Check if the Location add-on is needed

1.6.0

  • New: Modify links like /node/xx and like /taxonomy/term/xx in the posts content

1.4.0

  • New: Test if the Drupal database contains some URL alias

1.3.2

  • Fixed: Drupal 6 nodes imported with a wrong revision

1.3.0

  • New: Test if the Drupal database contains some custom post types and custom taxonomies

1.2.0

  • New: Released a Premium version which migrates the comments and the users

1.1.1

  • FAQ created
  • Tested with WordPress 4.6.1

1.1.0

  • New: Compatible with Drupal 6

1.0.0

  • Initial version: Import Drupal articles, basic pages, categories, tags and images