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Introduction to Drupal 8 upgrades

Although we covered a lot of ground, we only scratched the surface. To wrap up the series, we present an introduction to a very popular topic: Drupal upgrades. Note: In this article, when we talk about Drupal 7, the same applies for Drupal 6.

List of modules

List of migration related Drupal modules

When one starts working with migrations, it is easy to be overwhelmed by so many modules providing migration functionality. Today’s article presents a list of migration related Drupal modules for quick reference.

Incoming drush connection

How to configure XDebug, PHPStorm, and DrupalVM to debug Drupal migrations via Drush commands and the browser

In recent articles, we have presented some recommendations and tools to debug Drupal migrations. Using a proper debugger is definitely the best way to debug Drupal be it migrations or other substems.

Example configuration for debug process plugin.

How to debug Drupal migrations - Part 2

Today, we are going to show how to use the Migrate Devel module and the <code>debug</code> process plugin. Then we will give some guidelines on using a real debugger like XDebug. Next, we will share tips so you get used to migration errors.

Example configuration for log process plugin.

How to debug Drupal migrations - Part 1

When working on Drupal migrations, it is often the case that things do not work right away. Today’s article is the first of a two part series on debugging Drupal migrations. We start giving some recommendations of things to do before diving deep into debugging.

Example definition of a migration group.

Using migration groups to share configuration among Drupal migrations

In the previous posts we talked about option to manage migrations as configuration entities and some of the benefits this brings. Today, we are going to learn another useful feature provided by the Migrate Plus module: migration groups.

Example migration group definition containing migration tags.

What is the difference between migration tags and migration groups in Drupal?

In the previous post we talked about migration groups provided by the Migrate Plus module. Today, we are going to compare them to migration tags. We will dive deeper into how they work and provide tips to avoid problems.

Example workflow for managing migration configuration entities

Workflows and benefits of managing Drupal migrations as configuration entities

In the last blog post we were introduced to managing migration as configuration entities. Today,  we will also show a recommended workflow for working with migration as configuration.

Example of migration defined as configuration entity.

Defining Drupal migrations as configuration entities with the Migrate Plus module

Today, we are going to talk about how to manage migrations as configuration entities. First, we will explain the difference between managing migrations as code or configuration. Then, we will show how to convert existing migrations and options.

Example configuration for Microsoft Excel and LibreOffice Calc migration.

Migrating Microsoft Excel and LibreOffice Calc files into Drupal

Today we will learn how to migrate content from Microsoft Excel and LibreOffice Calc files into Drupal using the Migrate Spreadsheet module. We will present how to configure the module for spreadsheets with or without a header row. There are two example migrations.