Simplifying Migrations to Drupal 8

Migrating an entire website from a particular CMS, or even from Drupal 7, onto Drupal 8 can look like a huge task.

Traditionally, if we decided to move a website to Drupal 8, we created 100 content types, with their 2000 fields or more, and each field had its own settings and properties. This consumed a lot of time and actual development, that genuinely required logic, got delayed.

But with the three contributed modules: migrate_tool, migrate_upgrade, migrate_plus; switching to Drupal 8 has gotten a whole lot easier. In this session, we take a look at how to use these modules to eliminate all the tedious work. We also share some the challenges we faced during site migration and how those were resolved.