Migrate API in Drupal 8 - Upgrading from Drupal 6/7 to Drupal8

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Code and Development


Drupal 8 contains the Migrate API in core, an extensible and powerful framework for migrating configuration and content into your Drupal 8 site.   The process of upgrading your Drupal site from earlier Drupal versions (Drupal 6 or Drupal 7) to Drupal 8 has been completely rewritten. Gone are the days of using update.php to move your site to the next major version.   The Migrate & Migrate Drupal core modules will help you move your content and configuration in a more robust and repeatable way.   In this session I will cover:  
  • The concepts of Migrate API in Drupal 8
  • The (experimental) state of Migrate & Migrate Drupal in Drupal 8
  • Additional (contrib) modules for succesful migrations
  • Executing a migration to Drupal 8
  • Writing your own migrations
  • Contributing to the Migrate initiative 

Slides available at https://speakerdeck.com/svendecabooter/migrate-api-in-drupal-8