Drupal is a content management platform created to bring your content ideas and strategies to life and provide efficient solutions for your online store. It's a flexible tool that is free and has an open code, so you can easily modify it in accordance with your needs. It can also be associated with a wide range of modules, high speed, and advanced security settings.
However, this platform is mostly designed to be used by professionals with great prior experience in the field. The interface is rather not intuitive, so there may be some hardships in the familiarization process, especially for beginners.
That being said, if you decide to migrate to the Magento e-Commerce platform, you will have to figure out a way to migrate all your content there, including blog.
Luckily our Magento 2 Blog offers a variety of options, including a blog import wizard so no of your valuable content is lost.
In this article, we'll have a closer look at the import of the Drupal blog to Magento 2 Blog.
Note: import from Drupal Blog is available only in the Blog Extra edition.
How to Import Blog from Drupal
To import Drupal Blog to Magento 2 Blog, follow the following steps:
1. Go to Content > Blog > Import > Import from Drupal.
2. Set the following fields:
- Add the Database Name you want to import your old blog from.
- Enter the User Name.
- Fill in the Password.
- Add your old blog's host in the Database Host field.
- Set the Table Prefix.
- Choose the Store View to which your old blog has to be imported.
3. Initiate the blog migration process by pressing the Start Import button.
Note: Once the import is finished, copy the images files to the Magento pub/media/magefan_blog directory to properly import and display the images from your old blog.
Databases are set up to accept requests only from the same server where they are requested and to reject queries from any other servers.
Due to this fact, you need to move your previous blog's database to the same server where your Magento database is stored so to prevent any troubles with the blog import.
So, now you know that the whole process of Drupal blog import is not complicated, so you can cope with it easily. Once you migrate your old blog to Magento you have to learn how to manage a blog on this platform.