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Drupal 7 to Drupal 9 Migration Workshop

Course Description

This course will cover how to move your content and configuration into Drupal 9. Whether you’re coming from Drupal 6 or 7, or another platform, you’ll learn how to migrate your content into Drupal, the overall process of mapping functionality to Drupal 9, and how migrations fit into the overall process of building out your Drupal 9 site.

The course takes Drupal 10 readiness into account, so you’ll also be ready for Drupal 10’s release or to migrate directly to Drupal 10, depending on the timing of your migration project.

Learning Objectives  

You'll come away with knowledge of:   

1. How to plan and execute your migration project

  • Examples from similar migration projects: challenges, workflows, and best practices
  • Differences between Drupal 7 and 9 from a migration perspective
  • Technical requirements for hosting a Drupal 9 website
  • Setting up your migration environment and command line tools for migrations (Composer, Drush)

2. Upgrading Modules to Drupal 9

  • Selecting which modules require upgrade, which to remove, and which are no longer needed in Drupal 9
  • Tools for upgrading modules automatically
  • Checklist for upgrading your modules to Drupal 9, including modules without upgrade paths

3. Writing a Migration

  • Overview of Migrate API, migration tools and best practices
  • Overview of Migration plugins
  • Mapping your fields from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9
  • Example migrations involving nodes, taxonomies, and Paragraphs.
  • Debugging migrations
  • Troubleshooting issues during migration from Drupal 7 to 9 - tools and techniques


You'll have lessons to complete between live sessions, and access to a Slack channel and a one-on-one session to help you out.

  • Install Party & Introductions
  • Module Selection
  • Planning your move to Drupal 9
  • Command line tools for migrations
  • Creating a Drupal Migration
  • Mapping your fields to Drupal 9
  • Migrating taxonomy terms
  • Migrating images and alt text 
  • Migrating Users
  • Writing a migration from CSV
  • Migrate multilingual content
  • Migrating paragraphs
  • Writing migration plugins
  • Debugging migrations

Who Will Get the Most Out of This Course  

  • Developers looking for insight into best practices for migrations
  • Project Leads who want to learn how to plan and execute a migration

What Are The Prerequisites

  • Your laptop with Drupal 9 installed (we'll provide instructions in advance)
  • You should have experience with Drupal configuration and programming



Our blended learning approach mixes the best of both worlds: live online sessions and self-paced complementary learning materials. The core of our online training offering is our expert-led live sessions. In addition, you can always take advantage of our virtual learning platform's training guides and video tutorials as needed. 

Here's what to expect:

  • 👩‍🏫 Interactive sessions over Zoom (twice a week from 2 pm to 4 pm ET)
  • 📺 On-demand videos and virtual exercises to complete in between the sessions
  • 👨‍💻 A one-to-one session with your trainer for personalized support
  • 💬 A dedicated Slack workspace to get real-time answers to your specific questions
  • 🏆 A certificate upon completion

What is the format of live sessions? Our classes usually have 6-10 participants, and we have a hard limit of 12 participants per trainer. Our live sessions happen twice a week, usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and are 2-hour long (all times are on ET).

How is this different from other courses on the market? Our courses are designed for people who work full-time jobs and need to apply what they learn to real-life projects quickly. Our training includes live learning sessions and offers real-time mentorship from an expert

What are the trainers' credentials? Our courses are delivered by Strategists, Designers and Senior Developers with 10+ years of experience. They're seasoned professionals with real-world projects in a variety of sectors, from small businesses to multinational corporations.

Do I need to install anything on my computer? We’ll give you the necessary instructions and support to work with Drupal locally on your computer for the development courses. If you face restrictions, we’ll provide an alternative remote environment so you can work from your browser.

My organization requires an invoice. Can you provide one? Yes. Contact us before proceeding with payment. We can issue you an invoice with a link to pay via credit card or electronic transfer.

Do you offer discounts for charities or individuals? Yes, contact us to receive a discount on the course.

Do you offer custom training? Yes, we can provide custom training for your team. Learn more about our approach to tailoring a custom course or get in touch with us, and we can set up training that fits your needs.

Can I switch my start date? Can I get a refund? We can reschedule your ticket to the next available course. Our training program runs twice a year, with a first cohort slated to start in March and the second in September. Tickets are refundable up until 30 days before the start of the course. And it's always free and easy to transfer your ticket to another person, just contact us.

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