Drupal to WordPress – What you need to remember before you migrate
Before you start looking out for tools and services available for Drupal to WordPress migration, you need to get ready and try to foresee the problems you might face during migration. Research, research and plenty of research is key. As the great saying goes “Once bitten Twice shy”, let’s all learn from the mistakes of others and make the best move.
Always..we mean ALWAYS backup your website before you migrate. It may just take a few clicks to back-up your Drupal Website but will save you from tons of time and effort if an unforeseen error occurs.
The experts always say that it is best you first migrate your content and then construct your WordPress website around it as there is lesser risk of over-writing your work that way.
Keeping your followers/users informed about the migration and the site being under maintenance would be less frustrating to them.
Just because your domain name remains unchanged, that doesn’t mean there’s a guarantee that your SEO ranking remains the same. Since different CMS have diverse ways of structuring URLs, you may run into a lot of Page Errors which can in-turn harm your SEO ranking.
Assuming that your WordPress website will look and feel exactly the same as your Drupal website would be expecting too much. Accept that fact and you will be able to concentrate more on how to bring a fresh change to your website without compromising on its functionality and usability.