Adelle Frank Drupal, genealogy, accessibility, and religion archives geek in Atlanta, Georgia


Backing up and migrating: where content is stored in Drupal database tables and files

Drupal logo surrounded by data-related icons You need to backup your Drupal 7 database and site, possibly because you have finished testing and want to move it to the live web server. The problem: you don't want to waste space backing up LARGE tables or files that you don't need, but are unsure which tables and files in your Drupal site to ignore. The solution: Adelle's guide to Drupal 7 tables and files (see below).

Plan your Chunks! Win the Future with Information Architecture NOW

hands covered in henna patterns, holding the Drupal iconMy slides from the information architecture-focused presentation I gave at Drupal Camp Pune 2014 on April 5, 2014 (at 4:30pm IST/7:00am EDT). If you saw me live, you got to have a laugh when a random virtual "guest" decided to hangout in my presentation.

How to easily migrate pages from Drupal 6 CCK content types to Drupal 7 fields using the Feeds module

Feeds icon showing move from Drupal 6 to 7 One of the easiest ways to upgrade between version 6 and version 7 of Drupal is to re-build your site in Drupal 7, and then use the Views Data Export and Feeds XPath Parser modules to move your pages and articles into your new site.

This post shows you the details of setting up both a D6 View you can export and a D7 Feeds importer you can use to migrate that View content.

Update: You might find the code attached to the "Feeds is my Friend" post helpful in supplementing these instructions. And I now recommend using the Features module to make it easy to copy Content Types, Taxonomies, Menus, and Feeds Importers from your test to production sites.

How to set up a "simple" multilingual Drupal 7 website using field (entity) translation

Drupal icon saying Hola and Hello Do you need to set up a "simple" multilingual site with Drupal 7, using the future-looking Field translation method? Learn how to create a small website where the public content switches between many languages, but editors only use one language.

Feeds is my Friend: a Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 migration story (without coding)

Drupal 7 logoEnjoy the slides from my entertaining and demo-driven presentation, given at the GT Build Day on December 5, 2013. This was a demo-driven presentation on how to use the Feeds module to make your migration from Drupal 6 to 7 easy and code-free. You can find the video on the attached GT Build Day page. I've attached my sample D6 Views import code & D7 Features at the bottom of this page.

GT Drupal: Install Script, Profile, and Editor

Drupal 7 logoEnjoy the slides from my somewhat entertaining and demo-driven presentation, given at the GT Build Day on November 5, 2013.