Drupal 8 and 9 includes a powerful migration system to import data from a myriad of sources. It is so versatile that its use cases are virtually endless. Drupal’s Migrate API is very flexible and with that comes various layers of abstractions. Have you ever written a migrations that do not work? We sure have! And we have also spent countless hours trying to fix them.
Learn Drupal 8 and 9 Migrations efficiently with practical examples
Our course distills years of experience into a series of video tutorials to help you leverage the Migrate API effectively! You will learn different migration concepts and how they work together through practical examples. Do you need to migrate data from CSV and JSON files? What about migrating into paragraphs or media entities? Are you having troubles updating previously migrated data? All of that and much more is covered. Along the way, we will give you tips for writing and executing migrations. We also explain how to debug migration when they fail. No previous migration experience is required! And no need to be a developer either. This course was prepared with site builders in mind. That being said, tips and tricks for developers are sprinkled all over the place.
Meet your instructor
Mauricio Dinarte (@dinarcon) is an experienced Drupal developer with years of experience on migrations projects. He also loves teaching and has presented over a dozen migration sessions and workshops in DrupalCamps and DrupalCons across America and Europe. In 2019, he wrote the 31 days of Drupal migration series which has received very positive feedback from the community.
Mauricio’s first migration project was quite memorable… and frustrating. He was tasked with migrating nodes with audio files attached. By then, he had about five years working with Drupal and naively thought this would be a quick task. Soon he realized that was not the case and it took them many
hours days to complete the task. He learned that Drupal’s migrate API is quite powerful, but it also takes time and dedication to understand how it works. To make things easier for you, we are excited to introduce the Understand Drupal Migrations Course!
The course is divided into three packages: basic, intermediate, and advanced. Feel free to purchase the one that best suits your needs. At the moment, the course is on pre-sale. Grab it now for a discounted price. Also, subscribe to our mailing list for announcements on future articles, books, and courses. Below is a summary of the content that is covered in each package.
Release date: June 3, 2020
Pre-sale price: $100 (33% OFF)
- Import data from CSV and JSON files.
- Learn to run migrations from the user interface and the command line with Drush.
- Transform the data to populate taxonomy, date, image, file, and address fields.
- Get content into (single value, non-nested) Paragraphs.
Release date: July 3, 2020
Pre-sale price: $200 (33% OFF)
- Everything in the basic package.
- Get content into Media entities.
- Get content into multi value, nested Paragraphs.
- Migrate url aliases and metatags.
- Write a custom migration plugin.
Release date: August 3, 2020
Pre-sale price: $300 (33% OFF)
- Everything in the basic and intermediate packages.
- Parse HTML with custom attributes into separate Drupal fields.
- Update previously migrated data.
- Dynamically modify migrations to avoid leaking API credentials.
- Debugging procedure and recommendations.
Mauricio knows his stuff when it comes to migrations. He's taught lots of courses on the subject and I think you will find his course super valuable.
Lucas Hedding - Drupal's Migrate API co-maintainer
Your training on migrations at @drupalconNA was one of the best trainings I have ever attended.
Kaleem Clarkson - Drupal front-end developer and expert site builder
If you want to learn about the Migrate API in #Drupal, then you should sign up for @dinarcon's course! Mauricio and I both help out newbies on the migration channel in Drupal Slack. These days, I answer many questions by giving a link to his "31 days of Drupal migrations". This blog covers the basics and more, with links to working code. This series is a great resource for us all!
Benji Fisher - Drupal core contributor
Frequently asked questions
What versions of Drupal are covered?
Both Drupal 8 and 9 will be covered. The API is mostly the same between the two versions. Differences will be highlighted when appropriate.
Do I need to be a developer to take the course?
No, we only expect you to know some basic Drupal site building concepts. That being said, you need a local environment for working through the exercises. We are going to show how to set one up as part of the course. The Advance package includes content that would be easier to pick up if you have some developer experience. Yet, you will still learn a lot if that is not the case.
The content seems great. Can I get everything today?
No, the course is on pre-sale for now. Everyone who purchases the course will get the content of the basic packages on June 3 (also Drupal 9’s release date!). If you buy the intermediate or advance package, you will get the additional content of the intermediate package on July 3. If you buy the advance package, you will get the additional content of the this package on August 3.
If the course is not released at the same time, why should I buy the intermediate or advance package today?
Because they are discounted as part of the pre-sale. On June 3 prices will increase.
Is there any other incentive for buying during the pre-sale?
Yes, every pre-sale purchase will receive a copy of the 31 days of migrations book. Note that the book is still being written. We are planning to update the content of the series to Drupal 9 and include it in the book.
Do you offer discounts for bulk purchases?
Yes, we offer discounts when you buy 3 or more licenses for your team. Just send us a message via our contact form at https://understanddrupal.com/contact
What if I do not like the content of the course?
We are working hard to provide great value with this course! But if you are not satisfied, there is a 100% 30-day money back guarantee. Just send us a message via our contact form at https://understanddrupal.com/contact and we will refund you.
How will the content be delivered?
The course will be available as downloadable video files for off-line viewing.
Does the course cover Drupal 6 or 7 upgrades?
No, but the content will serve as a solid foundation for Drupal upgrade projects. We are planning to produce a course dedicated to this topic during the last quarter of 2020.
If you have any other question, please send us a message over https://understanddrupal.com/contact