How I'm migrating from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8

May 01, 2020

Presented by Jeff Geerling

After putting off an upgrade for many years, I finally decided to upgrade my personal website,, from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8.

This website got its start as a static HTML website generated by a Java application, Thingamablog, back in 2004. Then I manually migrated content from that blog generator into Drupal 6. I upgraded the Drupal 6 site to Drupal 7, and migrated content from a couple of my other Drupal blogs into the Drupal 7 site.

And now, while also live streaming the entire process, I'm performing an upgrade migration from Drupal 7 to 8.

I'll mention how the process has gone (so far—work in progress!), what kind of pitfalls to watch out for, and how you can profit from all the work I've done—it's all open sourced for you to see, and documented on my YouTube channel!…

Hi! I'm Karim Boudjema, the developer and site-builder of this site.

I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

Hi! I’m Santiago Rico, the web designer and themer of this site.

When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.