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Migrating a site of any scale from one platform to another isn’t a light task, and the same holds true for anyone looking to migrate their Drupal site to Joomla!.  We get many requests or contacts for people looking to go through a migration to Joomla!.  Each one of them has different reasons (as we looked at in our last article on the Drupal to Joomla! Migration Process), but once the decision to migrate a site has been made, there’s a fairly consistent path that’s followed in migrating the site.  As a Project Manager, it’s my job to make sure that the process we follow, and the site we end up with, is what the client wants, and that we get there as efficiently as possible.  Here’s some tips from our experience with migrating Drupal sites to Joomla!, and the processes that go into it.

You Can Never Ask Too Many Questions

It’s true - in this business, there’s no question that shouldn’t be asked.  One of the most time consuming efforts that can drag a project on is having to repeat or redo work because expectations and requirements weren’t crystal clear to begin with.  In migrations though, everything it’s about content.  No matter what the type of site or industry is, at the end of the day, all we’re doing is migrating (a lot) of content from one platform to another.  That means there’s a lot of questions to be asked.  Things like:

  • Exactly what content needs migrated?
  • For each type of content, what data are we expecting to be preserved in the new platform?
  • Content Creation Workflow - what is expected?  Does the new platform support my existing workflow, and do we need to map that out?
  • What about “dependant content”?  Things like comments, tags, keywords - are those used on the site?

All of those, and hundreds more, need asked well before starting work on the actual migration of content.

In case you hadn’t heard, CNP Integrations has developed a new way to give webmasters, site administrators, and developers the ability to choose what CMS they want to use, and help sites easily migrate from Drupal to Joomla!. In this blog series, we’ll look at several aspects of migrating a Drupal; site to Joomla!, including looking at administrative aspects, the mechanics of the migration itself, and even some management tips for administrators looking at migrating. (Tip: if you just can’t wait for those posts to come out, join us this weekend at JoomlaDayNYC for a presentation focused on this topic!) But in this post I want to take just a minute to look at why would you consider migrating in the first place? What circumstances do people find themselves in when they contact us wanting to migrate?

CNP gets many requests and contacts with people looking at, or wanting to migrate their Drupal site to Joomla!. The reasons for why vary widely. Some are run by webmasters or administrators that are just more familiar and comfortable with Joomla!, so it makes sense for them to try to migrate to a platform and environment that they’re more familiar with. Others have just discovered Joomla!, and are liking the relative simplicity in management and development for someone that doesn’t write code and isn’t a programmer. And still others are looking for a specific feature set that Joomla! provides them - those are the ones I want to look at today. What features attract migrations from Drupal?

Whether you see yourself as an enthusiastic Pinterest user or just want to attract the growing user base of Pinterest to your Joomla website, you can do several things to make your website more Pinterest friendly.

Add Photos and Videos To Pages On Your Site

A web page can only be pinned when it has an image or video on it so make sure your most interesting or visited pages on your site have images.

For extra credit, make the images themselves interesting. Infographics, recipes, and diagrams are popular to share because the picture itself makes people value the information. Here's what you see when you click the 'Pin It' button on the CNP Integrations homepage: multiple images you can pin from the website.

Add Pinterest Icon To Your Website

cnp-iphone-screenSee what your customers are seeing when they look at your Joomla web site on their mobile devices.

Go to this link and type in your URL: This tool should reveal where you can make improvements on your mobile user experience for folks visiting your Joomla CMS site on one of many mobile devices.

With mobile devices soon becoming the premier viewing device with a massive market share and not millions billions of devices worldwide, having your web site available for these viewers can open a huge door for you to increase the availability of your products and services.

Here are some statistics I found on line that shed light on this booming industry:

  • 5.9 billion – The estimated number of mobile subscriptions worldwide in 2011.
  • 13% – The smartphone share of all mobile handsets in use worldwide.
  • 78% – The percentage of worldwide mobile data traffic that is consumed by smartphones.
  • 1.6 billion – Number of mobile devices sold to end users in 2010, an increase of almost 32% compared to the year before.
  • 19% – The percentage of worldwide mobile devices sold that were smartphones.
  • 472 million – Number of smartphones estimated to be sold worldwide in 2011.
  • 982 million – Estimated number of smartphones to be sold in 2015.
  • 80% – The share of devices accessing mobile websites that have a touchscreen.
  • 50 million – The number of people worldwide who have a mobile phone but that do not have electricity at home. In other words, mobile access has further reach than electricity.

Explore this wiki for even more numbers: