FG Drupal to WordPress


Cette extension migre les articles, les histoires, les pages, les catégories, les étiquettes, et les images de Drupal vers WordPress.

Elle a été testée avec Drupal 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 et la dernière version de WordPress. Elle est compatible avec les installations multisites.

Major features include:

  • migrates the Drupal articles
  • migrates the Drupal 6 stories
  • migrates the Drupal basic pages
  • migrates the Drupal categories
  • migrates the Drupal tags
  • migrates the Drupal images
  • uploads all the posts media in WP uploads directories
  • uploads external media (option)
  • modifies the post content to keep the media links
  • resizes images according to the sizes defined in WP
  • defines the featured image to be the first post image (option)
  • keeps the alt image attribute
  • modifies the internal links
  • compatible with the MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQLite Drupal database drivers

No need to subscribe to an external web site.

Premium version

The Premium version includes these extra features:

  • migrates the comments
  • migrates the authors
  • migrates the administrators
  • migrates the users
  • migrates the custom post types
  • migrates the custom taxonomies
  • migrates the custom fields
  • migrates the custom users fields
  • migrates the users pictures
  • migrates the navigation menus
  • migrates the blocks as inactive widgets
  • authenticates the users with their Drupal passwords
  • SEO: redirects the Drupal URLs to the corresponding WordPress URLs
  • ability to not import some data
  • ability to import only specific node types
  • imports and replaces the Image Assist shortcodes
  • imports the images managed by the Image Attach Drupal module
  • imports the nodes relationships
  • imports the Drupal 8 Media entities
  • imports the Drupal Media
  • imports the Video Embed fields
  • ability to run the import by WP CLI

The Premium version can be purchased on: https://www.fredericgilles.net/fg-drupal-to-wordpress/


The Premium version allows the use of add-ons that enhance functionality:

  • CCK Custom Content Kit
  • ECK Entity Construction Kit
  • Meta tags
  • Location custom fields
  • Ubercart store
  • Drupal Commerce store
  • Name custom fields
  • Addressfield custom fields
  • Internationalization
  • NodeBlock fields
  • EntityReference relationships
  • Media Provider (S3, SoundCloud, YouTube media)
  • Forum
  • Field collections
  • Multifield
  • Paragraphs
  • Domain Access
  • Countries
  • Profile2 user fields
  • Entity Embed
  • Webform
  • Book

These modules can be purchased on: https://www.fredericgilles.net/fg-drupal-to-wordpress/add-ons/


  • English (default)
  • French (fr_FR)
  • other can be translated

Captures d’écran

  • Parameters screen


  1. Install the plugin in the Admin => Plugins menu => Add New => Upload => Select the zip file => Install Now
  2. Activate the plugin in the Admin => Plugins menu
  3. Run the importer in Tools > Import > Drupal
  4. Configure the plugin settings. You can find the Drupal database parameters in the Drupal file sites/default/settings.php


I get the message: « [fg-drupal-to-wp] Couldn’t connect to the Drupal database. Please check your parameters. And be sure the WordPress server can access the Drupal database. SQLSTATE[28000] [1045] Access denied for user ‘xxx’@’localhost’ (using password: YES) »

  • First verify your login and password to the Drupal database.
    If Drupal and WordPress are not installed on the same host:
  • If you use CPanel on the Drupal server, a solution is to allow a remote MySQL connection.
    • go into the Cpanel of the Drupal server
    • go down to Database section and click « Remote MySQL »
    • There you can add an access host (WordPress host). Enter the access host as the SOME-WEBSITE-DOMAIN-OR-IP-ADDRESS and click add host.
  • Another solution is to copy the Drupal database on the WordPress database:
    • export the Drupal database to a SQL file (with phpMyAdmin for example)
    • import this SQL file on the same database as WordPress
    • run the migration by using WordPress database credentials (host, user, password, database) instead of the Drupal ones in the plugin settings.

I get this error when testing the connection: « SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] Connection refused » or « SQLSTATE[HY000] [2002] No such file or directory »

  • This error happens when the host is set like localhost:/tmp/mysql5d.sock
    Instead, you must set the host to be localhost;unix_socket=/tmp/mysql5d.sock

The migration stops and I get the message: « Fatal error: Allowed memory size of XXXXXX bytes exhausted » or I get the message: “Internal server error »

  • First, deactivate all the WordPress plugins except the ones used for the migration
  • You can run the migration again. It will continue where it stopped.
  • You can add: define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '512M'); in your wp-config.php file to increase the memory allowed by WordPress
  • You can also increase the memory limit in php.ini if you have write access to this file (ie: memory_limit = 1G). See the increase memory limit procedure.

The media are not imported

  • Check the URL field that you filled in the plugin settings. It must be your Drupal home page URL and must start with http:// or https://

The media are not imported and I get the error message: « Warning: copy() [function.copy]: URL file-access is disabled in the server configuration »

  • The PHP directive « Allow URL fopen » must be turned on in php.ini to copy the medias. If your remote host doesn’t allow this directive, you will have to do the migration on localhost.

I get the message: « Fatal error: Class ‘PDO’ not found »

  • PDO and PDO_MySQL libraries are needed. You must enable them in php.ini on the WordPress host.
    Or on Ubuntu:
    sudo php5enmod pdo
    sudo service apache2 reload

I get this error: PHP Fatal error: Undefined class constant ‘MYSQL_ATTR_INIT_COMMAND’

  • You have to enable PDO_MySQL in php.ini on the WordPress host. That means uncomment the line extension=pdo_mysql.so in php.ini

Does the migration process modify the Drupal site it migrates from?

  • No, it only reads the Drupal database.

I get this error: Erreur !: SQLSTATE[HY000] [1193] Unknown system variable ‘NAMES’

  • It comes from MySQL 4.0. It will work if you move your database to MySQL 5.0 before running the migration.

I get this error « Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM »

  • You must use at least PHP 5.3 on your WordPress site.

I get this error: SQLSTATE[HY000] [2054] The server requested authentication method unknown to the client

  • It is a compatibility issue with your version of MySQL.
    You can read this post to fix it: http://forumsarchive.laravel.io/viewtopic.php?id=8667

None image get transferred into the WordPress uploads folder. I’m using Xampp on Windows.

  • Xampp puts the htdocs in the applications folder which is write protected. You need to move the htdocs to a writeable folder.

Do I need to keep the plugin activated after the migration?

  • No, you can deactivate or even uninstall the plugin after the migration (for the free version only).

My screen hangs because of a lot of errors in the log window

  • You can stop the log auto-refresh by unselecting the log auto-refresh checkbox

Don’t hesitate to let a comment on the forum or to report bugs if you found some.


5 avril 2024
Migration Drupal 7 to Wordpress with many entities, custom fields, content types and 7000 images worked great.It’s faster than updating from Drupal 7 to Drupal 10! thanks so much for this incredibly good work.
25 mars 2024
This plugin is very impressive. It saves so much time and really does an excellent job. I used it on a project from Drupal 7/ubercart to Wordpress/woocommerce and it successfully migrated all the product attributes and options to variations. Customer and orders were also migrated successfully. Compatible with ACF. I highly recommend.
26 janvier 2024
Very eager to help with issues I was having importing. Thanks for your help today.Scott Browne
25 août 2023
This plugin does what it’s advertised to do! I’ve used it on several sites. The premium, add-ons are often required to migrate extra types of data – but they are worth it because they work as advertised. The plugin developer responds to support requests and has released plugin updates based upon particular problems I’ve encountered. I highly recommend using the FG Drupal to WordPress plugin(s).
7 juillet 2023
We are just using this plugin for a migration and 95% of the features worked fine from the beginning, the other 5% Frédéric really helped fast. In the end it worked perfect and saved a lot of time. Normally I don’t like all this PRO-Plugins with many Addons, in this case I will never regret and rate with 5 stars…
30 juin 2023
We recently needed to migrate a large Drupal-site to WordPress, and this plugin was truly a lifesaver. Being completely inexperienced with Drupal and how data is saved there, we dreaded having to manually copy all the content, but thought we’d give this plugin a chance. Our first attempt failed, but since previous reviews mentioned how good the support was, I reached out to them and boy were they right. Responses were quick and helpful and Frederic even updated the plugins several times to account for peculiarities in the Drupal-setup. In the end we were able to migrate all the data we needed, all thanks to this plugin! 5 out of 5 stars, would definitely recommend this plugin and Frederic to anyone!
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  • Fixed: Function register_taxonomy was called incorrectly. The « status » taxonomy « name » property (status) conflicts with an existing property on the REST API Posts Controller
  • Tested with WordPress 6.5.3


  • Fixed: Files whose filename is longer than 255 characters were not imported
  • Fixed: Images were not imported by File System method


  • Tested with WordPress 6.5.2


  • Fixed: Pages, ACF post types and other post types not displayed (due to the « order » custom post type)


  • Fixed: Translations missing
  • Fixed: Deprecated: preg_match(): Passing null to parameter #2 ($subject) of type string is deprecated
  • Fixed: Deprecated: strip_tags(): Passing null to parameter #1 ($string) of type string is deprecated
  • Fixed: Deprecated: trim(): Passing null to parameter #1 ($string) of type string is deprecated
  • Tweak: Replace rand() by wp_rand()
  • Tested with WordPress 6.5


  • Tweak: Replace file_get_contents() by wp_remote_get()
  • Tweak: Replace file_get_contents() + json_decode() by wp_json_file_decode()
  • Tweak: Replace json_encode() by wp_json_encode()
  • Tweak: Remove the deprecated argument of get_terms() and wp_count_terms()


  • Fixed: Unsafe SQL calls


  • Fixed: Rename the log file with a random name to avoid a Sensitive Data Exposure


  • Fixed: The media files with absolute path on a Drupal site located in a subdirectory were not imported


  • Tested with WordPress 6.4.3


  • Fixed: Pages not displayed because « year » is a reserved term and can not be used as a taxonomy


  • New: Add the hook « fgd2wp_import_media_filename »
  • New: Add the hook « fgd2wp_process_content_media_links_new_link »


  • New: Don’t import the images in duplicate
  • Fixed: Plugin log can be deleted with a CSRF
  • Fixed: Deprecated: preg_match_all(): Passing null to parameter #2 ($subject) of type string is deprecated


  • New: Check if we need the ECK add-on (Drupal 8)


  • Fixed: Wrong internal links modified
  • Tested with WordPress 6.4.2


  • New: Import the « image » post type as attachment
  • New: Import the duplicate taxonomy terms


  • Update the Help screen


  • Tested with Drupal 10
  • Tested with WordPress 6.4.1


  • Tested with WordPress 6.4


  • Tested with WordPress 6.3.2


  • Fixed: TXT and PPS files were not imported
  • Tested with WordPress 6.3.1


  • New: Check if we need the Book add-on
  • Tested with WordPress 6.3


  • Fixed: « Type » and « terms » are reserved words for taxonomies


  • New: Check if we need the Multifield add-on


  • New: Add many hooks
  • Fixed: FTP connection failed with password containing special characters
  • Tested with WordPress 6.2.2


  • Fixed: Fatal error: Uncaught TypeError: preg_match(): Argument #2 ($subject) must be of type string, array given


  • Fixed: Notice: Function register_taxonomy was called incorrectly. The « content » taxonomy « name » property (content) conflicts with an existing property on the REST API Posts Controller.
  • Tested with WordPress 6.2


  • New: Import the « data-caption » image captions


  • Fixed: Filenames containing % were not imported


  • Fixed: Filenames containing & were not imported


  • New: Compatibility with PHP 8.2


  • Fixed: The option « Import the media with duplicate names » didn’t work anymore (regression from 3.44.0). So wrong images were imported.


  • Tweak: Add the parameter $taxonomy in the hook « fgd2wp_get_node_taxonomies_terms »


  • Fixed: Fatal error: Uncaught ArgumentCountError: Too few arguments to function _post_format_get_terms()
  • Tested with WordPress 6.1.1


  • Tested with WordPress 6.1


  • Tweak: Shorten the filenames if the option « Import the media with duplicate names » is selected
  • Fixed: Some posts had a wrong slug
  • Tested with WordPress 6.0.3


  • New: Add the functions « get_wp_post_ids_from_meta » and « get_wp_term_ids_from_meta »


  • Tested with WordPress 6.0.2


  • Fixed: With PostgreSQL: Warning: unserialize() expects parameter 1 to be string, resource given


  • New: Add the hook « fgd2wp_map_taxonomy »


  • New: Import the image « title » field of the featured images as image caption
  • Tested with WordPress 6.0.1


  • New: Check if we need the ECK add-on


  • Fixed: Page 404 for the posts of type « author »
  • Tweak: Rename the hook « fgd2wp_convert_node_type » to « fgd2wp_map_post_type »


  • Tested with WordPress 6.0


  • New: Add the « language » argument in the function get_node_slug()


  • New: Add the WordPress path in the Debug Info
  • Fixed: the Private key file field was displayed even when FTP is not chosen


  • New: Connection through SFTP using a private key
  • Tested with WordPress 5.9.3


  • Fixed: Missing parent category


  • New: Check if we need the Webform add-on


  • New: Import the audio files in the post content


  • Tweak: Add the function get_post_meta_like()


  • Tweak: Refactor the JavaScript


  • Tested with WordPress 5.9.2


  • Fixed: Don’t check if the CCK add-on is required on Drupal 7


  • New: Don’t delete the theme’s customizations (WP 5.9) when removing all WordPress content
  • Tested with WordPress 5.9


  • New: Add the hook « fgd2wp_get_featured_image »
  • Tested with WordPress 5.8.3


  • Tested with WordPress 5.8.2


  • Fixed: « [ERROR] Not a media » for HTML links


  • New: Import the « post » post types
  • Tested with WordPress 5.8.1


  • Fixed: Images surrounded with a link were not imported in the content


  • New: Add a spinner during the AJAX actions


  • Fixed: Some variables were not escaped before displaying


  • Fixed: Wrong plural terms
  • Tested with WordPress 5.8


  • New: Display the reference of the Drupal entity when a media can’t be downloaded


  • New: Add the hook « fgd2wp_modify_links_in_content »


  • Fixed: Images containing spaces were not replaced in the post content


  • New: Add the hook « fgd2wp_set_plugin_options »
  • Tweak: Refactoring


  • New: Add the « map_taxonomy » function
  • New: Add the « fgd2wp_pre_dispatch » hook
  • Tweak: Rename « convert_node_type » by « map_post_type »


  • New: Add an help tab
  • New: Add a debug info tab


  • Initial version: Import Drupal articles, basic pages, categories, tags and images