The data migration to Drupal

The Economist is now using Drupal 6 to serve the vast majority of content pages to its flagship web site, The homepage is Drupal powered, along with all articles, channels, comments, and more. The Economist evaluated several open source CMS and proprietary solutions aimed at media publishers. In the end, The Economist chose Drupal for its vibrant community, and the ecosystem of modules that it produces. The Economist will be adding lots of social tools to its site over time, and doing so on our existing platform was too slow/inefficient.

The Economist hired Cyrve to migrate its large and volatile dataset to Drupal. With the sponsorship and encouragement of The Economist, Cyrve open sourced its migrate module which is the heart of its migration methodology. The Economist and Cyrve hope this article helps more sites migrate to Drupal.

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