First steps migrating to Drupal 8: drush

Posted by alexmoreno on Sun, 23/03/2014 - 22:33

There we go. First steps in upgrading (or should I say migrating?) to Drupal 8. Drush is an incredible valuable tool, so this will be basically my first step.

Install the last version of drush, at least Drush 7 which includes support for Drupal8. If you already have drush and don't want to play with current versions, you can download drush 7 via git, and place it in /usr/local/drush-7, for example. Then, create a symlink like that:

ln -s /usr/local/drush/drush /usr/local/bin/drush7

This will create a second version to play safely. Now you also need to install composer:

curl -sS https://getcomposer.org/installer | php

and then, run install inside the new drush folder.

More information about next steps can be found here (basically information about Migrate module, which I will need to study in order to achieve the next steps):

The last steps will be... starting to develop in Drupal 8 :-):