WordPress Migration Update

At this phase of the migration, it has become increasingly difficult to create and follow an accurate migration timeline since many of the upcoming site migrations in the queue are for the largest and most complex sites. A Web Services team member will email you as soon as your migration is ready to begin.

Web Services will migrate all content in the background without any disruption to the live Drupal site. Once the content migration is complete, Web Services will email your site's primary contact and provide your team ample time to review the WordPress staging site before it's scheduled to go live.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email WebServices-group@uncc.edu.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to migrate sites as quickly and as accurately as possible.

Content will be migrated into the classic editor block in WordPress because of how content is stored in Drupal. Web Services will convert pages in the main menu from using the classic block to the new block editor blocks (simply click the "Convert to blocks" button within the classic block toolbar). As you update additional content on the site, we encourage you to do the same for all remaining pages.

To Do:

  • Click through each page on the main menu to ensure content migrated as you expected.
  • Make sure your documents (pdf, docx, xlsx, etc.) migrated as expected. As a reminder, only documents linked on pages/posts were migrated.
  • Look through your directory and post (news, blog, etc.) items to make sure they migrated as expected.
  • Verify that all Drupal blocks were migrated either as widgets (blocks that showed on multiple pages in Drupal) or as a block within the block editor for blocks that appeared on a single page (or small handful of pages).
  • Make sure any needed custom redirects are working (yoursite.charlotte.edu/redirect-somewhere).