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im importing data from Drupal to WP. I have more than 10 000 posts. Each post have ID, category and slug. For example:

  • Category> important
  • ID> 11111
  • Slug> hello-world

I need to keep permalinks same like they are on drupal because of SEO:

www.wordpress.com/important/11111-hello-world

The problem is that, i cant insert post with ID 11111 until is database index set to this number. If i do import, this post will actually much smaller, never the same like on drupal.

I wanted to make post-meta with old url. For example

  • _oldSlug> 11111-hello-world

And then apply rule: If is set post-meta named "_oldSlug" use it (%category%/_oldSlug), else use wp logic (%category%/%postid%-%postname%). But problem is, that i dont know how to achieve it, if is that posible...

Any idea how solve this problem?

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Migrating content from Drupal to WordPress is bit tricky task and requires expertise. If you are familiar with WordPress development, try to find some solution around "save_posts" hook which will get triggered whenever new post/page gets saved into database. Before you jump into actual coding, I suggest you to take a look at these articles, to get more understanding about Drupal to WordPress migration.

From Drupal To WordPress

How To Migrate From Drupal To Wordpress

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  • Please add the important contents from the link to your answer instead of just posting links – Tunji Jan 20 '17 at 13:28
  • Sure thing. I will keep this advice in mind when I post any answer now onwards. Thanks for the advice. :) – Milan Savaliya Jan 20 '17 at 14:52

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