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I have a Drupal 7 site with 40 content types. When Drupal 8 will be released than I would like to migrate these content types.

Would this be possible, or would I have to create this content types from scratch?

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Drupal 8 will have config migrations out of the box so you will be able to migrate content types easily. –  Ben Mar 7 at 1:35
    
40 content-types? aren't they bit too many? –  claws Mar 8 at 17:13
    
No such thing as too many @claws... depending on the use-case. We have no idea what sokratis is using the website for. –  Darvanen Oct 21 at 22:12

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I guess the best place to search for upgrade process is UPGRADE.txt file. Here you can find the step-by-step approach to follow in upgrading the site from Drupal 6/7 to Drupal 8.

Drupal 8 core will include a robust data migration API: https://drupal.org/node/2121299, part of the IMP initiative: https://groups.drupal.org/imp . Also you can check the recently updated list of modules that are included in Drupal 8 core: http://blog.merge.nl/2014/01/21/drupal-which-drupal-7-modules-went-into-drupal-core

Few of the links that you check:

  1. Getting your site ready for Drupal 8: http://www.acquia.com/blog/getting-your-site-ready-drupal-8
  2. Drupal 8 - Improved upgrade process: http://www.acquia.com/blog/d8migrate
  3. Converting modules from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8:http://webchick.net/upgrade-modules-d8
  4. Converting 7.x modules to 8.x: https://drupal.org/update/modules/7/8
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UPGRADE.txt looks out of date right now, there won't be an upgrade path to Drupal 8, only a migration. –  Ben Mar 7 at 1:37
    
@Ben This might be a case, I need to check about this. Thanks for putting forward this point!! –  Ankit Agrawal Mar 7 at 6:26
    
what is the difference between upgrade & migrate? –  claws Mar 8 at 16:48
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@claws I believe the upgrade involved the moving from lower major version of drupal to the next upper available drupal version (e.g: Drupal 5/6 to Drupal 7), however the migration is moving/shifting from different framework (e.g: typo3 etc.) to Drupal –  Ankit Agrawal Mar 8 at 17:02
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@claws It is said because the Durpal 8 is completely different from current drupal versions (e.g. 6 or 7), it involved the integration of symphony framework components, MVC architecture, twig template engine etc. –  Ankit Agrawal Mar 8 at 17:07

Yeah, D8 include natively the Migrate module for D5/6/7 migrations.

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D8 will only include D6/7, D5 may come in contrib if someone so wishes. –  Ben Mar 7 at 13:09

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