I want my client to contribute content to the website, but the problem is, I'm simultaneously doing work on the site, modules, theming, adding stuff also etc...

I'm aware of the features module and can import and export selective tables with backup migrate or even phpmy admin, but it's tedious and error prone...

What data I want to import and export is:

- Content type
- Taxonomies
- Content itself including text and images(can ftp them manually no problem)

What would be an easy and simple solution for this without getting into code or shell access?


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As you already mentioned, use features module to transfer configuration.

For actual content, you will need to use Views Data Export to export stuff. Make a CSV file.

VDE tutorial

Then use Feeds module to import the CSV file content into your other site.

Feeds Tutorial

Alternatively, for nodes you could just use Node Export, but you will still need feeds for the taxonomy importing.

  • I looked online and it seems that feeds module cannot export CSV? Only import? "Feeds Import sui_page commented 4 years ago I've had luck with the Feeds module but the only downside is you can't export CSV's on page: drupal.org/node/2085307 Oct 17, 2017 at 8:07
  • Tried data import export module, not working either. drupal.org/project/data_export_import Oct 17, 2017 at 10:10
  • Feed module doesn't register paragraphs fields, can't use VDE because I only need content items, not views, features is too complex for my client...isn't there an easy way to do this? Oct 18, 2017 at 1:09
  • @BrunoVincent Use Feeds Paragraphs. You can setup the view export so your client doesn't have to touch anything.
    – No Sssweat
    Oct 18, 2017 at 1:14
  • Ok, I'll give it a shot, just tried drupal.org/project/node_export not working, the paragraph fields don't get exported, same as drupal.org/project/data_export_import , I'll try your recommendation and will post back if it works ;) Oct 18, 2017 at 4:04

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