Unlocking the Power of Drupal Commerce for Peepal Tree Press

Seamless migration from Drupal7 to Drupal9. Existing e-commerce data and features migrated with no downtime!

A screenshot of the Peepal Tree Press website

The Problem

Peepal Tree Press, a prominent African and Caribbean book publisher, faced a pressing challenge. Their current website, powered by Drupal7, was nearing its end of life. 

To keep the website secure and take advantage of new features they needed to upgrade to Drupal9 while ensuring the seamless transition of crucial customer, order, and product data. This hurdle required an expert touch to avoid disruption to their operations and preserve their hard-earned reputation.


  • 5 years of historical data
  • An approaching deadline
Peepal Tree Press Drupal 9 Migration

The Process

Our approach was tailored to meet their specific needs. We initiated the process by documenting the existing site features and compiling a comprehensive site specification. This step not only provided us with a migration and development plan, but also a thorough testing checklist, ensuring a smooth transition to the new Drupal9 platform.

A custom theme was created to preserve the look of the existing site while leveraging the power of the latest Drupal Commerce to improve the performance. 

The next critical step was migrating all historical data. We have a wealth of experience in developing robust migration strategies using Drupal migrate and we ensured a seamless transfer of customer records, order history, and product data from the outdated Drupal7 system to the new Drupal9 platform.

  • Page response times reduced by 50%
  • Improved SEO with better meta tags and schemas
  • No service disruption

The Solution

With our guidance and expertise, Peepal Tree Press now boasts a cutting-edge Drupal9 commerce website that surpasses their expectations. 

By migrating their valuable historical data, Peepal Tree Press can seamlessly continue their operations without any disruptions to customers or the Peepal team. The robust Drupal platform provides them with enhanced security, performance, and scalability. 

Now the version jump from Drupal7 to Drupal9 is complete, our ongoing relationship with Peepal means we'll ensure that the site stays up to date with future releases with minimal fuss. 

Hannah Bannister - Peepal Tree Press
Hannah Bannister
Marketing Director, Peepal Tree Press

Dan and his team kept us informed and handled all our requests promptly and efficiently, and the site migration was very smooth. We are very happy.