Transfer content between different instances.
Compare and transfer back office content between different instances (and different versions) of the Umbraco CMS. Built for Umbraco 7, version 7.7.0 onwards.
You can compare and merge the following entity types:
Converge is free to use, with no limiting of the functionality.
This package will only work with version 7 of Umbraco (v7.7.0 onwards).
You can read content from earlier versions of Umbraco (v7.1.0 to v7.6.14) by installing the API-only package.
A separate package is available for Umbraco 8 and the two can be used in conjunction to transfer content from Umbraco 7 to Umbraco 8.
Using different combinations of the Converge packages you can now transfer content between the following versions of Umbraco.
v7.1.0 (onwards) to v7.7.0 (onwards)
v7.1.0 (onwards) to v8.2.1 (onwards)
v8.2.1 (onwards) to v8.2.1 (onwards)
How to Use
Further details can be found in the user guide.
Converge has been designed to allow the transfer of content between different versions of Umbraco. A number of built-in data type converters are supplied to transform legacy data types to their updated versions before the comparison is made, so that the content is upgraded during the process. For example, from Umbraco version 7.12.0 onwards Tags can be stored as JSON rather than CSV. A built-in converter will convert the CSV Tags to JSON during the comparison and merge.
You can also add your own converters by creating C# classes that implement Converge interfaces. The classes can be added to Converge using an ApplicationStarted event, for example:
See the user guide for further information on adding your own converters.