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Drupal 9 is here! Our development team breaks down the plan of action to help you in migrating from version 8, or even 7!

What we all know, is that Drupal 9 was released 2 months ago, while versions 7 and 8 will be end-of-life in November 2021. What some might not realise though, is that 16 months might seem like a long time, but really it is not when planning for your online presence and services migration to a new platform version.

Already on Drupal 8?

If you are already on D8, it is important that you spend some time and effort making sure that you keep up with the updates and run the latest code, while gradually replacing any depreciated modules and ensuring that you are only using the new API for your website’s functionality.

This process will allow your developers and administrators to be better prepared for the final migration to Drupal 9. Given the fully backward compatibility and your team familiarisation with the new code, the final upgrade to D9 will not only be quicker, but also smoother than you might expect.

Your resources will be efficiently utilised and you might even consider a look-and-feel refresh while optimising your theme. This might also be a great opportunity to pay closer attention to accessibility compliance and responsiveness of your web presence.

Still on Drupal 7?

If your website is still running on Drupal 7, you need to start evaluating your options sooner than later. There is no single, one-size-fits-all process for migrating from D7 to D8. Depending on the complexity of your installation, the bespoke modules and the level of older API usage, planning a smooth transition might be challenging.

The time for action is now!

Teaming up with an expert, will definitely take pressure off your shoulders, as it will ensure a robust plan and successful results. If you already know us, you are already familiar with our user-centric approach, our agile methodologies and our ISO accredited practices. If you have not had the chance to speak to us yet and you are currently looking for a partner to support, maintain, extend or re-invent your Drupal-based solutions, now is the time to get in touch with us.

From code reviews and bespoke module redevelopment to full migration planning and execution, we are here to understand your needs, analyse your requirements, collaborate with your team and support your next successes, based on our beloved platform.

If you are ready to discuss your Drupal application, we are here to listen!

Drupal helps people around the world create powerful, flexible, rich, interactive digital experiences and web apps, backed by an active and passionate community. CIVIC, as an active member of this community, is here to help you.