How and when do I migrate from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8?
Webinar with Nick Veenhof, CTO of Dropsolid
Our CTO Nick Veenhof recently gave a webinar with a look back and forth on the evolutions of Drupal and its impact on the development and migration of projects in Drupal.
One of the reasons why he wanted to do the webinar was a pressing question that needed an answer once and for all:
Which way should we go now that Drupal 8 is here, Drupal 9 is coming up, while we also know that around 800,000 websites worldwide are still operating on Drupal 7?
To get you to organize your Drupal migration in the best possible way, Nick dealt with a number of crucial topics in the webinar. A selection of the issues that were discussed:
The evolution of Content Types between Drupal 7 and 8
The Content Types got a big upgrade in Drupal 8. As a developer you have a lot more dynamic possibilities than in Drupal 7.
How paragraphs and the layout builder give more options to marketers
More marketing with less development. Drupal 8 works with paragraphs and introduces a layout builder.
That allows digital marketers to build landing pages faster and easier without the support of a web developer.
Mobile first: say goodbye to the desktop
Mobile web development has grown revolutionarily in recent years.
For that reason, Drupal 8 is made for development with a mobile first approach. Drupal 7 was still closer to the traditional desktop development.
Object Oriented Programming
New Drupal developers learn Drupal faster than ever. Drupal 8 contains less specific programming methods, which means that a developer mostly just needs to find his way around the features.
Do you really need Drupal 8?
Drupal 9 is coming up shortly. Can you simply make the jump from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9 without Drupal 8 as an intermediate step?
And what about the external components such as PHP and Symfony? Nick shows and clarifies the Drupal roadmap for the following years.
Dropsolid Platform: make your Drupal website future proof
The Dropsolid Platform with the Rocketship Install Profile has great value in the migration of your Drupal website. In this demonstration video you can see how it all works.