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Migrating to Drupal 9

Drupal powers over 1,000,000 websites worldwide, including high-tech companies, government, NGOs and medical sectors.
Now that Drupal 9 is available and Drupal 10 is planned for June 2022. Should you upgrade from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9, and avoid Drupal 8? The answer is usually yes. This will prepare your site for Drupal 10, and ensure that your site has the best possible life expectancy.

Alternately you can upgrade to Drupal 8 before, but Drupal 8 is now dead. This means that Drupal 8 will no longer be supported by the core developers and the entire community. This means you will not receive the latest security updates. Drupal 7 will soon reach End-of Life in November 2022. You would then have to upgrade to Drupal 9.

Drupal 8 is the best choice for you. These are your site requirements, and modules that are available in Drupal 8 but not in Drupal 9 compatible releases. This is unlikely with the new approach to developing this CMS/CXP. It is nearly seamless to update Drupal 8.x or Drupal 9.x from the previous minor release.

Drupal 9 is identical with Drupal 8, but has deprecated code removed, and third-party dependencies updated.

As long as your codebase doesn’t use deprecated APIs, upgrading to Drupal 9 is as easy as running update.php There are tools that can identify and fix any deprecated APIs within your codebase.

Drupal 9 was released June 2020. It is stable enough to be used by enterprise customers. Drupal 8 has died, and Drupal 7 will be gone by the year’s end. It’s now time to plan your Drupal 9 transition.

Drupal 9 has many new functionalities. Drupal 9 has many new functionalities.

Simple setup and migration
A better user experience and intuitive content administration
Accessibility improvements
Automatic updates are the focus

There are many benefits to upgrading your site to Drupal 9.

1. Enhanced Security

Security problems will be reduced by having all old code removed or replaced. Third-party dependencies were also updated. Compatibility is a major concern. Most of the code interfaces have remained unchanged, meaning that developers won’t face migration issues or support for existing addons.

2. Faster and better performance

Drupal 9 extends support for responsive images. This ensures a great user experience on mobile phones by displaying images that consume less data. Drupal 9 allows developers to create high-performance websites. You can reach a wider audience with multilingual properties.

3. Backward compatible

Drupal 9 is compatible with Drupal 8. This means that Drupal 9 is compatible with Drupal 8. Drupal 9 can also use data, modules, and configurations that were created using Drupal 8. You can expect improved performance with Drupal 8 or Drupal 8 to Drupal 9. Drupal 9 will give website owners a future-ready, fast and clutter-free website.

4. More open to integration

The strategic goal of Drupal 9 is to continue improving our readiness for integrations with other devices and apps. Imagine your content being available on both your website and mobile app.

5. Smooth Editorial Experiences

Drupal 9 is focused on content editors loving their admin dashboard. The Media Library, CKEditor, Layout Builder and content moderation options, Claro admin theme, and many other features make Drupal 9 a great choice for content editors. It’s difficult to compare it with Drupal 7’s old admin interface.

Bottom line

Drupal 9 represents a significant change in the way that Drupal core team handles releases. This upgrade has built-in backward compatibility. Its primary purpose is to ensure that the process runs smoothly. The next version changes how things are now, making it comparable to other website updates. For more information on Drupal upgrade and migration services, please contact us.