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Drupal Upgrades

Drupal 7 > Drupal 8 > Drupal 9

Want to upgrade an existing Drupal website to a higher version? We have more than thirteen years’ experience migrating and upgrading Drupal websites, including work for DHL, the OLVG hospital, the medical website thuisarts.nl and many others.

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A smooth transition, every time

Updating, upgrading or migrating?

If your Drupal website is due an upgrade, for instance because your current website is outdated or you want to revise the design, the transition from Drupal 7 or earlier to a later Drupal version often means rebuilding (migrating) your website. That’s because Drupal 8 is technically very different from Drupal 7 and full of features that aren’t present in Drupal 7. From Drupal 8 onwards, the update pattern is however set up differently so that the transition to Drupal 9 and all subsequent versions will only be a small step. That makes Drupal all the more attractive!

We carry out Drupal upgrades for leading organisations

  • DHL
  • olvg

Drupal 9 launches in 2020

The latest version of Drupal (Drupal 9) is expected mid-2020! Shortly after Drupal 9 appears, official support for Drupal 7 will be discontinued, in 2021. You will then still be able to use parties who offer paid security updates, but you will no longer benefit from the security and certainty of the worldwide Drupal community. So it’s a good idea to take the first steps towards upgrading your website to Drupal 8 by no later than the second quarter of 2020.

Drupal 7 website upgraden?

If you currently have a Drupal 7 website, you basically have two choices: upgrade to Drupal 8 now, or wait for the arrival of Drupal 9 in 2020. In most cases, we would recommend not waiting to upgrade your Drupal 7 website because the step from 8 to 9 is smaller than from 7 to 9. Our Project Manager Pascal explains why in this article.

Drupal 8 website upgraden?

If you’re already on Drupal 8, upgrading a Drupal 8 website to Drupal 9 from mid-2020 onwards is (as we said earlier) only a small step, as long as your Drupal 8 website has been properly maintained. Our technical team will be pleased to carry out a Drupal website audit with you to look at the setup and status of your current Drupal website, so that they can give you solid advice about upgrading your Drupal website.

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