The Big Leap - Picking The Right Drupal journey towards Drupal 10

Kalaiselvan Swamy

With Drupal 10 around the corner, we still have (as of July 24 2022) 482,077 sites running on Drupal 7.x. According to the usage statistics from Drupal, this figure is 52.94% of the total 910,684 sites running on Drupal.

Due to this reason the Drupal 7.x end-of-life was extended to November 28, 2022. With the Drupal Rector and Automatic Updates initiative, it is now easy to migrate from Drupal 9 to 10, However, it requires one to be on Drupal 9.x first. Upgrading from Drupal 7 to 9 or 10 involves a host of changes for content editors, administrators, and end users.

This session will act as a step-by-step guide to migrating from Drupal 7 to 9 in an efficient manner. And this would not only be a version upgrade. It will be an entire CMS Experience Upgrade for all stakeholders.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this session attendees will be able to understand

How to simplify the process and make grouping content more meaningful for those Drupal 7 users who are still using the old entity API for content types, and taxonomies?
How to handle the considerable burden accumulated by Drupal 7's contributed modules and make it more lean for Drupal 9?
How to streamline the content workflow in conjunction with the roles and permissions?
Should you migrate to media or stick with simple fields given that with the improved Media module in core for Drupal 9.x, there is an optional choice to enhance media handling capabilities for your site?
How to re-engineer the editorial process to make the big leap meaningful and life easier for editors?
In addition to the above factors, what else should you consider?
What is the best way to migrate from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9?

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