Fast Track and Optimize Your Migration to Drupal 9
In the current environment, migrating to Drupal 9 is an absolute imperative. It's also an excellent opportunity to begin to benefit from a far superior CMS.
The Drupal 7 end of life date has been extended to November 2023. Drupal security releases for Drupal 8, however, ended on November 28, 2021, with no option for continued security support. This forced end of life for Drupal 8 is due to a Symfony 3 dependency, which has an end of life date of November 2021. This is a publicly available fact, well known to bad actors. All Drupal 8 sites are at risk after this point.
Here's a quick visual concerning key dates for Drupal site updates.
With unsurpassed Drupal expertise, Promet Source has developed an efficient audit process for thoroughly researching a site in preparation for a straightforward and seamless migration that involves no surprises. We have the tools, the team, and the processes in place to ensure a streamlined and value-added migration that positions you to benefit from Drupal 9 ASAP.
Streamlined Path to New Possibilities
Here are the essential steps in Promet's migration processes, proven to optimizing your advantage every step of the way.
Take Stock of the Current Site
A Drupal 9 migration offers an excellent opportunity to ensure that the architecture, UX, and design of your website is in sync with your current brand and objectives, and evaluate your site on a wide range of factors.
Audit Existing Content
A content inventory that flags outdated, redundant, or off-brand content is a critical first step in the site migration process. The less content that needs to be migrated to the new site, the simpler the migration process will be.
Scrutinize Site Analytics
Analytics that reveal which pages get the most traffic will bring much-needed insight and objectivity into the decision-making process.
A close audit of contributed modules is required to determine whether they’ve been updated for Drupal 9 or pulled into Drupal 9 core. Custom modules need to be flagged followed by a determination of whether there is now a contributed module that could provide the same functionality, or if the custom module needs to be rewritten for Drupal 9.
Assess the Theme
If the current site is using a contributed theme, there is likely to be a Drupal 9 version. Often, there are sub-themes within contributed themes. The ability to maintain the same base theme (such as Bootstrap, Zen, or ZURB) in a Drupal 9 form, will help to streamline migration.
Particularly complex features or functions of the site, such as multi-language capabilities or single sign-on (SSO), can have a significant impact on the migration. Migration processes are significantly more straightforward when complexities are identified at the outset.
Optimize the Opportunity
At Promet Source, we understand that your organization’s website tells your story and that no two are alike. We to approach every Drupal migration with a deep dive into both the details and the big picture, with a passion for adding value throughout the entire process as your site is migrated toward a CMS provide the advantage of increasingly tighter security, improved performance, greater speed, a built-in emphasis on accessibility, multilingual capabilities, and a mobile-first UX, and a lot more.
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