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I was recently thinking about Promet’s engagement with British Columbia’s Knowledge Network, and was reminded of a famous maxim from the theater world: “There are no small parts, only small actors.” I’ve always loved that saying because it drives home the point that excellence at every level and… Read More
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Cultivating a Drupal Site
There’s much about 2021 that did not play out as planned. The list is longer for some than others, but despite big-picture setbacks, 2021 proved to be a year of powerful momentum within the Open Source Community.  With Drupal 8 having reached end-of-life status on Nov. 2, 2021, and Drupal 7 headed… Read More
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most read blog posts of 2021
Nov. 2, 2021 marks a first for Drupal. Never before has a Drupal version end-of-life date signaled a true hard stop, with no possibility of extended support and no commercial vendors that are in a position to provide off-grid security maintenance and bug fixes.  At issue is Drupal 8’s Symfony 3… Read More
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The time to get serious about Drupal 9 migration is now. There are countless reasons why.  Here are our top 20.  Even though Drupal 7 is technically still being supported, the Drupal community’s focus is on Drupal 9 and 10. With no particular inspiration among developers to support Drupal 7,… Read More
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figure walking away from Drupal 7 and toward Drupal 9
Never before has the topic of Drupal content migration loomed so large. With Drupal 8’s end of life date less than five weeks away (Nov. 2, 2021), and Drupal 7 facing end of life about 13 months later, on Nov. 28, 2022, a very slim minority of Drupal site owners are not needing to think about… Read More
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Current stats on the high percentage of Drupal websites that are still on version 7, with no apparent migration plan in sight, are sparking concern and curiosity throughout the Drupal sphere. What exactly is standing in the way of decisions to shed this outdated version and start reaping the… Read More
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In the midst of Covid-19 upheaval and uncertainty, the Drupal organization decided to defer the Drupal 7 end-of-life date from Nov. 2021 to Nov. 2022. In March of 2022, with more than 50 percent of Drupal sites still on Drupal 7, the end-of-life date was extended again to November of 2023.  To… Read More
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Drupal 7 to Drupal 9
Drupal 9’s big splash in early June sparked a widespread realization that migration needed to move to front burner status. While the Drupal organization has extended the Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 decommission date in response to COVID-19 related upheaval and uncertainty, other factors fueling migration… Read More
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Drupal 9 Migration
With this month’s release of Drupal 9, factors fueling migration have moved up a few notches, but as the November 2021 decommission date for Drupal 7 and 8 rapidly approaches, there’s one huge factor that’s superseding all others. Drupal 7 and 8 are both heading toward end-of-life status.  Now is… Read More
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Drupal Migration Planning
Drupal 9 is here at last. The big question within the Drupal sphere as we enter this new phase in the evolution of my favorite CMS:  What now? In an environment of Covid-19 quarantines and stay-at-home orders, websites are being relied upon to do more heavy lifting than ever before.  I’m… Read More
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Drupal 8 to Drupal 9 migration