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It's time to start planning your Drupal 8 upgrade

Drupal 7 support is running out. It's time to upgrade to Drupal 8.

Like many Blue Water clients, your site is up and running on Drupal 7. But you're probably starting to hear more about Drupal 8 and 9 as support for Drupal 7 is about to end. Released two years ago, Drupal 8 introduced a series of new benefits that fundamentally improved the platform.

Benefits for Non-Technical Users:

  • Easier for non-technical users to maintain  the site
  • Enhanced management of media files
  • Built-in workflows
  • Content moderation

Benefits for Developers:

  • Improved data modeling
  • Enhanced theming
  • Object-oriented coding
  • Better integration with third-party systems

This significant leap forward also represents challenges for many organizations. Since new technologies are integrated into the new system, the majority of the coding done on Drupal 7 will not work in Drupal 8. Updating core elements like code, views, taxonomies, and roles represents a significant rework for all organizations using Drupal 7. Many organizations struggle to understand the impact on their business and how to budget for the work ahead.

The time to start planning is now

To help organizations understand the impact and plan the next steps associated with a Drupal 8 upgrade, Blue Water developed an assessment program. For $10,800, the assessment includes an audit of your existing Drupal implementation, content, and integrations. The Blue Water team will also facilitate a working session to evaluate if your current site is performing as intended to deliver value to your audience.

The output of this assessment will be a roadmap to upgrade and migrate content, a budget estimate, and an insights memo on potential improvements to make while redeveloping the site.

Contact Us

Blue Water has extensive experience planning and executing Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 upgrades across Federal and commercial clients. Fill out the form below and let us know how we can help ensure that your Drupal sites continue to deliver value.

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