Webinar: Journey To The Latest Drupal 9: Understanding Features, Migration, & Modernization Compatibility
In the present time, it has become essential for all older versions running Drupal websites to migrate to Drupal 9. Drupal 8 reached its end of life on November 2, 2021. Drupal 7 is reaching its end of life on November 1, 2023. Having mentioned the end dates, it is even more important to understand the features, migration process, and modernization compatibility of Drupal 9.
This blog provides a brief overview of the topics that will be covered in our upcoming webinar, "Journey To The Latest Drupal 9: Understanding Features, Migration, & Modernization Compatibility." This live event will take place on November 24, 2022.
So, without further ado, let’s jump into it!
What’s New In Drupal 9?
Drupal 9 has been built on top of Drupal 8 – which means that it includes all the features of Drupal 8. Apart from that, it has also added new features and improvements. Some of the notable additions are:
- A new migrations system that makes it easier to migrate from Drupal 6 or 7 to 9.
- A new experimental layout builder that helps in creating custom layouts for pages.
- New media library that provides a central place to manage all your digital assets.
- A new workspace module that helps in managing multiple versions of content on a single site.
- Improved performance and scalability due to the removal of deprecated code.
These are just some of the new features that have been added to Drupal 9. For a complete list, you can check out the official Drupal 9 release notes.
Migrating To Drupal 9
If you are running an older version of Drupal, it is time to start planning your migration to Drupal 9. The good news is that the process is not as complicated as it might seem. In fact, it is quite similar to upgrading from one minor version to another.
The first thing you need to do is make sure that your website is running the latest version of Drupal 8. Once you have done that, you can start upgrading your contributed modules and themes to their Drupal 9 versions. And finally, you can migrate your content and settings to Drupal 9.
For a detailed guide on how to migrate to Drupal 9, you can check out our previous blog post.
Drupal 9 Compatibility With Modern Technologies
Drupal 9 has been built with a focus on compatibility with modern technologies. This means that it is compatible with the latest versions of PHP, MySQL, and Apache. It also supports the latest versions of popular libraries such as Twig and Symfony.
Apart from that, Drupal 9 also comes with a new set of tools and APIs that makes it easier to integrate with modern technologies. Some of these tools are:
- A new headless CMS mode that makes it easy to build decoupled applications.
- A new set of GraphQL APIs that provide an alternative to the REST APIs.
- A new Webhooks module that makes it easy to connect Drupal with third-party applications.
These are just some of the tools that Drupal 9 provides for easier integration with modern technologies. For a complete list, you can check out the official Drupal 9 documentation.
This brings us to the end of our blog post. We have discussed all the important aspects of Drupal 9 – its features, migration process, and compatibility with modern technologies.
If you are planning to migrate to Drupal 9 or if you want to learn more about it, we suggest that you join our upcoming webinar – “Journey To The Latest Drupal 9: Understanding Features, Migration, & Modernization Compatibility,” which goes live on November 24th, 2022.
In this webinar, our experts will share their insights on Drupal 9 and how it can help you boost your website’s performance. They will also provide a step-by-step guide on how to migrate to Drupal 9. So, make sure you register for the webinar today!