Plan for Drupal 9

What should you know about the plan for Drupal 9

Congrats, Drupal 9 release is planned for June 2020! In the meantime, you should ensure that your platform is ready for the upgrade. Although it should arrive easily and smoothly, your website still needs a plan.

The team at WishDesk explains how to get ready and plan for Drupal 9.

What should I know about Drupal 9?

Dries Buytaert, the Drupal creator, announced the planned release of D9 for June 3, 2020. This new version is developed in the same codebase as D8, which means that migration from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9 will be painless. What about D7 and D8? They will reach their end-of-life in November 2021. This means that there will be no official support and no more updates for these versions.

plan for Drupal 9

We recommend upgrading to Drupal 9 by November 2021.

How to plan for Drupal 9 if you are using Drupal 8

If you are using D8 and keep it updated, the migration will be no harder than a minor release. When planning for Drupal 9, make sure that all your modules are updated and deprecated code is removed from the codebase.

Why will migration from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9 be effortless?

  • there will be no need to rewrite the whole code for D9
  • regular D8 updates will keep your platform up-to-date and ready for migration
  • D8 modules will be compatible with D9

How to prepare for Drupal 9 if you are on Drupal 7

Things are more difficult for those whose website is still built on D7. We strongly recommend starting the upgrade process now if you want to have fewer problems when planning for Drupal 9. There are numerous reasons to upgrade to D8:

  • better development experience
  • powerful layout building
  • easy upgrades
  • improved media management
  • improved theming experience
  • decoupled content delivery
  • improved performance
  • and more!

Although the best option for D7 website owners is to migrate to Drupal 8, you can contact a web development company for support of your Drupal 7 website even after the official end-of-life.

Plan for Drupal 9 with WishDesk!

Get ready for Drupal 9 with the Drupal specialists at the WishDesk team! No matter what version of this CMS you are using now, we will help you plan for Drupal 9, as well as perform the migration process effortlessly. Just contact our experts!


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