The wait for the newest version of Drupal is over!
As with every new release, there are some exciting new functionalities that we’ll be exploring and breaking down over the course of the next few months. Check out our Ultimate Guide to Drupal 10 for all you need to know about the latest version of Drupal.
You can also check out some of the features and add-ons we’ve already discussed in previous blogs, such as the beauty of Headless Drupal + Next.js and our complete overview of What's New in Drupal 10. You can also check out our recent video dedicated to Custom Theme Generators for the All New Drupal 10.
If you or your company is currently running a Drupal site, there are a few key points you should keep in mind if you are planning to upgrade to the newest version. Here are some recommendations from the Drupal association:
- If you’re on Drupal 9, use Upgrade Status on your Drupal 9 site to get an estimate of the work needed. The plan provided by the module will tell you where to use drupal-rector to update your own custom code and where to help contributed projects update their code.
- Drupal 8 reached its end of life in November 2021. You must update to Drupal 9 first to update to Drupal 10 later on. Use Upgrade Status to analyze your site. There are almost 9 thousand contributed projects ready for Drupal 9.
- Drupal 7 end of life has been extended to at least Nov 2023, and may be extended further. Yes, this is after the release of Drupal 10. While Drupal 10 will include migration tools from Drupal 7, it is much more likely that the contributed projects you use are available for Drupal 9 already, and they may not be ready shortly after the Drupal 10 release. Therefore, you shouldn't wait to migrate to Drupal 10 directly, but start updating to Drupal 9 soon.
As always, If you have any questions or are looking for a digital partner to help you make the switch to the newest version of Drupal, please reach out to Digital Polygon. We are here to help and we pride ourselves on only offering the best services that are going to provide you with real benefits and real value. Let us know in the form below how we can help.