But in today’s time-pressed world, many people need a 30-second outline of what they need to know and do. Here are your steps:
Step 1: Set Your Overall Budget and Timeline
Whether handled in house or with outside help, a Drupal upgrade represents a significant investment in time and budget. Ask yourself:
- Are there any strategic events driving our timeline?
- Is there anything about D7 that’s holding us back?
- What expertise do I need – internally and externally?
- Can this big project be separated into smaller, less risky projects?
- In which fiscal year will our project(s) hit?
Step 2: Evaluate Your Existing Site
Every Drupal 8 migration is unique. You need to start by evaluating your site’s content and platform.
We outline the steps in this Drupal Upgrade Planning Guide.
Step 3: Talk to People Who Are Upgrading
The Drupal community is full of people struggling with the same challenges you are likely facing. Here’s where you can get help:
- Attend a local Drupal Meetup or explore other Drupal Events.
- Join the monthly Drupal for Good conference call.
- Ask a question on the Drupal LinkedIn Group or Community Forums.
Step 4: Give Drupal a Test Drive
Several hosting providers are offering to help you test-drive a demo installation of Drupal 8 in 20 minutes or less.
Step 5: Get Help from Qualified Drupalists
Ready to talk the experts? Give us a shout!