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2019-02-14

Drupal 8 Overview

Drupal 8 was released in November, 2015, with over 200 new features (and many more since). The new features offer benefits to all your website stakeholders. It provides a significantly better authoring environment, is much quicker to set up, and provides very nice improvements for site builders and developers. These improvements equate to a better visitor user experience.

If you're not quite sure what Drupal is, read What is Drupal and Why use it. If you want to learn all about the features that ship with Drupal 8, the blog on this Drupal 8 demo website provides all the details. For a quick summary, you can read 16 Reasons to Upgrade to Drupal 8.

How Easy is it to Upgrade* From Drupal 6/7 to Drupal 8?

With the release of Drupal 8.6.0, it is now easier than ever to migrate* a Drupal 6 or 7 site to Drupal 8. Webdrips was able to complete the majority of the migration of BYU’s multilingual Sophie site from Drupal 6 to the latest version of 8 after a few simple configuration steps. This helped drastically reduce the migration costs, as no migration code or complex configurations were required.

We also found we didn’t have to sacrifice any features or functionality when moving that site to Drupal 8. But if migration cost alone is not enough of a reason to migrate, we explore many other factors throughout these blog posts. Simply use the menu at the top to explore the features and functionality that interests you.

*Think of a migration as a Drupal upgrade where we create a brand new Drupal 8 site, then migrate the content, media, and other elements over automatically in most cases. The word upgrade and migrate are mostly used interchangeably on these blog posts.

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