The Creosen Team Welcomes You

At Creosen, LLC, it’s our mission to assist in the website management for local government, small to medium-size businesses, educational institutions, and nonprofits. Our dedicated team brings together the skill sets and talent needed to help with advanced backend features or technical integrations. We stay up on the latest technological changes and upgrades so that our clients can focus on building their websites to increase income, improve ROI, and enjoy a higher conversion rate.

We Know Drupal’s Content Management Platform and Development Framework

We are well-versed in the Drupal software, its PHP programming language, and each level of upgrade that has come out. For any organization still using Drupal 7 or lower, it’s time to consider moving to Drupal 8.

The Benefits to Migrate to Drupal 8

Businesses have been using Drupal 8, since its release in 2018, with the help of thousands of contributors, worldwide, technically amazing to us. We believe it is something to celebrate by putting Drupal 8’s benefits to work for you.

Right from Drupal, “Drupal 8 is the biggest update in Drupal’s history.” There are “over 200 new and improved features.” Your digital experience will be more exciting than ever.

We’re excited to help you begin using all these improved features. On Medium, you get a brief overview that touches on just 8 of the welcoming benefits that businesses, worldwide, are now using.

  • “Mobile Capabilities”
  • “Multilingual Features”
  • “Well-Defined Configuration Management”
  • “Built-In Web Services”
  • “Content Authoring”
  • “Fast Theming”
  • “Better Markup”
  • “Performance Improvement”

The Questions You May Ask, The Answers We Have

We’re here to bring you the information that should help you understand why moving to Drupal 8 is a good idea.

Why migrate to Drupal 8 with Drupal 9 coming in 2020?

Answer: If you’re up to date on what is happening at Drupal, Drupal 9 is coming in 2020. Like the move from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7, moving from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 entails a lot of work. It will be the last major upgrade. Once you’re using Drupal 8, the transition to Drupal 9 will be almost seamless. And moving to Drupal 9 is not going to be a hardship, but you will have to move there for one reason.

Here is one more important piece of the equation that should help. To understand Drupal 8, you must also understand the Symfony framework components because Drupal 8 includes many of these components in its core library.

There is a lot to understand about Drupal 8, and that is why using the Creosen team will help you migrate from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. Once you get to Drupal 8, you will experience the difference, and understand the push to migrate, as soon as possible.

What is the main reason for moving to Drupal 9?

Answer: With the understanding of what’s happening with Symfony 3 and its importance to Drupal 8, the quote from the founder and project lead of Drupal, Dries Buytaert (DB), further explains the reason for Drupal 9. “Our biggest dependency in Drupal is Symfony 3, and according to Symfony’s roadmap, Symfony 3 has an end-of-life date in November 2021. This means that after November 2021, security bugs in Symfony 3 will not get fixed.”

It’s understandable to know why Drupal 9 is a necessity for all Drupal users. It’s to integrate Symfony’s upgrade from version 3 to 4.

What are the options?

Option #1: If you go ahead and migrate to Drupal 8, you will have gotten the most-involved upgrade done, and you get to begin using all those upgraded features.

Option #2: Again, directly quoting DB, “stay on Drupal 7 while updating your PHP version. If you stay on Drupal 7 until 2021, you can either engage a vendor for a long-term support contract or migrate to Drupal 9.”

What is the forecasted release for Drupal 9?

Answer: Here is the “plan for Drupal 9,” as reviewed on Drupal, with the projected date of “June 3, 2020.” That will give Drupal users time to get on Drupal 9 before the “end-of-life” date for Symfony 3 and Drupal 8, set for “November 2021.”

Will we experience website issues migrating to Drupal 8?

Answer: That can depend on how well-organized you are to ready your website for the migration, and that is where the Creosen team can help get your website ready and handle the migration for a successful transition.

Here is the guidance, directly from Drupal, to prepare and move to Drupal 8.

What if we’re still using Drupal 6?

Answer: You probably know that there is no support for version Drupal 6, and we can help you migrate to Drupal 8. You’re missing out on the efficiency and exciting features.

Time to Begin the Planning for the Migration to Drupal 8

There is no doubt if you’re on Drupal 6 or 7, your organization is going to have to upgrade by November 2021. That may seem like a long way off, but time can quickly pass by, especially when your focus is on your daily business.

With this enhancing upgrade, there is the time needed to audit and analyze your current site in preparation for a smooth migration. Even though it’s outlined on Drupal, with all the steps you need to follow, it can be overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be a challenge. It can be exciting with the expert team at Creosen.

Let Creosen Streamline the Migration to Drupal 8

At Creosen, LLC, we are well-versed in the migration process to Drupal 8. We will help streamline the process and get your site migrated to Drupal 8. We will get you ready to learn and use the exciting, new features. Once you are using Drupal 8, you will realize the efficiency of this upgrade, and your will be ready for Drupal 9!

We are a full-service, website design and development, agency. Find out more about us and our migration services and our website maintenance services. We’re excited to hear from you, and get you to where you need to be to stay competitive in our digital world.