An Iterative Approach to Migrating to Drupal 9

Best Practices for Successful Upgrades

Rich Lawson

Senior Director of Development, Mediacurrent

Alex Moreno

Developer Advocate, Pantheon

About this webinar:

End-of-life sounds so ominous, and it’s meant to grab your attention. But you don’t need to be afraid or shift into panic mode, yet. There is still enough time to develop a thoughtful and achievable Drupal migration strategy that fits your organization’s scale and resources.

Pantheon and Mediacurrent have been at the forefront of advocating for an agile, iterative approach to continuous development and optimization when building sites. Now that thinking can also be applied to large-scale site upgrades and migrations. 

Rich Lawson, Senior Director of Development at Mediacurrent, and Alex Moreno, Pantheon Developer Advocate, discussess a variety of approaches to upgrading your Drupal 7 sites – particularly iterative approaches that align with WebOps principles.

Drupal judgment day may still be looming, but this instructive conversation should make it less intimidating and help you start planning.

What you’ll learn:

  • The amazing Drupal 9 (10 and 11) benefits you can look forward to once you’ve upgraded.
  • Several different approaches to upgrading your Drupal 7 sites, including an iterative approach that leverages Pantheon’s Advanced Global CDN. 
  • Best practices for planning out your site upgrade(s), whether you’re working with an agency partner or just an internal team.