Business and Management

Upgrading From Drupal 7 To 8 Migration?

Before you begin with everything, it is important to understand how Drupal 7 has been built. Once you have done this, you can move on to migrating modules, configurations, and content. Before you proceed, it is important to determine if your organization is ready for the migration. 

This includes preparations such as:

  • Set up a staging area for the Drupal 7 to 8 website’s migration

  • Create a detailed inventory of Drupal 7 core modules by identifying them

  • Take a look at the issues that are known

  • First, update your site to Drupal 8 pre-version


  • Drupal 8 allows you to access your private source files in a proper manner.

  • Install a Drupal 8 site.

  • Next is to make sure that the modules are enabled – core and contributor – on the new site

  • Avoid configuration and content editing until the migration occurs.

  • Planning for estimating, budgeting, and resourcing migration

A Drupal pre-upgrade analysis tool is available on the market that can be used for calculating the time and effort required to complete the upgrade. The upgrade can have a serious impact on certain Drupal modules. 

It is important to have Drupal developers available, as they can provide better technical insight regarding Drupal 8 module design, which is necessary during the site migration. Once all preparations are complete, you can officially begin the migration process. 

It will vary depending on how complex the website structure is, whether it has been redesigned with migration, how much content you need, and your experience with Drupal CMS.