A quick look at what’s new in Drupal 9
Drupal 9 Roadmap
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Looking to upgrade your website to the latest Drupal versions or re-platforming? We’ve got you covered! Our comprehensive set of solutions and deep Drupal expertise helps reshape your website and identify if Drupal is the right fit for your business needs.
Drupal 7 user
With D7 end of life in November 2020, and extended support till 2021. Now is the time to decide the course of action for your website to thrive with optimum performance and security. The most reliable way to prepare for Drupal 9 is to upgrade your site to Drupal 8!
Drupal.org walks you through the steps to move from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9.
Drupal 8 user
If you are a Drupal 8 user, it’s extremely easy for you to upgrade your website to Drupal 9! Hop on to this article for a preview of the breaking changes in D9. Follow these simple steps and upgrade to D9:
1. Install the upgrade status module
2. Update your contributed modules
3. Update your custom module code
4. Update Drupal core to Drupal 9
Read about our Drupal 9 upgrade story here.
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We are ready for Drupal 9
Eliminate deprecated APIs used in your custom code. Rector helps resolve the majority of these automatically.
Drupal-check a project created by Matt Glaman checks Drupal code for deprecations and discovers bugs via static analysis. All it requires is a Composer installed your Drupal 8 codebase in a local folder
Drupal 9 for Site Owners
With the advent of Drupal 9, you will never have to re-platform again! Drupal 9 is the easiest upgrade ever with a commitment to easy upgrades in the future. With cutting-edge new features and intuitive solutions, improve your digital experiences without worrying about future upgrades.
Explore more around what happens to Drupal 8 and 7, what's so great about Drupal 9 and what are the key tools involved, with Gabor’s opensource presentation on 'State of Drupal 9'
Claro for Designers
Drupal’s former admin theme Seven was long outdated and needed a visual update.
Drupal was in dire need of a new Design System for the Drupal administration UI. Claro is a clean, accessible and powerful Drupal administration theme.
Olivero for Marketers
A new default front-end theme for Drupal with a modern look and feel. The new theme’s official overviews say “Drupal 9: The Most Beautiful CMS Ever!”
Olivero is a huge leap forward from the current default theme, Bartik (initially created for D7). Learn more about Olivero here.
Still, got questions? Here are some Drupal 9 FAQs
What about the contributed modules?
Many contributed modules are now Drupal 9 ready, and more are being added to that list. If your installed modules use deprecated APIs, share your Upgrade Status report with the module maintainer or submit a patch on Drupal.org.
What about the third-party dependencies?
With the deprecated functionalities getting removed, there is approximately 12% reduction in code by upgrading to latest versions of the package. Won't require to deal with old deprecated dependencies.
How to prepare my site for a Drupal 9 upgrade?
Here’s a consolidated list of the system requirements, the new dependencies and some of the most commonly used APIs which are going to be removed in 9.0.0 Check here.