As you may know, Drupal 8 is reaching end-of-life this year, and Drupal 7 will follow suit by November 2022. For this reason, Evolving Web and Pantheon will join forces for a free technical training called Best Practices for Higher Ed Drupal Migrations on September 2.
In the training, we'll walk you through the mechanics of migrating your website to D9, porting your themes and modules to this new version, and the importance of planning thoroughly to implement a large migration at scale. By the end of the 3-hour training, you'll be ready to scope and prepare your upcoming migration.
This training targets mainly developers, project managers, and project leads in the higher education sector, but it also applies to any organization with Drupal-based websites. It is especially helpful if you need to migrate a big website with hundreds of pages but fear you might lack the budget or the resources to do it.
The webinar will consist of 3 sections:
- What It Means to Migrate
- The Mechanics of Migration
- Plan and Implement a Large Migration
The Value of Migrating to Drupal 9
Migrating to Drupal 9 is not only a necessity, given Drupal 7 and 8's end-of-life. It also provides managers, editors, and users with a richer experience both in the front- and back-end while retaining the features and flexibility that made Drupal the base for more than 1 million websites.
Remember: D9 is not an upgrade. Drupal 9 is still Drupal, so there's nothing to be scared of!
Besides, migrating to Drupal 9 is an opportunity to rethink and clean up your website structure, make better architectural decisions and improve user experience. And if you're a content editor, you'll find a much better editing experience with Drupal 9, with a more intuitive, user-friendly interface that takes Drupal's WYSIWYG approach to the next level.
During the training, Evolving Web will share its recent experience of completing a large Drupal migration for the University of Waterloo. Alongside Pantheon's Eric Michalsen, Evolving Web's Dharizza Espinach will discuss how the agency approached the project, the lessons they learned, and share practical advice that will simplify your Drupal migration projects.
About the Training
- What: Best Practices for Higher Ed Drupal Migrations Training Webinar
- When: September 2 @ 10am PT | 1pm ET
- Duration: 3 hours
- Cost: FREE
What You'll Learn:
- How to streamline the process for migrating hundreds of sites
- How to plan and execute a large migration project
- How to migrate themes/modules to be D9-compatible
How to Register
Dharizza Espinach - Drupal Trainer & Senior Backend Developer at Evolving Web
Dharizza is a Senior back-end developer with 6+ years of experience building successful Drupal projects. She also has a long-standing passion for knowledge sharing and empowering others to learn new things by providing Drupal training and speaking at international Drupal Camps.
Eric Michalsen - Customer Onboarding Manager at Pantheon