Juggling the pros and cons of upgrading to Drupal 8.

Upgrading to Drupal 8: Benefits and Gotchas

Thinking of upgrading your website to Drupal 8, or using it for the first time on a new project? You've surely heard about the shiny new features that the community has been cooking up. But as with any major step forward, there's a lot of changes to how things work, and not everything is fully ready, so there are challenges to be aware of before you jump into a Drupal 8 project for the first time.

This week, I led a webinar that highlights the new features that Drupal 8 has to offer for site builders, users, and developers. It also discusses some things that are missing, and challenges in setting up for your first Drupal site. At the end, I walk through the upgrade process and talk about some of the customizations you might have to make.

In the coming weeks, we'll be posting a series of blog posts with more details of our upgrade process. You can read the first one about migrating your files to Drupal 8 by our senior dev Dave Vasilevsky.

If you're interested in learning more, we have some upcoming Drupal 8 trainings that cover project management, site building, theming, and module development.

If you're looking for links or resources from the webinar, the slides are also up on Slideshare and you can view them here: