Upgrading to Drupal 8: Benefits and Gotchas

Apr 15, 2016 · by Suzanne Kennedy Dergacheva

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:

Suzanne Kennedy Dergacheva

About the author, Suzanne Dergacheva

As co-founder and front-end lead at Evolving Web for the past 10 years, Suzanne is responsible for defining and implementing both the information architecture and the visual elements of websites and web applications. She manages the creation of Drupal sites from module selection and configuration to integration and custom development.

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