Upgrading to Drupal 9 is not as difficult as you think

Upgrading to Drupal 9 is not as difficult as you think

The upgrade to Drupal 9  makes it an easy and much feasible from Drupal 8. At the Drupal Europe conference in September 2018, Drupal originator Dries Buytaert gave a basic idea that sketched out the future for Drupal, especially the release of Drupal 9, and how it impacts the life expectancy of Drupal 8. Drupal 8’s greatest reliance is Symfony 3, which has an end-of-life date in November 2021. This implies that, after November 2021, security bugs in Symfony 3 won’t get fixed. In this way, we know the end-of-life of Drupal 8 won’t surpass November 2021. With this in mind, it is crucial that users upgrade to Drupal 9 by November 2021.

To -do list to prepare for Drupal 9

  • Ensure to update your site(s) with the most recent minor releases 
  • Check the availability of the modules you use
  • Use the Drupal Update Status project  to check both contributed projects and any custom modules you might be utilizing

Composer: Manages a sprawling list of dependencies in Drupal 8 onwards

The modules in Drupal 8 filter the code of the contributed and custom projects you have installed and investigate any deprecated code that must be replaced before the forthcoming major version. Installation of the composer is mandatory, due to the third-party PHP library dependencies.

In the event that your current Drupal 8 site doesn’t use Composer, this might be a good time to make the move. Composer is a tool to download that deals with the various dependencies a Drupal website has, ensuring that all the prerequisites are met.

The easy upgrade to Drupal 9

Since Drupal 9 is being built in Drupal 8, the technology in Drupal 9 has been experimented in Drupal 8 rigorously, making the upgrade much easier than in previous years. The release of Drupal 9 relies upon expelling deprecated functionality and upgrading Drupal’s dependencies, for example, Symfony. The contributed module authors can then begin updating the media modules to use the new media library before Drupal 9 is released. Ultimately, their Drupal 8 to 9 will remain appropriate as there won’t be an emotional change in how Drupal is made.

Drupal 9 will be the last version of Drupal 8, with its deprecations expelled from it. No other new backward compatibility breaking APIs are going to be introduced in the future, except for the dependency updates. For as much as the modules and themes stay up to-date with the most recent Drupal 8 APIs, the upgrade to Drupal 9 must be simple.

The Drupal 9 upgrade Features and the necessities 

Upgrading to drupal 9 features

Drupal 9 carries certain features such as integrated configuration management, control data, component display, out-of-box media management, and easy to use features. The Drupal 9 features also include multilingual capabilities, accessible for everyone, communicates on the platforms where your audiences are, and  offers caching features that allow  the pages to load significantly faster.

The deployment of Drupal 9 ready code in Drupal 8 sites is not only seamless but also allows for testing any issues in Drupal 8.  Based on the new code, proper feedback is provided so that the new code can be improved. Finally, the deprecated codes in Drupal 8 will be removed in Drupal 9.

Migrate to Drupal 9 with leading expertise to turn possibility into reality

With concerns about vulnerability and compatibility with new features, it is important to ensure that Drupal core, modules, and code are on the most recent D8 version to guarantee that no deprecated module or API is used. To summarize, the way to accomplish this smooth progress to Drupal 9 is by keeping your Drupal 8 site completely up-to-date. By doing this, you will be prepared for Drupal 9.

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Custom Time Bank system including safe social networking and setting up and executing time banking tasks

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Custom Time Bank system including safe social networking and setting up and executing time banking tasks

Whom we worked with

The client serves about 2 Million beneficiaries in the Bay area region

Client was in need of processing their community program applications and engage the users online using Time Bank transaction

Our Solution

  • Built an online registration system which has a combined online and offline process
  • Handling external applications/agencies systems for the registration process
  • Built a Social networking platform and listing platform to work as the Time Banking ecosystem

Challenges

  • Custom UI/UX to be user friendly for people from different age groups
  • Non availability of registration platform that can handle online and offline process
  • A platform that does not have integration between the Social networking and listing applications

Impact

  • Client was able to onboard up to 80 users to their platform each week after thorough vetting online/offline process
  • Time bank transactions were all moved online
  • Increase in community engagement

How we helped

  • Using a robust CMS platform to build this complex platform
  • Built a custom application to handle registration with a clean front end UI
  • Built an intuitive back-end interface to manage and run reports for the registration process
  • Integrated an existing Social media and listing extension to build a Time Bank system

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Ordering system for Custom Breakfast meal mix – high precision nutrition table and pricing

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Ordering system for Custom Breakfast meal mix - high precision nutrition table and pricing

Whom we worked with

A growing business focused on custom breakfast products

The business was handling all order placement offline

Needed a strong online portal to attract investors

Our Solution

  • Custom breakfast blender
  • Nutrition tracker to comply with FDA guidelines
  • Subscription orders

Challenges

  • Custom product builder is not available as a third party extension
  • Fixing the weight of the overall blend even with changes in the composition

Impact

  • Moved an existing offline operation to completely online
  • Increased the number of orders five folds
  • Client was able to add in new product lines for pet custom food using the same application

How we helped

  • Intuitive UI for building the product and realtime nutrition label
  • Implemented Magento to ecommerce
  • Built the custom product builder using an existing product builder
  • Online payment with payment processing for subscription
  • Separate subscription management

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Sun Technologies’ tried and tested Get-Set-Go CMS Consulting model helps organizations evaluate and implement processes for all of their CMS and eCommerce needs. Our CMS experts can help you accelerate the ideation, planning, development, and production processes so your business has an edge over competitors.

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