The latest version of Drupal was released in late 2015 and has been rapidly growing in functionality since that time. Drupal 8 core has been stable for some time now, release 8.3.1 is now available, and the number of available modules is increasing every month.
The question you may be asking yourself is should you be migrating to Drupal 8, and if so, when is the right time? We’ll gladly sit down with you to do a complimentary evaluation of the platform currently being used and provide suggestions for development. Here are a few things to consider:
If you’re currently operating on Drupal 6, we need to talk. Now. This version of the CMS will soon be discontinued, and you don’t want to be sitting on an unsupported technology. Let us find the best solution to seamlessly move your site over to the new framework.
Rest assured, sites developed on Drupal 7 are not in any immediate risk of this version of Drupal being sunsetted. As a matter of fact Drupal 7 has the most community support at this time. We do believe, though, that there is significant value in getting ahead of the curve by getting your Drupal 8 migration plan underway. Learn more about the status of Drupal 8 here.
If your website is ready for an upgrade, and you’re not using a CMS, there are several options available. For e-commerce, Drupal Commerce and Magento are the leading PHP-based platforms. If your web infrastructure is based on Microsoft, then platforms like Sitefinity or Sitecore make sense. And for smaller businesses WordPress is still a very good option.
If your website is ready for an upgrade, and you’re using a CMS that’s not serving your needs, Drupal 8 could be the perfect choice. Let us help you think through it.