When do I need to upgrade by?
DRUPAL 8 REACHED ITS END OF LIFE ON NOVEMBER 2, 2021.
This means there is no longer community support, updates or bug fixes available for this version of Drupal. So by not upgrading to Drupal 9 as soon as possible, you’re putting your business at risk and leaving vulnerabilities in the security of your website.
It's not all about security...
THE MAIN REASON WE WOULD ADVISE AN UPGRADE IS SO THAT YOUR WEBSITE REMAINS SECURE.
However, there are many other reasons to upgrade to the newer Drupal 9 framework, including:
- Faster and better performance
- Enhanced and improved modules / functionality
- Easier to maintain and upgrade
- Reduce 3rd party dependencies
- New version symphony & twig
How much will it cost?
REALISTICALLY, EVERY UPGRADE TAKES TIME AND IN TURN COSTS MONEY.
However, we believe our experience means we can make the process as cost effective as possible.
We would advise a complete site audit which will allow us to take a look at how much work the upgrade will involve and timescales which will allow us to offer you a more accurate quote and give you the opportunity to budget for the upgrade.