(Don’t) migrate to Drupal 9 now

“Don’t risk! ”, “Why do we need to stay on Drupal 8 if my competitor has migrated to Drupal 9?”, ”Everything is cool, but let’s do it as usual” — If you hear these phrases, it means that you are not on the same page with your client. If your customers hasten to migrate to Drupal 9, we will tell them that this is not a good idea.

Are you ready? Drupal 9 is here!

How frequently is Drupal updated?

Let’s look at the example of Drupal 8. Between Drupal 8.7.0 and Drupal 8.8.0, there were 14 patches and security releases in half a year! As we can see, the latest version of Drupal 8.7 is 8.7.14. Look how many fixes have been made during this interval between minor releases.

Take your time with the decision

So, the security support ends:

  • for Drupal 8.7.x dated June 3, 2020,
  • for Drupal 8.8.x dated December 2, 2020
  • for Drupal on 8.9.x dated November 2021

What do you think happens between three minor releases?

We strongly encourage you to give Drupal 9.0 some time and don’t migrate current projects to Drupal 9.0 right after the release in June. Drupal 8.9 is literally the same thing with Drupal 9.0. We, therefore, call on you to stay on this version for a while. In 6 months, the Drupal community will provide an enormous amount of feedback and cover many bugs and issues. Did we manage to convince you?

What owners of Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 websites should do?

  • For Drupal 7 website owners (migrate to Drupal 8 to be able to upgrade to Drupal 9 when the time has come);
  • For Drupal 8 website owners (Drupal 9 compatibility check: prepare your modules for Drupal 9 in 5 easy steps);
  • For new projects (start a project on Drupal 8.9 from scratch with us — your dedicated team of Drupal developers).

Below, we have prepared useful resources for those who have (not) been updated on the topic:

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