Support will end for both Drupal 7 & 8
Drupal 7’s end-of-life is November 2022. Drupal 8 will reach its end of life next year - in November 2021. GovCMS D7 and D8 will not be supported beyond end-of-life.
No security updates, no new features
Drupal 7 and 8 platforms will not be supported with security fixes after their end-of-life. And new features will not be implemented for GovCMS D7 and D8.
Upgrading may be less dramatic than you think
Drupal 9 is backward compatible with Drupal 8 and relatively ‘basic’ to upgrade. Drupal 7 however, requires a site rebuild and content migration.
What’s involved in upgrading or rebuilding my website?
Your upgrade options, costs and timeframes will depend greatly on whether you're currently using the Drupal 7 or Drupal 8 distributions of GovCMS, and whether you're a SaaS or PaaS customer.
For GovCMS Drupal 8 SaaS clients, upgrading to D9 should be relatively simple. But for D7 and PaaS customers, the process will be more complex.
Drupal 7 requires a full site rebuild and migration
The transition from GovCMS D7 to D9 will require a full rebuild and migration. You'll need to map your Drupal 7 features, themes and content against Drupal 9.
Drupal 9 is backwards compatible with Drupal 8
The upgrade process from GovCMS D8 to D9 is relatively simple and low cost. Minor remediation and a few incompatible module alternatives are required.
What free resources are available to me?
Salsa is the official service provider for GovCMS - our engineers and developers co-designed and co-built the platform. Take advantage of our experience and expertise to help with your D9 upgrade.
Free D9 upgrade price guide
Our price guide helps you in the early stages of research to understand your options, costs and timelines for upgrading 'like-for-like' from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 or 9.
Manage your timeframes with the GovCMS Drupal 9 roadmap
GovCMS has created a timeline and roadmap highlighting major D9 milestones and dates.
Free D9 upgrade FAQ essentials
An essential guide covering a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions on all things related to your GovCMS Drupal 9 upgrade project.
Free D9 upgrade project blueprint
Our upgrade project blueprint provides the entire delivery process, including tools and templates, for rebuilding and migrating your Drupal 7 site to Drupal 8 or 9.
What services are available to me
D9 site assessment
A deep dive to assess your Drupal site and determine viable options, risks, mitigations, costs, timelines, formal recommendations, etc., to support budgeting and approvals.
D9 technical advisory and support
Access to Drupal expertise to provide your upgrade project delivery team with technical advice and/or ad-hoc support throughout your upgrade project.
D9 site discovery
Our functional and technical Drupal experts pair up to facilitate a series of workshops to help build, groom and size your upgrade project product backlog for prioritisation and planning.
Drupal 7 like-for-like upgrade to D8 or D9
Engage our team to rebuild your site like-for-like. We’ll run the audits, confirm the mappings, present you options to handle gaps, rebuild your site and migrate your content.
Drupal 8 upgrade to D9
Engage our team to run the D8 to D9 upgrade process and remediate any issues, including incompatible modules.
D9 design and build
Engage our team to help you design and build your new D9 site, whether it's a default theme, an extended design or your own unique and beautiful snowflake.