Drupal 8 Contrib Upgrade Status

Posted by heddn on March 14, 2018

One of the things I constantly get asked about in the Drupal 8 migrate space is when will migrate be ready for use. With the API being marked stable in 8.5.0, now is a good time to consider upgrading. Upgrading a D6 or D7 site should be ready, especially if you have mainly core modules in use. However, what about when your site used a contrib module or two or ten?

That very question is on the community roadmap to address in the next few months. While researching that very question, I found that the space is in pretty good shape. Many of the most popular modules have upgrade paths already built. If not, many of the paths available in patches. Or you can re-configure those modules in Drupal 8 in a pretty easy manner.

Case in point. Pathauto is a pretty popular contrib module that doesn't currently have an upgrade path. But once installed in Drupal 8, it is a matter of 5-10 minutes to setup all your rules again.

As I've been saying for a while, now is a good time to upgrade. If you think you could use some help upgrading, feel free to contact us here at MTech. It is our niche in the Drupal marketplace.

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Drupal 8 Contrib Upgrade Status