Delaying the Inevitable: Future Proofing your Drupal 7 Site

07/23/2015 - 14:00-07/23/2015 - 14:45
Balcony C
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Site Building

Learn how to leverage the flexibility of Drupal to deliver experiences in nearly limitless ways. See how you are able to do this—often without code and relying on the ever-expanding universe of contributed modules.


Your organization just launched a new site on Drupal 7 but you keep hearing that Drupal 8 is around the corner. What will this mean for the future of Drupal 7? How can you take advantage of the new features in Drupal 8? What do you need to do to prepare your site for migration to Drupal 8?

We will answer these questions and more in this session by taking a look at the different ways you can protect your investment in your Drupal 7 website while future proofing your site for an eventual migration to Drupal 8.

  • What timeframe should I be looking at for migrating to Drupal 8.x?
  • What Drupal 8.x features can I backport now?
  • How should I be preparing my site for Drupal 8.x?