Navigating the Transition: Your Drupal 9 End of Life FAQ


The article by Srijan | A Material+ Company titled, "Drupal 9 End of Life FAQ: What You Need to Know", authored by Nupur Venugopal, discusses the impending end of life for Drupal 9 on November 1st, 2023, has created a pressing need for businesses to plan their migration to Drupal 10. Regardless of whether a company is currently using Drupal 7, Drupal 8, or Drupal 9, this transition is crucial. 

Srijan has compiled a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to assist organisations in navigating this migration process, covering a wide range of topics related to Drupal 9's end-of-life and migration. These FAQs offer essential insights to ensure a smooth upgrade journey for users of all Drupal versions.

One of the central concerns addressed in these FAQs is the functionality of Drupal 9 post-end-of-life. While Drupal 9 will continue to function, the FAQs emphasise the importance of considering security risks and the lack of official updates as significant factors. The recommendation is to upgrade to Drupal 10 for ongoing functionality and security. Further FAQs touch upon the risks of delaying migration from Drupal 8 or 9, the impact of Symfony 4 on Drupal 9, the end-of-life dates for tools like Composer 1 and Guzzle 6, and considerations for users with custom modules or themes. The FAQs offer practical guidance and encourage timely action to ensure a seamless transition to Drupal 10.

Additionally, the FAQs provide insights for Drupal 7, Drupal 8, and Drupal 9 users, outlining steps and considerations for each version. It is emphasised that upgrading to Drupal 10 involves a sequential process, starting with migrating to Drupal 9. This ensures that modules, themes, and custom code are updated and compatible with the latest Drupal version. 

The article concludes by acknowledging the diverse timelines required for site upgrades, emphasising the need for a well-planned and executed migration strategy, and the availability of expert assistance for Drupal users looking to transition to Drupal 10. For a detailed read, visit the website.

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