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D7 Soft Landing

Growing list of websites that we migrated to Backdrop

Why did these teams selected to migrate to BackdropCMS?  Because this CMS that combines power of Drupal with efficiency of Wordpress also can meet their budget.

  • Direct upgrade from Drupal 7, not rebuild, thus preserving existing features of the site without major work
  • Stakeholders were already trained in administration and would just need to learn about the improvements to what they know rather than a brand new system.
  • Cost-effective upgrade process, theming and configuration.

“We have a fiduciary duty to our university. We take stewardship of funds and resources seriously. With Backdrop on Pantheon, we were able to save nearly half a million dollars!"

-Zach Chandler, Director, Research  IT and Innovation at Stanford University


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Ambitious Projects with Constrained Budgets: That is our daily job.

Drupal 7, a trusted and reliable CMS, is reaching its end-of-life on January 5, 2025. While it's served us well, it's time to embrace the future and explore new possibilities. As we prepare to bid farewell to the beloved version, Drupal 7 still supports over 350,000 sites.


D7 Soft Landing Initiative: Sharpening migration tools, part 2

Last year we spent time on sharpening audit tools - audit is the first step of any migration.  This year BackdropCMS community released a new version of the D2B module. Take advantage of our automated migration tool for a fraction of the agency price. Check out our demo and get in touch for more details.

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Drupal 7 to BackdropCMS Migration for SiteBuilders

Upgrading from Drupal 7 to Backdrop CMS involves migrating your website's content, configuration, and theme from the Drupal 7 platform to Backdrop CMS. Backdrop CMS is a fork of Drupal 7 that provides a more user-friendly and streamlined interface while retaining much of Drupal's functionality.    I was doing a workshop on upgrade at the Backdrop Community meeting on July 20 as a port of D7 Soft Landing initiative. 


July series of BackdropCMS workshops aimed at educating and empowering users

Drupal 7, a popular content management system that has served as the backbone for countless websites over the years has announced EOL in Jan 2025. With the official end of life for Drupal 7 fast approaching, the community-driven CMS alternative, BackdropCMS, has stepped up to support users through a series of workshops designed to ease the transition and help them migrate to a more sustainable solution.


Migrations costs for D7 EOL

While the Drupal security team has announced they are pushing back Drupal 7 EOL until November 1, 2023, that will come sooner than we think. This is not the time to be building new sites or new features on existing Drupal 7 sites. We can all use this extra time to thoughtfully migrate our sites into a CMS that will be supported long term.

So what does it take to migrate your site from Drupal 7 to a supported CMS on budget and on schedule? The first question is always: how much is this going to cost?

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