Migrate to Drupal, Elevate Your Online Presence

Drupal 10 is here, and we’re all geared up to get you there with a smooth upgrade. We recommend you move to Drupal 9 first to experience its power and commitment to easy upgrades forever. Some of the world's largest enterprises have migrated their business-critical websites and applications to Drupal 9. And are now ready to leverage the best of Drupal 10 features with just an easy upgrade!

Reach out if you’re looking for

  • Drupal 7 to Drupal 9 (or 10) migration
  • Drupal 8 to Drupal 9 (or 10) upgrade
  • Upgrading from Drupal 6 to the latest version
  • Migrating from any CMS to Drupal

Why choose us

Having successfully completed many Drupal upgrade and migration projects, our Acquia-certified Drupal experts know exactly what it takes to get you on to the latest version of Drupal. Our Drupal specialists ensure a seamless transition during your migration while leveraging Drupal 9 (or 10) 's capabilities to engage your customers and provide a compelling user experience.

We are happy to provide audits for FREE!

With a proven track record of Drupal migration success, our clients place their utmost trust in our services. Our trusted partnerships are a testament to our commitment to delivering exceptional results, time and time again.

Our Work

Testimonial - BRIAN KURKOSKI

Specbee was consistently responsive to our requests, and built an on-budget site that met all of our specifications.
BRIAN KURKOSKI
Chair of Online Committee, IEEE Information Theory Society

Process

Curious to find out what happens behind the scenes of a successful Drupal migration? Prepare to be captivated as we unveil our fail-safe 4-step process!

Migration Audit

We initiate the process by meticulously identifying your website's features, functionality, modules, and content structure. This detailed analysis provides us with a comprehensive understanding of your digital landscape. Subsequently, we catalog content views, streamlining the replication process for a seamless transition. Lastly, we architect a strategic content migration strategy, carefully mapping out the most efficient path to safeguard and transfer your valuable content to its new destination.

Build application

Continuing our Drupal migration journey, we meticulously rebuild the content structure, replicate website features, and conduct thorough regression testing. This ensures a solid foundation, seamless functionality, and flawless performance in your renewed online presence.

Migrate Content

Next, we develop legacy content using the robust Drupal content structure, ensuring a seamless transition from the past to the present. Then, we seamlessly import all contents and valuable assets from your previous system, preserving their integrity and enhancing their accessibility. And to guarantee data accuracy and completeness, we meticulously validate the entire data migration process.

Testing

We thoroughly test the migrated data, ensuring its sanity and integrity, leaving no stone unturned. The next step involves subjecting all replicated features to smoke testing and load testing, guaranteeing their seamless performance under various scenarios. And because security is paramount, we conduct meticulous security checks, actively searching for vulnerabilities and fortifying your website against potential threats.

Business Benefits

What Our Drupal Migration Services Can Do For You

Our Drupal 9 migration services enables you to extract the maximum value from Drupal. Our focused engagement models, attention to detail and unmatched expertise are why we are a trusted name in the field.

Mobile - First Approach

Drupal 9 follows a mobile-first approach, ensuring that implementations are responsive by design and can adapt to a user's screen size and specifications. Since over 50% of website visits are made from mobile devices, it is critical that your website is responsive. A migration to Drupal 9 will enable you to create websites and applications that are both effective and responsive.

Integration with RESTful Web Services

Support for web services in the versions before Drupal 8 was through add-on modules, but Drupal 8 and Drupal 9 brings extensive support for standard accessibility technologies through a RESTful setup.

Twig template engine

An integral part of Drupal 9, Twig is a theme-based engine that enables companies to easily create websites. Twig’s themes are easy to comprehend, and its templates are less complex than the php templates associated with earlier versions of Drupal.

Easy Upgrades Forever

Drupal 8 made way for easy upgrades. Upgrading to the next major version of Drupal is now easy and quick. With Drupal’s commitment to continuous innovation and easy upgrades, you can get the best of Drupal’s features in Drupal 9 with a simple, hassle-free upgrade.

Well-defined configurations

With built-in configuration systems at the file level, Drupal 9 is flexible enough to carry elements such as views, types of content, fields, and more. This allows Drupal 9 websites to be easily developed from a local folder in your desktop or from a high-end cloud based server.

Powerful authoring

The latest version of Drupal brings in powerful authoring tools, such as WYSIWYG Editor and CKEditor for content editors. These work in conjunction with the in-place editing that comes bundled with the core module.

Proficiency in HTML 5

Drupal 9 is simpler and smoother to use because it utilizes HTML 5, which makes it easier to write web markup. HTML 5 also gives direct access to fields such email, date, time and phone etc., which increasing functional efficiency and device compatibility.

At the risk of sounding a bit too proud, we know what we’re doing. As one of the top five contributors to Drupal for multiple years and being a Signature Supporting partner, we get to help improve the platform that allows us to deliver innovation. But even more importantly, as a Drupal development company, giving back to the community is a moral responsibility. All of us drive the project forward.

Standing Out

End-to-End Expertise

Our clients expect us to handle every aspect of a project so Specbee has built a well-rounded in-house team with expertise in UI/UX design, front end implementation, and Drupal development. While every web development company probably says that, we do not outsource and work unless specifically requested by the client.

Deployment and Scaling Expertise

As a trusted Drupal development company, we have built, deployed and maintained several extremely high traffic websites on Drupal. We know how to scale your Drupal website to enable maximum traffic handling capabilities.

Experience

Having worked on Drupal since version 4.x, our Drupal developers have invaluable expertise on implementing and maintaining some of the most complex web applications and sites. As a top Drupal development company, our services guarantee that a Drupal expert is working on your case and will be able to assist you with all your Drupal requirements.

Cost Effective

We have unmatched experience in Drupal development, but we are also known for our cost-effective, comprehensive solutions. Whether you are looking for a large-scale, end-to-end Drupal solution or minor, tailor-fit solution, our Drupal services can help you deliver quality results while sticking to your budget.

Customers Come First

At Specbee, our customers always come first. We offer optimized Drupal development services, keeping in mind your specific business objectives, time and budget. Our customers think of us as their technology partners and entrust us with the technological aspects of their businesses. We aim to do everything in our power to ensure that trust is well-deserved.

Frequently asked questions

What is a Drupal Migration and how does it work?

A Drupal migration involves moving your digital content from an old website to a new one. You might have an older Drupal website or one built on a Content Management System (CMS) such as Wordpress, Joomla, AEM, or Sitecore. Either way, migrating to the latest version of Drupal is always a good decision. It works by using migration scripts and tools provided by Drupal core or contributed modules. These scripts map the data from the old site to the new one, specifying how to handle differences in content types, fields, and other structures.

Why should I migrate to Drupal 10?

A migration to Drupal 10 offers many benefits. Drupal has embraced continuous improvement since the release of Drupal 8, which means you'll benefit from ongoing enhancements and security updates. Drupal 10 provides improved performance, better accessibility, and enhanced developer tools, making it a solid choice for your web projects. Plus, it ensures long-term support and compatibility. It's always a wise move to stay up-to-date with Drupal versions.

How much does a Drupal migration cost?

Every website is unique. The cost of a Drupal migration can vary widely depending on factors like the complexity of your current site, what version you currently are on, the amount of data to migrate, and the specific features you need. While we can provide some figures, it's important to note that the cost range can vary significantly, making it less informative for your specific situation. It's best to get a tailored quote from a Drupal development company based on your project's unique requirements. You can start by getting a FREE migration audit, which also includes a free quote!

Would we lose any existing features or content if we migrated to Drupal 10?

While we would love to say “No way!” to this one, it really depends on the complexity of your current CMS setup, the structure and the way the version was implemented on your website. Custom modules often require rebuilding since Drupal 10 is based on the Symfony framework and follows Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) principles. Additionally, themes will need redevelopment due to the introduction of the new template engine since Drupal 8, Twig. To minimize the risk of losing features or content, thorough planning, and testing are essential. It's recommended to work with Drupal experts who can assess your specific situation and ensure a smooth migration process.

What will happen to our 3rd party integrations when we migrate to Drupal 10?

With every new version release, Drupal has made significant strides in enhancing its compatibility and integrations with third-party software. Since the inclusion of web services in Drupal core, the creation of RESTful APIs is not only straightforward but also rapid. This capability is incredibly valuable when it comes to establishing seamless connections with a multitude of third-party applications. Furthermore, Drupal has now expanded its array of integration modules, further enhancing its versatility.

How easy (or difficult) is it to upgrade from Drupal 9 to Drupal 10?

Upgrading from Drupal 9 to Drupal 10 is designed to be a smoother transition compared to previous major version upgrades. The Drupal community has put an emphasis on backward compatibility to make the process more straightforward. Generally, if your site is well-maintained and up-to-date with Drupal 9 best practices, the upgrade to Drupal 10 should be really easy. It's important to assess your site's specific requirements and consult with Drupal experts for a tailored migration plan to ensure a smooth and trouble-free transition. Take a look at what our Drupal expert panel has to say in this video.

I’ve run into many issues after migrating to Drupal 9. How do I fix it?

If your previous (or current) Drupal development partner hasn’t paid much attention to the minute details of your site architecture, content structure, upgrade paths of your modules, strategic custom code migration, library version updates, permissions, performance, and more, your website will run into problems sooner or later. We have written a detailed article on how you can tackle these issues yourself but it would be recommended to look for Drupal experts to rescue your bad migration.

When is Drupal 7 EOL ( End of Life)?

After 14 years of service, the Drupal association has announced that Drupal 7 EOL (End of Life) will be on January 5, 2025. Drupal 7 core, modules, and themes will no longer receive security support,  advisories or community support from the Drupal Security Team and the community. Specbee is an official Certified Drupal Migration Partner for the Drupal Association. Check out our Drupal profile for more information.

When is Drupal 9 EOL (End of Life)?

Drupal 9 EOL (End of Life) will be on November 1st, 2023. This was timed to be a year after the release of Drupal 10. Because Drupal 9 is dependent on Symfony framework, Drupal 9 EOL has been timed to end support when Symfony version 7 reaches EOL. Specbee is an official Certified Drupal Migration Partner for the Drupal Association. Check out our Drupal profile for more information.

Testimonial - BRIAN KURKOSKI

Specbee was consistently responsive to our requests, and built an on-budget site that met all of our specifications.
BRIAN KURKOSKI
Chair of Online Committee, IEEE Information Theory Society

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