It's Time to Upgrade from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9

Drupal 8's end of life is coming November 2, 2021. Make sure you're ready with this helpful guide

Steps for Performing Your D8 to D9 Upgrade

Meet System Requirements

Make sure your host supports the system requirements for Drupal 9. Drupal 9 has been supported on the Acquia platform since before its release.

Run Upgrade Status

The Upgrade Status module (sponsored by Acquia) provides a personalized dashboard with remaining items to do.

Get On The Latest Versions

Update to the latest versions of Drupal 8 core and your contributed modules; often times, the latest version of a module is compatible with both Drupal 8 and Drupal 9. Check our overview of Drupal 9 module readiness

Upgrade Custom Code

Drupal 9 deprecated certain APIs, and your custom code will need to use the new APIs instead. Use the Rector tool to automatically make many of these code changes.

upgrade core to drupal 9

Finally, upgrade your core code to use the latest Drupal 9 release and run update.php as you would for any other upgrade. That's it! You're done

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We know all Drupal Upgrades and Migrations are different, because of that we have different tools for different migrations.

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