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Everything A Marketer Should Know About Drupal 9
The big question we keep hearing more and more is “why should I upgrade to Drupal 9 at all?" So why is Drupal 9 such a big deal and how does it benefit our ability to create and edit content?
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Everything A Marketer Should Know About Drupal 9

There is a ton of information covering how Drupal is making developer's lives easier, but how does it help marketers, content creators, editors and project managers?

Together, we will cover some key features of Drupal 9 that make the lives of marketers and content creators much, much easier.

Why Drupal 9 should be part of your martech stack

The Drupal 9 upgrade itself isn’t the best part, it’s that Drupal is seemingly finished with major time-consuming migrations. The culmination of all Drupal 8 updates has set the foundation of what Drupal is today and what it will be going forward.

Lots of people look at Drupal and see an overwhelming amount of time and work to learn, but the reality is that Drupal has been tirelessly working to make everything much easier for everyone. 

Moving from D8 to D9 will be a simple upgrade, meaning you don't have to rebuild your site. By upgrading to D8, you are setting yourself up for a low-cost website far into the future.

How your website content strategy will change with Drupal 8 & 9

Since the release of Drupal 8, it has been a very powerful tool for technical users like devs, engineers as well as for marketers and content creators. It can also be harnessed for agile marketing and content management efforts that require little to no prior tech knowledge. 

One of the best parts of Drupal 8 is that it is designed with marketers and content creators in mind, which is great news because empowering your organization’s conversion experts and providing them with the tools they need is one of the most important factors in enabling your organization's ability to scale effectively.

Since Drupal 8’s release, numerous updates and modules have been designed to empower marcoms. There have also been many events and workshops designed to help drive the message home that Drupal isn’t just for “techies!” 

Drupal 9 release date and timelines

Here is a snapshot of the proposed timeline of the Drupal CMS as it stands today. Drupal Core Committees are working hard on helping us prepare for the easiest website migrations as possible to ensure the world’s leading web content management system remains modern, leverages the latest technologies, performs exceptionally well and is, of course, secure.

 

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We know that timelines are short and previous versions of Drupal losing support capabilities can be tough to manage, so while Drupal focuses on D9 and making migrations easier going forward, agencies like OPIN are supporting our clients on Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 end of life.

Working with OPIN to create your next project means that we will be with you every step of your upgrade process.

Should you migrate to Drupal 8 or 9?

The best part about Drupal 9 is that it is built from Drupal 8, meaning that the upgrade path has been carefully designed to be much easier. The implementations that the Drupal community has previously created for Drupal 8 over the years means the latest version of D8 will be a stable release and will be supported for quite some time. 

We recommend migrating to D8 and then decide on the simple version upgrade to D9 when you are ready!

Empower your marketing team and take a Drupal test drive

Working with OPIN to create your next project means that we will be with you every step of the way. We will integrate comprehensive digital solutions, providing you and your users with a truly enterprise-level digital experience.

To show you why Drupal 9 is so great, we set up a free demo that we are calling the Drupal Test Drive. You get to sit in the driver's seat with our Drupal experts and experience firsthand why it’s used by so many companies to power their websites, intranets, mobile apps and more!

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Drupal Test Drive

Take a hands-on test drive with our industry experts and learn how to harness the power of Drupal.

Take a free Drupal test drive with one of our experts. We will tailor a 30-minute demo to your needs, so you can learn what Drupal has to offer and why it’s used by so many companies to power their websites, intranets, mobile apps and more.

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