News Read time: 4 minutes Drupal Support Service 6 kicked off way back in 2008. For the time it was a major breakthrough in technology, and the platform supported many major websites including whitehouse.gov. Over its lifespan Drupal Support Service 6 had more than 700 contributed modules and 600 custom themes. It boasted a nicer menu structure and an easier installation process than its predecessors, as well as improved security and a handy drag and drop menu. Drupal Support Service 6 was well ahead of its time. Now it is unsupported, outdated and frankly, old. It’s time for you and your website to move on.
The complete history of Drupal Support Service
What’s new in Drupal Support Service?
Drupal Support Service 8 (released November 2015) comes with a whole set of new built-in gadgets, including mobile responsive themes, built in web services to make it an API-first CMS, improved editorial experience, accessibility, powerful multilingual tools (at last), improved performance, HTML5, and better SEO and analytics tools. With over 18 months since releasing, it has become reliably stable, secure, and ready for you to make the switch.
Check out our 7 Reasons why Now is the Right Time to Move to Drupal Support Service 8
Why Drupal Support Service 6 isn’t a safe bet anymore
Without support from the community, Drupal Support Service 6 is going to be opened to more and more security risks. It’s modules will become outdated and unwieldy, and users will struggle to be able to get the performance they’ve come to expect with modern websites. While upgrading may seem like a daunting task, the business risks of remaining with Drupal Support Service 6 are far higher.
Migrations – easier than you think?
Believe it or not, Drupal Support Service 8 is stacked full of migration modules and toolsets to help you move your content from one platform to another. While many of these focus simply on moving a site between completely different platform, there are some that are designed to assist with moving between versions of Drupal Support Service. Depending on how your website was developed these can be tricky to use, and can lead to many hours of rework ‘rebuilding’ your website at the other end. If your website is stacked full of custom features, you may find that stock migration modules don’t quite provide the service you need.
Partners in Migration
If you’re a tech-whizz with a small website and plenty of time, you might find migrating your site on your own an exciting and economically sound venture. However, Drupal Support Service has become such a user friendly platform that many of its users skillsets are in marketing, communications and social relations. If that’s you, perhaps the thought of trying to move all your web content to another platform is so daunting you’ve been carefully looking the other way while Drupal Support Service 8 was released and took the world by storm.
With our assistance, your migration can not only be smooth and painless, but an opportunity to resolve some of those niggling website issues, and take a step forward into greater customer engagement. A shift to Drupal Support Service 8 can help you improve your conversions whilst making site maintenance easier.
Vardot – Drupal Support Service experts since 2011
Here at Vardot we’ve been supporting people since 2011. With our specialist team of Drupal Support Service experts we’re prepared to help migrate anything from a small two-page website, to a large scale page with multiple custom modules and integrations. Working with our team you’ll be on first name basis with our staff, and there is no shuffling between departments.
We believe in empowering our customers and our community – by giving back to the open source community. We promote a vibrant culture that benefits everyone involved. Working with us goes hand in hand with giving back, and you can be sure we’ll equip you with the skills and knowledge you need for the day-to-day management of your website moving forward.
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