by Elliot Christenson on July 18, 2017 - 6:06pm

Like many of you, I have a few sites that are fairly complex, utilize dozens of modules - and still run on Drupal 6. At this point, I don't want to invest the time to migrate them to Drupal 7 because I feel the momentum is finally beginning to shift into high gear for Drupal 8.

So, how do you know whether the Drupal 8 ecosystem is ready for a relatively straightforward migration? Thankfully, there are some great resources available!

Upgrade Status

From the Project Page:

The Upgrade Status module checks the list of projects you have installed and shows their availability for the new version of Drupal core, which can be one of the following:

  • Available: A stable release of this project is available.
  • In development: A development release of this project is available, which can be installed for testing purposes.
  • Not ported yet: There are no releases available for this project.

The main project page is here:

The Drupal 6 version is here: upgrade_status 6.x-1.2

Contrib Tracker

The other great project is the Contrib Tracker. There was a great blog post describing this a few years back from Angie Byron

It lists out themes, modules, and even Drupal distribution projects in the Issue tracker! You can find that here:

Your Thoughts

I'd love to hear what sort of resources you use to determine the viability for site upgrades! Please feel free to drop your thoughts in the comments!


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