Why Choose Zyxware for Your Next Drupal Migration Project?

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When it comes to content management systems, few competitors can beat Drupal. Over 1.7 million1 websites have been built using Drupal in 2022. Deciding to migrate to Drupal might be one of the most important business decisions you make this year.

To that end, we aim to assist you with a seamless move. We understand the importance of keeping your technology stack relevant and up-to-date. We offer full service to migrate your existing Website/Web CMS to a Drupal-powered digital experience platform.

How Zyxware Makes a Difference with Drupal Migrations

Zyxware Technologies provides end-to-end Drupal migration services. We help you migrate, upgrade, and update your existing website/Web to the latest Drupal platforms to enable seamless migrations without data loss or compromise.



Our Strengths and Expertise

Zyxware Technologies has Drupal migration experts with over 15 years of experience in the industry. We specialize in creating the right migration environment with precise digital properties, integrations, and workflow enhancements for each Drupal migration.

We are trusted for our services by industry-leading brands like INSEAD, the State of Arizona, 3ie, Benzinga, DITT Bhutan, and The News Minute.

We build and maintain over 200 Drupal-based platforms, nurturing Drupal talent and organizing the practice. Our deep engagement with the Drupal community has helped us develop protocols and best practice guidelines for doing Drupal right.

The platforms we have built have stood the test of time and continue to leverage the community's new contributions, including new modules, security updates, and bug fixes. We have also formulated migration protocols for faster and more efficient modernization.

Our Experience

Over 15 years of experience in the Drupal niche have given Zyxware a natural edge in the industry. To date, we have successfully delivered over 200 projects to over 100 clients across the globe.

The modules we have contributed to www.drupal.org have been used by more than 50,000 websites. Search404, WebsiteFeedback, Disable Login, upgrade_audit, etc., are some top-of-the-line brands that leverage our modules.

Drupal Migration Services

The Drupal Migration Services not just offer to migrate from your legacy CMS to the latest version of Drupal. In our comprehensive discovery process, We work closely with the business teams, specifically the marketing and communication teams to understand their objectives. Based on that we help you define the roadmap for a digital experience platform that can accelerate the digital transformation agenda of the organization.



Migrate from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9 or Drupal 10

Drupal 7, a capable CMS platform launched in 2011, has served businesses for over a decade. However, its end of life has been announced which necessitates migration. Drupal 7's End-of-Life was extended to November 1, 2023

Migrate to Drupal 9

Drupal 9 was launched in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic. It delivers better security for higher traffic volumes, improved accessibility, and faster performance.

Zyxware Technologies brings your projects a 10% performance boost with migration to Drupal 9 from Drupal 8. We also help you with multisite migrations onto the Drupal 9 platform.

Migrate to Drupal 10

Drupal 10 has many improvements including, content authoring, performance and security. 

If you are using Drupal 9, With our Drupal 10 readiness initiative and audits, Zyxware Technologies can help your business:

  • Audit and report on how you can prepare for Drupal 10 or the next version of Drupal when it will be launched.
  • Fix issues in your Drupal 9 instance that prevent you from upgrading to Drupal 10.

If you use Drupal 7 or 8, we will help you move to Drupal 10.

WordPress to Drupal Migration

Drupal offers a better choice in CMS because of its better protection and compliance. It also gives you more customization features.

If you plan to migrate your websites from WordPress or any other CMS to Drupal, Zyxware Technologies can help. We offer comprehensive services that allow you to migrate to Drupal 9 or 10 without hassle.

The Zyxware Approach to Drupal Migrations

Zyxware Technologies adopts a defined, seven-step approach to migrate your legacy project to Drupal 9 or Drupal 10.

Step 1: Audit 

Conduct a thorough audit of your Drupal 7 website using the Migrate Audit module. This will help you get a comprehensive report outlining your website's key components, including content types, fields, modules, themes, etc. This will also help identify deprecated features and modules and explore alternatives.

Step 2: Discovery 

Our technical consultant and a business analyst will work closely with your organisation's business or IT team to go through the audit report and identify the legacy features that are no longer required. You can also define your priorities and business objectives for the features identified during the audit. During this stage, we will suggest any changes to make the features use the full potential of Drupal 10.

Step 3: Migration Environment Setup 

Set up the required environments, databases, and rollback mechanisms to ensure a smooth migration process. We use docker-based containers and automated scripts to set up the development environment and ensure that the migration process can run multiple iterations efficiently.

Step 4: Content and Entity Migration 

Initiate the content and entity migration process. This may need to perform multiple times, and some data cleanup and fixes may be required. This includes files and image import as well.

Step 5: Theme Development Build 

A new theme for Drupal 10 from scratch using a suitable base theme. Use modern CSS and JS and twig templates to create a theme that is compatible with the existing website theme. The new theme will also adhere to accessibility standards.

Step 6: Additional Features

Integrate specific features like feed import, search, rules and other features that are there in the Drupal 7 instance. Run a few rounds of the test-bug-fix-test cycle to iron out issues.

Step 7: Integration, Testing, and Bugfixing

Integrate the theme, contributed modules, and views, and configure the blocks to the Drupal 10 website, where we have migrated the content from the Drupal 7 website. Perform testing and bug fixing to ensure that the website is production-ready.

Once we reach Step 7, the DB and code will be moved to the staging environment for UAT. Once UAT is complete, a final content migration will be performed to update the Drupal 10 instance with the latest content on the current Drupal 7 instance. The final environment will be set up, and the Drupal 10 website will get live after the DNS switch. 

The Zyxware Edge

Zyxware Technologies has been in the Drupal development niche since 2006, giving us an experience of over a decade in the industry.

Some of our esteemed clients include UNESCAP, ICFOSS, the Arizona Department of Administration Technology, and The News Minute.

We delivered 20+ large projects on Drupal 8/9. We have worked with the likes of INSEAD, UNESCAP, the State of Arizona (USA), and the Government of Bhutan, among others, on Drupal 9, and there's a strong probability that you've chanced upon our work.

Zyxware has employed 91,000 hours on Drupal 9; we like to think of it as 'time well spent.'
Drupal has been our and our partners' first choice. We have supported over 89 projects on www.drupal.org, with more than 30,000 websites using our modules.

We have had clients in retail, media, education, healthcare, non-profit, government, and financial sectors. These projects included creating seamless user experiences, building content architecture, interface designs, data integration, third-party integrations, and hybrid mobile applications.

Zyxware Technologies helps your business migrate to Drupal, reducing costs and time-to-market. Our solution is extremely scalable, eliminating roadblocks before they even arise.

Zyxware Success Stories

Zyxware Technologies has aided countless migration operations for reputed companies from across the world:


Iteris, a smart mobility infrastructure management solutions company, relies heavily on its platform to deliver its core solutions daily to over 10,000 public and private-sector entities.

The Drupal 8 solution they had been using was inadequate in terms of security.

By refactoring existing custom code and removing excess, unnecessary modules, Zyxware Technologies proposed migration to Drupal 9 for the added security that Iteris needed.

You can read more about this case study here.

The News Minute

The News Minute, a popular media house, was facing server outages due to a sudden increase in incoming traffic.

Zyxware Technologies performed a thorough website analysis to determine the cause and discovered a misconfiguration in the server and Nginx, adding to the server outage problem. We helped solve the issue by streamlining the caching protocol of their systems.

You can read more about this case study here

Wrapping Up

Keeping your CMS organized and well-maintained is essential in an era where millions of bytes of data are generated and consumed daily.

Drupal upgrades aim to provide more secure and highly functional environments for your content that improve with each update. Moreover, the latest versions of Drupal take the path of a full-fledged digital experience platform rather than staying as a Web CMS. Migrating to Drupal 9 or Drupal 10 will not just give you a stable, supported version for your Web CMS but also enable your marketing team to take the next step in your organization's digital transformation journey.

Zyxware Technologies helps you unlock new possibilities with each Drupal migration, aiding you in utilizing the best of the platform.