Do You Really Need to Upgrade from Drupal 6?
BY Safia.F.Mohiuddin
3 years ago
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You might be getting the most from your Drupal 6 website, but with the version 7 and 8 already on full gear, you might hurt your web presence sooner than later.

Drupal 7 And 8 Offerings You Cannot Disregard

It’s time to make a planned move to a more recent Drupal version now. Some of the features that make Drupal 8 move worthwhile include:

Better Content Management Experience

The content management experience is even more flexible and efficient with in place editing and advanced image handling.

200 New Features

The latest Drupal version takes care of every aspect of your digital experience, with the required mobile shift built into the architecture. Further, multilingual support adds value.

Reasons For Your Drupal Version Upgrade

Drupal 7 and 8 are designed thoughtfully to cater to the requirements of enterprises of all sizes:

Migration Modules

Drupal makes it easy for website owners to migrate through inbuilt modules.

Community Support

Community support for Drupal 6 has ended now that Drupal 8 has kicked in. With only bug fixes and critical security updates on hand, minus community support for older Drupal, it would be wise to upgrade and be part of an exciting Drupal community.

Technology Integration

Drupal 8 is seamlessly integrated with web trends, i.e. web accessibility, usability and support for technologies like HTML 5, CSS3 and JavaScript.

What’s Interesting Inside The New Drupal Black Box

On the inside, Drupal 8 is built using top of the rack robust technologies for maximum leverage to your web portal:

  • Refined Object Oriented code, Cron task scheduling, and support
  • Web services to ride on and connect with any enterprise platform or cloud technology
  • Configuration management ideally suited for high-speed web releases
  • High security and authentication with better administrative support

So What Should Be Your Ideal Upgrade Path

Depending on your choice of functions and complexity, you might want to go in for a gradual or complete migration based on the choice of modules that will help you strategically.

You might also want to consider the development and technology costs.

Next, consider the risk involved. If you want to play safe, then v7 might sound like a viable option, only to be replaced with a gradual upgrade to version 8 in the near future. Version 7 is a good starting point owing to the 80.3% websites on version 7 of Drupal.

However, if you decide to stay with version 6, then that might contain more pronounced risk (including the possibility of hitting the dead end with an obsolete website).

Specialist expertise can help you evaluate your current requirements and optimally carve out an upgrade path that leads to sound web architecture for your enterprise. At Zyxware, we evaluate the cost, risk and time that can enable remarkable returns on investment for your enterprise and empower you to deliver a compelling web strategy. To know more, get in touch with us!

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on 01st January 2008 / by webmaster
We have added a few new modules to our site recently. Drupal Technical StumbleThis Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Sean (not verified) access_time 26 Oct 2020 - 02:41 Hi there, I uploaded the files, enabled the modules to use SU, and now I see the link, but there is no icon... How can I fix this? Thanks, Sean webmaster access_time 26 Oct 2020 - 02:41 In reply to Icon doesn't show by Sean (not verified) What do you see when you view the source? Search for stumblethis_button and you should be able to see the code for the image and the URL. Then you should be able to troubleshoot from there. Juicy Couture Addict (not verified) access_time 26 Oct 2020 - 02:41 thanks for the post. would love to hear more of you. by the way, drupal's really popular nowadays as it has easy and fast features. you agree with me? thanks. Add new comment

on 16th January 2008 / by webmaster
Most webmasters do not realize this, but a lot of the content on lot of websites can be accessed from multiple URLs. A simple example would be where and leads to the same page. This is a fatal mistake in Search Engine Optimization and search engines penalize you for duplicate content. The correct configuration would be where the above two urls will lead you to the same page but will redirect you to with a 301 (Moved permanently) status which will not result in search engines penalizing the page. It is very easy to configure 301 redirects using Apache .htaccess file and the process is the same for a Drupal installation also. Drupal Technical Apache htaccess SEO Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Anonymous (not verified) access_time 26 Oct 2020 - 02:41 Hello. I'm trying to make show as, and I'm running into difficulties. I'm on Apache 2.0 and using the following lines in my httpd.conf file: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^xxxxxxxxxx\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [L,R=301] When I go to, I get (as expected). However, when I go to (it's a Drupal site), I get a 404 thrown and the URL changes to Same thing with Any suggestions? I want to run without Drupal's .htaccess file (instead incorporating these calls into my httpd.conf file). webmaster access_time 26 Oct 2020 - 02:41 In reply to Rewrite including filesystem path by Anonymous (not verified) I think the problem is with the base path which results in the redirection to /var/www/ part. The best approach I would think is to start with drupal htaccess and then strip out parts and move to httpd SNVC (not verified) access_time 26 Oct 2020 - 02:41 This is definitely a good guide. Thanks for this. wellyson access_time 26 Oct 2020 - 02:41 This is really nice and helpful. Add new comment

on 08th February 2008 / by webmaster
Attachment Size slashdotit.tar.gz 173.55 KB Similar to the StumbleThis module that we had created earlier we have created another bookmarking Drupal Technical Slashdotit Leave a reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Shlomi Fish (not verified) access_time 26 Oct 2020 - 02:41 Hi! I'm interested in this module, but Drupal 6.2 complains that it's incompatible with it. Can you please update it or tell me how? Regards, Shlomi Fish webmaster access_time 26 Oct 2020 - 02:41 In reply to Can you update it for Drupal-6.x? by Shlomi Fish (not verified) Sure we are working on this currently and will post an update soon. Also we will post this module on as well Cheers Anoop John Team Zyxware Anonymous (not verified) access_time 26 Oct 2020 - 02:41 Hello! Nice Article very interesting, thanks Add new comment
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