For a client who owns an active Drupal 6 website, Drupal 8 promises a whole lot of opportunities. Although we know that Drupal 6 can cater to everything that is needed to create a platform that fits our requirement, Drupal 8 offers the extra edge which allows us to build something faster and more stable. And this is the key for any modernized platform. In this respect, it is likely that Drupal 8 provides a much easier transition to a great working site. Advantages for Webmasters:
As we all know, the official support from Drupal.org for Drupal 6 is going to cease and the security updates will no longer be available. However, there is no reason to get upset; in fact, there is nothing in the code that will cause Drupal 6 site to stop functioning after February 24th, 2016. If you choose to keep running the code, it will run as long as your hosting company allows to do so. Then, why would anybody want their website to be migrated to Drupal 8 ? The answer is quite simple, nobody wants to stay behind. It's actually a step forward.
Retail | 5 min read
Ecommerce has grown exponentially over the last twenty years and has become an integral part of our lives. Today, with the proliferation of Internet and mobile devices, consumers have multiple options to browse through before choosing a product. Hence, it is important to provide consumers with a user-friendly experience and easy payment methods.
Drupal Solution | 2 min read
Migrating content to a Drupal site is usually a painless experience because Drupal is quite well structured. Even if we were to move the content from non-Drupal database to Drupal database without the help of any API or migrating services, all that is required is to understand the database structures of both sites and then write a series of SQL queries that copies the content from any non-Drupal database to Drupal database; which can be done by any above average Drupal developer.
The term ‘Migrate’ in the context of Drupal means re-creating the content and configuration of a source site (usually Drupal 6 or Drupal 7) in a new Drupal 8 installation. In earlier versions of Drupal, the common practice was to provide an upgrade path. i.e., update the code to the latest version and then upgrade the database structure according to the code. Once it is done, the content is updated separately.
Come 24 February 2016 and Drupal 6 will reach its end-of-life and will no longer have active community support. The newly-launched Drupal 8 and Drupal 7 will be the community’s focus and Drupal 6 will not receive security updates which are so important for the functioning of a website. It will also be a prudent move not to launch a new project with Drupal 6 and get stuck with a soon-to-be-obsolete Drupal version.
Drupal has been the core of our business at Zyxware for over 9 long years now. Everyday, this brilliant CMS continues to surprise us with its never-ending choices of vibrant themes, multi-functional modules and tools. We have built thousands of Drupal websites for numerous clients across the globe.
Businesses have been approaching their consumers with a new-found confidence ever since mobile commerce or m-commerce revolutionized the way business transactions are carried out. M-commerce is a relatively new concept and can be defined as “Business transactions that are made through or by using a mobile device." In fact, with the rapid surge in the use of mobile devices over the past few years, businesses have made mobile commerce a top priority.
Drupal Solution | 2 min read
A decade ago, it would have been really impossible to imagine that you could use your petite mobile phone to shop for products available in different parts of the world. With the advancement in technology, our shopping habits have changed significantly. Today, you can take your own time to browse products without bothering about the pesky salesperson, compare prices, and make a quick and sensible purchase with a single swipe or tap on our mobiles.
Retail | 3 min read
With the convergence of online and offline shopping, mobile commerce is fast replacing desktop-based ecommerce; in fact it is quickly taking over a massive portion of traditional retail shopping. Mobile commerce has empowered customers to a greater extent while giving retailers the opportunity to connect to more potential clients. No wonder, Mobile commerce or m-commerce is truly the future of retail industry and is having a telling effect on the way it will operate during coming years.