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The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
The Great Migration- How Top Publishing Companies Are Preparing for Drupal 8
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  • 1. The Great Migration 
 How Publishing Companies 
 Are Preparing for Drupal 8
  • 2. Overview • Not a technical talk • Some benefits of D8 • It’s all about the timing • Take stock and have a plan • Move or redesign?
  • 3. Program Director, Phase2 Email: fhaynes@phase2technology.com Felicia Haynes Twitter: @fhaynes
  • 4. We work with 
 media companies
  • 5. Benefits of Drupal 8
 (And there are quite a few)
  • 6. Benefits • Views in core • Inline editing/WYSIWG built in • Better admin experience • Finding talent • Better quality modules • Separating PHP from templates • It’s not just about web sites
  • 7. Photo Credit: Photography/URL It’s like moving 
 in to a new home!
  • 8. Photo Credit: Photography/URL Taking inventory ! It’s a lot easier to move when you know what you need to pack. It’s all about timing! Planning when you are going to migrate
  • 9. Drupal 6 • Drupal 6 will no longer be supported after Drupal 8 is released • Let the dust settle before jumping in (4-6 months), but don’t wait too long
  • 10. Drupal 7 • Take the time to plan out the move based on a number of factors: • Migration of the modules you need • Desire to update the site • Resources/budget needed
  • 11. Plan like you're moving 
 to Europe 
 You’re going to need to think this out
  • 12. • Plan it out well in advance • Have a schedule to for 
 pre-migration planning • Take inventory • Decide what you really, 
 really need
 •Be ruthless
  • 13. • Review analytics & start internal planning • Audit content and functionality • Start weighing all new requests
 • Monitor module migrations • Finalize the migration plans • Redesign*
 • Develop new shiny D8 site with new theme Now D8 released Prep Migration
  • 14. Photo Credit: Photography/URL Taking inventory ! It’s a lot easier to move when you 
 know what you need to pack.
  • 15. • Analytics • Taxonomy • Content • Content types • Modules • Custom functionality • 3rd party items & feeds
  • 16. Photo Credit: Photography/URL Time to clean house ! Take advantage of the migration 
 to focus on what really works and is important
  • 17. • Just say no • Does it provide value? • Weigh the cost against the benefit
 • Be ruthless 

  • 18. Photo Credit: Photography/URL Taking inventory ! It’s a lot easier to move when you know what you need to pack. Paint before you move in ! If you want to redesign, now is the time.
  • 19. Thank you! Felicia Haynes @fhaynes
  • 20. PHASE2TECHNOLOGY.COM

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