Reasons to upgrade your site to Drupal 9

Reasons to upgrade your site to Drupal 9

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Drupal, one of the most popular content management systems, has been offering regular updates for its CMS every 6 months.

It hasn’t been too long since Drupal 8 was launched and all businesses were migrating to this new version. However, Drupal announced 'Drupal 9 version' 2 years back and everyone is contemplating their migration. It was officially released by Drupal on 3rd June 2020. With this fact, it becomes inevitable for businesses to upgrade their existing Drupal version so that you can attain all the latest security updates and wholesome functionality.

Drupal 9 is not a new invention of Drupal; it is just the stable Drupal 8 version after removing deprecated code and third-party dependencies. Upgrading your website to Drupal 9 will bring you a series of benefits.

If you are also planning for the migration to Drupal 9, here is a guide for you.

What’s New in Drupal 9 Upgrade?

Faster & Better Performance-

Drupal 9 features provide responsive images that save big time data consumption when accessing Drupal 9 mobile applications. The drupal community has clarified that while Drupal 9 does not have any massive changes in features or code requirements, it will certainly offer better performance.

Backward Compatible-

Most people think that upgrading to Drupal 9 would mean they would not be able to use the modules, configurations, and data of Drupal 8 of the same software. Hence, if you have created any data, modules, or configurations on Drupal 8 then you will be able to use it on Drupal 9 too. However, when you upgrade from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8, it wasn’t the same.

Cleaner Code Base-

When migrating to Drupal 9, the deprecated codes in each module in any of the versions of Drupal 8 would need to be removed. This would make it completely clean and offer better performance for the site running on Drupal 9. Those who want to upgrade from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9 they first need to remove the deprecated code, because the code marked deprecated is no longer supported by Drupal.

Symfony and Twig-

Even the third-party integration of Symfony has seen an upgrade in Drupal 9. Even Drupal 8.9 used Symfony 3. Your developers will experience improvement in the system and you will get ensured security along with a better performance with these updated versions.

Headless CMS-

Headless Drupal allows front-end developers to have full control over the presentation, UI design and UX of the website. The combination of a great client-side framework and a seasoned front-end developer can get you a website with a rich, faster, application-like user-experience, and seamless interactivity.

These amazing Drupal 9 new features make it very easy for the developers to learn, adapt, and leverage its accessibility, scalability, and flexibility.