Moving Drupal 7 sites to Drupal 8 by end of 2021 for all websites

ITS is releasing new and easy to use authoring templates and tools to publish SF State department websites in Drupal 8. These templates feature a clean, updated look and feel to make it easier for visitors to learn about the university and its programs. There are three Quick Start templates for Colleges, Academic Departments, and Administrative Departments, along with a large library of pre-developed style components. If your campus website is one of these, get on the schedule to start moving your Drupal 7 site to the fresh look for sfsu.edu. Go to Website Hosting and Publishing to request a Drupal 8 development site and we'll point you to some resources and schedule a training session with your site publishers. ITS is taking reservations for the remainder of 2021 with the goal of moving all sites off of Drupal 7 and to sunset that version by December 31, 2021. 

Campus Website owners should consider the following:

  • have a good understanding of what content to bring over from the old site to the new and be willing to discard articles and pages that are no longer relevant
  • have someone on your team who will author and manage the content and layout for the website using the templates
  • the Quick Start templates maintain the university brand and assist with streamlining site development, marketing, accessibility approvals, and system security
  • simplifies the website publishing process allowing site owners to focus on content and present the best foot forward

With the above in mind, it should take your website team 2-3 weeks to move your content over to Drupal 8 using the Quick Start template.

If you have any questions, contact service@sfsu.edu.

Tuesday, December 08, 2020