Now running Drupal 8


Over the past year I have tried numerous times to upgrade my personal blog to Drupal 8, after it has been running for the last 9 years on Drupal 5, 6 and 7. Now the migration tasks are finally stable enough that migration is possible, after helpful people found the remaining issue for my case, which was file and picture assignment to nodes.

And you should absolutey update if you can. The system is not only so much cleaner it also solves long-standing issues in file and image handling, internationalization and much more, it's a pleasure to use, even with several contrib modules still missing.

Getting started

If you want to try a migration, a good starting point is this page. This assumes that you already have a Drupal 8 site running and I highly recommend using the Composer template referenced in the excellent Lullabot article on the topic to do so, you can easily manager your core and contrib modules there already.

Here are my tips for you:

What's missing

Contrib module are very much hit and miss with 8.0 RC 3, there are some which work perfectly and others where work hasn't really started yet. Here's what you can try to manage things: