Planned Change

Drupal Enterprise 7 to 8 Transition

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Upgrade your websites to Drupal enterprise 8

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Drupal 7 will reach end-of-life in November 2021. UMN websites hosted in Drupal 7 will no longer be supported and must be moved to Drupal 8 by July 2021.

Learn more about Drupal enterprise. 

Note: The information on this page does not apply to Drupal Lite. For information about Drupal Lite sites and the transition from Drupal Lite 7 to Drupal Lite 8, visit the Drupal Lite technology page

Drupal 8 Highlights

  • The content authoring experience: making life easier for everyday users
  • Media management capabilities: supporting more content types and with oEmbed available out of the box
  • Accessibility improvements: increased emphasis in accessibility in Drupal 8 driven by the Drupal community
  • The mobile experience: enabling you to responsive-ize everything
  • Folwell Web Theme integration: fully designed and branded system that is usable out of the box
  • Theme development: easier experience for those customizing your own theme

Transition Timeline

Drupal Transition Timeline

How to prepare for the transition

Move your website to Drupal 8


If you have questions about the transition from Drupal 7 to 8, contact Technology Help.

Join the Tech-People #drupal channel on Slack to have discussions with others at UMN who use Drupal enterprise.