Confused When to Migrate to Drupal 8? 6 Factors to Consider for Your Next Upgrade
Optimize for People, Not for Numbers
The time has come. The next version of Drupal--Drupal 8--is now here. And it offers some impressive upgrades, including better integration with outside services, improved user experience for administrators, mobile-first design, and enhanced language localization and accessibility features.
Even so, deciding to make the leap from a previous version of Drupal into the latest and greatest can be a bit scary and daunting. The Drupal 8 landscape is still changing, but there are some things you need to consider carefully when deciding if or when to upgrade to the new version.
Here’s some food for thought.
People: Your Nonprofit's Technology Secret
Three days ago, I was flipping through my Twitter news feed, reading a few articles of interest.
I happened upon one that seemed fairly innocuous. It was an interview with a prominent marketing head, offering some wisdom on his past success. I clicked to read it.
Things were going well as I scrolled through and nodded along—nothing groundbreaking being revealed, but it was entertaining and thought provoking nonetheless.
Then something happened.
Maximize Your Online Impact: A Non-Technical Introduction to Drupal for Nonprofits
I'd like to start with a tale of two small-to-midsize nonprofits.
They have a similar mission, budget and each about a dozen staff and volunteers. Their technical systems are similar: same website platform, same CRM, and similar email marketing software. Both have the same technology consultant—me.
One nonprofit is succeeding and has generally positive views of their systems.
The other complains of difficulty using the same technology.
How Do I Find the Cost of Developing a Website for My Nonprofit?
When it comes to solving the challenges facing nonprofits, Drupal as a CMS and as a framework is really a no brainer.
Drupal 8 vs. Wordpress: 54 Types Of Web Sites Compared
Nonprofits are often caught between a rock and hard place when it comes to budgeting for a website project.
On one hand, they need a budget to approach a firm to begin a project. On the other hand, they need to first approach a firm to understand how much they should budget. It's a chicken-or-the-egg situation.
To make matters worse, budgeting is often not just a matter of penciling in a line item at the beginning of the fiscal year. Nonprofits may need to seek grant money in order to fund the development of a new website. Without an idea of how much a website will cost, they risk either failing to secure the grant money altogether or securing too little to successfully complete their project.
How does a nonprofit go about finding a cost for developing their website?
How To Integrate LeadPages With Drupal 7
With the impending release of Drupal 8, the CMS scene has been turned on its head once again. If you're planning to launch a new web site, outdated and unclear information can make it difficult to decide which platform to invest in. This guide aims to help you navigate the murky CMS waters by providing an expert opinion of whether Drupal 8 or Wordpress is best for the type of site you're trying to build.
LeadPages is a great lead generation tool that allows you to create custom landing pages (and other cool things) to place on your web site. Recently, we helped diaTribe increase their conversion rate by over 200% with a LeadPages integration in their Drupal 7 site. Here's how we did it.