The Drupal 7 End-of-Life Podcast

Join Chromatic as we dive deep into the world of Drupal 7 end-of-life. Each episode members of the Chromatic team address different facets of D7’s end of life and provide insights, tips, and strategies to help you navigate the transition successfully. Tune in today!

In our pursuit for bringing you the most useful information about Drupal 7 end-of-life, we interview key players from the Drupal Association, the Drupal community, and others whose perspectives can help you make informed decisions about your Drupal 7 project.

Portrait of Matt Glaman
Matt Glaman
Episode 8: Building a Bridge to Drupal 7 with Matt Glaman
Portrait of Jen Lampton
Jen Lampton
Episode 7: Building Bridges in Backdrop with Jen Lampton
Portrait of Tim Lehnen
Tim Lehnen
Episode 5: Tim Lehnen on Drupal 7 End-of-Life
Portrait of Irina Zaks
Irina Zaks
Episode 4: Irina Zaks and the Drupal 7 Soft Landing Initiative

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From security concerns and migration options to platform selection and best practices, our podcast covers it all.

Episode 14: Acquia Migrate Accelerate

Mark and Chris discuss the recent release of Acquia Migrate: Accelerate and how it can help folks with the content migration piece of their journey from Drupal 7 to Modern Drupal.

Episode 13: Retrofit for Drupal with Matt Glaman

Matt Glaman returns, joining Mark and Chris to discuss Retrofit for Drupal’s launch and future. Previously known as Drupal Bridge, Retrofit helps ease the transition out of Drupal 7. Matt outlines the power of Retrofit and its limitations, and explains the best way to incorporate it into your workflows.

Episode 12: How to Write a Great D7 Upgrade RFP

Writing a great “request for proposal” is often the first step on your journey to successfully migrate your Drupal 7 sites. Mark and Dave sit down to discuss some essential points to include in your RFP so that you can close the trust gap between you and a potential partner, and pave the way for a successful transition.

Episode 11: Adopt Your Important Drupal 7 Modules Now!

Chris is back from sabbatical! Mark and Chris outline a series of processes to help determine which modules are most at risk so that you can take action accordingly. Use our linked PDF to audit your Drupal 7 sites.

Episode 10: Your Roadmap to Drupal 7 End-of-Life

Fresh from DrupalCon, Mark and Dave debrief Drupal 7's recent End-of-Life date announcement outlining processes to make the transition easier. Between sourcing the right advisors to pitching your transition, it’s key to take action now with End-of-Life 18 months away.

Episode 9: New End-of-Life Date Announcement!

Live from DrupalCon, Mark and Dave discuss Drupal 7's new end-of-life date and its implications. While the official end-of-life date has been extended, changes in overall support come into effect as early as August 2023.

Episode 8: Building a Bridge to Drupal 7 with Matt Glaman

Matt Glaman joins us! Mark, Dave, and Matt examine how Drupal 7’s end-of-life challenges are symptomatic of a widespread approach to development. Matt dives deep into the drawbacks behind software maintenance, and unveils his plans to release Drupal Bridge by DrupalCon 2023.

Episode 7: Building Bridges in Backdrop with Jen Lampton

Jen Lampton joins us! As the co-founder of Backdrop, Jen provides plenty of insight into why Drupal 7’s EOL requires a multi-pronged solution for different customer bases. Mark and Jen dive deep into Drupal alternatives and the challenges behind them, taking a closer look at where Backdrop may fill the gap for some users.

Episode 6: Minding the Gap – What Do We Need for a Successful Drupal Migration?

Drupal 7's end-of-life comes with more questions than answers. Chris and Mark discuss the complexities that come with retiring Drupal 7 and outline the basis of the communication gap between the Drupal Association, the Drupal 7 Soft Landing Initiative, and its users; taking a hard look at the possible steps to come.

Episode 5: Tim Lehnen on Drupal 7 End-of-Life

Tim Lehnen joins us! Tim is the Drupal Association’s Chief Technology Officer and is one of the voices in the room when it comes to decisions around Drupal 7’s End-of-Life. We talk with Tim about that as well as how he thinks about sites still on Drupal 7, modern Drupal’s growth being better than the usage graphs show, and even still being on Drupal 7 (for now)!

Episode 4: Irina Zaks and the Drupal 7 Soft Landing Initiative

Irina Zaks joins us! Irina is a web developer, open-source evangelist, and the co-founder of the Drupal 7 Soft Landing Initiative. Irina, Chris, and Mark discuss Drupal 7 end-of-life, Backdrop, and how to give Drupal 7 users a soft landing.

Episode 3: Who Should Be Most Worried About Drupal 7’s End-of-Life?

Chris and Mark discuss the wide spectrum of sites still running on Drupal 7 and which characteristics make staying on Drupal 7 more (or less) risky. They then unpack the pros and cons of some Drupal 7 alternatives.

Episode 2: Should Drupal 7 Support Be Extended?

Drupal 7's end-of-life has been extended multiple times but is now set for November 1, 2023. Should it be extended further? Mark and Chris break it down and maaaybe change Chris’ mind.

Episode 1: Why is Drupal 7's End-of-Life a Big Deal?

There’s been quite a bit of talk about what it takes to upgrade to 'modern Drupal,' but less on what it will actually be like to still be responsible for a Drupal 7 site after that date. Chris and Mark discuss that and more on this episode.

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