If you have a website running on Drupal, the writing is clearly on the wall –Drupal 8 is just around the corner. If you’re still running Drupal 6 however, you need to sit up and take notice. There are seriously compelling reasons for you to start planning your upgrade now. We outline 3 of the most relevant.
Drupal 8 will end Community support for Drupal 6
This is foremost. The release of Drupal 8 is imminent. A release date of late-2014 is predicted, which will also ring the official death-knell for Community Support for Drupal 6. No more new features, no more added functionality. Your site will more or less remain frozen in its present state, gradually becoming increasingly incompatible with newer technology and web services etc., inching ever closer towards an obsolete state. This by itself, is a good enough reason for you to start charting an upgrade path for your D6 website.
Compatibility with current technology
Security & Usability Upgrades
There are many security features that were lacking in D6, which D7 shipped with, like a much more secure log-in and password system, Cron for secure implementation of scheduled tasks, one-click update of web updates of modules, and more. D7 also scores much higher on the Usability scale, with WYSIWYG content editing, drag-and-drop support for administrative tasks, administrative enhancements, permissions, built-in CCK, among many more.
Drupal 8 promises to make things even better once it comes out, if pre-release dev versions are anything to go by.
If you are using a Drupal 6 powered website, you should seriously consider the above, and start planning an upgrade immediately.
- http://fuseinteractive.ca/blog/drupal-8-should-you-upgrade-yes-wellno-maybe – .U8ZVTajlfw5