Sharpening tools for migrating Drupal 7 sites to Backdrop CMS

This discussion builds on conversations at various user groups and Midcamp session .  I will do a quick demo and then open Q and A session. 

Drawing from real-world case studies we will dive into the technical intricacies of migrating from Drupal 7 to Backdrop CMS, offering practical tips, best practices, and common pitfalls to avoid. We will demo modules developed in 2023 that automate and simplify migrations 

What will happen in Backdrop 2.x?

Join us for a lively discussion on what should (or should not) be included in Backdrop 2.x.

The lifespan of Backdrop 1.x has been extended several times as the lifespan of Drupal 7 has been extended. Initially, our goal was for Backdrop 2.x to be released at least 2 years after the end of Drupal 7 support. Our hope was to give Drupal 7 site owners they time they need to both move to Backdrop, and prepare for the first Backdrop major version upgrade. 

Drupal 7 to Backdrop CMS Upgrade Demo

A demonstration of the Drupal 7 to Backdrop CMS upgrade process.

I've worked on a handful of Drupal 7 to Backdrop upgrades. While I usually follow a standard process, there are always some peculiar challenges with each one.

I will provide a demo of a fairly basic upgrade from a sample Drupal 7 website, but will leave lots of room to give an overview of how to deal with some common issues, and for questions.

Backdrop Pipeline Update

This past May, I sent an invitation to every organization and individual who had identified themselves on the backdrop Service Providers page that read like this:

Are you looking for more business? Then read on!

Since you are listed as a Backdrop service provider, we would like to extend an invitation to you to participate in a new program that will refer to you owners of Drupal 7 websites who are interested in moving their sites to Backdrop CMS.


Ubercart in Backdrop is looking amazing!

Several members of the Backdrop community have devoted their time and knowledge to making this happen - working on coding, integrations and documentation.  Why not spin up a site on Backdrop, and test out this user-friendly set of modules.

We are hoping to hear from