Migrating a website from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9 involves moving the site's content, configuration, and custom code to a new Drupal 9 installation. Here are the general steps involved in this process:

  1. Set up a development environment for Drupal 9. This will typically involve installing a web server, database server, and the latest version of Drupal 9.

  2. Install the Migrate module and any other required modules in the Drupal 9 site. The Migrate module provides a framework for importing content and configuration from a Drupal 7 site.

  3. Create a database dump of the Drupal 7 site. This will be used as the source for the migration.

  4. Configure the Drupal 9 site to connect to the Drupal 7 database.

  5. Use the Migrate module to import the content and configuration from the Drupal 7 site into the Drupal 9 site. This may involve running one or more migration scripts to transfer the data.

  6. Test the migrated site to ensure that everything has been transferred correctly and that the site is functioning as expected.

  7. Address any issues that are discovered during testing, such as broken links or missing images.

  8. Deploy the Drupal 9 site to production.


You get many benefits to upgrade to Drupal 9 right now:

  • Superior editor experience
  • Better multilingual features
  • A much better software architecture to support the expansion of your Drupal platform

Migrating a website from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9 can be a complex process, especially if the site has a lot of custom code or complex data structures. It is recommended to plan the migration carefully and to test the migrated site thoroughly before going live.