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Dec 4, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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Drupal

7 Upgrade


Information Session


Web Content Management

Drupal

Support Team



Dan Fitzsimmons (
Drupal

Analyst)


Elena Usmanova (Drupal Analyst)


Sean Feil (Applications Development)


Deb Huartson (WCM Team Lead)


Derek
McBurney

(AP Team Lead)


Web Content Management 1

Why Upgrade to Drupal 7?


D5


Drupal community no longer supports Drupal5


N
o new modules


We have taken D5 to the max


D5 can be a security risk


D7


Strong Drupal community support for D7


Link
checker


Multiple file uploads


Crop images after
uploading


W
eb forms with conditional statements


File
attachments are reusable


Drupal based registration system


Transliteration (removal of special characters for file names
)


U
of C
access to site
(single sign on
)


Easy distribution of new features (no longer manual
configuration
)


The
ability to add functionality and features with greater
ease


Videos available for Apple devices








Web Content Management 2

Timeline



Drupal 7 Environment Availability


November 1, 2012


Migration Pilot


November/December 2012


15


20 sites to encompass different functionality


Feedback from the pilot will play into configuration of sites and training
preparation


Communication to WCM community


October 31,
2012


Training


Working sessions
(users moving from D5
to D7)
-

December 2012 for pilot sites


Working sessions for
new D7 users


December
2012 for pilot sites


Training Classes for D7


January 2013


Migration Process Begins


January 2013


All sites migrated to D7 by the end of 2013

Web Content Management 3

Communication Plan


Communication to all Site
A
dministrators outlining the Drupal 7 upgrade
project and the pilot project (November 1, 2012)


Monthly project updates to
S
ite
A
dministrators


Results of the pilot project


Project progress


Timely migration information
to be provided:


Date of site migration


Site responsibilities prior to migration


Date of Go Live for D7 site


Training opportunities


Follow
-
up with site administrators to judge satisfaction of migration process
and training


Web Content Management 5

Training



Drupal 5 training will continue


Drupal 7 working sessions for pilot sites


Starting December
2012


D5 to D7 working sessions for pilot sites


Starting December 2012


D7 training classes


January 2013


Web Content Management 6

Migration Plan


The results of the Migration Pilot will help determine migration process and
schedule
:


What type of timeline are we looking at for each site to be migrated?


Do you have a complicated site or a simple site to migrate
?


12
month scenario for D7
upgrade:






Preparation of existing site to be done by site administrator


General Housekeeping (cleaning outdated content)


Migration Information


Date that site migration will take place


Migration timeline


would involve freezing the site


Go live information

Web Content Management 7

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