Migration from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 ...
Cooper Webdesign helps the Royal Theater to convert and migrate their intranet from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8.
In many cases, the migration process can be performed easily and quickly if it is standard content on the website. Here you can use Drupal Core migrate modules.
But in many cases, the website has developed something unique, which makes it possible to code migrate scripts for those areas. The easiest and most simple way to do this is in our experience to use Drush.
When the development is complete and tested in a development environment, then production environment is backed up. Then various migrate scripts can be run on the production environment.
Frontend and backend optimization ...
Once you have chosen to upgrade the software from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8, then in the same development process (or rather later), you can optimize areas of the website that are in need of it.
Many modules or themes that were previously used in Drupal 7 may no longer be available in Drupal 8. Therefore, one must also clarify how these issues are best addressed.
Cooper Webdesign continuously provides site optimizations in general.
Continuously maintaining the website ...
It is important to keep the website updated at all times to always have the latest version of the kernel, contrib modules and theme. In this way, you close vulnerabilities and avoid having to think about attacks, as well as code from third parties that no longer work.
You can set up Drupal to install updates automatically. But the best way is to first make updates through a development environment where you can test the new software and then update the production environment, possibly using GIT.
Cooper Webdesign continuously keeps the website up to date with security updates.