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3 things you should consider before migrating to Drupal 8 - Part 1

Drupal is among the most popular CMS’ and has been offering the community with several version updates. With Drupal 6 no longer being supported, by the Drupal Community, a huge amount of sites need to be migrated to Drupal 7 or 8, and quickly!

Given the significant changes in Drupal 8 structure, migrating from Drupal 6 or Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 is particularly challenging. But with all the hustle in the market, organizations often miss out on the basic aspects before updating their sites.

How to disable Drupal 8 Caching

There are different levels of caching; dynamic caching, twig template caching, page caching, etc. 

While developing a site or a working on a theme, one has to clear the cache every time to view the changes implemented. This is extremely time-consuming. 

To avoid clearing the cache on your local instance, every time you change something, we can disable cache rebuild, dynamic page cache, and CSS/JS aggregations. 

 

Follow these steps to disable the above mentioned caching for development purpose:

Astellas Pharma chooses Acquia for global websites rebuild

Japanese pharmaceutical company Astellas Pharma has adopted Acquia cloud site factory as the unified website platform for its local and global websites.

With digital technology agency partner CI&T Japan, Astellas has started using Acquia's cloud solutions and Drupal 8 to develop a standardised platform for the development, management and governance of multiple multilingual websites.

July Open Source CMS Forecast: Drupal, Jahia, Liferay & More

The arrival of July marks the halfway mark of 2017, which makes now a good time to briefly recap the year so far for open source CMS.

So far this year we have seen open source CMS conferences come and go, greeted major releases from WordPress, Joomla and Drupal, and followed the progress of the eagerly anticipated SilverStripe 4 — which is slated for release “later this year.”

Best Content Management System

For our buying guide of the best content management system (CMS) software, we evaluated the top performers as well as programs that occupy a specific industry niche. We sought out services that go beyond just uploading and managing content. We looked for platforms that offer customization, including plug-ins for eCommerce and SEO optimization, so your website does what you want it to do, and it shows up high in search engine rankings.

Drupal creator takes on new role as Aquia CEO steps down

The leadership hand-off will be a multi-step process, Erickson and Buytaert explained Tuesday in a pair of blog posts on Acquia's website. An "Office of the CEO" has been created where the two will share managerial responsibilities until "a new operating partner" for Buytaert is found. Buytaert indicated that person would take on the CEO title.

Once that executive is hired, Erickson will fully step down as CEO, keeping his role as chairman of the board.

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