Modernizing and Improving the Editorial Experience of the Flagship Campus Website

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The main campus website was built more than 6 years ago now, with only one small redesign between its launch and today. Our goal was to look at user experience issues with our existing content management system (CMS) and create a new website that would be easier to maintain and manage by public relations staff. At the same time, we upgraded to the most-recent version of our CMS, which improved our ability to maintain support for the site long term while also bringing with it a lot of challenges along the way.

In this talk you will learn some of the pitfalls and challenges we encountered while migrating a large Drupal 7 website (with 20,000+ articles) to Drupal 8. We’ll show you how to deal with the challenges and how we came up with creative ways of solving these problems.

Previous Knowledge

Some experience with website construction, Drupal development or an interest in using Drupal would be beneficial to attendees.

Software Installation Expectation

No special software is required.

Session skill level
Intermediate
Session Track
Innovating IT Solutions