Real-Time Upgrade from Drupal to Backdrop CMS

By Jen Lampton May 18, 2016

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Explore how to easily get your Drupal site on to Backdrop CMS.

Backdrop CMS is uniquely suited for lower budget sites, with a code similar to Drupal 7, yet offering many of the features of Drupal 8. We already took a look at the Backdrop project philosophy and its unique Layout module. Backdrop is running a few hundred websites already. Would you like yours to be the next? 
In this webinar we will show you, in real time, how to upgrade a Drupal site to Backdrop CMS. You will see the minor differences in modules and themes, and explore how to use Configuration Management in Backdrop to deploy changes.

Who Should Attend This?

  • Owners of existing Drupal 7 websites
  • Site Builders
  • Editors
  • Decision Makers
  • Frontend Devs
  • Backend Devs

Why Should You Attend This?

  • To learn the steps involved in upgrading a website from Drupal 7 to Backdrop CMS
  • To know how to tell if the modules you’re using are ready, and what to do if they aren’t
  • To learn how to divide a Drupal 7 theme into both theme & layout for Backdrop CMS
  • BONUS: To use layouts to craft the exact markup needed for a commercial template
  • BONUS: To know how to use Configuration Management to deploy changes
Jen Lampton


Jen Lampton

Jen is the co-founder of Backdrop CMS, and is a member of Backdrop’s Project Management Committee. Before leaving Drupal core development to create Backdrop CMS, Jen led the Twig initiative for Drupal 8. Owing to her experience as the Director of Drupal training at Chapter Three, Jen’s primary focus is to make both Drupal and Backdrop CMS easier to learn and easier to use. 

Shared Success

Building a Drupal-based content collaboration tool
How We Helped a Leading Biopharma Company Streamline their Publishing Cycle with a Drupal CMS
How We Helped 8world Deliver New Digital Experiences Through A Hybrid CMS
How We Helped A Telecom Giant Shorten The Time-To-Market For APIs

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