Backdrop CMS: A viable option for your Drupal 7 upgrade
This session will discuss Backdrop CMS as a viable, secure, and innovative tool in the Drupal family of software solutions. It will demonstrate, using a recent case study of two Stanford University application management platforms (solo.stanford.edu and seedfunding.stanford.edu), how large scale, complex digital platforms built on Drupal 7 can be successfully upgraded to Backdrop CMS in the right circumstances — at a fraction of rebuild costs incurred with other upgrade paths.
Whether as a stop-gap measure or a longterm solution, Backdrop CMS can ease the transition pressure for organizations struggling with alternative Drupal 7 upgrade paths. It can resolve EOL issues with both Drupal 7 and PHP 7.x, and introduces a variety of modern features that can significantly improve platform performance and ease-of-use compared with Drupal 7.
With countless websites still using Drupal 7 and many struggling with an ever-closer obligatory upgrade, Backdrop CMS can soften the transition and broaden horizons for Drupal users everywhere.