Between Drupal 8's regularly scheduled updates and its security releases, it's more important than ever to understand how to keep your Drupal 8 site up-to-date.
Getting your Drupal 8 site up-to-date can depend on a number of factors:
- How the Drupal site was installed in the first place
- What tools were used (i.e. Composer, Drush)
- How out-of-date it was in the first place
In this session, we'll:
- Review the concept of semantic versioning, what Drupal's different kinds of releases mean, and how they are scheduled
- Cover best practices for updating Drupal, including the use of Composer and Drush for this purpose
- Demonstrate how adapt your site-install to use Composer
- Discuss when and how you can use Drush to update your site
- Point you toward resources about Drupal releases, including security patches
Note: This session will *not* cover migrating from a previous major version of Drupal (i.e. Drupal 6 or 7) to Drupal 8.
By the end of this session, you will:
- Be better equipped to update your Drupal 8 site using current best practices and tools, including Composer and Drush
- Understand how to install Drupal with ease-of-updates in mind
- Know how to keep yourself informed about Drupal's maintenance, security, and new feature releases.