Running Drupal 7 code in Drupal 10

Session Category Development & Performance Room 158 Audience Advanced Time Slot Sun 10:00am to 10:45am (2/25/24)

This Sunday session will demonstrate how Retrofit for Drupal works and how to make your Drupal 7 code run in Drupal 10.

Drupal 7 is the most popular version of Drupal ever. Even after the release of Drupal 10, more sites run version 7 than any other version. One of the reasons so many sites are stuck on version 7 is that there is no automated path to port code written for version 7 to later versions. To help sites port their code to Drupal 10, Matt Glaman started the Retrofit project. Retrofit provides a compatibility layer for Drupal 7 code in Drupal 10.

Darren Oh has been contributing to Retrofit to support a client that does not want to commit to using Drupal 10 as their next platform, but needs to have that option if they don’t have a different platform ready when Drupal 7 becomes unsupported in 2025.

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About the Speakers

Matt Glaman

Principal Software Engineer at Acquia

Kenosha, WI

Matt Glaman is an experienced software engineer and a prominent member of the Drupal community. With over a decade of experience in web development, he has gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field. He is the author of several books, including "Drupal 8 Development Cookbook" and "Drupal 10 Development Cookbook," which provide a comprehensive guide to building and customizing Drupal sites.

As an active member of the Drupal community, Matt is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and expertise with others. He regularly contributes to Drupal projects and is passionate about helping others develop their skills and become more proficient in Drupal development.