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.
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. The session will discuss some of the key differences between Backdrop CMS, Drupal 7, and Drupal 9+, and will discuss how this Drupal 7 fork can help keep organizations using essentially Drupal software even through the significant obstacles presented by EOL concerns.
With countless websites still using Drupal 7 and many struggling with an ever-closer obligatory upgrade, Backdrop CMS can soften the transition for Drupal users everywhere.