Hello, my name is Chris
Upgrading from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7
Okay, so when should I upgrade?
#D7CX pledge - http://cyrve.com/d7cx
1. Are all the contrib modules and theme(s) I am currently using available (and stable) for Drupal 7?
Why should I upgrade to Drupal 7?
Overview of the upgrade procedure
How hard can it be?
Drupal 7 Upgrade Guide at http://drupal.org/node/548922
Devise a backup and restore procedure Check for module movement Disable and remove unused stuff Use pencil to create an upgrade plan
Take your site off-line
http://drupal.org/node/195435 - Theming the Drupal 6 maintenance page
Switch your theme to Garland Disable all custom & contributed modules
http://drupal.org/project/contrib_toggle - disable contributed modules with two clicks - woooo!
And so on... Testing Put your site back on-line
Coders, get involved in Coder http://drupal.org/project/coder "Developer Module that assists with code review and version upgrade."
Useful Moduleshttp://drupal.org/project/backup_migrate - Backup and migrate module - "Backup and Migrate simplies the task of backing up and restoring your Drupal database or copying your database from one Drupal site to another." http://drupal.org/project/contrib_toggle - disable contributed modules with two clicks http://drupal.org/project/coder - Coder module - "Developer Module that assists with code review and version upgrade."
Useful Linkshttp://drupal.org/node/548922 - Drupal 7 Upgrade Guide http://drupal.org/node/195435 - Theming the Drupal 6 maintenance page http://drupal.org/node/536854 - Review and test the upgrade guide for Drupal 7 http://drupal.org/node/563106 - Cannot upgrade from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 - meta issue http://drupal.org/node/366364 - Upgrade path for D6 CCK elds http://drupal.org/update/modules/6/7 http://drupal.org/update/theme/6/7
Worth Watchinghttp://www.archive.org/details/TheStateofDrupal - The State of Drupal - keynote by Dries http://www.archive.org/details/ Drupal7StatusUpdateandNextSteps - Drupal 7 Status by Webchick
How to HelpIssues tagged with "D7 upgrade path" - http://drupal.org/project/ issues/search/drupal?issue_tags=D7%20upgrade%20path
Thats that, any questions?