How to Update Drupal 8 Sites

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How to Update Drupal 8 Sites

Throughout the life of your Drupal site, you'll have to perform updates. New features, bug fixes and security patches will be released for Drupal itself, plus modules and themes. This process is essential to maintain a healthy Drupal site.

We're going to take you through the steps needed to update your Drupal sites. Watch the following 5 videos below, and you'll keep your Drupal 8 running on the latest version.

Video #1: Introduction 

Video #2: Automatic Updates

Updating Drupal modules and themes is fairly easy because Drupal provides an automatic update option. Drupal does also provide a manual update option if your site or server doesn't allow automatic updates.

Video #3: Manual Module Updates

Sometimes you may not be able to use Drupal's automatic update functionality. If you can't, it's not a big deal. You can still update Drupal via the manual method. This videos shows you how:

Video #4: Manual Theme Updates

To manually update a theme on your site, you use the same method as if you were updating a module. Go to the Available updates page in your Drupal 8 admin area and you'll see all required theme updates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBpo7WP6Zjo

Video #5: Core Updates

Just as modules and themes are updated from time-to-time, Drupal itself has regular updates. The process for updating the Drupal core is different from updating modules and themes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUIdn7-A62Q


About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.