How is the 5.6 to 5.8 migration process

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Hi- I have been putting off migrating a very large 5.6 site to 5.8. The site includes a lot of custom blocks and a ton of pages/content/images. Has anyone migrated a site with custom blocks? Assuming I successfully recoding the blocks in 5.8 -- does the migration tool do a good job with moving the pages including custom blocks?
Is there a good sources that summarizes the differences between creating a custom block in 5.6 vs 5.8? Any goodhttp://mycoles.onl/ examples showing what a contoller.php file looked like in 5.6 and how it was changed to work in 5.8? Any suggests for removing some of the pain from this process is greatly appreciated.

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ConcreteOwl replied on at Permalink Reply
ConcreteOwl
Are you moving to Version 8 because of a server php upgrade?
If that is your only reason, why not upgrade your 5.6 site to run on php 7?
I have several 5.6 sites running on php 7.3 without issue, and very fast since the 5.6 code base is super lightweight and very stable.
andreatestdemo replied on at Permalink Reply
Is there a way to make concrete5.7.5.13 work with php 7.2? I am trying to upgrade concrete5 only because of php compatibility. My host will turn off php 7.1 but my page does not work with php 7.2.
ConcreteOwl replied on at Permalink Reply
ConcreteOwl
From your version of concrete (5.7.5.13) you should be able to upgrade to 8.5.2 which will run on PHP7.2
ConcreteOwl replied on at Permalink Reply
ConcreteOwl
I can see from your other posts that you are struggling with the upgrade...

Contact me by Private Message if you like this upgrade doing for you as a paid job.