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Using ChatGPT to Audit and Migrate Drupal Modules


This was fun! I just inherited a new Drupal 9 site.  Whenever I get a new site I do a code review of all the custom modules for security purposes.  Additionally,  since I’ll eventually need to upgrade the site to Drupal 10, I figured I’d assess the code for D10 readiness.  There were 16 custom modules.

As an experiment I fired up ChatGPT and used the following prompt:

Review the following Drupal Module to ensure it followings best practices, is secure, efficient and is compatible with Drupal 9 and 10.

CharGPT found 90% of the issues I would’ve flagged.  The items it didn’t find that I didn’t find were stylistic, not things that I’d consider crucial or security related.  Then I entered this simple prompt:

Please implement these suggestions.

CharGPT updated the code.  I received the code, ran it in stage and will implement it over the weekend in my next release window.

I find using ChatGPT instead of Drupal Rector for removing deprecations interesting because I can ask it questions and do an automated code audit,  This probably saved me 80% of the time and is less prone to error and typos.