Drupal 7’s End of Life: What You Need to Know

Kelsey Ferencz

KEY TAKEAWAY: Drupal 7 is nearing its end of life, and if your website is built on it, it's imperative that you take action as soon as possible.

After almost a decade of use, Drupal 7 is formally approaching its end of life. Starting November 2021, official support for Drupal 7 will discontinue, and the Drupal Security Team will no longer provide security updates. But what does this mean for your website?

Take a look to learn more what changes you can expect—and how you can best prepare your website for this adjustment. 

What Will Change?  

According to Drupal, there are a number of changes users can except if they stay on Drupal 7:   

  • These websites will no longer be supported by the community at large, which means the Drupal community will not create new projects, fix bugs in existing projects or write documentation for this version. 
  • Websites using Drupal 7 may be flagged as insecure in third-party scans.
  • The Drupal Security Team will no longer provide support or Security Advisories for Drupal 7 core or contributed modules, themes or other projects. 

What Does This All Mean? 

Essentially, if your site stays on Drupal 7 past November 2021, it will be exposed to security vulnerabilities—and may be flagged as unsecure, negatively impacting your website’s traffic. And while 2021 may seem far off, Drupal is actually suggesting you make changes sooner than that. Their recommendation is to migrate your site to Drupal 8 prior to the launch of Drupal 9 in June 2020. This will allow you access to a number of benefits—and ensures your website is automatically prepared for Drupal 9 when it releases.

Let Our Team Help

If this all seems confusing, don’t worry—you don’t have to handle it alone. The Concentrek team is highly experienced working within Drupal and can help make this migration seamless. If you’re looking for a partner that can ensure the long-term success of your website, contact us today!

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