We’re throwing a retirement party for Drupal 7 on January 5th, 2025. Interested in joining the fun?
Nah, not really. But it’s been quite a journey, hasn’t it? :)
Drupal 7 has been a trusted companion and has served thousands of websites for 14 years now. But, as they say, all good things must come to an end. With the announced End of Life (EOL) date, Drupal 7 will bid adieu to official support. That means no more security releases, bug fixes, community support, or feature updates. It's time for this old friend to take a well-deserved rest.
Now, what's next for those still relying on Drupal 7? The answer is simple – it's time to embrace the future. Drupal 10 is here, packed with new features, enhanced security, and a vibrant community eager to support your web projects. With a little more than a year to go, the time is just right to start making that move. Staying on Drupal 7 post the EOL date is not advisable as it can lead to difficult security-related issues.
And speaking of embracing the future, we're excited to announce that Specbee is one of the Drupal Association’s official Drupal Migration Partners! This means we're fully equipped to guide you through the smooth transition from Drupal 7 to the latest and greatest: Drupal 10.
What should be your next steps?
- Audit your Drupal 7 site: Identify and analyze your modules, themes, custom code, content structure, SEO structure, and editorial workflow. This will help build a stronger Drupal 7 to Drupal 10 migration strategy. This can be done by your in-house team or a Drupal development partner.
- Build a migration strategy: This is best done by Drupal experts after a thorough site audit. This involves planning the best way to move your website's content, configurations, and custom code to the new version.
- Backup: Before making any changes, ensure you have a complete backup of your Drupal 7 website. This is crucial to avoid data loss during the migration process.
- Find professional help: If you haven’t done that up until this stage, then it is recommended that you choose the right Drupal development company now that will be able to take you smoothly to Drupal 10. It is especially important to find a certified Drupal migration partner for a seamless and uninterrupted transition.