Extention of Drupal 7 EoL: A Life Line for Website Owners


Drupal 7, the most popular version of Drupal to date, has got another lease of life as the developers of Drupal Project announced the extension of the official support window until January 2025. The extension of Drupal 7 End-of-Life (EoL) was announced at DrupalCon North America, held recently in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

A blog post by Brian Richards on the 'Common Places' website opines that this extension is welcome news for website owners who require additional time to plan their migration from Drupal 7 to newer versions of the CMS.

With the release of Drupal 9 in 2020 and Drupal 10 in 2022, the Drupal community has been actively encouraging users to upgrade to the latest versions. These newer versions offer enhanced features, performance improvements, and important security updates. Official support for Drupal 7 was scheduled to end in November 2022 but was later extended to November 2023. Now, the date has been postponed to January 05, 2025.

Recognizing that not all website owners may be able to migrate their sites within the given timeframe, the Drupal community has taken this step to provide extended support. The Drupal 7 Extended Support program aims to ensure that Drupal 7 sites can continue to operate securely and reliably until January 2025. This lifeline offers crucial security patches and critical issue maintenance and promotes community collaboration to address any challenges that may arise.

Drupal 7 website owners can now breathe a sigh of relief knowing that they have additional time and support to plan their migration strategies. The Drupal community's dedication to meeting the diverse needs of its user base underscores its commitment to providing a secure and reliable CMS experience for all.

Read the blog post to learn more about the implications of the Drupal 7 EoL extension.

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