Drupal 7 to Drupal 9 - it's almost time to say goodbye!

Tuesday 22 November 2022

It is time that we farewell Drupal 7 (D7) from the GovCMS platform. D7 will retire on the GovCMS platform on 28 November 2022. If you haven’t already made the move, and are planning to do so, please reach out as soon as possible.

SaaS D7 customers

Attention all SaaS D7 customers, if you are unable to make the move to Drupal 9 (D9) by 28 November 2022, you will be moved to a PaaS hosting. All associated PaaS costs incurred will be passed onto your agency. Maintaining a PaaS website involves a lot more work, as you will become responsible for the security patching and updates of your own website. If you do not maintain a PaaS website properly, you may expose your site to potential security risks and jeopardise the stability of your website. If you would like to stay on the SaaS platform, you must make the move to D9 before 28 November 2022. If you stay on the SaaS platform, GovCMS will continue to look after the security maintenance and updates for you.

PaaS D7 customers

GovCMS will no longer support the D7 distribution as of 28 November 2022. We understand that Drupal have extended the D7 end-of-life program to 1 November 2023, but we recommend that you move to D9 as soon as possible as Drupal 7 runs on PHP 7.4, which is also end of life and has no security support after 28 November 2022.  D7 modules may be left unfixed and will no longer be supported by the security team as the Drupal community shift their efforts towards maintaining D9 and, eventually, Drupal 10 modules.

Need a helping hand?

GovCMS has established the Whole of Government Drupal Services Panel. There are 17 suppliers on this panel. They have the skills and expertise to help you rebuild and move your D7 website to D9. If you would like support, check out our website for more information.

If you have any further questions or require support from GovCMS, please get in touch as soon as possible.