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Drupal 6 LTS Until (at least) 2023 - and Thoughts on Drupal 7ES!

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Drupal 6 just might live forever.

This isn't so much an announcement as it is a reminder: if you know of any sites out there running Drupal 6, they probably want to make sure we keep supporting it!

Drupal 6 Long-Term Support (D6LTS) until at least February, 24th 2023!

Why February 24th, 2023?

Well, we've been using the February 24th date, because Drupal 6 orginally reached it's End-of-Life on February 24th, 2016, and we've been taking it one year at a time.

Drupal 7's community support End-of-Life will be in November 2022. We know that D7ES will have a long life ahead of it as there are still hundreds of thousands of important sites running it. Similarly, we see no reason to stop our Drupal 6 support any time soon.

There's still TONS to do Drupal 6

While it can be a little hard to predict the challenges that Drupal 6 site owners will face in the future, don't worry. If the past is any indicator, I'm sure there will be plenty to do!

What are the "Thoughts" on Drupal 7?

Recently, we've been really planning and working towards developing what's needed for Drupal 7's End-of-Life and the Drupal 7 Extended Support (D7ES) program.

We still don't know the full details of our offering, but we can say this:

  • It will be very similar to our D6LTS offer
  • We want to be able to support even more sites!
  • We want our service to be even more valuable to site owners!
  • We want to offer plans for sites of all types, sizes, and needs!¬†
  • We'll be providing Drupal 7 support until at least November 2025.

We're hoping to have the first bits of this ready to announce soon enough that you can start making your long term Drupal 7 plans.

Contact Us About Your Drupal 6 or Drupal 7 Site Now!

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  • Do full-text search on all the articles in Drupal Planet (thanks to Apache Solr)
  • Facet based on tags, author, or feed
  • Flip through articles quickly (with j/k or arrow keys) to find what you're interested in
  • View the entire article text inline, or in the context of the site where it was created

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