myDropWizard is closing down

by David Snopek on November 22, 2021 - 10:17am

Today, I have the unenviable task of announcing some bad news:

myDropWizard is closing down, with our final day of normal operation on February 25th, 2022.

This isn't our ideal outcome - until very recently we were working hard to prepare for the upcoming Drupal 7 End-of-Life (EOL) and were on the verge of publicly announcing the details of our D7ES plans. In fact, we had already started sharing those details privately with potential customers, and had most of the marketing materials ready to go.

However, in the sprit of Thanksgiving which is coming up later this week in the USA, there is much in the 6-year history of myDropWizard that I have to be thankful for:

  • The opportunity to collaborate with many wonderful, talented and passionate people over the years (especially my co-founder Elliot Christenson)
  • The support of our customers, which has given us the resources to do the important (but unglamorous) work we felt needed to be done
  • The goodwill of the Drupal community in supporting and contributing to our efforts (especially all the folks who posted D6LTS issues and patches)

Read on for more details about what this means for D6LTS and our customers.

When Should I Sign-Up for Drupal 7 Security Support?

by Elliot Christenson on October 5, 2021 - 9:22pm

We get asked a bunch of questions pretty much every day now. "Drupal 7 EOL is coming at the end of 2022. Are you going to support it? For how long? What do I need to do?"

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

by Elliot Christenson on September 1, 2021 - 11:18pm

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 Did We Take Drupal 8 Support Off Our Website?!

by Elliot Christenson on August 5, 2021 - 12:41am

It's August 4th, 2021, and we (finally?) took off Drupal 8 Support! This may come as a surprise to anyone who knows myDropWizard as the place to go for long-term support of old Drupal versions.  This remains true for Drupal 7 (and even 6), but as Drupal 8 is set to soon lose official community support, we've decided to do the same.

Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 End of Life (EOL)

by Elliot Christenson on June 2, 2021 - 8:41pm

What Does Drupal “End of Life” (EOL) Even Mean?

In the Drupal world, when a version reaches EOL status, the community comes to a consensus to not issue new free updates or offer free support for that version. The intention is to allow community resources to get focused on new versions. This means new features aren't added, modern standards don't get implemented, and bugs don't get fixed for the older versions. Drupal 6 is currently in this EOL status. Thousands of these D6 sites require Long Term Support from a vendor like myDropWizard or extreme vigilance by their owners.

Drupal 6 core security update for SA-CORE-2021-002

by David Snopek on April 21, 2021 - 12:25pm

As you may know, Drupal 6 has reached End-of-Life (EOL) which means the Drupal Security Team is no longer doing Security Advisories or working on security patches for Drupal 6 core or contrib modules - but the Drupal 6 LTS vendors are and we're one of them!

Today, there is a Critical security release for Drupal core to fix a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability. You can learn more in the security advisory:

Drupal core - Critical - Cross-Site Scripting - SA-CORE-2021-002

Here you can download the Drupal 6 patch to fix, or a full release ZIP or TAR.GZ.

If you have a Drupal 6 site, we recommend you update immediately! We have already deployed the patch for all of our Drupal 6 Long-Term Support clients. :-)

FYI, there were other Drupal core security advisories made today, but those don't affect Drupal 6.

If you'd like all your Drupal 6 modules to receive security updates and have the fixes deployed the same day they're released, please check out our D6LTS plans.

Note: if you use the myDropWizard module (totally free!), you'll be alerted to these and any future security updates, and will be able to use drush to install them (even though they won't necessarily have a release on

You Don't Have to Wait Until November 2022 to Fix Your Drupal 7 Site!

by Elliot Christenson on March 3, 2021 - 10:56pm

As we get closer to the November 2022 "End-Of-Life" date for Drupal 7, I've noticed a lot of the same questions coming up. So, I'm going to try to make this blog post a bit of an "FAQ" that you can refer to with questions - and if any are missing, please add a comment at the bottom of the post. To start with, I'm going to break it into two sections: working vs. not-working sites.

Drupal 6 Long-Term Support Extended to 2023 - and What About Drupal 7?

by Elliot Christenson on February 3, 2021 - 11:55pm

One more year? Sure. Why not!?

When we originally announced that we'd be providing Drupal 6 Long-Term Support, we committed to supporting our customers until at least February 2017.

We've made pretty regular announcements in the past extending things far beyond that original end-date.

Today, we're announcing that we'll be extending our Drupal 6 Long-Term Support (D6LTS) until at least February 2023!

2021: The Year of a Safe and Secure Drupal 7

by Elliot Christenson on January 6, 2021 - 9:48pm

You deserve a simple and easy-going 2021.

As you may already be aware, the Drupal Community is supporting Drupal 7 through November of 2022! This means your organization can remain free of most of the worst issues that could hit your website - as long as you do all of the updates. If you would rather not stress about such things: read on!

Thanksgiving Eve Emergency Security Update? You're Just Chillin'

by Elliot Christenson on December 2, 2020 - 11:00pm

Last Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 was a security update that impacted Drupal 8, Drupal 7, and even Drupal 6 "LTS". Hundreds of thousands of website operators need to immediately update their websites! A huge percentage of them are not "web developers". Many don't even know they need the update!

Drupal isn't known for its ease of use for site owners. It's come a long way, but it remains difficult for most. That's expected and sometimes even exciting for Drupal developers.

What about the (non-developer) site owner? We don't believe your site should be left vulnerable. We believe you should be able to "just chill" rather than stress about your Drupal site security!

Read on for a peek behind the curtain to see what the Wizards do so you don't have to.

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