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 9 Is The Way!

myDropWizard has fielded a lot of questions about how we were handling Drupal 8 and Drupal 9 support into the future. We've decided that Drupal 9 is the way to go, and it's not worth the effort for our staff or our clients to keep Drupal 8 sites on life-support beyond the community support end-of-life.

Drupal 8 Is Dead? Long Live Drupal!

The good news is that the dream of Drupal 8's long-term upgradeability is mostly real! It's generally worth the time and investment to get your Drupal 8 site upgraded to Drupal 9. Most modules work (or better alternatives exist), and this is simply the way forward with Drupal in the future! We actively worked with most of our Drupal 8 clients to get them upgraded before the November 21, 2021 deadline.

If you have a site in active development, Drupal 9 is awesome, and you should totally upgrade!

What About Drupal 7 (and 6?)

We still have plenty of clients on Drupal 6, and we have a growing number of clients looking for long-term support (i.e. "Extended Support) for Drupal 7. We don't plan on stopping any time soon. We've taken Drupal 6 into modern versions of PHP and MySQL, and this current plan will allow us to provide the same focus for the hundreds of thousands of Drupal 7 sites looking to remain viable into the future.

The web is built on many of these legacy Drupal sites that just do their simple jobs day in and day out. While they may not have active software engineering resources dedicated to upgrading them, these sites can't just "go away". Many, many of these sites are on legacy versions of Drupal, and we plan on keeping them alive as long as we possibly can!

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