(Updated for 2020) So, When Do I REALLY Need to Upgrade From Drupal 7 (or 8)?

by Elliot Christenson on September 30, 2020 - 9:04pm

Two years ago, we had a blog post with the same title: So, When Do I REALLY Need to Upgrade From Drupal 7? A lot has changed in the past two years. In the world, of course, but also in Drupal.

Drupal 7 was released on January 5, 2011. It's nearly 10 years old and going strong!
Drupal 8 was released on November 19, 2015 which itself is nearly 5 years old!

Where do our legacy and most used Drupals stand? Read on...

Drupal 6 core and CTools security update for SA-CORE-2020-007

by David Snopek on September 16, 2020 - 1:27pm

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 Moderately Critical security release for Drupal core and CTools to fix a Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability. You can learn more in the security advisory:

Drupal core - Moderately critical - Cross-site scripting - SA-CORE-2020-007

Here you can download:

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 Drupal.org).

myDropWizard automatically transition to Extended Support to all current Drupal 7 customers!

by Elliot Christenson on September 1, 2020 - 6:20pm

In November 2022, Drupal 7 will be End-of-Life (EOL). To continue getting security updates, you'll need to get Extended Support (D7ES). But if you sign up before EOL, you'll get automatic security updates until then AND a better price when EOL comes.

myDropWizard is Watching Over Your Complex Drupal 7 Website During the Long Drupal 9 Upgrade

by Elliot Christenson on August 12, 2020 - 11:37pm

Your Drupal 7 site is working great, and it is powering important parts of your infrastructure. You need it to work safely, securely, and with a minimum of staff - especially now! myDropWizard has your back.

There are a number of sad and scary issues facing all of us, but working together we can solve any problem. myDropWizard would like to be a piece of the puzzle in helping your organization navigate the uncertainty of 2020 and beyond.

We Support the Mainstream Drupal: Drupal 7

by Elliot Christenson on July 1, 2020 - 9:03pm

Where Does Drupal 7 Fit?

Drupal 9 is the future of Drupal. No doubt. It's awesome.

Drupal 8 site owners are busy upgrading to Drupal 9!

Drupal 6 is still a reality for a large number of critical websites.

In fact, at myDropWizard, we spent a lot of time focusing on Drupal 6 over the years. 32,000 Drupal 6 sites is not an insignificant number, and many of them contract for suport with us.

Drupal 6 core security update for SA-CORE-2020-004

by David Snopek on June 17, 2020 - 2:15pm

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 Request Forgery) CSRF vulnerability. You can learn more in the security advisory:

Drupal core - Moderately Critical - Cross Site Request Forgery - SA-CORE-2020-004

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 Drupal.org).

Drupal 9: The Drupal of Tomorrow? Drupal 7: Drupal of Now!

by Elliot Christenson on June 4, 2020 - 1:03am

The Top Five Reasons Why You Should Stick With Drupal 7 in 2020 and Beyond.

Drupal 9 was launched yesterday! There will be no shortage of buzz about how you can get your site upgraded and ready for Drupal 9. Obviously, it's the best Drupal ever, and it's positioned well for the future. However, are you well positioned for the future?

Drupal 6 core security update for SA-CORE-2020-002

by David Snopek on May 20, 2020 - 11:17am

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 Moderately Critical security release for Drupal core to fix a vulnerability in jQuery. You can learn more in the security advisory:

Drupal core - Moderately Critical - Cross Site Scripting - SA-CORE-2020-002

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 was another Drupal core security release made today (SA-CORE-2020-003) but that one doesn'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 Drupal.org).

We're Keeping Drupal 7 Alive for (at least!) 1639 More Days!

by Elliot Christenson on May 7, 2020 - 12:06am

Worldwide, we are obviously in very uncertain times. Jobs are changing, health is changing, work is changing, organizations are changing - but wouldn't it be great if Drupal could sort of just stay the same?

Wouldn't it be great if you could count on your amazing Drupal 7 site to carry you through to whatever is next? Whenever that might be? You can!

We can care for your Drupal website while you care for what matters.

by Elliot Christenson on April 1, 2020 - 10:37pm

Most of us have been caught under-prepared for the pandemic. You're capable of handling your Drupal website - no problemo! However, the safety of your family, friends, and community is your current priority. During this period, don't forget that myDropWizard can help with all of your support and maintenance needs for Drupal 6, 7 and 8. We have three great plans to cover all your potential Drupal needs.

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