myDropWizard will give Extended Support to all current Drupal 7 customers!

by Elliot Christenson on December 19, 2019 - 12:04am

In November 2021, 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.

Wizards & Robots Save Drupal Websites From Non-Stop Attack!

by Elliot Christenson on October 16, 2019 - 7:53am

All versions of Drupal are under attack - no different than other software. What can be different is that websites are often custom, complex, and can be attacked seconds after an exploit is made public. myDropWizard's Support "Wizards" and our automated process "Robots" are continually working to keep you backed up, supported, and secured from all types of threats.

My Drupal Developer Stopped Drupaling! What Now?

by Elliot Christenson on August 1, 2019 - 12:39am

If you have a Drupal website, then you have a Drupal developer. In some cases, that might be you. In other cases, that could be an employee or intern on your staff. In other cases, it could be an employee or team from a consulting team or "Drupal Shop". For all sorts of reasons, any or all of these types of people may eventually not be able to continue to maintain the website they built for you. Read on!

Drupal Site Broke? Hacked? You do NOT need a Drupal Developer

by Elliot Christenson on January 10, 2019 - 12:28am

Your Drupal Site Is Broken!? Hacked!?

Well, honestly, if your site is truly broken or hacked right now, you really should call us right now! I'll be happy to explain the below and answer your questions about what we're all about and how we can make your organization's site run smoother. Peace of mind is important. We can help you with that!

That said, if you are reading this, your site is probably not down right now, so: read on!

Drupal support you can actually afford

by Sofia Saldana on August 9, 2018 - 4:07am

Having a Drupal site can be the best thing for your business: for the first few months or years.

However, like any other software, you can start experiencing some problems: security issues, software conflicts, feature upgrades - even simply forgetting how to perform some actions within the system! Having to fix issues could be expensive. Hiring support staff to help you with getting things done can be very expensive!

But there is a better way:

Organizations like what Katie and Henry run can't afford to have their website offline. This stops donations or sales from coming in, stops news and outreach, and can even put a halt to an entire web dependent organization!

Be like Katie and Henry and get your Drupal site protected with myDropWizard. Choose the Best Route!

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Drupal 7 Long-Term Support ... for after official support ends!

by Elliot Christenson on April 11, 2018 - 9:24pm

You may already know that we've been providing Drupal 6 Long-Term Support (D6LTS) for over two years.

What we have been hearing over and over lately - especially at Drupalcon - is "what about Drupal 7?"

Typically, only two major versions of Drupal are supported at once: the latest version, and the previous one. Right now, that means Drupal 7 and Drupal 8.

We don't know when the community's support for Drupal 7 will end or if the community itself will do some kind of LTS. But we do know that community support will come to end at some point. While the details will depend on what the community does, we just wanted to let everyone know...

We intend to provide Long-Term Support for Drupal 7, in order to keep your site going long after the end of official support!

Read more to learn more about our plans for D7LTS...

Outsourced Drupal 7/8 Maintenance Can Give Better Support Than You Can!

by Elliot Christenson on March 14, 2018 - 8:20pm

We see two chief types of Drupal developers day-to-day. First there are those of you who are full-time developers with NGO's or medium to large business. Second, there are those developers that work independently or as part of larger agencies. In both cases, I believe outsourcing maintenance for your Drupal 7 or Drupal 8 websites is better from a quality standpoint and/or a cost standpoint. That might seem a little controversial to you, but stick with me, dear Drupaler!

We're solving Drupal problems... before you know you have them!

by Elliot Christenson on November 22, 2016 - 6:12pm

Drupal is Open Source, which means that we can all collaborate on fixing problems in Drupal core or contrib modules and themes. That is one of the joys of working with Drupal! You don't have to wait around for some vendor to tinker around in a black box and make things work again - we're empowered to dive in ourselves or ask our neighbor.

But it also means that we're forced to each find and solve the some of the same problems independently - even though someone else may have found and solved the problem for their site already. Over and over again.

However, we think we can provide a better way to our customers!

Read more to find out how...

Send us your WORST client! (Drupal 6, 7 or 8)

by David Snopek on April 26, 2016 - 10:44am

Struggling to make your next deadline, when a problem client needs you to drop everything to give them support?

We've all been there! :-)

When building a new website or feature for a client, it's stressful enough trying meet your deadlines, but it's even more frustrating when you lose a few hours you thought you had, in order to address an unexpected issue for a previous client.

Wouldn't it be great if you had a "Support and Maintenance Department" that could help your previous clients while you focus on delivering the next big project?

Consider hiring myDropWizard to act as your white-label Support Department!

We've Reached the Drupal 6 End Of Life Date - What Does That Mean?

by Elliot Christenson on February 25, 2016 - 12:56pm

Yesterday was February 24th, 2016!

If you are reading this, you probably already know what that signifies. It is the official End-Of-Life for Drupal 6. The world didn't end!

This week, myDropWizard is working to onboard dozens of Drupal 6 websites that need to maintain uptime, security, and are not yet updated. How is this even possible? Wasn’t Drupal 6.0 released back on February 13th of 2008? That was EIGHT years ago! It was unleashed to a world mostly absent of smartphones - only coming a few months after the release of the original iPhone.

It’s possible because Drupal 6 was a great platform.

Drupal 6 Upgrade PhotoWhen you think about the growth of the Drupal community, Drupal 6 was one of those crucial inflection points. Lots of things came together at once to help make Drupal what it is today in 2016. The explosion of modules, the constant updates for security measures, and the cultivation of people in the Drupal community allowed for something really sophisticated, secure, and exciting. Hundreds of thousands of websites were built using Drupal 6. This is no small success.

In fact, there are still over 100,000 active websites running Drupal 6 TODAY!

This look forward is accompanied by a cautious look forward. The End-Of-Life status isn’t going to result in a "fiery, apocalyptic end for Drupal 6” - a quote often used by myDropWizard founder David Snopek. It’s not like the “Y2K” bug. It’s not even like the end of support for Microsoft Windows XP.

It’s one step in a process:

  • For many, this signals the beginning of a timeline to dedicate resources to move to Drupal 8.
  • For others, they can put the remaining pieces into a Drupal 7 deployment.
  • Many need to keep their Drupal 6 website running: That’s OK!

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