Drupal 7 Long-term Support

Looking to keep your Drupal 7 website up and running safely after 2022? Dropsolid is one of the select worldwide partners offering extended, comprehensive support for Drupal 7, until November 2025.

Drupal 7 goes end of life in November 2022

Drupal 7 is going EOL. In general terms, end of life implies that software is no longer sold, updated or actively supported past its end-of-life date. For Drupal 7, this means that the team behind Drupal will no longer be developing new components or releasing security patches past November 2022.

What is Drupal 7 Long-Term Support and why do I need it?

D7 Long-Term Support ensures your website is supported until November 2025 and will meet the necessary security requirements until that time.

An up-to-date platform is a secure platform. The consequences of an unsupported Drupal version? Your website is no longer secure and you’re at risk of security breaches that might have serious consequences. In addition, technical problems will arise. Modules will no longer be supported, which in turn decreases your website’s SEO score.

Read our in-depth blog and discover your options with Drupal 7 

Take advantage of Drupal 7 Long-Term Support

Getting started with our exclusive D7 Long-Term support is easy. Email us and our team of Drupal experts will assess the options for your platform.

What are the options for your Drupal 7 website?

  • Option 1: migrate to Drupal 8 or 9 before November 2022.
    This will upgrade your existing Drupal environment to a full-fledged Digital Experience Platform (DXP).
  • Option 2: postpone your upgrade to November 2025. 
    Do you need more time to build your digital strategy? Opt for our Drupal 7 Long-Term Support.

Read our blog on your Drupal migration options 

Calculate the cost of your Drupal migration

The choice between a limited maintenance cost and a larger investment in an improved digital platform depends on your business case. There are different factors and trade-offs to consider.

Are you curious about the cost of a Drupal 7-migration? We’ve designed a tool that helps you calculate the cost of your migration.

Download our migration calculator  

Frequently asked questions

Can I choose to stay with Drupal 7?

You can, and your website will keep working. Just keep in mind that your website will no longer meet security requirements and that Drupal will no longer support your current version. If you opt for our Drupal 7 Long-Term Support, your D7 website will remain secure until 2025.

Can I migrate directly from D7 to D9 without switching to D8 first?

Yes, that’s perfectly doable. We recommend you see this migration as an opportunity to rethink your entire website experience. Drupal 9 offers new ways to maintain your website more efficiently – just take Layout Builder as an example.

Technology is moving faster than ever, and you should avoid taking legacy systems to your new website. Migrating relevant content to your new website is usually the best approach.

Will my current Drupal 7 website continue to work without an update?

Yes, your current website will remain online. However, you will no longer be able to enjoy necessary security updates, which has negative implications.

What does Drupal 7 Long-Term Support entail?

The so-called extended support program started in collaboration with the Drupal Association and the Drupal Security team. It provides official support for your Drupal 7 website after its official end-of-life date. This extended support term gives your organization plenty of time to take measures for a smooth transition to a fully-fledged Digital Experience Platform on Drupal 9.

Can I use custom Drupal 7 modules in Drupal 9?

Unfortunately, this isn’t possible. The underlying architecture of Drupal has evolved and D7 code needs to be ported to be compatible with later Drupal versions. However, your migration provides an opportunity to verify whether the functionality of your custom Drupal 7 code can be achieved with contributed modules for Drupal 9.

D7 LTS, D7 ES, Long-Term Support, Extended Support?

Getting lost in the terminology? Don’t worry! The above terms all mean the same thing: Drupal 7 long-term support. In other words: we make sure your website is supported until November 2025. 

Get started with Drupal 7 Long-Term Support