Drupal 7’s end-of-life date has been pushed to November 28, 2022

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The Drupal Association announces that support for Drupal 7 will be extended for an additional year. Originally, the software was supposed to have an end-of-life status from November 2021, but this has now been moved to November 28, 2022.

The developers make this known via a security advisory. Drupal is an open source content management system used to manage websites and blogs. The developers of the CMS cite the impact of Covid-19 as the reason for the extended lifespan of Drupal 7, which was introduced in 2011. In this way, users of Drupal 7 will receive security updates until November 28, 2022, giving them one year more time to switch to Drupal 9.

The eol date of Drupal 8 remains November 2, 2021, as support for Symfony 3 will end on that date. That is a php framework that Drupal 8 uses. According to the Drupal Association, the upgrade from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9 is easier than moving from 7 to 8, so the company says it does not expect the same impact for users.

According to Drupal statistics, at the time of writing, more than 750,000 websites still use Drupal 7. That accounts for more than 63 percent of all Drupal users. All different versions of Drupal 8 account for 30 percent of all Drupal installations. About 8.8 percent of all users use a version of Drupal 9, the most recent release of the software.

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