Software update: Drupal 7.83

Drupal has released a so-called maintenace release of version 7 of Drupal. Drupal is a PHP-written, user-friendly and powerful content management platform, with which, for example, websites can be created. It’s simple enough for a novice user, but powerful enough to build a more complex website as well. Drupal includes a content management platform and a development framework. The release notes for this release can be found below.

release notes

Maintenance release of the Drupal 7 series. Includes bug fixes and small API/feature improvements only (no major, non-backwards-compatible new functionality). No security fixes are included in this release.

This release is the first where D7 core’s test suite passes tests in PHP 8.1† However, there may be remaining problems with PHP 8 in core, and it’s very likely that there are problems in contrib. Please test, and report any problems in the appropriate issue queue.

No changes have been made to the .htaccess, web.config or robots.txt files in this release, so upgrading custom versions of those files is not necessary.

There are multiple changes in default.settings.php

There is at least one change to the database schema, so database updates need to be run either via update.php or eg drush updb.

Major changes in Drupal 7.83:

Version number 7.83
Release status Final
Operating systems script language
Website Drupal
License type GPL