About Drupal End of Life (EOL)

December 15, 2021

Drupal End of Life status means that the Drupal community no longer supports that version of Drupal. There are no patches, core, or security updates, and no additional module development. Security and feature updates for sites running end of life versions need to be provided by a team that specializes in Drupal 6 Long Term Support or Drupal 7 Extended Support.

Drupal EOL dates:

  • D6: February 24th, 2016 - All sites that want to continue to run Drupal 6 either need to upgrade to Drupal 7/8 or find a Drupal 6 LTS support partner.
  • D7: November 2022 - All sites need to upgrade to Drupal 9 or greater, or find a Drupal 7 Extended Support partner.
  • D8: November 2021 - All d8 sites should upgrade to Drupal 9 or greater. No extended support will be available.

Drupal 6 LTS is Drupal 6 Long Term Support, meant to designate the organizations and official support channels for Drupal 6 support now that Drupal 6 is EOL. Read more about the Drupal 6 Long Term Support project.

Drupal 7 Extended Support (D7ES) designates the organizations that continue to support Drupal 7 after the EOL date. For more information about the Drupal 7 EOL, see the Drupal.org PSA or visit the Tag1 Consulting blog.

If you have a Drupal 6 or Drupal 7 website, you should consider two options depending on your site implementation:

  • Find a Drupal 6 LTS or D7ES partner who will provide you with Drupal 6 security updates ported from later versions of Drupal. Tag1 Quo is perfect for this since the product is backed by one of the sanctioned D6LTS and D7ES providers, Tag1.
  • Upgrade and migrate to Drupal 9. Tag1 Consulting provides migration services, too.