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'End of Life' for Drupal 6

If you’re still running Drupal 6 it’s time to update. With Drupal 8 now out, support for Drupal 6 ended on 24 February 2016..

Adam D 6 January 2016

With the official release of Drupal 8 in November 2015, support for Drupal 6 ended on 24 February 2016. This is in line with the Drupal community policy of ceasing support for the second oldest version of Drupal.

What it means if you’re running Drupal 6:

  • No more development on Drupal 6
  • No more security patches or support
  • No more Drupal core bug fixes
  • Any security and/or enhancements required will be more time consuming and costly to implement, due to the lack of official support

In addition, if you’re on a shared hosting plan your site will now be at risk of compromising other sites on your shared platform — given Salsa’s commitment to site stability and security, your site will therefore require either an immediate upgrade to Drupal, or to migrate onto a dedicated hosting plan until such time the upgrade is complete (some time limits apply).

We recommend upgrading to Drupal 7 or Drupal 8 as soon as possible. The upgrade path depends on the site’s complexity, number and type of modules used, level of customisation, etc. Salsa can conduct a lightweight Drupal 7 or 8 upgrade readiness assessment at no cost, and advise you on the best strategy to proceed.  

You can see the official announcement at www.Drupal.org/drupal-6-eol.

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