Is your site built on Drupal 6?

Here’s what you should know about Drupal 6 security

If your site is built on Drupal 6 it might be harder to keep it secure and up to date after this June 2015.

Why? Drupal 8 will be released sometime this spring or summer 2015. This may limit critical updates and support for Drupal 6 going forward.

What are your options? Upgrading to Drupal 7 or 8 are obvious ones, but not necessarily the only or the best options. Moving to another web platform, specifically to WordPress, may be a better, less expensive option both in the short term and the long term. And any of these newer platforms will give you much greater choice and flexibility in making your Drupal 6 site mobile and responsive.

But if your budget is tight, another, even less expensive option may be to stick with Drupal 6 and setup an ongoing support contract with a qualified Drupal 6 and 7 developer to make sure your Drupal 6 (or 7) site is kept as up to date, secure and functional as possible. Though Drupal 6 code updates may become less frequent and will eventually end in the long term (potentially not for several years), it is doubtful that critical Drupal 6 updates will end the day Drupal 8 is released. There are more than 150,000 Drupal 6 sites currently in operation, many of them in use for significant, mission critical functions by sizable companies. Drupal 6 can be kept secure until at least early 2016.

If you’re interested in learning more about your options for keeping Drupal sites secure and up to date, or for making your site mobile and responsive, we’d be happy to help.

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