Drupal 7 will reach end-of-life in November of 2021

Drupal 7 was first released in January 2011. In November 2021, after over a decade, Drupal 7 will reach end of life (EOL). Official community support for version 7 will end, along with support provided by the Drupal Association on Drupal.org. This means that automated testing services for Drupal 7 will be shut down, and there will be no more updates provided by the Drupal Security Team. When this...
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Multiple vulnerabilities patched in October 17th Drupal Core update

It's been a while since the last Drupal Core update was released (back in April) but it's now time, once again, to install a Drupal Core update to keep your Drupal websites secure. The following issues with Drupal Core have been patched, and are included in yesterday's update: In some conditions, content moderation fails to check a users access to use certain transitions, leading to an access...
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Drupal admins: Another critical security update is coming for Drupal on Wednesday

Once again, the developers of Drupal are releasing an emergency patch for a critical vulnerability in the popular CMS. The critical security advisory issued on Monday indicates another patch will be released between 16:00 - 18:00 UTC on April 25th, 2018. Specific details of the vulnerability the patch will correct are unclear, as the developers have not provided any hints of the nature of the...
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Do not updated to Drupal 7.58

Following the remote code execution vulnerability discovered in all versions of Drupal released prior to 28th March 2018, and patched in Drupal 7.58 and Drupal 8.5.1, may have been hacked if they have not been updated to Drupal 7.58 (or 8.5.1) by Wednesday, 11th April 2018, may have been hacked after the Drupal security team became aware of automated attacks attempting to compromise Drupal 7...
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Drupal 7.56 and Drupal 8.3.4 – Security updates now available

Security releases for Drupal (Drupal 8 version 8.3.4 and Drupal 7 version 7.56) which contain fixes for security vulnerabilities are now available and it's advisable that any websites using earlier Drupal versions are upgraded as soon as possible to keep them secure and prevent hacks and unauthorised access, including information disclosure. We can upgrade your Drupal website for you with...
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What are effects of not updating your site?

Previously, we've covered why it's essential to keep your WordPress website, plugins and themes up to date and the same rules apply to sites running any content management system (Drupal, Zencart, Joomla!, etc) but what if you don't? What, aside from the security implications, are there for your website? First of all, you're going to have to update your website software at some point, let...
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How we cut Drupal website load time by 66% using a content delivery network

We're always trying out new ways to speed up websites to improve user experience and help to reduce waiting times for visitors (and improve conversion and reduce visitor bounce rate) so last week we set up our own website to use a content delivery network (or CDN for short). We wanted to see if using a CDN was really making a difference to the speed of our website so we carried out a little...
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Drupal 7.50 has been released

Drupal 7.50, the latest release in the Drupal 7 series as of 8th July 2016, is now available for installation on websites running the 7 series of Drupal. Drupal 7.50 contains a variety of new features, performance improvements, security-related enhancements, and bug fixes - the 7.50 release itself includes no security fixes (although if you haven't installed previous updates the 7.50 release...
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Improve visitor retention and speed up your website with Drupal page caching

Why speed matters Making your business’ website as fast as possible has a whole host of benefits, from improving your search engine position to reducing your visitor bounce rate (the number of people who leave your website after viewing only one page or who leave because the page is slow loading). We build smarter so your website is faster Improve visitor retention by speeding up your website...
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Building pages with Drupal (or what are nodes, blocks, views and panels?)

As with most tasks you’ll face when creating or managing a website using the Drupal content management system (CMS) there are multiple ways to create and display content. In this article we’ll look at the four main content creation, curation and display methods that we use when building sites for clients. Nodes Nodes are items of content, based around a collection of content fields – so...
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