Drupal 7 to be shut down on 30 September 2023

05 September 2023

Dear colleagues and students

The Drupal development and migration project has successfully migrated more than 290 websites onto Drupal 9. The majority of these sites are now live, with the remaining few sites to be completed over the next two weeks.

The Drupal 9 project upgraded the official web content management system – Drupal 7 – to the latest, more secure and user-friendly version, Drupal 9. Please take note that Drupal 7 will officially be decommissioned on 30 September 2023. Any websites still hosted on this outdated system will be taken offline and will no longer be accessible after this date.

If you are planning to create any new website, we request that it be launched on or after 1 October 2023. This will enable the team to focus on completing the migration phase of the project. Please note that Drupal 9 training is now offered via SuccessFactors.

If you have any concerns, questions, or would like more information on this project or on Drupal, please contact Rethea Deetlefs.

Communication and Marketing Department

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