Published: 8th Sep 2023

End of Life Support for Umbraco 7: Navigating Your Options

If you're using Umbraco 7 for your website or web application, by now you've probably heard that it's reaching its end of life (EOL) at the end of September this year!

Sean Thorne - Full-stack Developer

If you don't already have things in hand, this might seem overwhelming, but don't worry, there are options to ensure your online presence stays secure and reliable.

But what exactly is EOL? 

EOL relates to the status of a software product or platform, in this case, Umbraco 7. It means that the development team at Umbraco will stop providing updates or fixing bugs for this specific version after 30th September 2023. 

it's important to understand the implications of EOL for your technology stack. Essentially, continuing to use an EOL product means that it becomes increasingly vulnerable to security risks and compatibility issues over time. This can have consequences for the stability and security of your business operations that rely on this technology. 

What are the options for me? 

End of Life (EOL) software can have a significant impact on your business, but it doesn't have to be a negative one. Whilst the impending deadline might seem daunting, it's an opportunity to consider upgrading to a more secure and up-to-date version of the Umbraco platform. You don’t have to upgrade of course, your website won’t instantly fall over, but the risk and likelihood of increased issues, failures and security breaches make that a dangerous option. Upgrading brings numerous benefits, such as access to new features, improved performance and scalability, and enhanced security for your online presence.  
By being proactive, you can make sure your technology stays secure, dependable, and efficient. It can also help you stay ahead of the curve. 

If you’d like to understand more about EOL and it’s implications, our friends at Umbraco have written a little more here :

Umbraco is the same Umbraco, just better. 

With the release of the major version 10 of Umbraco in June last year, it promised to be the best version yet, and it’s not disappointed. It’s fast (blazingly fast), benefits from a host of new features and it uses a newer version of the .Net core technology - .Net 6.0. This means it’s faster for developers to work with and develop on. So, you can benefit from improved efficiency, more streamlined processes, and reduced downtime. 

Don't let end-of-life status hold your business back. 

The end of September is approaching very fast. Now is the time to consider your options.  

Make the most of the opportunity to invest in a more secure, reliable, and future-proof technology solution. 

To arrange a conversation with Umbraco HQ and true to understand more and discuss your options get in touch. 

Sean Thorne - Full-stack Developer