Drupal 7, oh Drupal 7. The trusty steed that has carried us through countless projects and late nights. But, as much as we love you, it's time to say goodbye. Yes, it's time to upgrade to Drupal 9.
But why, you may ask? Well, let me tell you.
First of all, security. Drupal 7 reached its end of life in November 2021, which means that it will no longer receive security updates. And let's be real, who wants to be the person responsible for a security breach? Not me, and probably not you either.
Secondly, performance. Drupal 9 is built on top of the latest versions of PHP and Symfony, which means it's faster and more efficient. And let's be honest, no one likes a slow website. Upgrading to Drupal 9 will give your website a performance boost, just like a cup of coffee gives you a boost in the morning.
Thirdly, new features. Drupal 9 comes with some pretty cool new features, like built-in media management and multilingual capabilities. Imagine being able to easily manage all of your images and videos in one place, or having your website automatically translated into multiple languages. It's like having a personal assistant for your website.
But, perhaps the best part of upgrading to Drupal 9 is that it's easy. Drupal 9 is built on the same codebase as Drupal 8, so if you're already running Drupal 8, upgrading is as easy as a slice of cake. And if you're still on Drupal 7, don't worry, the Drupal community has made it easy to upgrade as well, with tools like the Drupal 7 to 9 Migration Tool.
So, don't be like that one person who still uses a flip phone, upgrade to Drupal 9 and enjoy all of the benefits it has to offer. Your website, and your users, will thank you.