If you are reading this announcement right now, then we did it! Drupal.org runs on Drupal 7! This was a big and complicated project, which took longer than we expected. But we are finally done!

What changed?

Our goal was a straight port to Drupal 7 without major changes to functionality or layout, but with greatly improved code under the hood. However some things did change, please see Drupal.org D7 F.A.Q. for details. Overall Drupal 7 gives us more flexibility to implement new features and there will be a boost in performance for some of the pages.

NOTE: issues are still being indexed, listings and searches will show incomplete results till the indexing is done.

What’s next?

There probably will be some bugs. If you encounter something unusual, please check the Drupal.org D7 F.A.Q. first. It may be that the change was intentional. If you are sure that you found a bug, please use the D7 upgrade QA queue to report them.

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The only thing we really want to say now is.. let’s party THANK YOU!

Thank you to all of you for being patient with us during this long project. We know it took longer than anticipated and there were some bumps along the way. Our only goal throughout the project was to make Drupal.org better for all of you.

Thank you to all our fantastic contributors. There are so many of them, we even have a special page. Thank you:

Andrei Mateescu / amateescu
Joel Moore / banghouse
Rudy Grigar / basic
Brandon Bergren / bdragon
Tom Behets / betz
Bojhan Somers / Bojhan
Chi / Chi
Ian Carrico / ChinggizKhan
Nell Hardcastle / chizu
Karoly Negyesi / chx
Bill O'Conner / csevb10
Dave Reid / davereid
David Strauss / David Strauss
Meghan Palagyi / dead_arm
Dave Fletcher / dfletcher
Derek Wright / dww
Melissa Anderson / eliza411
Frank Baele / frankbaele
Greg Lund-Chaix / gchaix
Greg Knaddison / greggles
Dylan Tack / grendzy
Jose Marquez / hackwater
Michael Halstead / halstead
Herman van Rink / helmo
Chad Phillips / hunmonk
Jason Savino / jasonsavino
Jonathan Hedstrom / jhedstrom
Jennifer Hodgdon / jhodgdon
Jeremy Thorson / jthorson
KS Sundarajan / ksbalajisundar
Lewis Nyman / lewisnyman
Mark Pavlitski / markpavlitski
Marco Villegas / marvil07
Michael Prasuhn / mikey_p
Mitchell Tannenbaum / mitchell
Nick Veenhof / nick_vh
Narayan Newton / nnewton
Theodore Biadala / nod_
Pradeep Kumar / pradeeprkara
Peter Wolanin / pwolanin
Robert Ristroph / rgristroph
Chris Ruppel / rupl
Sam Boyer / sdboyer
Joel Farris / Senpai
Sam Richard / snugug
Venkata Suresh / sachin2honi
Howard Tyson / tizzo
Tyler Ward / twardnw
Angela Byron / webchick
Steve Edwards / wonder95
Roy Scholten / yoroy

Thank you to the Drupal Association Supporting Partners, who gave us the funding required to make the upgrade happen.

We couldn’t have done this without you!

/ drumm & tvn


Steven Jones’s picture

Yey! Thank you, amazing work!


Ashford’s picture

I agree. Amazing work from amazing dedicated individuals. I am nervous to do this same feat all on my own for my volunteer group's web site; however, I am encouraged by your success.

basvredeling’s picture

Thanks for all the great work!

mparker17’s picture

Thanks Drupal.org Upgrade Team for your hard work!

Drupaliscious’s picture

Marvellous !

capono’s picture

The only thing we really want to say now is.. let’s party THANK YOU!

No, thank YOU for keeping this great platform alive and kicking!

tim_dj’s picture

dreameth’s picture

Good job!

theinhlamaw’s picture

Thank you very much D7 Upgrade Team for their time and great effort. Cheers!

Thein Hla Maw, Myanmar

rfsbsb’s picture

Hi ya'll

Thanks for the hard work and the amazing result!

mendelbaum_nm’s picture

Nicely done!

joelwallis’s picture

For those who needs to search something in D.O but doesn't have the search items indexed, use the Google instead:

"site:drupal.org your search keywords"

flocondetoile’s picture


smiro’s picture

Thank you guys!

John_B’s picture

Thanks for all the work. We all know that any major version upgrade is a big undertaking, but this one has been an amazing achievement :-)

sk2013’s picture

Feels great, Thank you guys for the hard work!

struyf’s picture


The migration to D7 is awesome! Well done guys. I believe it was a daunting task, but you did it!

Matthias Struyf

Jean Gionet’s picture

Everything seems to be working perfectly! Great Job to the team!

A Day In The Life

lookatthosemoose’s picture


DamienMcKenna’s picture

Thank you ALL!

Damien McKenna | Mediacurrent

visabhishek’s picture

Everything seems to be working perfectly!!
Congratulations guys !!!

ryivhnn’s picture

Yay! Thank you :D

works at bekandloz | plays at technonaturalist

Mark in SC_USA’s picture

Aside from the web site being unavailable during the upgrade, a smooth and seamless transition!

I was wondering if you have a upgrade checklist (or if you'll do a post upgrade lessons learned) if you could make those available to the community.

Something that I'm getting more requests for is to upgrade a site from one version of Drupal to another. A large, heavily used site like Drupal.org would make an excellent case study for such a project.

If there is enough interest in the Drupal Community, I'd be happy to join other volunteers in helping to get such information together.

Once again, top notch job!

simone960’s picture


dev.paulson’s picture

Great work...

mark_schaal’s picture


mark_schaal’s picture

Did you guys hook up to Varnish? Your response times are ridiculously better on your results now!

Elijah Lynn’s picture

Thanks to everyone who helped out with this!

The Future is Open!

webchick’s picture

I can't tell you how AMAZING it was to reload my issue tracker this morning and see Drupal.org coming back at me with a nice banner telling me the good news!! :)

Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you SO MUCH for all of your tireless work on this, despite all of the numerous competing things you were trying to juggle at once, despite all of the grumbling from the community (including me :\), despite all of the other roadblocks that were thrown at you along the way.

Please sleep many, many hours and have lovely dreams of passing Behat tests, speedy performance, and an utter lack of bugs. :D

rteijeiro’s picture

Thank you guys for your effort!!

Now the issue queue is shiny and pops :P

See you there :)

Ruben Teijeiro
Drupal Hero

chr.fritsch’s picture

Great job folks <3

Christian Fritsch


cthos’s picture

Well done everyone. Double kudos on a smooth migration!

sayela’s picture

Kudos to the team that made this possible.

dbazuin’s picture

Respect for all the hard work all of you!

Artusamak’s picture

Congratz guys for the amazing work!

Twitter account: @Artusamak

claudiu.cristea’s picture

Thank you. Great job!

Claudiu Cristea | Webikon.com

bjlewis2’s picture

W00t! You guys rock!

challenge’s picture

How cool is that?
I need a while to figure the changes, but all I can say is wow
The more I go deep and the more I see nice subtle things here and there :D
Just look at how many people were involved!

Great job!

FAAREIA’s picture

Job done. Marvelous.

aturetta’s picture

Huge work!
Thank you guys

stephelhajj’s picture

arrubiu’s picture

Thanks a lot, good job :)

AdamEvertsson’s picture

A standing ovation for all of you who helped! Great job!

www.adamevertsson.se - Blogging about Drupal...

bayousoft’s picture

Thanks so much!

dadderley’s picture

This is very cool.
Good work

tgeller’s picture

@cabplan, this is not the place to file issues. That would be at the Drupal.org D7 upgrade QA, https://drupal.org/project/d7qa .

Instead, this is the place to celebrate all the good that's been done. Which I do, with much gratitude to the team that made it happen. :)

Tom Geller * tomgeller.com * Oberlin, Ohio
See my lynda.com videos about Drupal

cabplan’s picture

I apologize for posting in the wrong place, congrats on the upgrade.

Jochen Wendebaum’s picture

Well done, amazing work!
Thank you!

felixodie’s picture

Nice work folks!

Came here for software, stayed for community! :)

dddave’s picture

Major applause for the whole team. Thanks a million.

rsharkey’s picture

Looks great. Well done!

nickgs’s picture

Makes me feel proud to be an association member!!

bitbaud’s picture

Cool Stuff!

Drupaling it out in the Bahamas :)

monen’s picture

Great job!

corbacho’s picture

A big list of awesome people. This was in good hands.

patcon’s picture

Wooooo! Thanks guys!

fStew’s picture

Awesome and screaming fast too! Thanks all !!!

anarcat’s picture

good job, and thanks for the hard work!

anarcat’s picture

oh, and *really* happy to see that the comment form doesn't allow changes to the issue title and so on, this was so annoying! :)

SKAUGHT’s picture

noticeably faster...and i'm sure that's not even the best part to uncover.

Chris Luckhardt’s picture

Great work! Congratulations on the upgrade!

Senpai’s picture

I just wanted to say that this community keeps getting more and more awesome-er, and the list of people above who helped to upgrade drupal.org from D6 to D7 deserve far more praise, adoration, compensation, hugs, and love than they probably will receive. A tip of the hat to each and every one of you, I'm glad to have worked with you on it, and I'M SO HAPPY IT'S DONE!

Joel "Senpai" Farris | certified to rock score

caspervoogt’s picture

Big thanks to all involved! I know we have only an inkling of what must have gone into it!

dreameth’s picture

Bravo. I appreciate that.

greggles’s picture

Thanks to everyone who worked on this in one way or another for your work. It's a really great milestone. It's also great that you compiled a list of the many people who helped at sprints and in other ways to get the release live on the site.

Thanks, also to anyone who has contributed to the Drupal Association and to the Drupal Association itself. Without the DA's work (and contributors empowering that) this would have been much harder if not impossible!

CARD.com :)

toppylawz’s picture

I'm very happy for the improved works made on drupal. If I become good programmer I will also contribute immensely to the maintenance of Drupal.

willieseabrook’s picture

Awesome, thank you!

Willie Seabrook

headstartcms’s picture

This organization is moving into highest website intelligences! Thanks very much guys!

krknth’s picture

Thanks Drupal.org it's great work

danielbehina’s picture

Thank you all guys contributing on Drupal. Really good job! Site is faster then before. Big thanks.

dreamet’s picture

Thank you SO MUCH for all of your tireless work.

Sagar Ramgade’s picture

Woot Woot, you guys deserve a big applaud. Keep it up.

Acquia certified Developer
Need help? Please use my contact form

artofeclipse’s picture

Thanks for your effort guys, finally Drupal 7 is live on D.O

Shyamala’s picture

Awesome work! Congrats on the upgrade!

jackniu’s picture

Thanks for all of you, hope for more improvement from d.o.

aparnapc’s picture


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tssarun’s picture

Congrats on the upgrade!

shamio’s picture

Its very nice to see drupal.rg uses the latest version of Drupal. I remember that it was planned since several months ago. Its very nice yo see it live now.

afranioce’s picture

Lol ! thanks!!! perfect work!

aMirMa’s picture

Please proceed...

MonTy’s picture

Woooooow! Thanks

nickgrace’s picture

Thank you to the upgrade team and congratulations!

kevinsiji’s picture


Thank you for this wonderful DRUPAL.

Kevin & Siji

brainHax’s picture

Much Respect . (Y)

ckvergleich’s picture

gratulation to all involved peoples.

can you upgrade my website too?:-)

tiikeri’s picture

Congratulation, and thanks for your work!

tmno’s picture

This looks and feels great, would love to see more info on the process.


ajwn’s picture

Thanks and well done team.

Maung Maung’s picture

Congratulations and thank you so much for all your great works.

prathK’s picture

Congratulations and Great work !!!!
I am so happy as drupal user. :)


dinathecool’s picture

Thanks and congrats for upgrading site

jaykainthola’s picture

Thanks for updating on Drupal 7.

x7ian’s picture

Thank you very much for this great effort.

4kant’s picture

...as long as drupal is up to date - it´s like to be or not to be.
Thanks a lot for your work!

justinchev’s picture

Good work all. Not surprised it took longer than expected - migrations are never fun!

denix’s picture

:) Thanks guys!

jwoolson’s picture

Thank you. Inspiring.

MakeOnlineShop’s picture

I do not see anything useful in the list...

Why not trying to spend more time making updates to do instead ? Would be more useful for all of us !

jwalantsoneji’s picture

Great step by Drupal.org! Party time...
D7 is without doubt the most loved version as of now...

likewhoa’s picture

This upgrade is a great milestone for d.o and I congratulate you all for getting it done.

Thank you,
Mission Accomplish, Inc.

Bending technology to fit business

funana’s picture

...after all the time on D6 it feels so damn good to be on D7, doesn't it? :)

Thank you so much for all your work! Drupal.org is so important for me and I am very very happy that the switch to D7 went so smoothly. Thanks again, people. I love you <3

Peter Bowey’s picture

New D7 @ https://drupal.org/[various sites pages] are crashing with:

Additional uncaught exception thrown while handling exception.

PDOException: SQLSTATE[08004] [1040] Too many connections in drupal_is_denied() (line 1915 of /var/www/drupal.org/htdocs/includes/bootstrap.inc).

PDOException: SQLSTATE[08004] [1040] Too many connections in dblog_watchdog() (line 147 of /var/www/drupal.org/htdocs/modules/dblog/dblog.module).

challenge’s picture

PDOException: SQLSTATE[08004] [1040] Too many connections in lock_may_be_available() (line 167 of /var/www/drupal.org/htdocs/includes/lock.inc).

Additional uncaught exception thrown while handling exception.

PDOException: SQLSTATE[08004] [1040] Too many connections in drupal_is_denied() (line 1915 of /var/www/drupal.org/htdocs/includes/bootstrap.inc).

PDOException: SQLSTATE[00000] [1040] Too many connections in db_merge() (line 2445 of /var/www/drupal.org/htdocs/includes/database/database.inc).

Additional uncaught exception thrown while handling exception.

PDOException: SQLSTATE[00000] [1040] Too many connections in drupal_is_denied() (line 1915 of /var/www/drupal.org/htdocs/includes/bootstrap.inc).

PDOException: SQLSTATE[08004] [1040] Too many connections in dblog_watchdog() (line 147 of /var/www/drupal.org/htdocs/modules/dblog/dblog.module).

tvn’s picture

We had a few performance issues last week, which should be mostly mitigated by now. Sorry about that.

cmcintosh’s picture

Things are not all good in Kansas!! Getting a lot of exceptions when viewing the site anonymously, maybe several bad servers in the load balancer.

tvn’s picture

We had a little hardware trouble with the OSU OSL private network at that time. That issue is now mitigated and we are replacing the faulty switch soon.

dreamet’s picture

You are doing remarkable job, thanks again and again. Today I have experienced some problem. I have tried to download some module but download page generates error.

tvn’s picture

Sorry about that. Can you take a look if there is a report about this problem in this issue queue: https://drupal.org/project/issues/d7qa and if not, open an issue? Thanks.

liquidcms’s picture

bit of a usability fail removing the project issue details from the issue page (need to go to a separate page now to update priority, title, etc) - i am sure this was not by design but more likely something wasn't available in D7 that we used in the D6 version. hopefully this will get fixed and put back as it was.

xquentin’s picture

TKS to all, big deal!

michubu’s picture

Thank you guys for the hard work.

darciro’s picture

Parabéns pelo ótimo trabalho, trabalho a pouco tempo com o Drupal, mas estou muito feliz e satisfeito! Keep going with the great work!

challenge’s picture

looks like I've spoken too early :D
full of bugs! and I mean serious ones in modules pages /release link etc :(
e.g. some module dev releases links pointing to other projects instead of the one you're viewing O_O
and whole modules pages are down now...

greggles’s picture

Sorry you've encountered some bugs.

It would be most helpful if you could follow the FAQ and file specific issues with links to the pages and a description of the problems.

CARD.com :)

challenge’s picture

I'm doing it right now :)

liquidcms’s picture

thanks greggles for pointing out the FAQ. is there a place to post bugs on the upgrade?

hard to imagine anyone would find the UX for posting comments on issues an improvement.. guessing this has already been posted to some issue queue somewhere??.. would be nice to be able to follow it and hopefully with enough support we can get it back to something approaching what was there before.

liquidcms’s picture

lesleyfernandes’s picture

Well done guys, good job.

Lesley Fernandes Moreira
Consultor de TI

stratejist’s picture

Congrat. I was not try yet but I did hope.

Stone Liu’s picture

Thanks for the great work...

vishy_singhal’s picture

Great job to port into D7, but since yesterday I have been observing very poor performance on drupal.org, been getting a lot of PDO exceptions and errors.

Sundevyl’s picture

Thanks for all your work and effort. It has paid off handsomely. I use drupal.org daily, and have noticed a marked improvement in response times.

Nasser Abbou’s picture

Thanks to you guys for the great work.

c4antonio’s picture

complimenti a tutto il team!

fadrupal’s picture

Thanks for all the hard work - Also a special thanks to drumm & tvn for recently fixing pagination on modules / themes / distribution pages!! :-)

aryashreep’s picture

Thanks for all the great work!

accardo’s picture

Keep up the great work, amazing!! Thank you! Congrats on the upgrade.

allie’s picture

Amazing work! I appreciate your work more than most as my site crashed in the upgrade.

Binu Varghese’s picture

Welcome the Drupal 7 experience.. thanks to all involved.. great job!

_gramur’s picture

Awesome work to all those involved.

stevenx’s picture

Well done!
Still have to do the d6 to d7 port to a couple client sites as well.

kind regards from Hamburg, Germany
Steven Schulz Drupal

soroush.co’s picture

Thanks to everyone who helped out with this!

VortexCentrum’s picture

It's great that Drupal.Org is now on D7.

But given that you guys are the experts, it's a bit daunting to realise that we all have to go through this process as D6 runs out - and go through it all over again as D7 runs out in a couple of years.

It makes the decision as to whether to migrate large scale sites to Drupal all the harder when versions come around so quickly and have no simple, even automated, upgrade path :(

The frequency and complexity is almost confining Drupal to smaller sites that can upgrade quickly and cheaply. There's a temptation to use less good but hosted and maintained products for a large site not because it's cheaper in cash layout terms to do so but because management involvement in the IT (which is a tool not a part of the production process per se) would be significantly less after the initial decision and set up.

Given that we're not going to be able to version-jump from 6 to 8, there will be costs for going via 7 whatever happens.

If I'm wrong, I'm happy to hear why.

I write from the background of someone who is locked into another CMS for two large sites and upgrading is complex and expensive and we are considering moving the site into Drupal. We're looking at moving to D7 but the time spent by people much more accomplished in Drupal than we are in a version upgrade seems to indicate we may be in a similar position to that we now find ourselves in a couple of years.

I hope not :(

If I'm wrong, I'm happy to hear why.

tvn’s picture

In fact, you will be able to version jump. The work is being done by the IMP (https://groups.drupal.org/imp) initiative volunteers to provide a tool for people to be able to migrate their sites from D6 to D7 or D6 to D8.

VortexCentrum’s picture

Then I think some of the sites we manage will simply wait for D8!


MakeOnlineShop’s picture

Just don't update, it's totally useless !

danielmm’s picture

Gracias por vuestro esfuerzo y por mejorar nuestra libertad...

navaneeth_r’s picture

Great work. Congrats.

R. Navaneethakrishnan.

dilipvertical’s picture

really great work :)

innowhat’s picture

Well done guys...

boragunesdogan’s picture

Thank you guys! It has always felt great to be here.

MLSatya’s picture

Look and feels as if it were 'seamless'. awesome!

Rohadi’s picture

Thanks Drupal.org Upgrade Team for your hard work!

larsdesigns’s picture

Great work folks!

iwobit’s picture

That's great! Thank you.

alberto56’s picture

@anarcat, @liquidcms and myself are among those with strong (often diverging) opinions about the new comment form on issue queues. https://association.drupal.org/node/17983 has some more information on that. Good work, everyone!

nikhilsukul’s picture

Great Work by Everybody:
My special thanks to:
KS Sundarajan / ksbalajisundar
Pradeep Kumar / pradeeprkara
Venkata Suresh / sachin2honi

cabplan’s picture

I am Thankful for Drupal and their community supporting me with all my questions as I have keep coming up with them. Happy Thanksgiving!!! Thank you!!!

elpak’s picture

Great work Drupal. The new is better than old. ;-)

aniltiwari’s picture

Just i upgraded drupal version and working Good!!!

Thank You Drupal Team!!!!!!!!!

selvakumar’s picture

Drupal 7 is awesome. Great job to the team! .

libak’s picture

Thanks. Nice work guys! :)

- Libak

rjraman’s picture

Awesome Drupal 7! Thanks to the team :)