Drupal 8th BirthdayEight years ago today Drupal 1.0.0 was released. It's been a big year for Drupal, another big release with Drupal 6, a lot of awards, and a lot of recognition. The project has had some notable departures, promotions, and the addition of many great contributors and users. Happy Birthday to the Drupal project and its amazing community.


AlMiesel’s picture

Keep on rocking!!!!!!!!

Wonder what will happen when you are grown up (18 years old), ohhhh my god!!!

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Alexander Misgin

vkr11’s picture

And the maturity does show in the code. I love the D6 and how we are approaching the D7 version of the software.

- Victor
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BioALIEN’s picture

The great thing is, D7 is taking its time to fully mature before release. The sad thing is, I wish we were at D8 so we can all celebrate birthdays easier ;)

Great job to all involved. Up up and away!

iScene.eu :: UK Drupal Consultancy

MiMe’s picture

Wow, eight alread?!Another birthday to celebrate, great work everyone!


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webstylemedia’s picture

Happy Birthday Drupal!

In last 2 years you become a good source of profit in our business!

Thank you!

With best regards,
Dmitry Yeskin
President of Web Style Media, LLC
Internet Marketing and Internet Advertising Agency

jinlong’s picture

Happy Birthday Drupal!Happy Birthday Drupal!Happy Birthday Drupal!~~~~~~~~~~~~~

thomjjames’s picture

Great news!

Congratulations to everyone who has been involved with the project over the 8 years!!

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siliconmeadow’s picture

I've never sung happy birthday to a piece of software before, but you deserve it and more. Without Drupal, I'd have dropped out of website building and perhaps the IT industry altogether three years ago.

So, come on over to my place for some cake and ice cream. I'll hire a clown and everything!


mengweifu1985’s picture

回想一下我已经做drupal开发1年了 可惜现在还没有自己的贡献模块,和主题. 盼望牛年可以有突破

libo217005’s picture

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k5angle’s picture

Blog to it:http://blog.to.it/k5angle

wwam’s picture

Wishing all the best for drupal and all drupal community from Thailand.
Keep it going.

themegarden.org’s picture

Happy Birthday Drupal !!!
Congratulations to Drupal community and to Dries.

It's amazing what one great community can create in eight years.
Drupal Theme Garden

alakesh’s picture

Congratulations to all of you-end users,drupal community and organization.

Hope to see more of DRUPAL..
Will be in our prayers....

drq’s picture

Subj. From our community at www.drupal.ru

aleagi’s picture

Thanks you guys for making a really good software!

Drupal really Rox! @=]

Best Regards from Brazil,

Luiz Gustavo Aleagi Nunes `°º¤ø,¸¸,
http://aleagi.com | http://eopen.com.br
Desenvolvedor Drupal | Padrões W3C | Acessibilidade
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yasheshb’s picture

Happy birthday to well wishers, community and Drupalicon :).

Yashesh Bhatia

Yashesh Bhatia

awank’s picture

happy birthday drupal........!!!!!! wish u all the best!!!!

keep it going bro...

saltcod’s picture


I'd love to see some of the founders (or Dries) write a short post on Drupal's history and development. Where did the ideas come from? Where did the node thing arise? Multi-blog site abilities......etc......

Lets have some "this is where Drupal came from" discussion.


gpk’s picture

mrbert’s picture

You've made me smile when no one was there to
You made me laugh when I didn't want to
You gave me what money could not buy
You gave me light when I was in my darkest

You've made me know that it doesn't cost a thing to have the best in the world

That's why on your special day I'm happy to be around to say

Happy Birthday

Frank Edwin | steve ababio

phdhiren’s picture

Drupal rocks!!

Happy Birthday Drupal !
Congratulations to all community

PepeMty’s picture

Warm regards from sunny México!

Warm regards from sunny México!

tanzeel’s picture

Congratulation all the contributors, users and visitors of GR88888888888 drupal.

Thanks & Regards: Tanzeel ghumman

Thank you,

droshani’s picture

All I can say for each year in 8 languages I know, that

1.Happy Birthday
2. Grattis på födelsedagen
تولدت مبارك3 .
ڕۆژی له‌دایك بونت پیرۆز بێت4.
5. Zarújhit píroz
6. Gratulerer med dagen!
7. Rojbuna te piroz be!
8. Feliz Cumplea–os!

"We must become the change we want to see" [quote: Mahatma Gandhi]

owahab’s picture

And by the way, a small correction:
3. عيد ميلاد سعيد

seutje’s picture

it almost made me cry to see you didn't add Dutch :(

9. Gelukkige verjaardag!

feel like I should bake a cake and send it to Dries :x

markus_petrux’s picture

10. Feliç aniversari!

Doubt is the beginning, not the end of wisdom.

carnevaledesign’s picture

mahmood’s picture

Dr Dries Buytaert
Thanks you for making a really good software!

rodri3k’s picture

Happy birhtday No 8 and we hope many more years.

Thanks for exist

Shyamala’s picture

Happy Birthday Drupal!

From India!

Technology Head - Drupal Competency Center
Netlink Technologies Ltd.

dnaromance’s picture

Happy 8niversary Drupal!

It should be Happy Drupal Day!

It's about Drupal, it's about the community!

Congratulations everyone in the community and everyone using Drupal!

Best regards,

coreyp_1’s picture

So, is there any chance of us mortals ever being able to try out "historical" versions of Drupal... if only for fun?

The earliest I could find is 4.5.0.

- Corey

tom_o_t’s picture

Happy birthday!

I found this link with a working link to the Drupal 3.0 download: http://web.archive.org/web/20011214140315/www.drop.org/node.php?id=411 in a discussion of Drupal 1.0 (http://drupal.org/node/216092)

We aim towards easy installation, excessive configuration and fine-grained maintenance capabilities.

I'd love to find Drupal 1.0 somewhere...

gpk’s picture

CVS http://cvs.drupal.org/viewvc.py/drupal/drupal/ seems to go back to May 18, 2000, but the first tagged release appears to be 3.0.0. If you have a CVS client and can figure out the dates/revisions from CHANGELOG.txt you might be able to reconstruct any version. This is a great timeline: http://drupal.org/files/issues/Drupal%20Release%20Timeline.png


David_Rothstein’s picture

Here is the tarball from May 18, 2000 (actually this is well before Drupal 1.0 was released):

I found the link to it in this forum post:

Be careful, though -- the tarball unpacks all its files in the current working directory, so you might want to create a temporary folder for it and move the tarball there before unpacking it.

dami’s picture

wow! I gotta take a look!

twood’s picture

Hey there Drupal, you cool Capricorn...
We love you and many happy returns!!!

nova1975’s picture

Happy birthday....
Happy birthday....
Happy birthday....

JohnNoc’s picture

Happy Birthday Drupal!

From the Norwegian community
Drupal Norge
hvor oversettere, brukere, utviklere og leverandører av Drupal i Norge samles

dami’s picture

Happy birthday!

What a timing. I just posted a "Drupal Release Timeline" on my blog yesterday.
It's been submitted it to doc issue queue #114846: Drupal release timeline

Abilnet’s picture

Happy Birthday from Sunny Spain, I'm happy I found Drupal!

drupal.vn’s picture

Happy Birthday Drupal !

Chúc Mừng Sinh Nhật !

geyids’s picture

Best wishes and may you grow to be toothless but full on knowledge and history making


drfuzetto’s picture

Happy Birthday from all of the Drupalers in California!!!

Deborah Fuzetto

drupaloSa’s picture

Happy birthday Drupal! Where is the birthday cake :)
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fxekobudi’s picture

Happy birthday Drupal, the best CMS open source. Thanks for all share n love

fcedillo’s picture

Cumpleañoz Feliz a Drupal que nos acoge con tanto cariño.
Gracias Drupal y los Best Wishes :D

Bairnsfather’s picture

I too love Drupal.

And it's not because I am one of many whos name sounds so close to it.

Drupal is Drew's pal!

steveadamo’s picture

congrats Drupal... best wishes for another 8 years! :)

DrupalDummy’s picture

Happy birthday Drupal and happy long liife to you!

AHerbertas’s picture

Happy Birthday Drupal


James125’s picture

Happy biirthday!!!!

Placinta’s picture

Cheers for Drupal!

ssace’s picture

Happy birthday Drupal. Amazing, the progress.

Fred125’s picture

Happy birthday! I wish you every success!

yogaaum.com’s picture

Congrtulation from Thailand.
ยินดีด้วยสำหรับการครบรอบปีที่ 8


YogaAum / www.yogaaum.com
Thailand Yoga Shop & Community

OsterD’s picture

A few more years (10!!!!) and our child will be an adult!!!!!
This is great!!!! Happy birthday my child!!!!

David Oster aka George Pasparakis

betarobot’s picture

I'm almost 8 years with Drupal and yet quite happy with it. Kudos and congrats to Drupal and Drupal community!!!

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no longer here 133581’s picture

Just noticed there was no french yet :)

Joyeux anniversaire Drupal !

en: www.couzinhub.com
fr: www.couzinhub.com

nvl.sateesh’s picture

Belated Birthday Wishes to you Drupal !!!

Walking the Path

Sateesh Nutulapati
Devops Solutions Architect at New Target, Inc.

nvl.sateesh’s picture

Drupal ku Janmadina Subhakankshalu !!!

Telugu, for those who don't know, is a South Indian language which is my mother tongue :-)

Walking the Path

Sateesh Nutulapati
Devops Solutions Architect at New Target, Inc.

amitshah.in’s picture

Happy Birthday Drupal!
Keep on rocking!!!!!!!!!

With Best Regards,

Amit Shah
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/shahamitj

roemasa’s picture

Congratulations to all end users, drupal community and organization. Wish you all the best.

Jafar Soddik


radj’s picture

Keep it up, D.

May this achievement inspire others. ^_^

minesota’s picture

Thy beauty, size, and years, and wit; 
No age could furnish out a pair

A very, very happy and prosperous Bday !!

cssdru’s picture

Long life Drupal!

A very happy birthday. Greetings!

ikarusweb’s picture

happy birthday drupal :)


q8doc’s picture

happy birthday... for the best

anomtea’s picture

I just use drupal for the past few month and I found that this is the best CMS I've ever known
Thank you for everyone!. Congratulation and Happy Birthday to you!

Developer of www.raybachtiar.com

3lite’s picture

... HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! You made history. =]

loomar’s picture

Happy Birthday Drupal, hope you win two category again in 2009 Open Source CMS Award

kgp22’s picture

Truly amazing. Thanks to the community of developers here. There's really been a lot of change since I started using Drupal 3 years ago. Congrats!

VladSavitsky’s picture

I hope this year will bring more bright events and we will be really happy using Drupal.


eotinfotech’s picture

We wish drupal a very happy birthday,
with every year, the drupal community is getting bigger and bigger,
its a win win for all.

Prachait Saxena,
For EOT Infotech

mnp’s picture


psampaz’s picture

Happy Birthday from me too!

solutionpoint’s picture

Many Many Happy Returns of the Day Drupal.
Birthdays are never complete without wishes from near and dear ones.

With Best Wishes from all the members of Solution Point :

librarianinblack’s picture

Happy Birthday Drupal! You are now old enough for the 3rd grade, which means you'll be learning fractions (oh my!). Perhaps the next release will be 7 1/2 instead of 7.5 :)

formicin’s picture

happy birthday drupal !
you are now 10 years old , and you have a new amazing children : Drupal 7 which will become someday the most popular cms on the internet

abhinya’s picture

All the very best for the days to come,
Sincere wishes