Backdrop is a viable, supported, open source alternative to Drupal 7 with end of life approaching in January 2025. As a fork of Drupal, it combines much of the traditional power and flexibility of Drupal with a focus on end user experience and affordability, especially for Drupal 7 sites that don’t need a redesign.
Backdrop is a good option for your Drupal 7 site if you are:
- Largely satisfied with your website as-is (although may be considering improvements).
- Not well-positioned for or interested in a full redesign and rebuild within the next 3–5 years.
- Investing significant time and energy in workflows and training staff or learning to administer the site.
How can Aten help?
Our developers have strong Backdrop expertise and we worked with Stanford University to successfully upgrade two of their sites to Backdrop from Drupal 7. Want to discuss if a move to Backdrop is right for your site?