Say Goodbye to Umbraco 7: the shift to Umbraco 10

Out with the old, and in with the new. You may have heard that Umbraco 7 is hurtling towards end-of-life. This sounds quite alarming, but what does it really mean?   

In September 2023, Umbraco 7 will reach end-of-life, having entered the security-only phase in July 2021. Whilst this doesn't mean that your website is going to suddenly vanish overnight, there are some significant negative implications to consider. The Umbraco team will no longer support the Umbraco 7 software. There will be no new features, no fixes will be released and security issues won't be addressed. In short, any website built on Umbraco 7 will be vulnerable to security threats and have notably outdated features. Umbraco themselves have discouraged using Umbraco 7 once it has reached end-of-life.  All good things come to an end, and the same can be said for Umbraco 7... but never fear, Umbraco 10 is here!  

Wherever there's a problem, there's a solution. Now is the perfect time to upgrade to the most powerful software yet; Umbraco 10. The clock is ticking, the longer you wait, the more costly and complex the migration to Umbraco 10 will be.  

What's new with Umbraco 10? 

Put simply, Umbraco 10 is the most modern version yet. It is faster and more reliable, with enhanced security features. This promises a healthier, up to date website and an optimized experience for both developers and users alike.   

Arguably the most notable change is the use of .NET 6 framework and the resulting extended cross-platform capabilities with Umbraco 10. Unlike ever before, it has full functionality for developers using Windows, Linux or Mac platforms. Once you have made the recommended move to Umbraco 10, future upgrades will be more predictable and less laborious thanks to this Long Term Support release (the first of its kind).  

We would struggle to think of any convincing reason to stay on Umbraco 7; if Umbraco themselves are moving on, so should you!   

How do we upgrade? 

Admittedly, the idea of migrating to Umbraco 10 may seem like a daunting, time consuming and expensive project. However, at ClerksWell we are here to help. With our team of experts and our decades of experience, your website couldn't be in safer hands... our long-standing clients can vouch for this. We have already kicked off the upgrade project for a number of our existing Umbraco clients, so get in touch imminently to guarantee a prompt and seamless upgrade experience. For examples of our previous projects and our client base, take a look at our case studies.  

Whether you are an existing ClerksWell client or you're not (yet!), please contact Olivia Brookhouse, at o.brookhouse@clerkswell.com to have a quick chat to discuss your options. We can then arrange a free 30 minute digital consultation with our dedicated Umbraco team and create a bespoke project plan for your business. 

For more information on all things Umbraco upgrades, we invite you to watch a recording of our one-off, free Webinar 'Invest in digital: Upgrade your website to Umbraco 10'. Hosted by our in-house Umbraco expert; Zeb Sadiq, and our Account Executives; Jimmy Harari and Saskia Sue. 

Don't let September 2023 creep up on you, take control and start the migration process with us now.  

The Do's and Don'ts of CX in the Digital Realm

20 October 2022

Positive customer experience is central to the success of a business. Talk of enhancing customer experience (CX) is becoming more and more common. Whilst this blog focuses on CX in the context of your digital presence, it is important to understand that it encompasses a lot more than this. Inspired by our day at ‘Technology for Marketing 2022’ and a talk on ‘5 Tips to Maximise CX in Your SMB’, we will explore some important digital do’s and don’ts. 

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