The Importance Of Updating To Co-Op Web Builder 3.0
Today more than ever, staying current with your website is one of the best things you can do. While hijacking websites maintains a constant threat, many of us go through each day without batting an eyelid about security. The Co-op Web Builder (CWB) team thinks about these topics daily, so you don’t have to. We work nightly to keep our platforms up to date and provide security resources (like our new automated SSL certificates), so you can go back to doing your job and living your life.
The suggested cycle for a website is to receive a refresh or rebuild every 4 years. This was the main motivation for us to recently upgrade our own website. Today you can view www.touchstoneenergy.com, which was built using CWB 3.0 and a Custom Theme. Not only is the overall design way better than our previous website, but under the hood our plugins and patches are up to date. We no longer worry about broken plugins and unmaintained configurations, because with CWB those tasks are included as part of the program.
The reason we are reaching out today is because we want you to be prepared for the future of your website. The CWB 2.0 and 2.5 platforms are planned to reach end-of-life (EOL) by the end of 2021. This is because the Drupal 7 community plans to stop support.
Do not worry though as we plan to support the 2.0 and 2.5 platforms until all websites are migrated. After EOL, if you have not upgraded your website to CWB 3.0, it will be out of date from a security standpoint. This is an important thing to be aware of and is not CWB specific, as this will apply to all Drupal 7 websites.
Having a CWB 3.0 site will ensure that your site is patched, supported and as modern as possible. It will also allow our team to provide better support moving forward. Instead of our developers focusing on supporting three platforms, we can focus all our efforts on CWB 3.
There are a lot of active accounts in CWB 3.0 as we speak, so a lot of folks are already working on their next legendary website. We urge you to join the horde and get started upgrading your website today. You can sign-up for free for an additional account any time you like. Your CWB 3.0 account will remain independent from your current live site, so you can have access to both simultaneously. Finally, you can feel free to take your time over the next two years and build the site you always wanted.
The CWB website has many key resources for you to get up to speed quickly (User Manual, Tutorial Videos). If you don’t want to be involved with designing the website, you can ask on our Drupal development team to build the site for you in full. If that option interests you, please take a look at our CWB packages and fill out a quote for services. Our staff will add your co-op to our project calendar and communicate costs accordingly. If you have any questions about our design and development services, please send us a message at [email protected] any time you wish.
We thank you for your continued support of the program as we are determined to keep us all at the forefront of modern web design.
This notice only applies to the CWB 2.0 and 2.5 accounts. If you are unsure which version you are using today, compare your current design to the history of releases on our website.