One of the greatest benefits of using Drupal is gaining access to the hundreds of community-built and free contributed modules. But there are situations where relying on too many modules for your website can create problems.
Being able to patch contributed Drupal modules is a useful skill. Sometimes important modules aren't immediately fixed and patches can keep your website from experiencing critical errors.
Whether you're a small organization with no IT staff or your part of a large, self-sufficient company, you should have Drupal support relationship in place.
If you've worked with outsourcing firms your website may have code that may need a Drupal expert to help keep updated or to further customize.
The reason why there are so many security notices and updates is because the Drupal way is to involve the whole community and organize that effort through a team of incredibly knowledgable and skillful volunteers.
A Drupal 7 website owner who likes their existing theme can refresh the look for small screen devices and extend the life of their Drupal 7 theme.
Evaluating a Drupal support vendor can be difficult, so we've provided some helpful guidelines to review to help you as a website manager to find the right provider.
Unless you're waiting for specific new functionality for your Drupal website, you don't really need to have new modules installed with additional features. Security updates are important though.
Updating your Drupal website may seem like a lot of work, but if you're using the website publicly for anything at all the Drupal security updates should not be considered optional.
If your website deals with financial or proprietary data, and is running in Drupal 5, 4 or earlier, you should seriously consider upgrading as soon as possible as it is incredibly vulnerable.