Technically, yes - but we no longer recommend using an Umbraco version after it reaches the end of life (EOL) phase. If you decide to continue using an unsupported Umbraco version, you may run into some issues, for example:
Below are the current Umbraco version's end of life timelines:
V7 - End of life 30 September 2023
V8 - Support end February 2024. Security-only patches after that date until 24 February 2025.
V9 - Already end of life - 16 December 2022
V10 - End of life 16 June 2025
The earlier you start to plan a migration to a newer version, the better. Any major upgrades (i.e. Umbraco 7 to 12) often require a lot of time as technically speaking, it’s a re-platform. Most major upgrades are built on an updated framework.
Umbraco 7 is over 10 years old. Umbraco has made some fundamental changes to how the latest Umbraco CMS works. The key one is how document types (page templates) are created. Umbraco 7 CMS has very fixed document types. Umbraco 12 is founded on component-based design and is founded on .NET 7. Although a rebuild project can be daunting, you are making your website significantly more flexible. There are also significant changes to the code and database which means an upgrade is not possible.
The starting point is an audit of your Umbraco 7 CMS. This will help us to understand your current website and provide an accurate estimate to move you to Umbraco 12. One of our Umbraco-certified developers will carry out an audit of the website. We will provide you with a report on our audit findings and, at this point, an estimate to migrate you to Umbraco 12.
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