Here you'll find posts about both the software and the Backdrop community.

Backdrop 1.24 Released!

The Backdrop community is proud to announce version 1.24 of Backdrop CMS, which was released as scheduled on January 15, 2023. As part of our commitment to deliver the most usable product, "minor" releases come out three times a year, on a regular schedule. This allows site maintainers to know when to expect updates, and they can plan accordingly. (See for more information on this)

Version 1.24 includes a number of enhancements which improve the usability of Backdrop CMS, including these new features:

UberCart: Ecommerce for Backdrop CMS

Ubercart logo with image of drop the dragon, the Backdrop CMS mascot.

Ubercart is dead!

Long Live UBERCART!!!!

eCommerce is one of the driving forces behind a successful webshop and Ubercart in its day was one of the best shopping cart solutions around.

Unfortunately, the developers decided to move away from Ubercart and created Drupal Commerce which took the resources away from Ubercart and its slow demise set in.

Help wanted - finalizing Backdrop CMS 1.24.0

Backdrop CMS is one month away from our 25th on-time release, version 1.24.0. Every 4 months, we release a new version which brings with it new improvements and features to Backdrop CMS. Feature freeze is scheduled for Jan 1, 2023 and the release will be on Jan 15th. In the final weeks of each release cycle, there is a frenzy of activity and we try to get new improvements finalized and approved. 

Why we moved two Stanford websites to Backdrop CMS

Stanford On and Off Campus Opportunities

Stanford On and Off-Campus Learning Opportunities (SOLO) began in 2015 when Stanford’s Office of International affairs contacted us, Aten Design Group, with an exciting idea. They wanted to create a platform where Stanford staff and faculty could build custom forms to collect applications for academic opportunities. In just a few months we launched a lean proof-of-concept built on Drupal 7.