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.

Herb v/d Dool (@herbdool) Joins Backdrop CMS Core Committers!

Add herbdool to core committers

We're excited to have Herb v/d Dool (also known as simply @herbdool on GitHub) join the Backdrop CMS Core Committers team! During the tremendous effort put in by Herb during the Backdrop 1.11.0 release (and before), I noticed again and again how Herb was providing thoughtful, helpful feedback in the Backdrop issue queue. I took the suggestion to make him a core committer to the Backdrop PMC, who approved my suggestion unanimously.

Backdrop 1.7 released

Backdrop CMS, the comprehensive CMS for small to medium-sized businesses and non-profits, is pleased to announce its 8th on-time release: Backdrop 1.7!  

This minor release contains some major enhancements to the Rich-Text Editor for the content editors, as well as substantial improvements to Layouts, and Views for the site architects. 

Backdrop 1.21 Released!

Jan 15, 2022 - Release 1.21.0

EDIT (02/23/2022): A problematic bug was found in 1.21.0 and we have issued a new release to resolve the issue. Please, upgrade directly to 1.21.1 to get all these new features without the bug.

Enable Telemetry - Share Anonymous Data for Better Development Decisions

screenshot of telemetry data

Backdrop core developers and project leaders are frequently called upon to make important development decisions, with very little information about how site owners and administrators typically use Backdrop CMS and how they configure it. With the release of Backdrop 1.20.0 (and later versions), we hope that situation is getting better, but we need your help.