Umbraco 8 End of Life: What You Need to Know

A quick overview on what this means for you and why it's time to plan your upgrade

As of February 24th, 2025, Umbraco 8 will reach its End of Life (EOL). This means Umbraco will no longer provide updates, security patches, or support for this version. Starting from February 24th, 2024, Umbraco 8 enters the security-only phase, where only critical security issues will be addressed​.

What Does End of Life Mean for Your Umbraco 8 Site?

Security risks:

Without ongoing security updates, your Umbraco 8 website becomes vulnerable to new security threats. This could expose your site to potential hacks and data breaches, compromising both your data and your users' data.


Compliance Issues:

Continuing to use unsupported software like Umbraco 8 may violate your company's internal policies and potentially industry regulations, putting your organisation at risk.


Peformance Degradation:

As technology evolves, older versions may not perform optimally with newer systems and browsers, leading to slower site speeds and poor user experience.


Lack of New Features:

Upgrading ensures you benefit from the latest features and improvements in newer versions of Umbraco, such as enhanced content editing, better performance, and new integration

Why upgrade with Cogworks?

As a leading Umbraco Platinum Partner, Cogworks has the expertise and experience to guide you through a seamless upgrade process.

Our team of certified Umbraco developers ensures that your migration is handled efficiently and effectively, minimising downtime and maximising performance.


Our Services include:

  • Comprehensive Audit: We start with a detailed audit of your current Umbraco 8 site to identify potential issues and areas for improvement.

  • Strategic Planning: Based on the audit, we develop a tailored upgrade plan that addresses your specific needs and ensures a smooth rebuild and transition.

  • Seamless Migration: We handle all aspects of the migration, including data transfer, template updates, and custom code adjustments, to ensure your site functions flawlessly on the new version.

  • Ongoing Support: Post-upgrade, we offer continuous support to ensure your site remains secure, up-to-date, and performing at its best.

Why not choose Orama Studio for your website upgrade?

Start with what you need. Build what you want.

Orama Studio, our robust digital experience platform, is designed to streamline your upgrade to the latest stable version of Umbraco. With Orama Studio, you get:


  • Pre-configured Stability: Start your upgrade with a stable, pre-configured platform that’s ready to go, ensuring minimal setup time and maximum efficiency.

  • Enhanced Features: Benefit from the latest Umbraco features, including improved content management, enhanced security, and better performance.

  • Expert Support: Our team is on hand to provide expert support and guidance throughout the upgrade process, ensuring a smooth and successful transition.
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Don't wait until it's too late

Contact Cogworks today to discuss your upgrade options and ensure your website continues to thrive in a secure and modern environment.