Saying goodbye to EE1

At the end of this month, Ellis Lab, the maker of Expression Engine software, is officially retiring their Expression Engine 1.x product.

Expression Engine 2.0 was a total, from-the-ground-up overhaul of the software, released in December 2009. Ellis Lab has supported both products since, releasing systematic updates all the way through the current version 2.7.2.

But as of December 7, they will no longer offer software updates or support for the version 1 product. (Their full company announcement is here.)

Here at 28 Media, we’ve decided to follow their lead and discontinue support for the older version of Expression Engine, effective Jan. 1, 2014. Instead, we’ll focus our future programming efforts on Expression Engine 2.x and WordPress.

It was a tough decision, but one that affects only a small number of clients* with websites 5 or more years old. It was also a bittersweet decision as Expression Engine 1 was one of the first CMS platforms I learned back in 2005, and one that I learned a lot from.

If you’re an EE 1 client and would like to discuss migrating your website over to a newer version of Expression Engine or another software platform, please drop me a line and we can discuss your options.