Support for Firefly 5 has ended

Everything you need to know about Firefly 5 end-of-life including all the support available to help you activate Firefly 6.

Firefly 6 was released in December 2016 and support for Firefly 5 was extended until the end of August 2017 to give schools opportunity to plan when to activate. This period of extended support has now come to an end.

Security & support

Version 6.2.7 was released on 26 Sept 2017 and is the last version of Firefly that can be run without activating Firefly 6. In order to guarantee that schools continue to receive fixes to important security updates or fixes to critical bugs as well as have access to the usual help from our support team, they will need to activate Firefly 6 immediately.

Activate Firefly 6 now

The only prerequisite to activating Firefly 6 is that you are running a compatible theme. If you have not yet ordered a new theme, then you can still activate Firefly 6 by switching to one of our stock themes included with every Firefly site. A fully re-branded theme can be ordered and applied to your site after activation.

What's new in Firefly 6?

We are delighted to be able to say that Firefly 6 is our most widely used version of Firefly ever and the feedback we have received has been overwhelmingly positive. You can read more about what’s new in Firefly 6.

We're here to help

You can read about how to activate Firefly 6 in the Help Centre. As ever, our support team is on hand to help you.