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Acquia BLT (Build and Launch Tool), available on GitHub, provides an automation layer for testing, building, and launching Drupal 8 and 9 applications.

To improve efficiency and collaboration across Drupal projects, Acquia BLT provides both a common suite of tools and standardized structure. The tools and structure will help developers reduce incidents of duplicated work, speed up project configuration, and onboard new developers faster.

Using Acquia BLT for your Drupal projects will help you meet the following goals during your development cycles:

  • Provide a standard project template for Drupal based projects
  • Provide tools automating the configuration and maintenance work for projects
  • Document and enforce Drupal standards and best practices through default configuration, automated testing, and continuous integration

Acquia BLT’s scope is discretely defined. It’s not intended to provide:

  • Drupal application features such as workflow, media, layout, and prefabricated content types
  • A local hosting environment
  • A replacement for good judgement (as with Drupal, it leaves you the freedom to make mistakes)


Acquia BLT offers the following features for your organization’s use:

Getting started

To get started with Acquia BLT, review Acquia BLT installation instructions, and then review the following usage documentation:

Releases and versioning

Acquia BLT releases follow semantic versioning. Major releases will contain backwards-incompatible changes to commands and configuration, while minor and patch releases will always be backwards-compatible.

Release support status

Acquia BLT version Support status Drupal versions Drush versions
13.x Unsupported and unstable    
12.x Supported and stable 9.0 9.5.0 or greater, 10.0.1 or greater
11.x Bug fixes only 8.8 or 8.9 9.5.0 or greater, 10.0.1 or greater
10.x or earlier Unsupported    


When the maintainer of a particular release of any package (such as Drupal or PHP) stops supporting that package, Acquia may end its support for that release in Acquia BLT. For example, as of June 2021, Acquia BLT 12 will stop supporting Drupal 9.0, and will instead support Drupal 9.1 or greater, based on the Drupal release cycle.

For information about end-of-life announcements for Acquia’s products, see Software end-of-life schedule.

Contributing to Acquia BLT

If you would like to help improve Acquia BLT, file issues from its GitHub issue queue. For contribution guidelines and instructions, see Contributing to Acquia BLT.


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and / or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.