One of the most popular and widely used open source web content management systems, Drupal is under the process of releasing its newest version, Drupal 8. Backed by a strong community, Drupal 8 CMS is going to be a platform with over 200 features that will change the way content management has been perceived till date. The official release is being awaited by Drupal developers in UK and the by the developers world over. Here are a few features that makes Drupal 8 release, an exciting affair:
The new Drupal 8 isn’t just mobile friendly. Instead, it has mobile at its core. All you need to do is deploy the content once and it will be displayed the way you want it, on any mobile device. All the built-in themes in Drupal 8 are responsive that will simplify designing and development of websites optimized for various devices and screen sizes.
Better Configuration Management
Drupal 8 comes with better configuration management that will allow the developers to take a snapshot of the overall Drupal configuration at a specific time. This will also help the Drupal developers to streamline development, deployment or migration.
Built-in Web Services
Drupal 8 comes with built-in web services that will allow a website to respond with data and not with an HTML page, to a request. It will make machine to machine communication possible. Also, there will be no need to define the context for data.
Drupal 8’s built-in user interface will allow you to translate anything in the system. You can build pages with Views languages as well as filter and block visibility. Not only this, but you will get automatic updates about software translations from the Drupal community.
Drupal 8 will allow HTML-based page markup. This means that Drupal websites will be fully functional and compatible with mobile screens of all sizes. Speaking of mobiles, Drupal 8 will also have proper native input tools on mobile for fields such as data, phone and email.
Features like Inline editing and CKEditor will make authoring way easier that what it is right now. Inline editing will allow you to edit the content simply by clicking on edit on the body content. Also, CKEditor will replace Drupal’s default WYSIWYG, which will simplify HTML editing for web content.
Twig framework Theming engine will replace the PHPTemplate. Twig template engine is faster, more secure and highly flexible. The more mobile friendly Drupal 8 will have responsive themes including the default themes like Stark, Seven and Bartik themes.
Drupal 8 will have more field types in core and will allow you to attach fields to more types of content. For example, email, telephone, entity reference, date, link, etc.