Five reasons to be excited about the release of Drupal 8

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Launch Drupal 8Thursday 19 November was the big day: Drupal 8 was released! Drupal is an open-source content management system (CMS) that is now used by millions of websites. Version 8 is the umpteenth improved version of this world-acclaimed software.

Watch the interview with Larry Garfield below

Here are 5 reasons why you should jump for joy at the launch of Drupal 8:

1. Mobile down to the smallest detail

In Drupal 8, 'responsive' is an understatement. You will notice that this new version is designed for mobile use down to the smallest detail. Managing your website on your smartphone or tablet has been made much easier.

2. A multilingual site without getting a headache

Offering multiple languages on a website with a CMS can be very frustrating. But not with Drupal 8! All modules and interfaces designed to create a multilingual site have been rewritten and made easier.

3. Edit content like an expert

Thanks to the new CKEditor, creating content has become a truly enjoyable experience. It is now easier to edit the content of certain specific blocks, and the new WYSIWYG editor offers the most advanced level of protection.

4. Creating themes has become fun again

Drupal 8 uses a new template engine named Twig. This new engine makes it possible to make nice-looking templates to make your Drupal website all the more attractive.

5. A modern basis to build on

Drupal 8 is the first release for which the Drupal community has collaborated closely with the PHP community. Drupal’s essential components are now based on components of the Symfony framework, and many other nice names. As Drupal developers put it nicely: “Drupal is no longer an island”.

Click here for a complete overview of the main new features of Drupal 8.

Interview with Larry Garfield

At Zendcon 2015 in Las Vegas our colleague Thijs had an interview with Larry Garfield. He is one of the founding fathers of Drupal. Watch the interview here below!

Should I upgrade to Drupal 8?

In August, we already posted an extensive article about the new version of Drupal, in which we explained why you should upgrade (or not). So, if you want to find out more about this subject, feel free to read this article or get in touch with our experts.

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