Drupal 8 Release Candidate Released
Drupal 8 RC 3 has been released for public testing and feedback! The newest version Drupal 8 RC 3 is a Release Candidate and the final version of Drupal 8 is expected to be released on 19th of November 2015. This release candidate focuses on bringing major changes and upgrades to the Drupal CMS. Drupal 8 is a major milestone for the Drupal CMS project which has not had a good timeline for development in the past. Drupal 8 is now slated for release on November 19 and we are eagerly waiting for the release to roll it out for existing Drupal Clients.
Drupal 8 RC 3 comes with a number of new features as listed below.
Drupal 8 RC3 release notes
This latest update of the Open Source CMS platform, Drupal comes with the following featues:
- Better WYSIWYG Features
Drupal 8 has been built from the ground up to provide better What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) features. This includes improved backend editor, In-place editing and front end editing.
- New content creation page
The new content creation page has got an uplift as well with better layout and a right hand side admin panel.
- Mobile First Features
Drupal 8 now supports mobile installation, mobile backend admin, responsive themes, responsive images and responsive breakpoints.
- Developer Features
Drupal 8 also comes with a slew of developer friendly features including improved block based page building, new field types, new entity types, views module integrated into the core and a better form builder.
- Other features:
There are also a large number of new features for designers, multi-language websites etc which we will cover in depth after 8 is released.
NetON Release Candidate Update Policy
Release Candidate of Drupal are good for testing by developers and not intended to be used on live websites. Please read through this post to see what is coming to Drupal, however noting that the final version may be slightly different from the Release Candidate. Please note that the NetON team won ‘t be updating your website with this version because this is not a final version.
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