Whats new in Drupal 8.1.0

Whats new in Drupal 8.1.0

Drupal 8.1.0 is now released to the public. Our team are very excited to work with whats new in this release. This is a Minor Release of Drupal and is ready for use on production sites. In this post, we will look at what’s new in Drupal 8.1.0, and which features you should notice or play around with after updating to this version. To view all the updates, bug fixes and new features included in this new version, please visit on over tohttps://www.drupal.org/node/3060/release. This minor release provides new improvements and functionality without breaking backward compatibility (BC) for public APIs. We are really looking forward to trying the Migrate UI module so that we can migrate Drupal 6 or 7 sites to Drupal 8.

What’s new in Drupal 8.1.0 Minor Release?

This latest update of the Open Source CMS platform, Drupal comes with the following featues:

  • Various Improvements

    Drupal 8.1.0 comes with numerous improvements, including CKEditor WYSIWYG enhancements, added APIs, an improved help page, and two new experimental modules.

  • Experimental UI for migrations from Drupal 6 and 7

    Drupal 8.1.0 now includes the Migrate Drupal UI module, which provides a user interface for Drupal core migrations. Use it to migrate Drupal 6 or 7 sites to Drupal 8. We will be testing this module very carefully and letting our clients know how easy it is to move older sites to new Drupal 8.

  • BigPipe for perceived performance

    Drupal 8 now uses the BigPipe module to provide an improved page rendering for page with dynamic, personalised or uncacheable content

  • Spellchecking and language markup in WYSIWYG

    Drupal 8’s WYSIWYG editor now comes with a built in spell checker as well as language markup for text for better accessibility.

  • Other Improvements

    • Improved help page with tours
    • Rendered entities in views fields
    • Support for Javascript automated testing
    • Improved Composer support
    • Developer API Improvments

What is Drupal

Drupal is an open-source (free) and customisable content management system (CMS). There are over 25000 modules for Drupal that let you extend and modify Drupal to your needs. Roughly 30% of all .edu sites and more than a million organisations use Drupal for their CMS system.

Drupal Minor Release Update Policy

Because Drupal 8 is still a manual update, we won’t be updating any current sites to Drupal unless requested by the client. Please reach out to us if you would like us to upgrade your Drupal installation.

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