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.

NetON Drupal Website Development Services

NetON works with a number of clients in both Melbourne and Sydney on Drupal Development. We are constantly working with our clients on Drupal Website Design, Drupal Development, Hosting, Drupal Security, SEO Optimisation for Drupal sites and upgrading Core Drupal and Modules. Our experienced Drupal Developers have worked with a wide range of companies in managing and running successful Drupal websites in Australia, USA, UK, Asia and aroudn the world. Would you like a quote? Please contact us for more details on our contact us page.

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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.

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.

NetON Drupal Website Development Services

NetON developers are experienced in Drupal Development and can build any type of website with Drupal. We offer Drupal Website Development, Drupal Website Design, Drupal Website Hosting, Drupal security, Maintenance, Drupal SEO Optimisation and Upgrades. We currently works with some of the biggest companies in Australia and around the world and help them build and manage their Drupal website for the best results. Would you like a quote? Please contact us for more details on our contact us page.

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Drupal 8 Beta 14 released

The newest Beta Release for the 14 year old stable CMS Drupal is almost here with the latest release of Drupal 8 beta 14. The newest version Drupal 8 beta 14 is a Beta Release and is due sometime this year.This release focuses on providing more than 200 new features and improvements. Drupal 8 beta 14 comes with a number of new features as listed below:

Drupal 8 beta 14 release notes

Drupal Beta 8 overall (not just 14) comes with the following features:

  • 200 new features and improvements
  • Better support for Multilingual websites
  • Mobile First Responsive themes
  • Mobile backend Administration of website

Since there are only 10 known critical issues on this release, we are very likely to see the next version or the one after that as a Release Candidate.  It is very exciting to see that the looooong wait for Drupal is almost over.

NetON Drupal website update policy:

This release of Drupal is a Beta Release which means that this version of Drupal is still getting fine tuned and not ready for Production servers. Please read through this post to get an idea of upcoming features to Drupal, however noting that the final version will be slightly different from the Beta Release. Please note that the NetON team won ‘t be updating your website with this version because this is not a final version.

NetON Drupal Website Development Services

NetON works with a number of clients in both Melbourne and Sydney on Drupal Development. Our team is constantly working on Drupal Website Development, Drupal Design, Drupal Hosting, Strengthening Drupal core Security, running SEO OPtimisation on Drupal Websites and upgrading Core and Drupal Modules. No matter how complex your digital requirements are, we can help build and maintain your Drupal website for the best results online. Would you like a quote? Please contact us for more details on our contact us page.

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