An Overview of Drupal 8

WEB DEVELOPMENT | April 5, 2016

Drupal – The most popular Content Management System is the first choice of the developers due to its open source nature. Let’s meet its newest version Drupal 8 that is expected to offer brand new standards for crafting digital experiences that have no match. Business enterprises seeking a profitable growth rely on this power packed Content Management System solution.

All About the Tools of Drupal 8 CMS

The new Drupal version is coupled with a new set of tools that can help the developers to make numerous business applications easily.

This new version of the open source CMS has increased the potential of the structured content, which can now be accessed through APIs. This flexibility offers excellent experiences to the developers as well as the users. With the newer version, better performance and scalability can be availed due to mobile-friendly alternatives to intensive features like data saving and language support. Drupal 8 has great testing abilities that allow testers to perform unit testing and make the CMS application error free.

Drupal 8’s enhanced usability

The built-in themes are responsive that increases the usability of the open source content management system. Thus, using all the areas of the phone becomes very easy and efficient. The interface will be divided into two regions, for the content and the setting from where the content visibility modifications can be done.

CKEditor controls the details like the alignment of the image, adding captions etc.  Customization is done accurately in Drupal 8. Additional settings like drag and drop UI, tools enabling or disabling etc. can be done flawlessly in this new version. It allows developers to enhance the CMS navigations with menus, banners and other content areas for making it visually easy for the readers.

Deployment is efficient

Drupal 8 is considered to offer better deployments of the CMS. Moving the data from source to the deployment stage is now a simple task.

Not only this, maintenance of the CMS also made easy as it supports configuration schemas, dependencies and validations in every environment. The majority of the dependencies are dynamically calculated and automatically declared. Schemas can be used to automate the creation of the config translation UI and config entity persistence.

Drupal 8 is the multilingual version

The newer version of Drupal 8 supports one hundred languages to offer the CMS users an intuitive user experience. You can choose any language from the 100 languages. Built anything you want and get it translated in any language you are comfortable with.

Every piece of content can be translated. Developers can associate up to 3 different languages for profile date and for administration. Keeping one language default, you can set another language as a fallback language. So not version update can remove the content already translated.

Drupal 8 manages dependencies

With the new version of Drupal, you can build a theme that is fast, flexible and secure. It also allows reusing of the components used in the CMS development.

Default contact forms

With the new version of Drupal 8, you need not bother about the forms. New Drupal 8 gives you default two contact forms, one is for personal contact form and another is for website feedback. You can customize the fields with the forms however Drupal provides some common fields.

Breakpoints

BreakPoint module is the new feature with Drupal 8. Breakpoint allows you to define sets of media queries and can be used across modules and themes in Drupal website.

Hence, it can easily be concluded that selecting Drupal 8 for CMS development is a profitable selection if you are out to create an intuitive and robust website.

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