Ready to Migrate Drupal 8? The Best Features of Drupal 8 You Should Learn
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Drupal got better and came with the new standard to create an astonishing digital experience

Ready to Migrate Drupal 8? The Best Features of Drupal 8 You Should Learn

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Drupal got better and came with the new standard to create an astonishing digital experience. As world’s best open-source content management platform, Drupal 8 makes the content creating process easier and quicker with its more responsive inbuilt themes.

Here are a few best features of Drupal 8:

New Fields

In the Drupal 8 core, following new fields have taken place,

  • Date
  • Email
  • Link
  • Reference
  • Telephone

In addition, there are also certain small changes wordings and settings: the names of fields changed to simpler words rather the complex word (e.g. Number instead of Integer), and the option "Comment" now becomes a field, which was a setting previously.

Fields are everywhere

Drupal 8 allows us to add fields anywhere like blocks, nodes, contact forms, comments, users and taxonomy terms.

CKEditor

Drupal 8 core’s text editor CKEditor becomes the market’s best text editor, which was not available in the previous versions.

Quick Edit

Quick Edit module in Drupal 8 allows you to edit text from the front part of your site.

Responsive Images

As advancement in the image styles of Drupal 7, Drupal 8 has come with an option to give different styles for images. Styles will vary based on the different sizes of the devices.

Tour

Tour Module in Drupal 8 gives information about Drupal in pop-ups, which was a replacement of the link “Help,” but with the betterment.

Views

As an easy way to customize, many of the Drupal administration screens use Views, as it is now in the Drupal 8 core.

Multilingual

Previously, you need to install various modules for the multilingual process. Now, it becomes much easier with the Drupal 8 where you need to enable following four key modules to translate your site: Configuration Translation, Content Translation, Interface Translation, and Language.

Configuration Manager

The new module in Drupal 8, Configuration Manager, makes the process of importing and exporting easier. The features you build in your test site can be exported from there and be imported into you live site.

Web  Services

It requires several modules to create web Service in Drupal 7. Drupal 8 does not require that much effort. All we have to do is to enable four Web Service Modules: HAL, HTTP Basic Authentication, RESTful Web Services, and Serialization; go to module Views; and create a REST export.

Object-Oriented Programming

The PHP framework Symfony in Drupal 8 allows developers and designers to bring some advanced practices to Drupal and helps to make the code easier to expand, maintain, and reuse.

Announce

Announce increases the usability of Drupal websites. It allows developers to direct output to screen readers and makes it accessible for the visually impaired. Announce is one of the great features of Drupal 8 that brings more users to the sites.

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