Why to migrate from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8

Websites typically run on a content management system (CMS). This is a software application or a set of related programs that are used for the creation and management of digital content. Drupal is one of those systems and it is one that is used by many websites and applications around the world.

Way to go

Drupal has become a favorite for Enterprise Content Management (ECM) as well as Web Content Management (WCM) and with good reason. It has great standard features such as easy content creation and uploading, reliability and excellent security, which is a concern in this age of high-level white collar crime including hacking. Drupal is also flexible with modularity as one of its core principles. It is also versatile, with tools that make it easy to create diverse, structured content so that your users can enjoy dynamic web experiences that keep them coming back.

Drupal is also widely used for its ease of use to create integrated digital frameworks. It can be extended with one or thousands of add-ons and there are unlimited themes for customizing content presentation. Drupal bundles have distributions packaged in them for use as starter kits. These can be mixed and matched to make the most of Drupal's core abilities. Also, Drupal can be integrated with external services and other applications in one's infrastructure.

Doing more, going further with Drupal 8

If you are not already using Drupal, then you are missing out on CMS that is powerful and scalable. If you are using Drupal 7 and have not upgraded to Drupal 8, you are also missing out. It is the new standard for creating remarkable digital experiences that is being used by everyone from small to global brands and enterprises.

Some of the fabulous new features you get are;

HTML5 Markup as default

These days, HTML5 has become the go-to or standard that is used to write web pages. It gives you added functionality and compatibility with mobile devices.

Mobile device adaptability

Drupal 8 has gone all out with mobile friendliness. All its core themes are mobile responsive including admin themes that fit on the displays of all mobile devices. The new admin menu also works well.

Multilingual 

Drupal 8 supports multilingual functionality. You get all the functions that you need to make a site multilingual in just four modules in the core. With Drupal 7, you had to install several modules to do the same.

Tour Module

With this module, you can quickly and easily tour certain things on certain gives. Just press the 'Tour' button on the top right corner and your tour will start.

Easier administration

Administration has been easier as well.There is configuration management to move changes from test to production sites and in-place editing that enables front-end editing. Also, views in core are included which eliminates the problem of dependency problems due to ctools.

New field types

Those who have migrated to Drupal 8 have also been enjoying new field types by default. 

CKEditor in core 

Drupal 8 has the most powerful editor included in the core whereas previous version didn't have text editors by default.

Enhanced security

Drupal 8 also provides enhanced security with updates like removal of the PHP module and the replacement of the PHPTemplate with Twig as the default theme engine. Twig is a template engine for PHP and one of the results of this charge is the replacement of all PHPTemplate functions. 

Out with the old, in with the new Drupal 8

Drupal 8 was released with more than 200 features that you can use to build almost any integrated experience. Your only limitation is your imagination. Take advantage of them to give your users a web experience that they will enjoy, remember and want to repeat.

 

 

 

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