Drupal 8.0.0: First Beta Released

Drupal 8.0.0 – beta1 has just been released for testing and feedback.

The first beta, according to the Drupal team, is thanks to the efforts of over 2,300 people who contributed more than 11,500 committed patches to 15 alpha releases, and especially the 234 contributors who fixed 177 “beta blocker” issues.

As one of the world's most popular CMS', this upcoming release of Drupal 8.0.0 will impact the way that millions of website owners and admins go about their duties.

Here's a look at what Drupal 8.0.0 is set to bring to the table.

A Look Inside Drupal 8.0.0

Drupal 8.0.0

Drupal are calling it, “the most customizable, adaptable Drupal release ever”. Here are the feature highlights:

  • Deploy content once and watch it display the way you want on any device.
  • Multilingual Capabilities.
  • New configuration management.
  • Effortless, WYSIWYG authoring.
  • Easily customize the front page, listing blocks, and more.
  • Better markup with HTML5.
  • Multilingual capabilities.
  • Built-in web services.
  • Fun and fast theming.
  • Strong accessibility feature.

And that's not all, either. Click here to explore everything Drupal 8.0.o has to offer.

Drupal 8.0.0 Release Date

Before the final release of Drupal 98.0.0, this first beta will be followed by a series of additional beta releases with bug fixes, performance improvements, and improved stability.

The final release of Drupal 8.0.0 will launch once there are no more critical issues (as of today, there are 97 remaining) and after the release of at least one release candidate  (RC) without adding any more critical issues to the list.

If you're looking for an actual Drupal 8.0.0 release date, you won't find it just yet. Here's what the Drupal team had to say about it:

“When will [the release of Drupal 8.0.0] be? “When it's ready.” The more people help, the faster we can find and fix bugs, and the faster 8.0.0 gets released. The faster 8.0.0 gets released, the faster we can start adding new features for Drupal 8.1.0. So help out where you can, and let's deliver the best release of Drupal ever!”

To find out more about Drupal 8.0.0, check out the official information page. To find out more (and to download) the first beta of Drupal 8.0,0, click here.

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