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The first beta for Drupal 8 was released over a year ago, on October 1st 2014. Now though, Drupal 8 finally has a release date; November 19th 2015.
For those unaware, Drupal is an open source platform that's used and maintained by a community that's almost 700,000 strong. During the 2014 CMS Awards, Drupal was named the People's Choice Best Enterprise PHP CMS.
What to Expect from Drupal 8
Durpal has been working on a number of improvements that are ready to roll out with Drupal 8. These include:
- WYSIWYG editing
- “Significantly improved mobile support”
- New object-oriented backend leveraging Symfony components
- Revamped configuration management
- Improved multilingual support
- Easily customize the front page, listing blocks, and more
- Better markup with HTML
Drupal also sent out a message of appreciation to their community members who gave a helping hand:
“Thanks to the nearly 3,300 people who contributed to the codebase of Drupal 8 as well as hundreds of others who organized events, conducted usability tests, mentored contributors, found sponsors, etc.—in short did all the awesome things that made Drupal 8 happen.”
There's no doubting that the arrival of Drupal 8 will be a big milestone in the platform's history. Indeed, it's big news for the world of CMS as a whole, as they don't come much bigger than Drupal.
You can find our more about Drupal via our CMS directory.