What is the Situation of Drupal Right Now?

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I was thinking of making an article about Drupal and wondering what I could include in it, but honestly, I haven’t used Drupal in a long time. Last time I used Drupal in client projects we used version 7 and 8 was just coming. After that, I thought I’d do an article on drupal in general while getting a little bit familiar with the latest versions of drupal and how drupal has evolved since last time.

The last project I was involved in and which was not properly maintained since then and was never updated to version 8. Now let’s see what upgrades have come to drupal since the last time I used it.

Main Differences Between Drupal 7, 8 and 9

Drupal 7 vs. Drupal 8 – Twig Engine

Drupal 8 uses a brand-new templates engine – Twig. Twig is a modern template engine for PHP. Here what it looks like:

 {% block content %}
    Content of the page...
 {% endblock %}

I think this is a very good upgrade. I have used a lot of October CMS in smaller client projects and October CMS uses twig template engine.

Drupal 7 vs. 8 – CKEditor

The CKEditor module builds on Drupal 8's Text Editor module to provide a deeply integrated CKEditor text editor out of the box. Unlike the contributed module in Drupal 7, the CKEditor module in Drupal 8 core.

Drupal 7 vs. 8 - Core Multilingual

Default support for multilingual website development is an undisputed advantage of Drupal 8. This is possible thanks to new modules responsible for translation, configuration and content management.

Drupal 7 vs. Drupal 8 Performance

When comparing Drupal 7 to Drupal 8, it is easier to achieve such a result in the D8 thanks to the improved caching. This solution causes the resources will not be reloaded if the user visited the website previously. It boosts the performance of the Drupal 8 websites significantly.

Drupal 7 vs. Drupal 8 - Fields Types

In comparison to Drupal 7, Drupal 8 has new field types such as date, email address, phone number, link, or notes.

Drupal 7 vs. 8 - Quick Edit Module

In Drupal 7, developers or site managers can't edit the content directly from the front-end level. In Drupal 8 there is a Quick Edit module. It enables users to edit the content directly from the frontend of the website.

What else? Drupal 9 is Here Too!

I have read about a new core modules HAL, HTTP Basic Authentication and RESTful web services. These are awesome and pretty mandatory features in today’s content management systems if you want to stay in the game. Web developers can access the basic models directly form views, or generate the data in XML or JSON formats using CMS as a base source.

And just when I got to know drupal 8 then the 9 version has already been released. Is there any difference between Drupal 8 and 9?

I tried to find what's difference between drupal 8 and 9, but in version of 9 main difference is that they updated Symfony framework and Twig template engine. You can read more about that in here.

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