Drupal 8.2, the second minor release of Drupal 8 has been released very recently. The minor release is a part of a slew of releases planned in regular intervals of six months. Each minor release will include better features. Upon the release of every new minor version, previous versions will become unsupported, thereby making it necessary for Drupal 8 Website owners to update to the new version. Moreover, new features of the latest minor version make it an attractive choice for website owners to upgrade to. Let us see what these features are:
Easier Configuration Of Blocks:- The block module is used to hold content and website functionalities on a Drupal Website.The new version introduces the experimental module, Place Block which lets a site owner configure blocks on web pages without having to browse the website’s back end admin. Another experimental module, Settings Tray allows site owners to edit blocks easily by opening trays in a sidebar for editing.
Better Publishing Workflow:- The new version introduces the experimental module, Content Moderation which allows a content publisher to define different states of the content workflow, namely Drafts, Archived, and Published. Additionally, a site owner can decide people with which roles can transfer content between these states. The feature lets authors and site owners to manage content more effectively.
Added Benefits For Decoupled Sites:- Owing to easy scalability and faster performance, decoupled websites are fast gaining popularity. The minor version supports web services which benefit decoupled websites with new features, bug fixes, and simplified configuration.
Admin Enhancements:- The version also offers features which improve the administrative experience of site owners. Three major features which serve the same are:
1. Revisions have been enabled for all content types by default. This will serve site owners by offering more accountability.
2. After a site admin creates an entity, a message that provides the link to the entity will be displayed, thereby enhancing the site management experience of owners.
3. The CKeditor’s built-in dialogs have been styled to match the native dialogs of Drupal, thereby making the content editing and authoring experience a seamless one.
Drupal 8 has amazing features and the above-mentioned features truly turn the CMS into a more easily usable platform, making itself the new and attractive web software which should be used by one and all.