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Oct
09
2017

Top Advantages for users in migrating to Drupal 8

Drupal 8 is already here and if you are still stuck with the older version, then it’s time for you to upgrade. Some might think that it is a daunting task to upgrade but it’s worth your time as Drupal 8 comes with loads of features. Drupal 8 is an open source CMS and offers 1000’s of free plugins and 1500 varieties of themes for free. They are also excellent in running online stores and holding complex data of websites. If you are too lazy to do your job, then you can even hire Drupal development services to do that for you.

On the working phase, managing a website with Drupal 8 is much easier than its previous versions and even their competitors because they provide a better experience to website users. Drupal 8 provides a strong foundation in delivering better data driven web, mobile and social experiences.

Why choose Drupal 8 over Drupal 7 & 6?

Here are some of the key benefits you might like in order to migrate to Drupal 8:

  • Innovation

Drupal has always astonished us with the way they pack all that functions in a nutshell and with the release of their latest version they proved that they hit the bull’s eye. The main features of Drupal 8 such as RESTful API, Twig, configuration management, Views integration, editing content etc., that fits into the challenging scenario of the market.

  • Speed

As Drupal is open source platform, they opened a new era in digital experience by providing the platform for developers and site builders for building fast websites. Contrary to other versions of Drupal and CMS, Drupal 8 has got a better front end performance for anonymous users. The pages are loaded quickly and has a better response than any other CMS. All these functions don’t have any impact on the application server allowing them to run efficiently.

  • Authoring

It is the trademark feature of Drupal 8 that they are beautiful, fun and fast. The authoring Function in Drupal 8 is much more efficient and easier than ever. Other than the WYSIWYG editor, they also provide the page with in-context and in-line editing which is a big advantage for users who needs to edit the content and manage them on their websites.

  • Responsive

Drupal 8 is highly responsive as they can be accessed through a web browser, phone or via a tablet or elsewhere as the content and the data to flow today and in future. Drupal 8 is designed to support mobiles which allow them to be accessed anywhere at any time.

  • Flexibility

This is another key feature of Drupal 8 as they allow you to create and deliver content to any channel, device or even application. The same happens as they continue to absorb content from other sources into Drupal. Many modules in Drupal 8 are free and provides high quality with real time maintenance and development status. 

  • Multilingual

Drupal 8 supports over 100 languages allowing them to be widely accepted website in foreign languages. Translation of interface has also been improved with the help of automated downloads, updates and protected local translations. The components of the software can also be translated such as taxonomy, image styles, comments, configuration etc.  

  • Security

Security is a major issue in the emerging digital world. And Drupal has managed to build an efficient and secure domain with their latest version as they support TWIG security, trusted host patterns, dynamic URL detection, etc. to provide a secure platform for users as well as developers. It is more secure in Drupal 8 to save login system username and password.

  • Accessibility

Drupal 8 is by far the most accessible and celebrated version to date. In this current version, Drupal 8’s output has been replaced by semantic HTML5 with which the interactions are made more easy and usable for the users. Drupal 8 also uses WAI-ARIA practices in order to provide high quality front end application and on the rear end, the JavaScript is provided with a new set of tools which allows the developer to create applications easily.

If you are still using Drupal 6 or their previous versions, then you should immediately get updated to the current version. This action is important because the service and support for these versions have been terminated. So the security regarding Drupal 6 will soon be compromised as they won’t be receiving any security updates.

Migrating to Drupal 8 is a big decision as they require your time and resources to get them functioning. So I would prefer to take your time to undergo the migration but better late than never. 

Mindster is a web/app development company which specializes in developing professional, powerful and innovative Drupal websites. We have a working experience of more than 5 years and has been collaborating with many leading brands. If you need any assistance in developing a Drupal application, feel free to contact us.

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