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Ten Things
Site Builders
Need To Know
Before Leaping Into
Drupal 8
10 Things
1. Hosting Requirements
2. More in Core
3. Less in Core
4. Views in Core
5. Blocks are Awesome
6. Authoring is E...
Hosting
Drupal 8 requires:
• PHP 5.5.9 or higher (5.6.6 recommended)
• 64MB of memory
• MySQL 5.5.3+ or PostgreSQL 8.3+
• ...
More in Core
The following contributed modules
won’t be needed with Drupal 8:
Administration Views, Bean, CKeditor,
Date, ...
Less in Core
The following core modules were
removed in Drupal 8:
Blog, Dashboard, OpenID, Poll,
PHP Filter, Profile, Trig...
Views in Core
A lot of core displays are now Views:
- Frontpage
- Content management
- People
- Files
Blocks
Blocks are now entities so they:
• are field-able
• can be re-used many times
• have different view modes
• support...
Authoring
Responsive
Display Modes
Configuration
Configuration Management is now
handled in files.
• You can transport
• Use version control
• Completely sep...
It’s Ready Now!
Sort of…
• Drupal 8 will be released on…
• Modules will take time to catch up.
Most of the important ones ...
Ten Things
Site Builders
Need To Know
Before Leaping Into
Drupal 8
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10 Things Site Builders Need to Know Before Leaping to Drupal 8

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Everyone is excited for the launch of Drupal 8. In this fast-paced webinar, Rod Martin, Director of Training at OSTraining, will introduce you to all of the major advances in Drupal 8. Rod will cover user-friendly features including the mobile-friendly admin interface and the in-place WYSIWYG editor, plus improvements in theming and module development.

What you’ll walk away with:

- An overview of all the key innovations in Drupal 8
- How to talk to your team about what’s coming in Drupal 8
- A greater level of confidence in choosing Drupal 8 for your next project
- A knowledge of the freedom of Drupal 8's move to widely-accepted coding standards

Rod Martin is the Director of Training at OSTraining. Rod has taught the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Drupal at 8 DrupalCons, and is also responsible for overseeing the production of all of OSTraining’s online Drupal training. Rod plays ice hockey a couple of times a week and rides his Goldwing motorcycle pretty much everywhere he can.

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10 Things Site Builders Need to Know Before Leaping to Drupal 8

  1. 1. Ten Things Site Builders Need To Know Before Leaping Into Drupal 8
  2. 2. 10 Things 1. Hosting Requirements 2. More in Core 3. Less in Core 4. Views in Core 5. Blocks are Awesome 6. Authoring is Easier 7. Everything Responds 8. We have Display Modes 9. Configuration in Files 10. It’s Ready Now…
  3. 3. Hosting Drupal 8 requires: • PHP 5.5.9 or higher (5.6.6 recommended) • 64MB of memory • MySQL 5.5.3+ or PostgreSQL 8.3+ • Drush 7+
  4. 4. More in Core The following contributed modules won’t be needed with Drupal 8: Administration Views, Bean, CKeditor, Date, Email Field, Link, Insert, Entity Reference, RestWS, Telephone
  5. 5. Less in Core The following core modules were removed in Drupal 8: Blog, Dashboard, OpenID, Poll, PHP Filter, Profile, Trigger and Translation
  6. 6. Views in Core A lot of core displays are now Views: - Frontpage - Content management - People - Files
  7. 7. Blocks Blocks are now entities so they: • are field-able • can be re-used many times • have different view modes • support in-line editing
  8. 8. Authoring
  9. 9. Responsive
  10. 10. Display Modes
  11. 11. Configuration Configuration Management is now handled in files. • You can transport • Use version control • Completely separate from production data
  12. 12. It’s Ready Now! Sort of… • Drupal 8 will be released on… • Modules will take time to catch up. Most of the important ones have done some work, but none of them are complete • Drupal 8 is the most full-featured version of Drupal yet!
  13. 13. Ten Things Site Builders Need To Know Before Leaping Into Drupal 8

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