What’s new in Drupal 8?

Drupal 8 with over 200 new features and improvements; empowering us to leverage the new standards for creating best of digital experiences for everyone. Our favorite Web CMS has got even better.

Drupal 8 advantage at a glance

Improved content creation

  • Media handling
  • Drag and Drop Image upload
  • Inplace Editing
  • Advanced Preview

Mobile First

  • Core themes are Responsive
  • Responsive admin Toolbar
  • Inplace Editing works in Mobile as well

Site builder improvements

  • Views in Core
  • Multiple instance of Blocks
  • New field type


  • Install Drupal in any language
  • Core items are translatable
  • Content & UI string translation in core
  • No contrib modules needed

Configuration management

  • Eases deployment
  • Configuration - Import, Export & Syncing
  • Reviewing configuration changes

Twig and HTML 5

  • PHPTemplating replaced by Twig
  • Easy support for HTML 5 Form fields
  • No support for IE 6, 7 and 8

Web Services

  • Native REST handler
  • Easy to integrate with Third-Party apps
  • Headless Drupal

More Object Oriented Code

  • Adopts PHP Best Practices
  • Powered by Symfony 2
  • Other standard libraries
  • .info replaced by .yaml file

KnackForge’s Drupal 8 expertise

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Drupal 8 Accelerate

We understand the essence of Drupal 8 and its need to nurture our upcoming client projects. As a part of Drupal 8 Accelerate initiative, KnackForge has funded $500 to help move Drupal 8 from the initial beta to a full release sooner. Funds raised through Drupal 8 Accelerate program was spent on engaging Drupal core contributors to fix the critical issues.

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Drupal 8 Release party

On Nov 19th, Drupal community rolled-out the first stable version of Drupal 8. For Drupal specialized company like KnackForge, it was joyous moment and time to thank fellow contributors for their effort. KnackForge along with other Drupal companies and Drupal Chennai community members hosted an event to celebrate the occasion and embrace Drupal 8.

knackforge theme contribution

Theme contribution

KnackForge has published a few Drupal 8 themes sponsored by DropThemes.in on drupal.org, the list includes Integrity, Jethro, Nero, Paxton and Rainbow.

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Migrating KnackForge.com to Drupal 8

On Drupal 8 release day, we re-launched the Drupal 8 migrated version of knackforge.com. Read our case study in drupal.org

Are you ready for Drupal 8?

Our team of experts is ready to help your organization upgrade to Drupal 8. Our past project experiences has given our team the expertise needed to create and maintain Drupal 8 websites for organizations of small to medium size and to deliver best of solutions.

Contact us today to get started!