At the time of writing, Drupal 8 is about to be released, so I decided it was time to write a review of it. I tested it recently, and here is my list of cool and “not so cool” about Drupal 8. I typed this along as I went through my testing, so they are not in order of importance.

Cool stuff

  • Everything (including blocks) is an entity: you can now easily create block types and attach fields to these block types, which means that the bean module is not needed anymore !

Not so cool

  • No “display suite” like template of content types: form and display modes are great, but more advanced functionalities for displaying Drupal entities ala “Display suite” would have been even better. Maybe in Drupal 9 ?

Overall, I found Drupal 8 really great: not a revolution, but some good evolutions which should simplify the life of Drupal developers, integrators and users. Even though contrib modules will have to catch up, I also believe that Drupal 8 is now ready for small to medium sized websites and at this point, starting new projects on Drupal 7 does not really make sense anymore.

Originally published at on November 6, 2015.

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Développeur web et passionné de finances personnelles