Information technology is constantly evolving and improving, so it is not surprising that appear new services, which differ in their purpose and range of services.
As we already know - every six months a new version of Drupal comes out. So in this article I want to talk about the opportunities of the latest version of Drupal - Drupal 8.4.0. It was released on October 4th.
Advantages of the newest Drupal 8.4.0
We already got acquainted with the new improvements in Drupal 8 and its features. In this article, I want to raise the issue of the best and most effective modules for Drupal 8. Among the many modules for Drupal 8, I propose that you pay attention to the most relevant and brightest ones in my point of view.
Improvement in speed - Drupal 8 module Subrequests.
All right, to migrate the Drupal site to a modern hosting, you must to transfer files and database of this web-site.
To do this, you can use:
• On the server - administrator rights, MySQL, PHP and Linux/Windows Apache.
• On the hosting - control panel or access by SSH.
Creating a database dump
Drupal 8 surprises us by its new features. Instead of our custom PHP Template, we will use the Twig Template. That is, if we used templates
*.tpl.php before, then we will now use
Twig - is a compilation handler of open source templates, written in PHP programming language.
Drupal 7 first introduced the Ajax API, which is quite handy and was also able to expand by writing its custom Ajax functions. In Drupal 8, the Ajax API has become more informative and even more flexible.
As you know in Drupal 7, the connection of JS and CSS files has been implemented quite simply, namely using the appropriate functions:
• drupal_add_js () - connection of the JS file
• drupal_add_css () - connection of styles
Drupal 8 brought a lot of changes to our CMF, to someone it seemed superfluous and very complex, but indifferent clearly didn`t remain. Today, it is, probably, the most popular type of work for freelancers - the transition to Drupal 8.
In a new branch, there is no such thing as an upgrade of the kernel; we can`t copy Drupal 8 files to the root of our site, for example on Drupal 7 and run
update.php - as we did in previous releases of the engine.
One of the innovations Drupal 7 was an object-oriented approach in the system of building queries to the database. The system was built on functions such as
db_select, db_update, db_insert, etc. Direct query writing based on the db_query and db_query_range functions was also supported. The main advantages of this campaign are the lack of binding to a particular database and the convenience of code support.
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