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Ultimate list of Drupal Distributions

Drupal is one of the best Content Management Systems available now. Drupal’s adoption rate is on a record high now. It is the stability, security and scalability that invited likes of business enterprises and Governments.

Drupal has a list of distributions that are available in its ecosystem. This article covers a list of Drupal distributions available.

[Note: I have only included the distributions that are actively maintained]

  1. Acquia Lighting
    A distribution form a house of Acquia which is equipped with enterprise grade editorial capabilities.
    Link: https://lightning.acquia.com/
    Drupal Version: Drupal 8 Ready
  2. Thunder
    A media distribution based on Drupal for professional publishing. Thunder is well suited for large and small media organisations. Thunder comes prepacked with Content Scheduler, Live Blog, Instant Articles, Google AMP version etc.
    Link: https://thunder.org/
    Drupal Version: Drupal 8 Ready
  3. OpenSocial
    An online community solution based on Drupal. OpenSocial comes prebuilt with all the features required for a community software. It also offers in-depth integration with various communication systems.
    Link: https://www.getopensocial.com/
    Drupal Version: Drupal 8 Ready
  4. FarmOS
    An ideal solution for farm management, planning and record keeping. FarmOS helps to revolutionise farm management using technology. It also have capabilities to integrate with IOT systems.
    Link: https://farmos.org/
    Drupal Version: Drupal 7 Ready. Drupal 8 Development in Progress
  5. Commerce Kickstart
    Drupal commerce based distribution that enables organisations to kickstart digital commerce enablement. It’s packed with all the basic features that are required for an ecommerce portal.
    Link: https://commerceguys.com/product/commerce-kickstart
    Drupal Version: Drupal 7 Ready
  6. deGov
    A public administration distribution build on top of Drupal for German Government organisations.
    Link: https://www.degov.org/
    Drupal Version: Drupal 8 Ready
  7. Opingo
    A leraning management system built on top of Drupal. Opingo is an ideal solution for Companies, Corporations, Universities etc. Opingo can be considered as an alternative for Moodle.
    Link: https://www.opigno.org/
    Drupal Version: Drupal 8 Ready
  8. OpenChurch
    A distribution for churches and ministries. It’s equipped with all the features that are required for a church website.
    Link: http://openchurchsite.com/
    Drupal Version: Drupal 8 Ready
  9. Guadr
    A distribution focused on security. The team behind Guadr has experience in working in security departments of US National Banks and Corporations.
    Link: https://www.drupal.org/project/guardr
    Drupal Version: Drupal 7 Ready.
  10. Varbase
    An enhanced Drupal distribution packed with adaptive functionalities and essential modules that speedup development.
    Link: https://www.drupal.org/project/varbase
    Drupal Version: Drupal 8 Ready

Love to know more about Drupal and Drupal Distributions, write to mail@hari.live.

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Drupal 8.8 Feature List

The much awaited Drupal update is here. Launch of Drupal 8.8, the stepping stone to Drupal 9. It’s on 4-December-2019, Drupal launched this minor version update. Drupal 8.8 brings a handfull of improvements and feature updates.

Release Notes and Download Links are available here

So, it’s time to explore the new features in Drupal 8.8.

  1. More Stabilized Media Library : This update brings the easiness in reusing media files. It is also integrated with content forms to capture media content and CKEditor to include media in content. DEMO Video Available Here
  2. Claro Administration Theme : Drupal is coming out of it’s long standing Admin Theme. New theme is clean and super intuitive. To add, it has some great accessibility features and it’s touch friendly too. DEMO Video Here
  3. Heirarchial Workspaces: it’s now possible to define heirarchial workspaces in Drupal. Eg : Having different issues for a magazine. To ensure quality of published content, editorial and publishing workflows have been integrated to it.
  4. Composer as a Native Component: This will eliminate the dependencies on third party projects to setup Drupal.
  5. Help Topics: A new task based help topics has been added. This is a bit different from earlier version.

If you are a Non-Drupal User, it’s the right time to try Drupal. Other than the things mentioned above, Drupal brings in a a suite of features to the table by default.

Default features of Drupal includes

  1. Mobile First Interfaces
  2. API First Approach that favours integrations
  3. Structured Data Entry Interfaces
  4. SEO Optimized Architecture
  5. Layout Builder
  6. Form Builder
  7. Ability to Decouple etc.

So, why wait. Try Drupal.

If you are a Drupal Site Owner Try updrading to Drupal 8.8. Feel free to reach me at mail@hari.live, if you need any support in Drupal Upgrade.

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