What’s new in Drupal 10?

Earlier last week, the Drupal team in OIT shared their preliminary plans for upgrading the University Drupal platform to the latest version, Drupal 10. Don't panic, OIT is saying this upgrade won't be like going from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8. The transition is expected to be a lighter lift, similar when our sites were upgrade from D8 to D9.This upgrade comes with a number of exciting features and improvements.

Drupal 10 includes CKEditor 5 out of the box, which brings several improvements to the editing experience, making it easier and more intuitive for users. It offers improved toolbar options, a more responsive layout, a better inline editing and a simpler interface. CKEditor 5 provides a warning to content editors about the absence of alternative (Alt) text for their images and it provides the ability to turn off this warning for decorative images that don't require Alt text. Overall, CKEditor 5 offers powerful editing capabilities and is a big improvement for Drupal. Its integration into Drupal 10 makes content creation more user-friendly and intuitive.

Claro continues to be the admin theme which was introduced a few months ago in the University managed Drupal platform. It's an accessible and user-friendly theme compared to the older Seven backend theme. Additionally, Olivero becomes the new default theme in Drupal 10 replacing Bartik.

Drupal 10 has removed deprecated code to make the platform more stable, faster, and more secure. In addition to this, Drupal 10 has been designed with advanced caching mechanisms to optimize website performance, making content caching easier and more efficient.

A number of modules have been removed from Drupal 10 core, including but not limited to core modules such as Aggregator, CKEditor 4, Color, HAL, Quick Edit, and RDF. The list of removed modules and themes could be found in Drupal.org.

In addition to the above mentioned features, many bugs and feature requests have been resolved in Drupal.org so that Drupal 10 will be shipped with more stable and enhanced features.

If you would like to learn more about Drupal 10, please refer to the following resources.


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