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What's New in Drupal 8: Content Authoring for Drupal 8

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Drupal 8 has done quite a few things to make things much easier for site builders to empower content creators. There are more tools in core that tremendously help content creators to quickly add and edit content. These tools are also mobile-friendly which makes content editing possible across more devices.

New features in core for content editors:

  • Text formats and editor configuration
  • CKEditor
  • Drag and drop editor toolbar configuration
  • Image captions
  • Quick edit
  • Better preview with view mode options
  • Responsive and mobile-friendly interface

How do these changes help? To start; currently you need to add modules and outside editors just to get an editor in Drupal. The configuration of that editor is very cumbersome with lots of checkboxes and a very unfriendly UI. Besides a better user experience when it comes to configuring the authoring experience, adding and editing content on the go via mobile devices is a must have for today's modern CMS.

Drupal 8: WYSIWYG and In-Line Editing