If your site is already running Drupal 6, or Drupal 7 then why do you need to update to Drupal 8? Officially, Drupal 6 is no longer a supported platform and is not receiving support with current Drupal features. Drupal only supports and updates the two most current modules, Drupal 7 and Drupal 8.
Easy To Use
The back-end experience of managing and editing Drupal sites has long been a source complaints form Drupal users. Drupal 8 is new and improved and will make those complaints obsolete. For one thing, Drupal 8 now comes with a specially designed WYSIWYG editor that goes beyond traditional basics.
Inline editing can also be performed by site admins by looking at the front end of their site to make edits in real time. Using the rules Google developed for its products, Drupal 8 features the Material Design Admin Theme. Drupal 8 admin have the experience that resembles working with Google While managing their content.
Good To Go
No customisation is needed right out of the box Drupal 8 is fully responsive. Now it’s 2018, any website built on Drupal 8 should be fully responsive.
Furthermore, admins can manage content from their smartphone, as Drupal 8 features a mobile-friendly toolbar. Designed for accessibility, the toolbar makes it easier for screen readers to navigate the site.
BigPipe Technology developed at Facebook to allow your site to have better front-end performance in how it loads and caches content. Big pipe is a feature that you will benefit from immediately when you upgrade to Drupal 8 and is a feature that Drupal 7 does not have.
Drupal 8 now features Twig from the world of PHP, that allows designers and themes with HTML/CSS knowledge to modify markup without being a PHP expert. Twig allows for almost no risk or security issues on your site.
With Drupal 6 and Drupal 7, an upgrade required a complete rebuild. Drupal 8 needs no rebuild to upgrade, that is a benefit to users, admins and to Drupal itself. An update from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 still requires a rebuild, once done a rebuild is not needed when new versions are released.
Drupal 8 now has a new release cycle, offering monthly bug fixes, security releases, And semi-annual minor platform releases. The good news is that when there is a bug in the platform, you won’t have to wait years for the new version. The longest you might have to wait for a new version to be released is a couple of months. Another key feature to Drupal 8 is a flexible content delivery that extends to integrations.
Drupal 8 is not confined to the use of a traditional screen, by enabling content to be delivered to any channel, device or application. You can now share your content with mobile apps, voice recognition devices such as Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa or even your smart fridge.
Created by Commerce experts, Drupal Commerce 2 module Can stand up against any platform due to its out-of-the-box functionality. Through micro updates, new features will be introduced into the core, with significant migrations becoming obsolete.
Drupal Commerce 2 has the attention of the Drupal community, who offer better-guaranteed maintenance and security than other commerce modules provide. You can focus on selling your product or service through your website when you know your safety and functionality are up-to-date. The Drupal 8 comes with over 200 new features and improvements that will set the standard in offering ways to customise your website content.