Last Month in Drupal - January 2018

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Finally, after what felt like months, January has come to an end. This means it is time for our monthly blog series, Last Month in Drupal. January has seen a plethora of Drupal news and here we pick out the best bits just for you.


January saw the 17th Birthday of Drupal. Dries Buytaert, Drupal founder, released Drupal 1.0.0 to the world over 17 years ago on 15th January 2001 and since then the open source software has grown from strength to strength helping build the burgeoning Drupal community we know and love today.

Drupal Europe, this temporary replacement to DrupalCon Europe, has announced its dates and venue for this year’s event. The event will take place on the week of September 10th-14th and will be held in the German city of Darmstadt which is only a 20 minute drive from Frankfurt airport. It wasn’t all good news for the event though as many people pointed out that it overlaps with a couple of major religious holidays which is sure to exclude certain people. The group of volunteers who organised the event have since apologised and are committed to making the event as inclusive as the possibly can.


Drupal 8.5.0 will be officially released on the 7th March. The Drupal 8.5.0-alpha1 was released on 19th January. Minor releases include new features, usability improvements, and backwards-compatible API improvements. The Drupal 8.5.0-beta1 will be released the week commencing 7th February.

New Modules

New modules, updates and projects were of course released throughout January, the pick of the bunch includes:

January’s Drupal roundup has come to an end and we here at Ixis look forward to what Drupal has to offer this coming year. Hopefully, 2018 will see Drupal grow bigger than ever and we can’t wait to see how it all unfolds.

Missed our December roundup? Be sure to check it out to see what you missed during the month of December.

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Drew J

Digital Marketer

Digital Marketing Apprentice here at Ixis. I am responsible for all of the Ixis social media channels, often the writer of blog posts and forever trying to wrap my head around SEO.

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