The Backdrop community is proud to announce our 100th release 1.16.1! 🎉
We've come along way and there are many enhancements from the v1.0.0 days of Backdrop. Many new features, new faces, and new initiatives. All and all we are a growing, learning, and thriving community. Have a quick glance at a fresh install of v.1.0.0 next to an install of 1.16.0.
There's a pretty big contrast! Alright, enough with the nostalgia -- let's dig into some of the major new features in Backdrop 1.16!
Any configuration value can be overridden in settings.php: backdrop/backdrop-issues#2805
$config['system.core']['cache'] = FALSE;
$config['system.core']['preprocess_css'] = FALSE;
$config['system.core']['preprocess_js'] = FALSE;
These overrides work for any config value not just the three shown. Very powerful! So, for example if you have a production stripe API key and a test one, you can override your local to always hit the test API, without corrupting production data.
Autocomplete Link and Path fields
Autocomplete is now available on all link/path fields: backdrop/backdrop-issues#3764
This is a great feature for content editors! When adding a link to your content, you will notice that several options start showing up as you start typing in the link destination. You can use these options as a shortcut to point to existing content on your site.
Custom Author and Date Displays
Author and Date display can now be customized individually for each content type: backdrop/backdrop-issues#2379
This nifty feature allows us to customize the Date and Authoring information per content type. Visit Structure → Content types → Post → Configure for example:
Consolidated text filter configuration UI
Text filter configuration has been moved into modals: backdrop/backdrop-issues#1032
Notice how previously you had a separate section for enabling text filters for a text format, a separate section following it for specifying the order of the enabled filters, and then yet another section for configuring any filters that provided settings? What a mess! 🙄
The various sections that were being repeated for the same things in that page have now been merged into a single compact table. Don't you just love how tidy everything is now, in a single place? 😍 This means less scrolling on this form, which provides a much better UX overall.
Other Usability improvements
- Double dashes in the menu parent select list have been replaced with a middot backdrop/backdrop-issues#4218
- The password field is now hidden when the Notification checkbox is checked on the user account creation form backdrop/backdrop-issues#4266
removed_blocksproperty has been added to the
- A new
theme_has_color_support()function has been added backdrop/backdrop-issues#4044
- Content can now have an active revision that is not the most recent revision (no UI included) backdrop/backdrop-issues#4354
- Cacheing is now enabled for the core entity types, and available for all others backdrop/backdrop-issues#74
It has a been a busy cycle! Upgrade or try Backdrop CMS 1.16 today!