Backdrop CMS, the comprehensive CMS for small to medium-sized businesses and non-profits, is pleased to announce its 8th on-time release: Backdrop 1.7!  

This minor release contains some major enhancements to the Rich-Text Editor for the content editors, as well as substantial improvements to Layouts, and Views for the site architects. 

Rich-Text Editor Updates

NEW DEFAULT EDITOR THEME:  CKEditor has been updated to the latest version and uses a cleaner default editor theme. 

Cleaner Rich Text Editor Theme

DRAG AND DROP IMAGES:  We have added the much-anticipated support for uploading images via drag-and-drop directly onto the body field or pasting directly from the clipboard!  

Drag and drop images or paste from clipboard!

INSERT LINK AUTOCOMPLETE:  From the editor Link dialog, you can now link directly to another piece of content simply by typing in its title.

Insert Link Autocomplete


Layouts updates

Page elements like the page title, editorial tabs, system messages, and action links may now be placed as blocks and moved around within layouts.

The Page title block being placed into a layout.

Views Updates

Blocks created through Views now have new powers! Override pager settings, fields, and exposed filters every time a view is placed as a block.

New block settings for view displays.

User Experience Updates

In addition to these new features, the styling of the administrative theme continues to be updated for aesthetics and consistency. In 1.7 you'll find new updates to the Views user interface, the Status Report, and the Available Updates page.

New Status Report Design

For a complete list of new features in Backdrop 1.7 please see the release notes.