Backdrop CMS is just under a month away from our 19th on-time release, version 1.18.0. Every 4 months, we release a new version which brings with it new improvements and features to Backdrop CMS. Feature freeze is scheduled for Jan 1, 2021 (this may be adjusted for the holiday) and the release will be on Jan 15th. In the final weeks of each release cycle, there is a frenzy of activity and we try to get new improvements finalized and approved.
Here you'll find posts about both the software and the Backdrop community.
Backdrop 1.17 is here, and contains a handful of new features. Below you'll find a few that we are most excited about sharing with you.
Hats off to Mike McCaffrey for his four years of service on Backdrop's Project Management Committee! Mike was a founding member of the PMC and has helped build, shape and promote Backdrop since the earliest days of the project. His BackdropCMS.org account is a whole seven years old as of writing this post, and he's the person who came up with the name Backdrop!
This blog post is a response to some of the things previously mentioned about Backdrop in this otherwise accurate Lullabot article: Alternatives to Upgrading from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9
I was glad to see Backdrop mentioned as an option for people that are facing the dilemma of what to do with Drupal 7 reaching its end of support in November 2022, but at the same time I was specifically "upset" by this bit:
Hey folks, I started working on Backdrop not knowing how to participate in a large open source project, and now I'm writing a formal communication to a community! What a ride :D
I'm stepping down from the PMC, my life has pulled me in a lot of directions in the last few years, and I haven't had the time or sanity to be very helpful as a PMC member or a contributor for a while. I'd like to promise I'll be back, but I'm not sure what the future holds; I definitely have the desire and a few ideas I wanted to try, but we'll see.
Every year since 2008, The Philadelphia Area Tech Association has presented Drupaldelphia, a Drupal camp for the Philadelphia region. This year, the organizers decided to include other web content management systems, so they renamed the event CMS Philly and invited representatives from non-Drupal projects to give presentations as well. Systems represented included Apostrophe CMS, Backdrop CMS, Craft CMS, Drupal, ExpressionEngine, and WordPress.
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.