Help wanted - finalizing Backdrop CMS 1.18.0

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. 

Backdrop CMS 1.16.1 ~ 100th Release!

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.

Backdrop 1.5 released

Backdrop 1.5 is a release packed with new features and an all-new out-of-box experience! A new default theme -- "Basis", drop-down menus, a homepage layout, demo content, and hero block provide a fresh take on the fundamentals of a modern day content management system.

Backdrop 1.3 released

The Backdrop CMS community is pleased to announce our fourth software release: 1.3.0! The release date of January 15, 2016 also marks a one-year anniversary of Backdrop's official releases. It's been quite a year and we're excited to share with you all the new features in our latest version.

User Experience Improvements

Backdrop 1.3.0 had frequently been called the User Experience Release, with over 32 new user experience (or "UX") improvements. Backdrop 1.3.0 is more consistent and easier to use than ever before. Some of these new UX features include:

Backdrop CMS 1.15 Released

We did it! Backdrop CMS is five years old today and we just pushed our 15th release 🎉 

Backdrop 1.15 is officially available with the usual mix of bug fixes, improvements to the user interface, and a couple of exciting new features. 

Backdrop 1.9 Released

Backdrop is pleased to announce the first of three annual releases for 2018 that includes some brand-new features and a long list of fixes!

One of the new features that stands out in the 1.9.0 release is the ability to manage individual files.  You can now replace a file, and all pages where that file is referenced will be automatically updated. 

Backdrop 1.13 Released

New Dashboard in Backdrop core

Backdrop CMS version 1.13 was released on May 15th, 2019. Feel free to take it for a spin! 😄

New features include:
* Dashboard
* Link attributes
* Translations in Content Blocks

Usability improvements include:
* vertical tabs on the taxonomy term edit form
* a new vertical tab for multilingual settings on content types

API Improvements include:
* PHP 7.3 support
* field_formatter_settings module included
* entity_access() function added

Backdrop 1.6 released

Though Backdrop 1.6.0 may be considered a minor release, it is packed with new features that improve the powerful content management tools and lays the groundwork for comprehensive file and media management in future releases. 

Backdrop 1.12 Released

It’s exciting to announce the release of Backdrop CMS version 1.12.0 on Backdrop’s 4th Birthday (and the follow-up security release 1.12.1 the next day)! Backdrop CMS version 1.12 comes with a number of bug fixes, improvements to the user interface, and a suite of new features, such as:

Backdrop core can now self-update.

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