Drupal 9.3 feature release was recently released.
This minor version s appropriate for usage on production sites.. It adds new features and enhancements while maintaining backward compatibility (BC) for public APIs. Due to Drupal core's backward compatibility and experimental module restrictions, changes in internal APIs and experimental modules may need upgrades to contributed and custom modules and themes.
The following are some of the new features and enhancements in Drupal 9.3.0:
- The new Olivero frontend theme, which was introduced in Drupal 9.1.0, has finally reached a state of stability. That theme is discussed in our recent post, here.
- Drupal 9.3.0 includes a new beta experimental CKEditor 5 module, mostly for development reasons. In Drupal 10, support for CKEditor 4 is likely to be discontinued.
- Content editing, media management, translation, content workflow, and revision handling rights have been enabled by default in a new dedicated Content Editor role added to the standard profile.
- Drupal 9.3.0 fully supports PHP 8.1.0, which was just published. PHP 8 is the recommended PHP version for Drupal 9.3.0, however PHP 7.3+ is still supported.
- The 9.3.0 release notes include further information about developer enhancements.
Upgrading to Drupal 9.3 from D6 and D7?
Users of Drupal 6 and 7 should immediately upgrade to Drupal 9. Throughout Drupal 9's release cycle, migration pathways from Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 to Drupal 9 will be maintained. Of course, downloading the latest version of Drupal is absolutely free. However, if you need an expert agency to customise, host or maintain your site, speak to us.