Release of Thunder 7 Beta
The Thunder Core team is happy to announce the beta release of Thunder 7: https://www.drupal.org/project/thunder/releases/
About Thunder 7
Thunder 7 is based on Drupal 10 and is therefore up to date with the latest technology. Drupal 10 is built on the latest Symfony 6.2 version and introduces CKEditor 5 with a better authoring experience and more advanced editing.
The most noticeable new feature of Thunder 7 is certainly the bright and modern Gin backend theme. With the Claro-based Gin theme, we made a conscious decision to go with a community-supported solution - saying goodbye to the Thunder Admin theme we launched in 2017. We had developed this theme in response to specific requests from publishers. These special features have largely been transferred to Gin.
In addition, with Thunder 7 we are introducing the Media Library for managing media assets. Here again, we have made a conscious decision to use the core Drupal solution. Thunder 7 also comes with an updated version of the Sitemap module.
What's next for you?
Important: Please plan time now to upgrade your systems to Drupal 10!
Please check carefully
- which of your modules are not (yet) Drupal 10 compatible,
- what is needed to make custom code Drupal 10 compatible,
- what customizations are needed for Gin, and
- which modules we don't support anymore (see update documentation https://thunder.github.io/developer-guide/migration/migrate-6-7.html) and how you can replace them if necessary.
Adjust your roadmaps accordingly and keep in mind that Drupal 9 will be unsupported as early as November 2023 (https://www.drupal.org/blog/drupal-10-target-release-date-and-drupal-9-end-of-life).
Please remember: There will be no feature or security updates for Thunder 6 after November 2023 either!
Thunder 7 Beta - Insights
Thunder 7 comes with the new Gin Admin Theme, here you can see the new content overview.
Bulk operations allow you to edit multiple items.
With Thunder 7, we introduce the Media Library for managing media assets.
We said goodbye to the Thunder Admin theme. Most of the features we developed in response to specific requests from publishers have been moved to Gin.
Adding an existing image or uploading a new item has become easier.
Bulk operations allow you to edit all the items in a media gallery at once.
Revisions allow you to see what changes have been made to the article - and to revert to an earlier version.
If you prefer to see a more compact view, you can change how this looks.
If you prefer to work in dark mode, you can use Thunder 7 to change the view you see.