Infographic: Site Building in Drupal 8

We just launched our first Drupal 8 website for the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance (NAMA). During our project retrospective, a few of us brought up how nice it was that so many contrib modules that were part of the D6 site weren’t necessary in Drupal 8 – this was a major factor in making it possible to launch this project before the actual D8 release.

The graphic below compares contrib modules that were running on NAMA’s Drupal 6 site compared to the modules needed to achieve the same functionality in Drupal 8. If you’re curious about which specific modules we were working with, you can see module names by hovering over the folder icons.

Having so many of the modules that we always install built into core gave us more time to focus on ways to optimize the site for NAMA’s specific needs, and it should also save us time down the road when it’s time to handle maintenance tasks (like security updates) or add on new features.

What are you most excited about having in core?

Which modules are you waiting to see in D8 before upgrading?


4 Responses to “Infographic: Site Building in Drupal 8”

  1. RdeBoer on

    Nice illustration of how far Drupal core has come! Wonder how general this picture is.
    What I would love to see more of in D8 are mapping modules and all that comes with these…

  2. sunishabraham on

    thanks for sharing but as @rdeboer:disqus stated it would be great to see the specific D6 modules which were eliminated by building the site on D8

    • Sarah on

      Thanks for commenting! Many of the D6 modules that we didn’t carry over were CCK-related (which also would’ve gone away in Drupal 7), but some other big groups were related to date fields (Date, Date API, Date Popup, Date Timezone, Date Tools, etc), Views, and WYSIWYG. You can actually see the module names in the graphic if you hover over the folder icons (desktop only).