Drupal is an Open source software which is free to use and can be used by an individual or group of users. When compared to other CMS, Drupal can be highly customized. The software is ready to use upon download and it comes with a Web-based installer and add on modules. Drupal’s highly modular building design, planning and construction covers all sections of functionality which allows flexibility.
At any given time, Drupal 7 and Drupal 8 are the two major release series of Drupal which are supported. On a regular basis, updated versions of each of these will be released.
Drupal 7 series, several versions have been & will continue to be released: 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, etc. however, they are not all equal. The newest version in each of the series fixes problems that were discovered since the previous version. Thus, regardless of whether you are using Drupal 7 or Drupal 8, you should always run the most current version in the series.
In deciding between Drupal 7 and Drupal 8, several factors should be taken into consideration.
Advantages in Drupal 8
- Drupal 8 is the latest series
- Drupal 8 contains more features and upgrades than Drupal 7
- Drupal 8 User-Friendly and Flexible.
- Drupal 8 has more security
However, the releases of contributed modules, themes, translations, and installation profiles compatible with each major Drupal release series sometimes lagging behind Drupal itself, so if the functionality you need is not yet available for Drupal 8, this may affect your decision.
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