Drupal 7 is now the active Drupal version. Most popular modules have already been issued Drupal 7 versions. What are top 5 changes about Drupal 7?
- Drupal 7 has a better and smarter installer.
- Drupal 7 has improved speed. Core functionality has been rewritten, especially at the MySQL layer level, to provide faster and less resource-hungry platform.
- Drupal 7 is more secure and accessible. It has taken up on security measures of Drupal 6, and has implemented a number of even more secure practices at all levels.
- Drupal 7 has a better admin interface. Now, Drupal's interface will use AJAX to manage settings and content. Admin panel items are now easier to find.
- Drupal 7 has more powerful native core. Some more advanced functionality has been brought in like creating additional fields without the need of installing more powerful modules.