Last updated 1 February 2018. Created on 28 April 2016.
Edited by drumm, xjm, tvn, David_Rothstein. Log in to edit this page.

Release announcements should be published in the About Drupal blog for important and milestone releases, specifically:

  • Major releases (D8, D9, etc.)
  • Minor releases (8.x, 7.x) - maximum 4 posts per year (2 each for Drupal 7 and Drupal 8)
  • Security releases (all) - maximum 12 per year if one happens every month
  • Some release candidate announcement (e.g. RC1, but not RC2)

See #2680023: Drupal core release front page presentation for ongoing discussion of the core release communication strategy.

How to create new release announcement:

  1. To post in the About Drupal blog, you must be an editor for this section. Contact tvn or bradleyfields if you need this access.
  2. Visit and click the Post link under "Add content" in the right sidebar.
  3. Use the following settings:
    • Unpublished
    • Promoted to front page
    • Full HTML
    • Comments closed
    • Do not use "cover image" yet -- attach images in the normal field.
    • Path alias. Should follow the pattern: blog/drupal-8-1-0.
  4. Save the draft post.

Release announcements layout:

Release announcement should have a single column layout with a single green button CTA. (An exception is security releases, which may need two green download buttons if the security release affects both Drupal 7 and 8.)

Examples: markup guide

Looking for support? Visit the forums, or join #drupal-support in IRC.