Get started by downloading the official Drupal core files. These official releases come bundled with a variety of modules and themes to give you a good starting point to help build your site. Drupal core includes basic community features like blogging, forums, and contact forms, and can be easily extended by downloading other contributed modules and themes.

Before installing Drupal, please review the system requirements and Installing Drupal 8.

Information on version numbers can be found in the online documentation.

Following Drupal core development

For announcements of major initiatives and opportunities to contribute, please follow the Core announcements group (RSS feed, @drupalcore on twitter.).

Change records for Drupal core


Drupal 8.5.0 is coming soon. Help us test it today!

Release candidates are not supported for production sites, but they are intended for widespread testing in preparation for the upcoming stable release.

Development releases

These releases have all the latest features, but might be not stable. Only use them if you are a developer and you are sure you know what you are doing.

Drupal 6 Releases

As of February 24, 2016, Drupal 6 has reached end-of-life and will no longer be supported. If you are starting a new Drupal website, you should download a newer version.

The final Drupal 6 security release is Drupal 6.38. Upgrading sites running 6.37 and lower is recommended.