On the 6th birthday of Backdrop CMS the version 1.18.0 is released

On Backdrop CMS' 6th birthday version 1.18.0 has been released. Happy Birthday, Backdrop!

Backdrop CMS turned 6 years on January 15, 2021 and on the same day the Backdrop community has proudly released version 1.18.0. Congratulations to all users and developers of Backdrop CMS - the open source CMS that helps you build websites for businesses and non-profits in the best traditions of Drupal 7!

Notes for updating

  • The .htaccess file has been modified to include missing settings for PHP 7. (See #4752)
  • No changes have been made to the robots.txt or default settings.php files in this release. Updating customized versions of those files is not necessary.
  • It will be necessary to run the update script (located at /update.php) for this release.

Changes since 1.17.5

New features

  • Add setting to menu block for changing breakpoint #4663
  • Add a :link sub-token for user tokens #4584
  • Add webp support #4509
  • Provide option to skip deleting config staging files after a config sync #4447
  • [UX] Add Phone field to Contact forms #3047
  • Add the option to disable translation links #2910

Miscellaneous changes

  • Change the expires header (remove Dries birthday from Backdrop) #4827
  • [SR] Update the password strength indicator for longer/stronger passwords #4602
  • [UX] Change the name of the "Full HTML" text format to "Raw HTML" #4499
  • [DX] Consolidate "js-show" and "js-only" classes #4252
  • [UX] Indicate vocabulary when editing a term #3811
  • Disable user pictures by default. #2090


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Nick Onom
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Enthusiastic about all kinds of Open Source applications, AI, bitcoins, but mostly Drupal and Backdrop. For last years has been actively developing AltaGrade's new back-end system.

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