Thunder
01/06/2017

New version, new functions

A new version of Thunder – Burda’s open-source content management system for creating, editing and organising website content – is now available. Based on Drupal, Thunder 2.0 includes new functions and improvements for more efficient work.

What has changed?

  • Simplified article creation: The different content types – text, images, videos, surveys, etc. – can now be created at any point in an article in the form of “paragraphs”. Previously, users had to add a new paragraph at the end of the article and then move it.
  • Responsive preview: A preview function is now available for various smartphones and tablets too.
  • Access to unpublished articles: In the new version, unpublished articles can be shared outside the user’s own network – for example with advertising customers – via a special link.
  • Link to Google AMP: Thunder 2.0 also includes a link to Google AMP, which allows faster website loading via Google.
  • Live blog incorporated: The live ticker is a joint project between Bunte, the Austrian daily newspaper “Kurier”, Galaniprojects and Drunomics.

Further modifications and new functions are presented in the video. You can download the new version of Thunder here.

Thunder: a symbol of collaboration

The team led by Ingo Rübe (CTO, Burda Magazine Holding) launched Thunder in March of last year as Burda’s own content management system. Perfectly tailored to the needs of media companies, the CMS is a symbol of collaboration and, as an open-source system, is available online, free to use and can be continuously optimised. Thunder is one of the first major Drupal 8 projects in Germany and is helping to establish a German Drupal community.

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