Drupal 7.8 released

August 31st, 2011

Drupal 7.8, a maintenance release with numerous bug fixes (no security fixes) is now available for download. A critical bug with the upgrade path, #1164852: Inconsistencies in field language handling has been addressed in this release, among other critical and major bugs. See the Drupal 7.8 release notes for a full listing.

Download Drupal 7.8

Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 sites is strongly recommended. There are no new features in these releases. For more information about the Drupal 7.x release series, consult the Drupal 7.0 release announcement.

Security information

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Drupal 7 includes the built-in Update status module, which informs you about important updates to your modules and themes.

There are no security fixes in this release of Drupal core.

Bug reports

Drupal 7.x is being maintained, so given enough bug fixes (not just bug reports), a new maintenance release will be made available the last Wednesday of next month (September 28).


Drupal 7.8 is a bug fix only release. The full list of changes between the 7.7 and 7.8 releases can be found by reading the 7.8 release notes. A complete list of all bug fixes in the stable 7.x branch can be found in the git commit log.

Update notes

Addresses critical upgrade path issue #1164852: Inconsistencies in field language handling. The 7.8 release notes have more information for site builders who hit this issue in Drupal 7.7.

Known issues

Due to stricter error handling in Drupal 7.8 around entities, users of the Media module are experiencing EntityMalformedException errors. A workaround is posted at and engineers are actively working on a new release.