This how-to guide describes how to set up automatic machine-based translations for content on a Drupal site.
Drupal 8 has made a lot of changes. Architectural and technical changes abound, but Drupal 8 has also brought social changes.
Back in August 2013, I wrote the original version of this article on my Drupal Gardens blog.
Drupal.org provides a number of pre-packaged distributions (e.g., Drupal Commons, DKAN, etc.) that allow users get a fully-featured Drupal installation up and running in no time, but maintaining an installed distribution can be tricky. You may need to juggle distribution updates with contrib module updates, core updates, and your own customizations. If you aren't careful, it can be come a maintenance nightmare!