LN Webworks: Drupal 7 End-of-Life Announcement and Changes: What You Need to Know

Planet Drupal - 55 min 26 sec ago

Drupal 7 is approaching its end of life. Website owners and administrators must be aware of the important changes to stay updated. In a recent announcement, the Drupal Security Team provided important updates regarding the end-of-life date and changes to the support for Drupal 7.


Here are the recent changes related to Drupal 

Despite being an older version, Drupal 7 continues to be utilized by many websites around the world. The end of Drupal 7 necessitates website owners to migrate to a newer version for continued security, stability, and feature enhancements.

1. Drupal 7 End-of-Life Date and Support Changes:

Drupal 7's end-of-life has been extended until January 5, 2025. However, this extension marks the final one. The Drupal Security Team has adjusted the level of support provided, affecting security advisories and issue resolution for Drupal 7.


Web Wash: How to use Checkboxes and Radio Buttons on Field Widgets in Drupal

Planet Drupal - 5 hours 36 min ago
If you create an entity reference or list field, you will notice the “Check boxes/radio buttons” widget on the “Manage form display” page. How do you switch between checkboxes or radio buttons? Because the widget has no settings to choose the form element. Drupal automatically switches between the elements depending on the “Number of values” option on the “Field settings” page.

The Drop Times: I Am Not Your Statistic: Killing User Personas and Reimagining Consumers

Planet Drupal - Tue, 2023/06/20 - 9:04pm
To present his case, Elliott Mower first delivered a brief history on the way personas came to be. That story, like many, begins with a person who saw a problem and did something to improve it.

The Drop Times: DropTops of DrupalCon: Vox Populi from Delegates

Planet Drupal - Tue, 2023/06/20 - 12:06pm
DrupalCon Pittsburgh 2023 showcased the wisdom and inspiration shared by community member. The 'Drop Tops' covered topics such as Drupal's reach, connecting with the people behind the browser, promoting women in Drupal, supporting first-time contributors, celebrating diversity, community engagement activities, and fostering a culture of psychological safety, particularly in relation to neurodiversity in the workforce.

LN Webworks: CKEditor 5 & Drupal 10: Fueling Innovation in Content Creation

Planet Drupal - Tue, 2023/06/20 - 8:59am

Even before its official release in December 2022, Drupal 10 became the talk of the town. One of the major reasons behind the buzz it created and continues to create even today is the presence of CKEditor 5. It is a cutting-edge JavaScript-rich text editor that possesses MVC architecture, virtual DOM, and a custom data model. On top of it, the text editor is enriched with an incredible UI and phenomenal UX which empowers users to manage media and tables seamlessly. They can also leverage the power of auto-formatting and other splendid features to create and edit engaging content.

As Drupal already enjoys the stature of being a cutting-edge content management system, its combination with CKEditor 5 has resulted in a top-notch digital experience platform. Here, we’ll take a deep plunge into the unfathomable potential of the powerful duo: CKEditor 5 and Drupal 10.


Chapter Three: Hot Takes from DrupalCon Pittsburgh

Planet Drupal - Tue, 2023/06/20 - 1:49am
DrupalCon Pittsburgh was held from June 5 to 9.  We were there to promote our work, meet with fellow Drupalists from around the country and beyond, and put an ear to the ground for news on all things Drupal. Pittsburgh is a truly great city and was one of the more memorable DrupalCon host locations in recent history. The David L. Lawrence Convention Center was a superb choice of venue for the event, and as usual the agency dinner was excellent. As for the sessions and conversations, much of it pointed to a future for Drupal that is very much in line with the work we’ve been doing of late at Chapter Three.

Talking Drupal: Talking Drupal #404 - Content Modeling

Planet Drupal - Mon, 2023/06/19 - 8:00pm

Today we are talking about Drupal Content Modeling with our hosts.

For show notes visit: www.talkingDrupal.com/404

  • What is Drupal Content Modeling
  • How does content modeling help with a project
  • What types of entities do you model
  • Who should maintain the content model
  • Best practices
  • What questions should you ask
  • How to decide what type of field
  • What to do when you get it wrong
  • What tools do you use
Resources Hosts

Nic Laflin - www.nLighteneddevelopment.com @nicxvan John Picozzi - www.epam.com @johnpicozzi Sean T. Walsh - @seantwalsh

MOTW Correspondent

Martin Anderson-Clutz - @mandclu Field Tools Provide tools to analyze and manage your use of fields and display modes in your Drupal site.


clemens-tolboom commented on pull request MikeSchulze/gdUnit4#214

On github - Mon, 2023/06/19 - 2:10pm
clemens-tolboom commented on MikeSchulze/gdUnit4#214 · June 19, 2023 12:10 clemens-tolboom commented Jun 19, 2023

I somehow did not get notification on this or just missed it. Yours a link from where? I can link to https://github.com/MikeSchulze/gdUnit4/blob/ma…

The Drop Times: Igniting Brilliance: Unleashing the Star Power Within

Planet Drupal - Mon, 2023/06/19 - 10:14am

"Your playing small does not serve the world." - Marianne Williamson.

The stars glitter like celestial jewels in the vast expanse of the night sky, captivating our imaginations and filling us with a sense of wonder. Each one holds a unique brilliance, radiating light that guides us through the darkness. Similarly, within each of us, there exists a powerful light, a luminosity waiting to be unleashed. It is the light of our potential, our dreams, and our ability to inspire others. As Marianne Williamson eloquently said, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."

Often, we find ourselves tethered by self-doubt and fear, hesitant to embrace our true potential. But what if we dared to break free from those chains? What if we dared to embrace our inner radiance, igniting the star power that resides within?

The journey towards self-realization begins with acknowledging that we possess an innate brilliance. Just as stars have their distinct glow, we, too, have unique gifts, talents, and passions waiting to be nurtured and shared with the world. Each of us holds within us the power to create, heal, and transform lives.

However, it is not enough to recognize our light; we must also cultivate and nourish it. Just as stars are formed from the fusion of cosmic elements, we can unlock our full potential through self-discovery, growth, and continuous learning. Embracing our strengths and weaknesses, and embarking on a journey of personal development, empowers us to shine ever brighter.

In the digital era, where the online realm is teeming with possibilities, Drupal stands as a guiding star, empowering individuals and organizations to transform their visions into reality. Drupal, an open-source content management system (CMS), harnesses the power of technology to amplify our brilliance on the web.

Drupal's vibrant community is a galaxy of passionate contributors who collaborate and share their knowledge, propelling the platform forward. Through their collective brilliance, Drupal evolves and adapts to the ever-changing digital landscape. The community's dedication to open-source principles ensures that Drupal remains accessible and continuously improves, fostering a culture of learning and growth.

Over the past few days, The Drop Times has been covering a myriad of captivating stories within the Drupal universe.

Here's a report about Elliott Mower's session at DrupalCon. Read our report on Mathias Bolt-Lesniak's presentation on The Big Impact of Open Source.   TDT also shares insights from Dries Buytaert's blog post, which delves into the intricate details of his keynote address at Pittsburgh.

Tim Ludwig of Acquia shared his firsthand experience as a marketer attending the conference, emphasizing the warm and welcoming atmosphere permeating the event.

Automattic, the parent company of WordPress, has generously donated €20,000 to support the next phase of development for Drupal Gutenberg, a module created by Norway-based agency Frontkom.

Coming to the blog posts related to Drupal, one notable blog post published by Agileana serves as a timely reminder for website owners to embrace the forward momentum of Drupal 8 or 9. In another enlightening blog post by New Target, the exploration of building a scalable website using Drupal captures the attention of developers and business owners alike. A blog post published by Lullabot, discusses the concept of a content matrix and its significance in organizing and optimizing website content.

An article published by Sigzen compares the scalability of PHP and Node.js, two popular programming languages for web development. A new blog post by Matt Glaman titled "Registering Services in Drupal Service Container Without a Module" explains how to register services in the Drupal service container without creating a custom module.

Security, a critical aspect of any digital presence, takes center stage in a blog post published on People's Blog, where a Drupal Security Checklist is shared.

Another compelling blog post by Cyber-Duck delves into the aftermath of extending Drupal 7's End of Life. A recent article published by Bounteous discusses the concept of composable architecture and its relevance to Drupal as a headless CMS.  Promet Source shares an enlightening blog post about Drupal 10, emphasizing its potential as a game-changer for government websites.

Drupal Swag Shop has opened a full range of Pride Month merchandise. With the new range of products, Swag Shop offers a chance to celebrate Pride Month with Drupal. An article published by IronStar explains the results of the 2023 Drupal Local Development Survey.  The 9th Episode of Chromatic's Drupal 7 End of Lile (EoL) podcast is out. In the new episode, Mark Dorison and Dave Look discuss mainly the EoL extension of Drupal 7. 

Acquia has announced enhancements to its digital experience platform, Acquia DXP, to create more personalized customer experiences.

On the community front, TDT highlights the dynamic nature of the Drupal community by sharing news of meetups taking place across France, with Bordeaux being the next exciting destination. DrupalCamp Spain, Sevilla 2023, is scheduled for 21-23 September. The call to submit sessions is open now.

And remember, you can always visit The Drop Times to read more and stay connected to the vibrant Drupal community.

Kazima Abbas
Sub Editor, TheDropTimes


LN Webworks: Empowering Developers for Growth in IT with Drupal

Planet Drupal - Mon, 2023/06/19 - 6:47am

By far, 2023 has been a turbulent year for the IT industry. Numerous professionals had to suffer from the excruciating pain of being laid off. Even those working at tech giants such as Google, Meta, and Microsoft had to swallow the bitter pill of sudden unemployment. However, the ‘State of the Tech Workforce’ report by CompTIA has brought some good news for IT professionals. It suggests that the tech industry will soon witness an addition of a plethora of new jobs. It also highlights that the opportunities for software developers and engineers will grow by approximately 4.7%. 

Whether you are an experienced IT professional or a fresher, it is time to get all psyched up to leverage the new opportunities that will come your way.  But, to be able to take your professional life to a whole new sphere of success, it is crucial to align yourself with cutting-edge and in-demand industry tools and skills. In this blog, we’ll examine Drupal development as the pedestal for taking your career on an upward spiral of growth. 


clemens-tolboom pushed to add-scrolling in clemens-tolboom/godot-openai

On github - Sun, 2023/06/18 - 11:53am
clemens-tolboom pushed to add-scrolling in clemens-tolboom/godot-openai · June 18, 2023 09:53 1 commit to add-scrolling
  • 6844757 Wrap and no horizontal scrollbar.

clemens-tolboom forked clemens-tolboom/godot-openai from Buri/godot-openai

On github - Sun, 2023/06/18 - 11:11am
clemens-tolboom forked clemens-tolboom/godot-openai from Buri/godot-openai · June 18, 2023 09:11 Buri/godot-openai

Prototype to implement OpenAI to Godot 4. Inspired by https://github.com/keijiro/AICommand

GDScript 9 Updated Mar 21

clemens-tolboom opened an issue in Buri/godot-openai

On github - Sun, 2023/06/18 - 10:51am
clemens-tolboom opened an issue in Buri/godot-openai · June 18, 2023 08:51 Are you aware of other Godot OpenAI plugins #1

I'm checkout out this repo GPTIntegration GodotGPT I like your reload and execute and having 'decent' scenes with controls *.tscn. The others hav…

clemens-tolboom opened an issue in finepointcgi/Godot-Open-AI-GPT-Integration

On github - Sat, 2023/06/17 - 3:48pm
clemens-tolboom opened an issue in finepointcgi/Godot-Open-AI-GPT-Integration · June 17, 2023 13:48 invalid_api_key: when editing API key using Godot editor is overridden on save #6

When I edit the API key in addons/GPTIntegration/settings.json using Godot text edit and save it this new value is not used and overridden when clo…