Jacob Rockowitz: Drupal is the worst Content Management System except for all those other solutions

Planet Drupal - Tue, 2018/04/03 - 12:03am

Recently I read Why is Drupal now the second most-hated platform behind SharePoint? followed by the predictable Reddit discussion trashing Drupal. Every time I read someone's negative, yet reasonable, criticism of Drupal, I can't help but rephrase Winston Churchill's famous quote about democracy in the context of Drupal and Open Source.

Churchill's defense of democracy came at a time when the notion of democracy was under a direct threat. Drupal and Open Source are not imperil in the same way, but the lesson Drupal and Open Source can learn from history is that it is essential to recognize, respond, and adapt to potential threats. Ignoring problems is the worst thing anyone can do.

Introspection and discussion is a significant part of our process to improve and affect change within Drupal. I am looking forward to Owen Lansbury's DrupalCon Nashville presentation called Have We Reached Peak Drupal?. I have seen a preview of his presentation and it puts Drupal’s current state into perspective while also looking at its future. If you want to learn more about the discussion around "peak drupal" you should also check out Dave Hall's blog post, "Drupal, We Need To Talk."

While building and maintaining the Webform module for Drupal 8, I have thought a lot about the future of Drupal and the Webform module.

How do we increase Drupal's adoption?

I no longer feel adoption is a Drupal 8 specific issue but rather it’s a...Read More

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Acro Media: Drupal Commerce 2: A Comprehensive Technical Overview

Planet Drupal - Mon, 2018/04/02 - 5:40pm

The development of Drupal Commerce 2 has come a long ways. We've had an official release for a while now and many of the sub-modules and add-on modules are coming along nicely. However, with all of the focus being on development, it can be hard to find good documentation for Drupal developers and Technical Managers who want to know more about the underlying systems and design.

Look no further!

A while ago we contact Steve Oliver and asked him to help us out. Steve has been developing Drupal for a long time (at the time of writing, his Drupal.org profile is 12 years, 3 months old). He's contributed to all aspects of Drupal, including Commerce, and is quite active in IRC and Slack, providing support. We asked him if he would be interested in providing us with one document that contained everything you might want to know about Drupal Commerce from a technical perspective. We're talking about the systems, design patterns, concepts, core modules, contrib modules, and more. Steve blew us away, coming back to us with a 22 page document that has it all. We've taken all of that wonderful information and put it on our site for everyone to enjoy. It's a great starting point or general refresher.

So without further delay, take a look for yourself. I bet you'll be happy that you did!

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Acquia Developer Center Blog: Introducing the Acquia Decoupled Starter Kit for React

Planet Drupal - Mon, 2018/04/02 - 5:11pm

The Starter Kit includes three separate applications to demonstrate various Headless Drupal design patterns: a React application, a GraphQL application, and a Headless Lightning Drupal website. Each application was created to work in tandem with each other, but also as a collection of boilerplate tools for your personal applications.

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Specbee: Symphony2 Components In Drupal 8 : An Integration Every Drupaler Must Know About

Planet Drupal - Mon, 2018/04/02 - 3:13pm

Symphony is an open source PHP based web application framework. Symphony uses a set of reusable PHP components to build web applications from scratch. Symphony follows MVC architecture. A kernel is the heart of symphony (Its just a class) and symphony extends this class to in its built applications.

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Sooper Drupal Themes: SooperThemes Drupal 8 Release Candidate 3. Patch update for Glazed and Glazed Builder Drupal 7.

Planet Drupal - Mon, 2018/04/02 - 2:03pm

Our latest update for Drupal 8 and 7 fixes a bug with Chrome browser's latest release and the 3rd level "dropdown" menus in mobile navigation and side-header navigation. If your websites does not use 3rd level dropdown menus these updates are probably not important for you. We also use the opportunity to get our Drupal 8 products up to date with Drupal 8.5 and we made sure everything is tested to work with the recent highly critical security updates.

Drupal 8 RC3

Fixing an issue with Font Awesome 5 Pro icons and some other minor issues, our RC3 release is ready to quickly transition into a stable release. We're now focused on updating our product pages, documentation, and other sooperthemes.com infrastructure to make sure downloading, using, and updating our Drupal 8 projects will be a smooth experience. We expect to be ready for the official Drupal 8 launch of all our products in about 2 weeks, but this release candidate is a perfectly fine starting point if you're already looking to start a Drupal 8 project with Glazed Theme, Glazed Builder, or our SooperThemes Portfolio module.

Glazed 7.x-2.6.9 and Glazed Builder 7.x-1.1.8

We release patch updates for Drupal 7 Glazed Theme and Glazed Builder, making minor improvements to both products and of course we've done extensive testing to make sure everything works after the recent Drupal core security updates that touched some very "core" parts of Drupal. See the Glazed CHANGELOG and Glazed Builder CHANGELOG for an overview of changes. No changes related to the security update were made.

SooperThemes Updates Coming Soon

The Drupal 8 stable release has been a long time coming, and now the product is ready. We're just holding off the official launch until our website and documentation are also brought up to date to support Drupal 8. If you're interested in our progress just keep an eye on the website. Sooperthemes.com will be undergoing changes in both content and design. For a sneak preview check out our "work in progress" Glazed Builder product page, which now features tons more information than before. You'll also find that I'm experimenting with a video format that I'd like to use for both documentation and marketing communications.

When we are finally completely stable with all our Drupal 8 products we will develop new product features and Glazed Theme demo designs. All product updates will be available to both Drupal 7 and 8 product versions. The specifics of development we'll be focussing on will be determined in the near future by asking you guys what you want and need.

Open Source Contributions Scheduled After Stable Drupal 8 Release

I regret that while working so hard on our Drupal 8 product updates for premium products, our open source projects have been neglected. This was an inevitable result of our Drupal 8 work overrunning budget and timelines by huge margins. I'm looking forward to start investing again in the free version of Glazed Theme we host on drupal.org, and of course publish a stable Drupal 8 version of the free theme and Glazed CMS distribution on drupal.org. We'll make sure Drupal 8 gets the free theme it deserves, with more flexibility and customizability than any other free Drupal theme. 

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ADCI Solutions: Cloud hosting platforms. Part two: Acquia Cloud

Planet Drupal - Mon, 2018/04/02 - 10:00am
A basic web hosting stores code and a database of a site and makes it accessible for internet users. However, modern hosting platforms do more than that - they act as a tool of the development process. Acquia Cloud is one of such modern hosting platforms that can enhance your work in a number of ways.
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DrupalCon News: So It's Your First Time at DrupalCon

Planet Drupal - Mon, 2018/04/02 - 7:25am

If you are getting ready to attend your first DrupalCon, here are a few ideas to help you prepare for an intense week of open source software community from @horncologne. Watch the interview video for more tips and inspiration from my Drupal friends.

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Matt Glaman: drupal_install_test.ibd: To start over, you must empty your existing database

Planet Drupal - Mon, 2018/04/02 - 6:00am
drupal_install_test.ibd: To start over, you must empty your existing database mglaman Sun, 04/01/2018 - 23:00

In prep for DrupalCon Nashville, I was working on our Drupal Commerce demo sites that we'll be showing off. They have been running in silent mode for some time and recently received an overhaul so they use our demo and out of the box theme for Drupal Commerce, Belgrade.

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Gbyte blog: Clone entity data into existing entities in Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - Fri, 2018/03/30 - 6:55pm
Creating a duplicate of an entity

Creating a duplicate of an entity is easily done via the entity API method Entity::createDuplicate(). This is a convenient method if the goal is to clone an entity into a new entity, as all identifiers of the previous entity get unset when using this method.

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Nextide Blog: Maestro 2.1 Release and Demo Site

Planet Drupal - Fri, 2018/03/30 - 6:44pm

The Maestro module and it's use-case can be challenging to understand and we recognized there was a need to provide a better explanation and examples.

It's fair to say that every company and organization from small to large has business processes involving the movement of forms and or documents with varying degrees of complexity and number of participating internal and external users. Maestro was developed to help automate these processes with it's workflow editor and workflow engine.

If it can be flow-charted, then it can be automated with Maestro.

This is not a just a clever saying. It's true. With Maestro, the method to automate your process starts with our visual workflow editor with which you drag, drop and connect your workflow steps together. The maestro workflow editor can be used by business users to map out their business process. 

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clemens-tolboom commented on issue Lyokone/flutterlocation#23

On github - Fri, 2018/03/30 - 4:04pm
clemens-tolboom commented on issue Lyokone/flutterlocation#23 Mar 30, 2018

@Tom1827 why paste the same info again into the issue? Please try to add new info :-)

clemens-tolboom commented on issue paulgibbs/behat-wordpress-extension#141

On github - Fri, 2018/03/30 - 3:53pm
clemens-tolboom commented on issue paulgibbs/behat-wordpress-extension#141 Mar 30, 2018

I can make a PR if you have some pointers?

clemens-tolboom commented on issue paulgibbs/behat-wordpress-extension#141

On github - Fri, 2018/03/30 - 3:30pm
clemens-tolboom commented on issue paulgibbs/behat-wordpress-extension#141 Mar 30, 2018

Reading this issue and https://wordhat.info/getting-started/installation/index.html WordHat is not added to a Wordpress site. The documentation sta…

Drop Guard: Best of - Update marathon 2018

Planet Drupal - Fri, 2018/03/30 - 12:30pm
Best of - Update marathon 2018

I've collected a bunch of articles for you, where Drupal agencies describe their processes, workflows and experience with the Drupal update release PSA-2018-001.

Hard facts: The update was announced one week earlier and released on March 28th between 18:00 and 19:30 UTC. Due to the flood of site views and very motivated F5 finger exercises, Drupal.org was down for around an hour. Fortunately, the Drupal Community worldwide was prepared with snacks, pizza, and more pizza, remote hangman, and a lot of memes.

For detailed information, the Drupal Security Team provided this FAQ about SA-CORE-2018-002.

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Lucius Digital: Drupal patch party | 20 cool Tweets

Planet Drupal - Fri, 2018/03/30 - 11:07am
Last week there was a Public Service Announcement done by the Drupal security team: a highly critical security update would be released last Wednesday, around 20.00h Dutch time.
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Matt Glaman: From Drupal to Medium: automated cross posting

Planet Drupal - Fri, 2018/03/30 - 11:00am
From Drupal to Medium: automated cross posting mglaman Fri, 03/30/2018 - 04:00 Back in February, I automated some of my content workflows. I use the Scheduler module to publish posts and have them automatically pushed into Buffer to be shared across my social networks. I'm attempting a new experiment once this node publishes. This should show up at my Medium account, https://medium.com/@mglaman.
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Agiledrop.com Blog: AGILEDROP: Interview with Aleš, our Client adviser

Planet Drupal - Fri, 2018/03/30 - 10:28am
We have sat down with our Client adviser Aleš and ask him a couple of questions. Enjoy the interview.   When did you start working at AGILEDROP and what were your initial responsibilities? I started working at AGILEDROP in the summer of 2017, August 1st was my first day in the office. I was actually the first one employed in the department besides our commercial director Iztok to assist him dealing with new clients. Initially, I had to get acquainted with the specifics and specialities of the job requirement. But I do have to say that with the help of the team I quickly settled in and was… READ MORE
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Annertech: Your Site's Security is Our Top Priority.

Planet Drupal - Fri, 2018/03/30 - 10:23am
Your Site's Security is Our Top Priority.

On Wednesday 21 March, the Drupal security team announced a that there would be an extremely important security release of Drupal (SA CORE 2018 002) which would fix a vulnerability in the core code. This vulnerability affected every single Drupal site, whether on 8, 7, 6 or even 5.

This is not a new phenomenon, and is testament to the efficiency and professionalism of the Drupal Security Team that these vulnerabilities are found, fixed, and the releases managed appropriately.

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Hook 42: Hook 42 at Stanford Camp 2018

Planet Drupal - Fri, 2018/03/30 - 4:52am

If DrupalCon is right around the corner, then Stanford Drupal Camp is right in front of us! We’re excited to spend a couple days almost in our own backyard at Stanford before heading to Nashville. 

We have a bunch of sessions lined up on a variety of subjects... from DevOps to decoupled Drupal, technical TLAs to development tips, and even a case study about a Stanford project. We’ve got something for everyone, so we hope to see you there!

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