OpenSense Labs: In the Pursuit of Headless with Contenta

drupal.org aggregator - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 01:53
In the Pursuit of Headless with Contenta Akshita Mon, 08/27/2018 - 11:23 When I first heard of Contenta (not aware of what it was), I was perplexed as to how could anyone use such a funny name for a tech product? Was it so good that it made people happy and content with it?  What Is Contenta?  

With Drupal 8’s rise as the headless platform, one of the inferences of the DrupalCon Baltimore was to make the headless transition smoother. And this is how Contenta was born.

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Droptica: 13 lectures and presentations worth seeing at DrupalEurope 2018

drupal.org aggregator - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 01:33
DrupalEurope is this year’s largest European conference devoted to Drupal. In previous years, each edition of the conference (formerly known as DrupalCon) was attended by about 2000 participants. We already know the programme of the conference with 162 hours of lectures over the course of three days! I decided to go through the programme and make a list of 13 lectures that I think are worth seeing. 1. Driesnote On Wednesday, 12th of September at 9:00 a.m. Dries Buytaert will talk about the status of Drupal 8. This is a lecture I always attend at DrupalCon. You can learn interesting things about Drupal usage statistics and the system development plans. It's definitely worth attending if you want to know what will happen with Drupal in the coming months.
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Drupal Association blog: Until we meet again. Farewell from Megan Sanicki

drupal.org aggregator - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 00:36

After nearly eight years, 18 DrupalCons, two major releases and six dot releases, thousands of contribution credits, and a million Drupal sites, I am leaving the Drupal Association to take on a new open source adventure at Google. My last day is September 21, 2018, and the board will announce my successor before my departure.

This was certainly a difficult decision for me. It’s easy to fall in love with the Drupal community. You join something bigger than yourself, full of amazing, smart, diverse people, and you gain a wonderful sense of belonging. Plus, the Drupal Association staff is the best team you can ever work with. I’ve never experienced such a strong, caring culture. 

Alas, it is time. I stepped into the executive director role to lead a financial turnaround and re-orient our focus on growing adoption. The organization is in great shape and programs like DrupalCon Seattle are now expanded to serve adoption decision-makers and digital marketers. The Drupal Association is on a great path and the next leader has a solid foundation to build upon.

It has been an incredible honor to serve Drupal because of its number one value: Prioritize impact. Helping this community create a positive impact through our collaboration and seeing its butterfly effect ripple across the globe through our community efforts and Drupal sites gave me a great sense of purpose. I treasure the special moments of impact that I witnessed, such as the excitement during DrupalCon Asia or the support and accomplishment Burkina Faso or Philippines community leaders expressed as they launched their first camp with the help of a Community Cultivation Grant, or the pride someone feels when listed as a top 100 contributor for the first time. I am deeply grateful for the gift of experiencing so much global impact—one I never knew I would gain when I first joined the Drupal Association in 2010. 

In my eight years, I witnessed Drupal mature into world-class software used by industry giants like NASDAQ, Pfizer, and Harvard. Plus, we shifted from being Drupal hobbyists to a professional community with 70% of contribution sponsored by organizations. Through all of this growth and maturity, Drupal remains special. We help each other achieve our Drupal dreams whether it is becoming masters at writing documentation, hosting a community event, creating new job opportunities, or delivering creative value for clients. It's the impact that we have on each others’ lives that means the most to me. Thank you to all of you who make Drupal a bright spot in a complex world. 

I especially want to thank the Drupal Association staff, who have built an amazing team culture where people truly care about each other as well as our mission. This small, but mighty team works tirelessly to serve the community. I’m incredibly proud of what we accomplished, together, from promoting Drupal solutions through industry summits and landing pages to amplifying our community’s diversity by having 40% of DrupalCon speakers come from under-represented groups.

Plus, I want to thank the Drupal Association Board, who provided priceless advice and endless support to me and the staff. I also want to thank Dries for believing in me to take on this role and for being a great partner and advisor over the years. I truly appreciate how he created a distributed model that allows everyone the chance to participate and lead. It creates growth opportunities for all of us. Additionally, I want to thank Adam Goodman, the Board Chair, for elevating our strategic discussions, giving us insights into more impactful ways to serve the community. Adam has been an incredible partner, mentor, and coach. I’m truly grateful for the time and care he invests in Drupal. 

Over the years, I have also built so many partnerships (and lifelong friendships) with business owners, partners, community leaders, and open source peers. I am incredibly grateful for all of the ways they support Drupal, the Association, and me through every phase of the project. It’s this level of caring that propels Drupal forward and makes me proud to have achieved so much with them. 

Drupal’s future is bright and the community is in good hands. The Drupal Association will work with the community to help grow Drupal adoption with the Promote Drupal Initiative as well as with a re-imagined DrupalCon Seattle. Contribution will be easier with the Gitlab partnership and camps will be better supported with the recent Open Collective partnership. And there’s even more to come, so stay tuned. 

I will miss Drupal greatly, but I leave with so many friendships formed. I’m not sure I’ll feel like I truly left. 

Thank you for the opportunity to serve all of you. I’m excited to see what the Drupal community achieves next, together. #DrupalThanks

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Date and integer format

Drupal - Open Source Content Platform - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 23:24

I'm a newbie as drupal developer.
I have 2 fields. One is in date format and the other is in integer. I want to add the date format field with the integer field and the result should be like this: 8/27/2018 + 3 = 8/30/2018.
Is this possible in drupal?
Help is much appreciated. Thanks

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ActiveLAMP: Deploying Docker containers - Introduction to Kubernetes

drupal.org aggregator - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 21:44

We are going to take the Drupal image that I created from my last post “Creating a deployable Docker image with Jenkins” and deploy it. You can find the image that we created last time up on Docker Hub, that is where we pushed the image last time. You have several options on how to deploy Docker images to production, whether that be manually, using a service like AWS ECS, or OpenShift, etc… Today, I’m going to walk you through a deployment process using Kubernetes also known as simply k8s.

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Hook 42: August Accessibility (A11Y) Talks - A11Y Meetups, Camps, and Beyond

drupal.org aggregator - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 14:26

Dennis Deacon has been involved in digital accessibility for the past four years, most recently as an Accessibility Engineer with The Paciello Group. He’s led the Chicago Digital Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meetup since December 2014. He is organizing Chicago's first Accessibility Camp later this year. And, he leads the curation of the 24 Accessibility article series.

Dennis Deacon spoke about starting the Chicago Digital Accessibility and Inclusive Design Meetup. He spoke about digital accessibility but focused on delivering the most accessible events possible.

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Form submission confirmation by popup

drupal.org - Modules - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 06:39

This module lets configure a confirmation dialog on any submit button of any form

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Zhilevan Blog: Drupal Global Services, How to use global services in Drupal 8

drupal.org aggregator - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 13:08
One of the significant improvements of Drupal 8 that got me excited was the services & dependency-injection throughout the entire Drupal system. From aspects like routing, templating, managing configuration, querying and persisting data, you name it everything is done with services. it's fantastic because it grants developers a level of flexibility in extending Drupal that is far greater than what Drupal 7 was able to. by using well-disposed structure developers get ride of ravioli coding.
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Drupal website, deleted pages still being directed to close urls.. why?

Drupal - Open Source Content Platform - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 08:46

Hi so I have a drupal 7 website.

I noticed today that if I delete a url (news article) instead of showing a 404 page the deleted url is directed to a close by url.

In other words, say in Drupal content page, I deleted following page:


The result is that instead of showing a 404 page now, it goes to this page:


And so on. Why is this happening and how do I fix this issue? I have standard drupal modules and only thing is I do have this global redirect module installed and working.

Any advice on how to fix this issue? Thanks!

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Ashday's Digital Ecosystem and Development Tips: Drupal Module Spotlight: Reroute Email

drupal.org aggregator - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 17:00

“Excuse me, Mr./Mrs. Client, I’m so sorry but I accidentally just sent your 3000 users a fake purchase email receipt when I was testing.”


Big complex systems are a lot to keep track of, especially when it comes to email. There are emails for resetting passwords, emails for new users, email receipts, email notifications for workflows, etc, and it’s frankly a little terrifying to rely on yourself to remember all the implications of what’s going on when working on local environments, or test servers or anywhere but production. All you have to do to experience this pain is trigger an accidental FAKE email send to REAL people. 

That’s where modules like today’s spotlight comes in. 

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Admin Toolbar Toggle

drupal.org - Modules - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 14:51

Allows toggling the Admin Toolbar visibility from the front end using a keyboard shortcut.

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OPTASY: 10 Drupal SEO Mistakes You Do Not Want to Make on Your Website: From Least to Most Harmful- Part 1

drupal.org aggregator - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 13:17
10 Drupal SEO Mistakes You Do Not Want to Make on Your Website: From Least to Most Harmful- Part 1 adriana.cacoveanu Fri, 08/24/2018 - 17:17

You have made, are currently making and will continue to make various Drupal SEO mistakes. From those easy to overlook gaffes to (truly) dumb neglects, to critical mistakes severely impacting your site's ranking... 

Just face it and... fix it! 

And what better way of becoming aware of their impact on your site than by... getting them exposed, right? By bringing them into the spotlight...

Therefore, here are the 10 SEO mistakes you really don't want to make on your website: the “culprits” for your site's poor ranking.

Take note of them, assess their occurrence/risks for your Drupal site's SEO and strive to avoid them:

1. Overlooking or Misusing Header Tags

Do it for the crawlers or do it for your site visitors.

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Weekly useful Drupal things to know thread

Drupal - Open Source Content Platform - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 10:08

What's a useful tip or technique or tool (or anything) that you picked up and think others should know about?

(Check out the weekly post schedule in the sidebar)

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Simple Global Filter

drupal.org - Modules - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 09:03

This module provides an easy way to add global filters, based on taxonomies, in order to filter
content on your side.

What can you do with it?
* Create a global filter and display it in the site using a block, and then...
* Use the global filter where condition plugin is supported, as for example the visibility of a block.
* Integrate it with Views, using a view filter.
* Change the filter globally using GET parameters, so you can easily share URL with the filter in it.
* Use it programmatically from any other module.

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Better Social Sharing Buttons

drupal.org - Modules - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 08:55

Allows you to add social sharing buttons to your website.

This module generates a block, a node field and a paragraph field so you can choose how and where you add the social sharing buttons on your website.

Why yet another module for social sharing buttons ? Because most or even all existing modules seem to make a lot of external calls, have tracker scripts or even connect to ad servers. I needed a clean solution without any of that bloatware.

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OpenSense Labs: A Tryst With Drupal And Virtual Reality

drupal.org aggregator - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 08:41
A Tryst With Drupal And Virtual Reality Shankar Fri, 08/24/2018 - 18:11

Ever felt so intrigued by the movie that you were watching in a cinema hall and were completely immersed in it? Not only sometimes it can make you reminisce about instances from your own life but let you identify yourself with the characters in the film. You can start feeling like you are part of the film only to realise in the end it was just a film after all. Immersive experiences can happen in a spectacularly made film. To take the immersive experience to the next level, virtual reality is the answer.

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