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Drupal Commerce: Drupal 7 Commerce Sprint Month Retrospective

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 17:40
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item even property=content:encodedpimg src= style=width:100%; //p pOne month ago we kicked off the Drupal 7 Commerce Sprint. This sprint is an initiative to work on Drupal Commerce 1.x and contributed projects in the ecosystem. Every week we have held a scrum in the form of office hours in the #drupal-commerce IRC channel, along with a Google Hangout for those who want to sprint virtually together. /p h3What has been accomplished?/h3 pWe have had over twelve participants since the first office hours and averaged around five attendees each week. Thanks to these community members we’ve accomplished the following!/p pstrongNew / Updated modules/strong/p/div/div/div

Attiks: Clientside validation for Drupal 8

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 17:38
pWe just released the first release candidate of clientside validation for Drupal 8./p pBy a href= Droogmans/a /p

IXIS: End of life imminent for Drupal 6

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 16:01
div class=field field-type-filefield field-field-blogimage div class=field-items div class=field-item odd img src= alt=teaser image for blog post title=End of life for Drupal 6 class=imagecache imagecache-blogfull imagecache-default imagecache-blogfull_default width=435 height=500 / /div /div /div pLaunched in 2008 Drupal 6 has served a large base of sites for the past 7 years even with the more recent Drupal 7 launched in 2011./p pAs a provider of Drupal support and hosting services Ixis still look after a number of clients who are running the latest up to date Drupal 6 codebase. However, with the announcement of Drupal 8 launching on November 19th 2015 this starts the countdown to the end of the a href= support policy/anbsp;- which is 3 months after the launch of Drupal 8.nbsp;The final 3 months will only cover security updates - not functionality or bug fixes./ppa href= target=_blankread more/a/p

Drupalize.Me: A Simple Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 Migration

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 15:00
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden text-content text-secondarydiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evenpWith the official release date of Drupal 8 right around the corner, I wanted to take a look at how much effort would be required to migrate our blog to Drupal 8. In this blog post we'll take a look at the current documentation, and status of the migrate module in Drupal core as well as a couple of contributed modules that can help us out./p /div/div/divdiv id=comment-wrapper-nid-2434/div

Mike Stiv - Drupal developer and consultant: Speeding up your Drupal website with cloudflare

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 13:44
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item even property=content:encodedpCloudflare claims that can boost the speed of a website. But how much benefit can a site get? I am using Cloudflare for some drupal sites, but I never had a clear picture of how much the speed improvement really is. In this post I will present some data that I collected. The site I tested is a drupal site, but similar results can be expected for any other CMS like wordpress or / img src= style=max-width:100% //p /div/div/divspan property=dc:title content=Speeding up your Drupal website with cloudflare class=rdf-meta element-hidden/span

InternetDevels: Drupal 7 and ApacheSolr: tips and examples for beginners

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 13:14
div class=field field--name-field-preview-image field--type-image field--label-hiddendiv class=field__itemsdiv class=field__item evenimg src= width=863 height=577 alt=Drupal 7 and ApacheSolr: tips and examples for beginners //div/div/divdiv class=field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hiddendiv class=field__itemsdiv class=field__item evenp style=text-align: right;emHey there! If you are interested in a target=_blank href= web development/a, tips/embr /em by our dev could do you a world of good. Welcome to learnbr / new /ememthings about a target=_blank href= 7/a and Apache Solr. 100% profit! ;)/em/p a href= more/a/div/div/div How To Install Drupal 8 (Linux) (Drupal 8 Tutorial #2) (Article + Video)

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:57
!-- google_ad_section_start --div class=field field-name-field-tutorial-description field-type-text-long field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evenpHow to install Drupal 8 in strongLinux/strong server (Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS), set permissions and setup virtual hosts. In the strongvideo/strong I also show how to remotely edit the files from Mac with Atom editor./p /div/div/divdiv class=field field-name-field-tutorial-youtube field-type-youtube field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evena href=/how-to-install-drupal-8-linux-drupal-8-tutorial-2-article-videoimg class=img-responsive typeof=foaf:Image src= alt=Embedded thumbnail for How To Install Drupal 8 (Linux) (Drupal 8 Tutorial #2) (Article + Video) //a/div/div/div!-- google_ad_section_end --

Gábor Hojtsy: Drupal 8 multilingual tidbits 19: content translation development

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:19
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-rssdiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evenpemUp to date as of November 11th, 2015./em/p pNow that we covered a href= content translation workflow works in Drupal 8/a, its time to look a bit at the API side. In Drupal 7 this meant dealing with scary seemingly infinitely nested arrays with language codes, field names, deltas, etc. Drupal 8 makes this a whole lot simpler./p /div/div/div Altering Entity Field Querys for JOINS ORs and Profit

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 01:00
One of my favorite features from Drupal 7 is the EntityFieldQuery. The power of the EntityFieldQuery is a well known thing, and I a have written about extending EntityFieldQueries with subqueries before. This time I will go into extending the query as a query object, using Drupal#39;s hook and alter architecture. Simple EntityFieldQuery For our example we will start with a simple EntityFieldQuery for getting a list of nodes. $query...

OSTraining: Use Cloud Zoom for Thumbnail Galleries in Drupal

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 00:20
pCloud Zoom is a JQuery addon that provides image galleries that are ideal for shopping carts./p pCloud Zoom will show a small, thumbnail sized image. When you hover over the small image, you'll then get a large version of the image. This effect is really popular in e-commerce: you'll see it on and in Drupal Commerce./p pHere's how to use Cloud Zoom in Drupal:/pimg src= height=1 width=1 alt=/

Entity Pilot: Entity Pilot in public beta - painless content staging for Drupal 8

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 23:23
div class=field field-name-field-teaser field-type-text-long field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evenpToday we're proud to announce that Entity Pilot has entered its public beta phase, just in time for the 8.0.0 release of Drupal 8./p pThis means you can get started sending and receiving content between your Drupal 8 sites and building up a content-repository to power your content network./p pRead on to discover painless content-staging for Drupal 8/p /div/div/div

Red Crackle: How to theme Drupal 8 views by overriding default templates

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 21:29
In this post, you will learn how to theme Drupal 8 views by overriding default views templates and use our own markup to build an accordion.

Gábor Hojtsy: Drupal 8 multilingual tidbits 18: core content translation workflow

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 17:55
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-rssdiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evenpemUp to date as of November 10th, 2015./em/p pIn the previous tidbit, we a href=blog/2015-jan-27/drupal-8-multilingual-tidbits-17-content-translation-basicscovered content translation basics/a. In short now you can configure translatability on any subtype of any entity type, so for example articles or specific taxonomy vocabularies may be configured to have all their entities support translation. Then each entity structure may be configured on the field and in some cases subfield level to support translation. The question is how does it all work then, what do we do to translate content?/p /div/div/div

Pantheon Blog: Magic Drush Tricks for Your Bash Shell

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 17:00
Drush can do a lot of amazing things that escapes most people’s notice.  For example, did you know that you can change your working directory to a local site by using a site alias?  Just type:     cdd @mysite

Drupal Commerce: Commerce 2.x Stories: Stores

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 15:41
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item even property=content:encodedpLast time we talked about a href= Now it's time for arguably one of the biggest new concepts in Commerce 2.x: stores./p pimg src= //p pStores represent billing locations, and were made to cover two primary use cases./p pa href= here to find out what they are.../a/p /div/div/div

Chapter Three: Drupal Development with Docker Compose

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 15:21
pUsing virtualized environments for development is smart. You can create accurate replicas of arbitrary systems, safely isolated from your host OS and other development environments. The overhead, however, is significant, both in terms of system and development resources. Developers need higher-end hardware with sufficient memory and storage and the necessary skills or help to build systems./p Language lessons: How can I fix my autocomplete box?

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 14:00
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-items id=md1div class=field-item even itemprop=articleBodypLanguages make everything so complicated! I just discovered the autocomplete bit on my reference fields wasn't working - until I tried searching by another language, and then the results gave me a surprise:/p pimg src=/sites/ width=211 height=104 alt=Autocomplete results are not in the same language as their search input for entity reference fields //pp /p/div/div/div

Jim Birch: Add an Anchor Menu/Table of Contents to Drupal 7

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 13:00
a href=;utm_medium=drupal-planetamp;utm_campaign=node/47 title=Add an Anchor Menu/Table of Contents to Drupal 7img src= width=620 height=465 alt=Lego Uncle Jim and the Drupal Drop title=Lego Uncle Jim and the Drupal Drop //abr pBack in the olden times of the internet, we had really long static HTML pages.  In order to make the page more organized, we would make a table of contents at the top, linked to the content below using anchor tags.  You can still see this today in today's web.  A good example is the a href='s HTML5 Specification/a./p pThere are plenty of a href= of Contents Drupal modules/a, in addition to what can be done with core's Book module, but I want to show you how it can be acheived with two displays in a single view.  In this tutorial I will create a view with 2 displays that link to each other, and display them on a single page using Panels.  I prefer using Views Panes in my views, provided by the a href= content panes/a module provided by ctools./p pYou can also achieve the same results using Blocks, or Blocks with Context, and placing both view displays on the same page./p pThe result of this tutorial can be found on this a href= page/a./p pa href=/blog/drupal-7-anchor-menu/demoimg alt=The Results src=/sites/default/files/img/blog/8-the-results.png //a/p h2Add a view/h2 h3Display #1: Blog Post List Content Pane/h3 pa href=/sites/default/files/img/blog/1-view-blog-post-list.pngimg alt=View Blog Post List src=/sites/default/files/img/blog/1-view-blog-post-list.png //a/p pa href=;utm_medium=drupal-planetamp;utm_campaign=node/47 title=Add an Anchor Menu/Table of Contents to Drupal 7Read more/a/p

Mike Ryan: migrate_plus splits up

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 01:59
pFor anyone currently using the migrate_tools (drush and UI tools for managing migrations) or migrate_source_csv (CSV source plugin) submodules of a href= with their Drupal 8 migration projects, a heads-up - they're being a href= off into separate projects/a./p h2What's happening/h2 pNew projects have been created for a href= and a href= The plan is to create real (beta or RC) releases for these projects by next Monday, November 16. On that day, a release of migrate_plus will be cut that no longer contains those two modules./p h2What do I do about it?/h2 pa href= target=_blankread more/a/p

Drupal Association News: - improving the user journey while funding the work

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 01:25
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evenpimg alt= src= style=width: 240px; height: 345px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left; /The Drupal Association mission is to unite the global open source community to build and promote Drupal. One of the most impactful ways to achieve this is through Over the last two years, our Engineering team made great strides making the site’s technical stack more performant and rolling out various new features and improvements, such as contribution credits, new version of testbots, improved registration workflow, and many more. And we are not going to stop. It’s imperative that we give users a faster and easier journey towards adoption, community connection, and contribution./p pWith a November 19, 2015 release date for Drupal 8 coming soon, it make sense to a href= the download experience/a. This much anticipated release will create a surge of traffic and downloads including many who are new to Drupal and just starting their journey towards adoption and contribution./p h3 Improving the Download Experience/h3 pThe download experience today is lacking clarity and context. It is focused on providing the file, but it is not clear about what you are downloading, which version is right for the visitor, how to find the release notes, and what to do next. We also have limited data insight into what kind of audience is downloading the software, making it hard to provide the best educational context on the page./p pIn time for the November 19th Drupal Release date, we will launch the first iteration of the a href= download experience/a. As we learn more, we will continue to improve the experience. For this first iteration, we will improve the content on the page, give visitors more context and clarity, and we will give more weight to the call to action. That’s a strong mission win for the Association./p h3 Helping pay for itself/h3 pWith this set of improvements we are also creating an opportunity for companies that frequently work with Drupal to highlight how they extend or enhance Drupal. We looked to other open source download experiences for inspiration such as Ubuntu and SensioLabs, who use this funding approach. We also leveraged our learnings from this past year of creating digital opportunities, making sure that our approach aligns with community values. By integrating messages from key partners, we are both creating a way for to help pay for itself as well as providing more context and quality to the download experience. And of course, we’re doing all that guided by our a href= and policies/a./p h3 The Importance of Iteration/h3 pWe’ll be launching our first version of this improved experience in conjunction with the Drupal 8 launch. We want to stress that this in no way represents a “finished” product. We’ll use your feedback and actual user data to inform ongoing improvements. This aligns with how we work n launch a feature, listen and learn from users, then iterate on that feature. We will continue to evaluate this feature to ensure that it meets both community and Association business needs./p h3 Next steps/h3 pWe are very excited to find ways to both improve the experience and fund the work we are doing there. This first iteration will teach us a lot and we will use this to opportunity to better understand how to serve our visitors. If you want to follow this process and share your experience, a href= the related issue./a/p pemstrongFlickr photo: a href= /div/div/div