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Fri, 05/22/2015 - 15:07
/** * Implements hook_action_info(). */ function mymodule_action_info() { return array( 'mymodule_update_products' => array( 'type' => 'entity', 'label' => t('Update products by 2%'), 'configurable' => FALSE, 'triggers' => array('any'), 'pass rows' => TRUE, ), ); } function mymodule_update_products(&$entity, $context) { $...
Fri, 05/22/2015 - 07:00
If you're building a Drupal website with a lot of content for a community of users, chances are you'll need to set up some editorial controls. Starting with the Workbench and Workbench Moderation modules, you can create editorial workflows for content types. Nodes pass through different 'States', like Draft, Needs Review, and Published. Different User Roles control the flow of nodes through...
Fri, 05/22/2015 - 05:38
Earlier this week Matt Mullenweg, founder and CEO of Automattic, parent company of WordPress.com, announced the acquisition of WooCommerce. This is a very interesting move that I think cements the SMB/enterprise positioning between WordPress and Drupal. As Matt points out a huge percentage of the digital experiences on the web are now powered by open source solutions: WordPress, Joomla and Drupal...
Fri, 05/22/2015 - 02:00
DrupalCon LA So I did not make it along to DrupalCon Los Angeles, but I did spend some time reading twitter, and watching the sessions online. Here are some of the sessions I found entertaining and insightful and would recommend to others. Driesnote Keynote Dries, as always, sets the lay of the land with Drupal. He also goes into the early days of Drupal, and how some key people he was...
Thu, 05/21/2015 - 22:57
Our first foray into public during Drupalcon Los Angeles. Bob, Jason and Mark are live interviewing anyone who showed up to our BOF (Birds of a Feather) and gave away fancy Weekly Drop T-shirts. We also talked about our favorite sessions in this years North American ‘Con. Special thanks to Benztown Radio for the use of their equipment.
Thu, 05/21/2015 - 22:36
There’s many dirty little secrets in Drupal 7 core’s API when it comes to inconsistencies and oversights. It’s a big part of why so much care is being placed in D8 and its taking so long, because people realize this is a platform that’s used for the long haul and core decisions today will have lasting impacts a decade from now.
Thu, 05/21/2015 - 21:33
Business is keenly aware of the importance of page-load time, and its impact on conversion and search engine optimization. It’s now a priority at companies like Wal-Mart, Amazon, and Mozilla. At Acquia, we hear about it from virtually every customer. They all want to know how our platform and services can improve the performance of their websites. How much...
Thu, 05/21/2015 - 21:06
Drupal is an awesome tool for building sites! You imagine, you create and finally you publish your work online. But, if you are asking yourself “What now? Is all the work finished?” , then this track is exactly what you were looking for. Every site needs to be deployed, hosted, monitored, upgraded, scaled, security patched and maintained. DrupalCon Barcelona DevOps track can help you to achieve...
Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:00
This article provides you with the steps required to create a Drupal event calendar. First, two modules are downloaded and enabled - Calendar and Date. A new content type called Events is then created. Two events are created based on this content type. A View is then configured to display the calendar featuring events.
Thu, 05/21/2015 - 19:00
I am never missing the #DrupalCon #prenote again. So brilliant. — Kelley Curry (@BrightBold) May 12, 2015 DrupalCon always leaves me full of energy, and Amsterdam 2014 was no exception. The three of us – Adam Juran, me, and my wife Bryn – sat together on the short train ride back home to Cologne. Some chit chat and reminiscing quickly led to anticipation of the next DrupalCon, in LA. We were...

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