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Tue, 11/04/2014 - 13:53
Launching a new Drupal website is exciting and can be a little risky if you aren’t careful. There are several things to accomplish, details that are too essential to overlook, and many people collaborating to make the deployment go smoothly. 
Tue, 11/04/2014 - 13:15
You may have heard some news about the fact that a new theme has been added to Drupal, named Classy. But what kind of theme is it exactly? Is it a pretty new look for Drupal 8? Well, no. You will still see Bartik as the default theme on your Drupal 8 site, so why another theme? Classy is a new base theme in core, which Bartik and Seven will then use as their bases. The idea here is to provide...
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 18:05
Competition is helping to drive big performance gains in PHP. Alternative ways of running PHP are becoming viable and with them is coming accelerated speed.
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 17:30
Last week’s Public Service Announcement from the Drupal security team caused a lot of attention. And rightfully so – it told us that the vast majority of Drupal 7 sites around the world are considered compromised. A mere 7 hours after critical security patch SA-CORE-2014-005 was released, robots were spotted in the wild, bulk-hacking Drupal 7 sites with this vulnerability. This is...
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 16:53
I’ll be giving a talk at BadCamp called “Mistakes I have Made: Collected Project Management Failures.” It’ll be funny, and true, and probably reference a few different stories from the past. However, when I look at what the real truth is to a talk about project management mistakes, I go to the source. What are the hardest things about project management? If you google this, you...
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 15:28
by Jeff Amaral Combining Drupal core’s view modes and theme regions with a small home-grown module created a new way to lay out node pages. The resulting module, Region View Modes, places copies of nodes, rendered through specific view modes, into theme regions. Yes, those are the same regions into which you would normally place blocks. There’s no new layout system here. You use the one you...
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 15:21
Completed Drupal site or project URL: https://greenwire.greenpeace.org/An international community for a greener future Nalini lives in a small city in India. To save money, all school books and student papers are copied or printed at the local print shop. Nalini is immensely annoyed with her classmates when they choose to print on a single side of paper. If everyone used both sides, she...
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 15:00
Previously: Update on Drupal / Bitcoin Payment Protocol (BIP 70) integration BIP 70 provides a mechanism so that a customer can be sure that they are sending a Bitcoin payment to the correct place. Before BIP 70, the customer would simply be presented with a Bitcoin address to send the amount to. This address could potentially be tampered with so the funds get sent to someone else. It is also not...
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 13:00
Ansible and Drupal Development - Part 2 In part 1 of this tutorial, we covered how to configure and use Ansible for local Drupal development. If you didn't have a chance to read that article, you can download my fork of Jeff Geerling's Drupal Dev VM to see the final, working version from part 1. In this article, we'll be switching things up quite a bit as we take a closer look at...
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:09
Something that new Drupalers struggle with is getting their site secured with SSL, the little lock in the browser or https://. Their first reaction is, “There has to be a module for that” and there are a few modules for getting your site HTTPS friendly, but there is a much easier solution. Read on to find out how to do it simply through your .htaccess file.

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