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Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:03
Although Drupal 8 has had a Conditions Plugin API for a several months, it wasn't until during DrupalCon Austin sprint we managed to get blocks to use the Conditions Plugin API for block visibility. The great thing about Condition Plugins, is they are re-usable chunks of code, and many contrib projects will be able to take advantage of them (Page Manager, Panels, Rules anyone?) In this post, I...
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 08:00
So you've finished building a beautiful Drupal website. That means your work is done, right? Not even close! Building the site is only the beginning: every website needs to be deployed, hosted, monitored, maintained, upgraded, security patched, scaled, and more— and if you start thinking about those things only after finishing your site, you’re bound to run into trouble. Fortunately, DrupalCon...
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 03:26
Today, my cover was blown. If you came across this photo on your Facebook account or Twitter feed and you’ve been wondering – or furiously texting friends who were in Austin last month – “Is that really...?” or “Was he...” and “Did you meet him?” The answer is: No. Howard Stern did not attend DrupalCon as a Drupal Watchdog secret agent. (Although we did hear a rumor that he was in...
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 02:00
A post describing how to overcome the obscureness of how to turn off the read more option on the body field of Drupal Commerce product displays.
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 01:00
Get started with some quick and easy ways to improve the content editor experience, using contributed modules.
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 22:18
Want to get started with Drupal 8 coding, but not sure where to begin? Fear not! That’s exactly how I felt before I jumped down the rabbit hole by attending my first Drupal 8 code sprint, organized by the Forum One team earlier this month. Others there seemed to be in the same place I was in – which is to say that what we anticipated to be a quick installation actually turned into a lot of...
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 21:28
One of the most exciting features of Platform.sh is it’s ability to use Drush makefiles to rapidly prototype sites. By default, new projects can start with a makefile that will automatically add Commerce Kickstart or vanilla Drupal. Then, using the makefile, you can add new modules, themes, and libraries, by simply adding a few lines to the makefile and commiting. When you push the changes to...
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 17:43
As marketers, you understand the importance of having a system that promotes ease and efficiency when it comes to implementing marketing processes. You want to create content once and use it over and over in different ways to create contextual user experiences.  Drupal provides you with a variety of powerful, integrated tools to not only help you understand who you visitors are and what they...
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:43
Last week I had the opportunity to present at the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Summer Meeting held in Copper Mountain, CO. The Summer Meeting is a gathering of IT professionals from across several different agencies such as NASA, NOAA and USGS. Each year, the group comes together to talk about the challenges that they each face while trying to engage and support the...
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:22
This summer is an important time to help get Drupal 8 done, so there is no good reason to skip getting together. We are holding two Drupal 8 sprints at the same time on August 7 to 10: one in North America at TCDrupal, and one in Europe at Drupalaton. Sprinters from both events will collaborate on Drupal 8 issues. Join jthorson, xjm, alexpott, Crell, mtift, YesCT, and other lead Drupal 8...

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