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Wed, 08/24/2016 - 14:54
Direct .mp3 file download. Marc Drummond (mdrummond), Front-end developer at Lullabot, Drupal core contributor, and self-processed Star Wars expert joins Kelley and Mike to discuss all the things the Drupal front-end community has been talking about lately. We also discuss the next major version of Drupal, whether or not a major Drupal contrib module will be deprecated, as well as our picks of...
Wed, 08/24/2016 - 14:36
In my previous post I explained why there will be a Drupal 9 even though we have previously unseen possibilities to add new things within Drupal 8.x.y. Now I'd like to dispel another myth, that initiatives are only there to add those new things. Drupal 8 introduced initiatives to the core development process with the intention that even core development became too big to follow, understand or...
Wed, 08/24/2016 - 14:33
TweetThis article covers, how to send email programmatically in your Drupal 8 site. There are two main steps to send an email using Drupal 8. First we need to implement hook_mail() to define email templates and the second step is to use the mail manager to send emails using these templates. Let's see an example for sending an email from the custom module, also the following name spaces....
Wed, 08/24/2016 - 14:00
As mentioned in our earlier blog on Video Annotations: A powerful and innovative tool for education, the most intriguing feature of the pilot version of NVLI is Video Annotation. UniMity Solutions assisted in building Annotation feature for Audio and Video assets. This involved identifying and integrating an open plugin that supported video and audio annotations and a generic annotation store...
Wed, 08/24/2016 - 05:52
With the 7.x-1.18 release of Hook Update Deploy Tools for Drupal 7 it is now possible to export a node on a development sandbox, commit the export file to the repository, then import it using either a hook_update_N() or using drush site-deploy-import node Pros: No need to re-create a node on prod after a client approves it. Early content that keeps getting wiped out by database snapshots...
Wed, 08/24/2016 - 01:56
Here is a screen cast of how to get started with Drupal 8 theme development. In the video I cover: using the drupal console to generate a theme from a base theme creating a libraries yml file adding global css to your theme Using Kint with the devel module debugging twig adding your own twig file to your theme
Wed, 08/24/2016 - 01:56
I admit that I haven't really looked at Drupal 8 too much yet. There is a variety of reasons why I haven't and I surely don't want this to turn into a forum listing the pros and cons of D8. We can leave that for another post. 
Wed, 08/24/2016 - 01:56
A question on the PSU DUG Slack channel got me thinking. How is it that websites are still being constructed at Penn State without any thought being put in as to how its is going to be maintained? Or by whom?   To be clear, I am not talking about content creation or maintenance, but maintaining the code/server/DB/etc. that supports or runs the site? Or to develop new features and functionality,...
Wed, 08/24/2016 - 01:46
Now we've got the experience of a number of production D8 sites under our belt we took the time to consolidate our CMI workflow into some useful drush commands. And naturally we've open sourced them. Read on to find out more about our drush CMI tools.
Wed, 08/24/2016 - 00:07
[GSoC 2016: Social API] Week 13: Thanks GSoC! Submitted by gvso on Tue, 08/23/2016 - 18:07 Students' final evaluations is over, and only mentors' evaluations is left. During these months, I have been working on projects to harmonize social networking functionality in Drupal and...

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