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CiviCRM Blog: Easier creation of email newsletters - New version

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 9:24am
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden div class=field-item even property=content:encodedpWhen preparing an email newsletter, one part of it that is time consuming is gathering together all the content that is needed. In my experience, virtually all the content already exists elsewhere, such as in the local CMS, in CiviCRM, or on a blog, or some other online source.    So I was thinking how can I make this process easier.  What I did: I created mail merge tokens for CiviCRM that autofill a list of recent blog posts, stories, or any other type of CMS content.  So the end-user sees a list of tokens, one for each content type, each term/category, each aggregator feed,  and for each date range. Such as Content of type 'blog' created in the last 7 days .  What is particulary powerful about this approach, is that if you are also using a CMS aggregator (such as the aggregator module in Drupal core) then virually any external RSS feed is turned into CMS content, which is now available as a CiviCRM token. (The original blog post about this extension is at: a href=https://civicrm.org/blogs/pogstonesarahgladstone/easier-creation-email-newsletters-content-tokenshttps://civicrm.org/blogs/pogstonesarahgladstone/easier-creation-email-newsletters-content-tokens/a )/p pThanks to community involvement (specifically thanks to a href=https://github.com/jorich-2000https://github.com/jorich-2000/a), there is a new version of the Content Token extension.  This version now supports Joomla, in addition to Drupal7, Drupal6, and WordPress./p pThe lastest version is 2.9 and can be downloaded from: a href=https://civicrm.org/extensions/content-tokenshttps://civicrm.org/extensions/content-tokens/a/p pI am looking forward to getting feedback on this./p p /p p /p p /p /div /div div class=field field-name-taxonomy-vocabulary-1 field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-hidden clearfix ul class=field-items li class=field-item even a href=/category/civicrm-blog-categories/civimail typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=CiviMail/a /li li class=field-item odd a href=/category/civicrm-blog-categories/drupal typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=Drupal/a /li li class=field-item even a href=/category/civicrm-blog-categories/extensions typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=Extensions/a /li li class=field-item odd a href=/category/civicrm-blog-categories/joomla typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=Joomla/a /li li class=field-item even a href=/category/civicrm-blog-categories/wordpress typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=WordPress/a /li /ul /div
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Jim Birch: Drupal 7 Panels: Page Manager Existing Pages

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 10:47am
a href=http://jimbir.ch/blog/drupal-7-panels-page-manager-existing-pages?utm_source=feedamp;utm_medium=drupal-planetamp;utm_campaign=node/35 title=Drupal 7 Panels: Page Manager Existing Pagesimg src=http://jimbir.ch/sites/default/files/styles/drupal_planet/public/img/blog/Lego%20Uncle%20Jim%20Wins%20at%20The%20Poker.jpg?itok=XXEkAsiT width=620 height=465 alt=Lego Uncle Jim Wins at Poker title=Lego Uncle Jim Wins at Poker //abr pI plan on doing a more in depth article on how I've been using Panels instead of templates or contexts for laying out this Drupal 7 site, but I feel like I still have more to learn.  Until then, I wanted to share what I found to be a missing piece of the puzzle, a href=https://www.drupal.org/project/pm_existing_pagesPage Manager Existing Pages/a./p pPMEP allows you to override any page that is in the admin menu for use in Page Manager.  That way, you can create variants, and add whatever layout, content, selection rules, that you want.  Without this plugin, you get an error message in Page Manager when trying to overwrite an existing URL./p pSo, where would I use this?  Page Manager comes with defaults for Node, Taxonomy, and some User pages, most of what you need to present your site to the world.  But there are certain administration pages, when viewed in a front end theme that slipped through the cracks.  For example, node/add, which lists all the content types you can add, or the Style Guide Module generated /admin/appearance/styleguide/p pInstall and configure Page Manager Existing Pages/p pa href=http://jimbir.ch/blog/drupal-7-panels-page-manager-existing-pages?utm_source=feedamp;utm_medium=drupal-planetamp;utm_campaign=node/35 title=Drupal 7 Panels: Page Manager Existing PagesRead more/a/p
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Gizra.com: Forking Todo Restful with Backbone.Marionette

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 4:00pm
pstrongIn this guest post, a href=https://twitter.com/lukeherringtonLuke Herrington/a shares his experience with integrating an existing Drupal backend with a Backbone.Marionette Todo app./strong/p pIf you#39;re reading this, you probably already know about all of the great work that Gizra has done in the Drupal/REST space. If you haven#39;t, I highly recommend you check out their a href=https://github.com/Gizragithub/a repo. Also see the a href=https://github.com/RESTful-DrupalRESTful/a module./p pOne of the projects that Amitai has contributed is a href=https://github.com/Gizra/todo_restfulTodo Restful/a. It shows an Angular implementation of the canonical a href=http://todomvc.com/TodoMVC/a Javascript app connecting to a headless Drupal backend. It#39;s a great demonstration of how easy exposing Drupal content with the RESTful module is. It also shows that when a RESTful API adheres to best practices, connecting it with clients that follow the same best practices is like a nice handshake./p pI saw the Todo Restful project and it got me thinking, quot;If Amitai did this right (hint: he did), then I should be able to get this working with Backbone pretty easilyquot;. I was pleasantly surprised!/p div class=demo-block text-center a class=demo target=_blank href=http://infiniteluke.github.io/todo_restful/View demo/a a class=code target=_blank href=https://github.com/infiniteluke/todo_restfulGet the source code/a /div div class=thumbnail img src=http://www.gizra.com/assets/images/posts/restful-backbone/image1.jpg div class=captionTodo app with a Drupal backend/div /div pHere#39;s a simplified list of everything I had to do to get it working:/p pa href=http://www.gizra.com/content/restful-backbone-marionette/Continue reading…/a/p
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Mediacurrent: Highlights From DrupalCon Los Angeles

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 3:16pm
img typeof=foaf:Image src=http://d1l4od7sxc8nwf.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/thumb_blog_spotlight/public/drupalcon-recap-01.png?itok=HYaQ7uSx width=200 height=152 alt=DrupalCon Los Angeles Recap title=DrupalCon Los Angeles Recap / pLast week, was in sunny Los Angeles for DrupalCon 2015. Though many were seasoned veterans, it was my first time at a Con. It was a whirlwind of team building, a a href=https://youtu.be/0o4EgSXd0DEmagical Prenote/a, great one-on-one coversations and plenty of Drupal talk. Needless to say, I'm still recovering! But if one thing is certain, our team had a wonderful time. Here are some of their takeaways:/p
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Commercial Progression: DrupalCon LA 2015 Highlights with Steve Burge from OSTraining (E9)

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 1:22pm
div class=field field-name-field-media field-type-file field-label-hidden div class=field-items div class=field-item evendiv class=mediaelement-audioaudio src=https://www.commercialprogression.com/sites/default/files/podcasts/HookedonDrupal_Steve_Burge_OStraining_DrupalCon2015_0.mp3 class=mediaelement-formatter-identifier-1432322771-0 controls=controls /audiodiv class=mediaelement-download-linka href=https://www.commercialprogression.com/sites/default/files/podcasts/HookedonDrupal_Steve_Burge_OStraining_DrupalCon2015_0.mp3Download/a/div/div/div /div /div div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden div class=field-items div class=field-item evenpCommercial Progression presents Hooked on Drupal, “Episode 9: DrupalCon LA 2015 Highlights with Steve Burge from OSTraining.  In this special DrupalCon edition of Hooked on Drupal we conferenced in a href=https://www.drupal.org/u/steveburgeSteve Burge of OSTraining/a for an on the ground report from Los Angeles.  Held on May 11-15, 2015 a href=https://events.drupal.org/losangeles2015DrupalCon LA/a was the premiere event for the Drupal community.  Steve brings us the inside scoop of highlights and takeaways as the conference wraps up.  Additionally, Alex Fisher (also a DrupalCon veteran) shares his memories and insights from past DrupalCons.  Commercial Progression has recently a href=http://www.commercialprogression.com/press-release/kickstarter-sponsorship-ostraining-drupal7-drupal8-upgrade-free-video-trainingsponsored OSTraining with a $5000 kickstarter /abacking to bring Drupal 8 upgrade training to the masses.  This new collection of video resources will be released in September 2015.  With Dries call to support Drupal as public utility from DrupalCon, this announcement seems especially timely./ppHooked on Drupal is available for a href=http://www.commercialprogression.com/podcast/hooked-on-drupal/podcast.xmlRSS syndication here/a at the a href=https://www.commercialprogression.com/podcast/hooked-on-drupalCommercial Progression site/a. Additionally, each episode is available to watch online via our a href=https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-GArqUv8d1_nIuIGhbAzP4nca69MoUvzYouTube channel/a, within the a href=https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hooked-on-drupal/id934844910iTunes store/a, on a href=https://soundcloud.com/comprodrupalSoundCloud/a, and now via a href=http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/commercial-progression/hooked-on-drupalStitcher/a./ppIf you would like to participate as a guest or contributor, please email us at/pp dir=ltra href=mailto:social@commercialprogression.comsocial@commercialprogression.com/a/pp dir=ltr /ph2Content Links and Related Information/h2ulli dir=ltra href=https://events.drupal.org/losangeles2015DrupalCon LA 2015/a/lili dir=ltra href=https://www.ostraining.comOSTraining/a/lili dir=ltra href=http://steveburge.com/Steve Burge/a/lili dir=ltra href=https://www.ostraining.com/blog/drupal/drupalcon-la-review/DrupalCon Los Angeles Review from Steve Burge/a/lili dir=ltra href=https://www.commercialprogression.com/press-release/kickstarter-sponsorship-ostraining-drupal7-drupal8-upgrade-free-video-trainingDrupal 8 Upgrade Training Sponsorship by Commercial Progression/a/li/ulp /ppa href=https://www.ostraining.comimg alt=OSTraining logo src=/sites/default/files/ostraining_logo_0.png style=width: 430px; height: 73px; //a/ph2 /h2h2Hooked on Drupal Content Team/h2p dir=ltra href=https://www.commercialprogression.com/user/alex-fisherALEX FISHER/a - Founder of Commercial Progression/pp dir=ltra href=https://www.ostraining.com/about/us/STEVE BURGE/a - Founder of OSTraining/pp dir=ltra href=http://www.commercialprogression.com/user/alex-fisherimg alt=Alex Fisher src=https://www.ostraining.com/cdn/images/Alex-Fisher.jpg style=border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 100%; color: rgb(95, 96, 98); font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20.2999992370605px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); //aspan style=color: rgb(95, 96, 98); font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20.2999992370605px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); /spana href=https://www.ostraining.com/about/us/img alt=Steve src=https://www.ostraining.com/cdn/images/stories/teachers/2013/steve.jpg style=border: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 100%; color: rgb(95, 96, 98); font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20.2999992370605px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); //abr style=color: rgb(95, 96, 98); font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20.2999992370605px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); /br style=color: rgb(95, 96, 98); font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20.2999992370605px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); /span style=color: rgb(95, 96, 98); font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);Left, Alex Fisher, founder and owner of Commercial Progression in Northville, Mich.br /Right, Steve Burge of Sarasota, Fla., founder and CEO of OSTraining/span/ph2Podcast Subscription/h2ulli dir=ltrp dir=ltra href=https://www.commercialprogression.com/podcast/hooked-on-drupalPodcast/a/p/lili dir=ltrp dir=ltra href=http://www.commercialprogression.com/podcast/hooked-on-drupal/podcast.xmlPodcast RSS Feed/a/p/lili dir=ltrp dir=ltra href=https://www.commercialprogression.com/blog-tags/hooked-drupalHooked on Drupal Blog/a/p/lili dir=ltrp dir=ltra href=https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=comprodrupalYouTube Channel/a/p/lili dir=ltrp dir=ltra href=https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hooked-on-drupal/id934844910iTunes Podcast/a/p/lili dir=ltrp dir=ltra href=https://soundcloud.com/comprodrupalSoundCloud Stream/a/p/lili dir=ltrp dir=ltra href=http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/commercial-progression/hooked-on-drupalStitcher/a/p/li/ulp dir=ltra href=https://www.commercialprogression.com/podcast/episode/drupalcon-la-2015-highlights-steve-burge-ostraining-e9img alt=Hooked on Drupal Episode 9 - DrupalCon 2015 Review with Steve Burge of OSTraining Podcast src=/sites/default/files/episode9_drupalcon_titleslide.jpg style=width: 600px; height: 338px; //a/p/div /div /div div class=field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix div class=field-labelTags:nbsp;/div div class=field-items div class=field-item evena href=/blog-tags/hooked-drupalHooked on Drupal/a, a href=/blog-tags/podcastpodcast/a, a href=/blog-tags/drupal-8Drupal 8/a, a href=/blog-tags/drupalconDrupalCon/a, a href=/blog-tags/planet-drupalPlanet Drupal/a, a href=/blog-tags/trainingtraining/a, a href=/blog-tags/sponsorshipsponsorship/a/div /div /div
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Paul Booker: Creating an action to update the prices of your commerce products

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 8:07am
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item even property=content:encodedpre class=brush: php /** * 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) { $product_id = $entity-product_id; //dsm($product_id); $price = $entity-commerce_price[LANGUAGE_NONE][0]['amount']; //dsm($price); $updated_price = 1.02 * $price; $affected_rows = db_update('field_data_commerce_price') -fields(array('commerce_price_amount' = $updated_price)) -condition('entity_id', $product_id) -execute(); //dsm($affected_rows); } function mymodule_round_up_line_item_price($line_item_id) { $line_item = commerce_line_item_load($line_item_id); return round($line_item-commerce_unit_price[LANGUAGE_NONE][0]['amount'],-2); } /pre/div/div/divdiv class=field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-above clearfixh3 class=field-labelTags: /h3ul class=linksli class=taxonomy-term-reference-0a href=/drupal-developer/tags/commerce typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=commerce/a/lili class=taxonomy-term-reference-1a href=/drupal-developer/tags/drupalplanet typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=drupalplanet/a/li/ul/divdiv class=easy_social_box clearfix horizontal easy_social_lang_und div class=easy_social-widget easy_social-widget-twitter firsta href=http://twitter.com/share class=twitter-share-button data-url=http://www.paulbooker.co.uk/drupal-developer/code-snippet/creating-action-update-prices-your-commerce-products data-count=horizontal data-lang = en data-via= data-related=:Check it out! data-text=Creating an action to update the prices of your commerce productsTweet/a/div div class=easy_social-widget easy_social-widget-facebookiframe src=//www.facebook.com/plugins/like.php?locale=en_USamp;href=http%3A//www.paulbooker.co.uk/drupal-developer/code-snippet/creating-action-update-prices-your-commerce-productsamp;send=falseamp;layout=button_countamp;width=88amp;show_faces=trueamp;action=likeamp;colorscheme=lightamp;font=amp;height=21amp;appId= scrolling=no frameborder=0 style=border:none; overflow:hidden; width:88px; height:21px; allowTransparency=true/iframe/div div class=easy_social-widget easy_social-widget-googleplusdiv class=g-plusone data-size=medium data-annotation=bubble data-href=http://www.paulbooker.co.uk/drupal-developer/code-snippet/creating-action-update-prices-your-commerce-products/div/div div class=easy_social-widget easy_social-widget-linkedin lastscript type=in/share data-url=http://www.paulbooker.co.uk/drupal-developer/code-snippet/creating-action-update-prices-your-commerce-products data-counter=right/script/div /div !-- /.easy_social_box --
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Gábor Hojtsy: New easy ways to explore Drupal 8's multilingual capabilities

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:57am
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden view-mode-rssdiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evenpThe Drupal 8 multilingual team is really great in spreading know-how on the new things in the upcoming version, so we had our session (1h) and workshop (2h) recordings published and widely available. While we of course love our baby and can talk all day about it, who has hours when they just want to explore what is coming up? We just addressed that this week with the following./p h31. New 2m22s introduction video with the key benefits/h3 iframe width=640 height=360 src=https://www.youtube.com/embed/u9cjFiQSDKc?rel=0amp;showinfo=0 frameborder=0 allowfullscreen=/iframeh32. A quick summary of key benefits and an easy to skim features list/h3 pa href=http://www.drupal8multilingual.org/#topbenefitshttp://www.drupal8multilingual.org/#topbenefits/a lists the top 12 benefits and a href=http://www.drupal8multilingual.org/featureshttp://www.drupal8multilingual.org/features/a provides the more detailed information in an easy to skim text form. And yeah, that 1h session video if you have the time./p h33. Easy to launch demo to try features out/h3 pThanks to our work on the multilingual workshops for DrupalCons, BADCamp and DrupalCamps, we have a a href=http://www.drupal8multilingual.org/workshopdemo with sample content in 4 languages/a that you can try out in your browser for 30 minutes without any registration or local software install required thanks to simplytest.me./p h34. Check out who voted with their feet already/h3 pDrupal 8 is not yet released, yet there are numerous live multilingual Drupal 8 sites helping with nature preservation, finding health professionals or concert tickets among other good uses. Now there is a handy list to review at a href=http://www.drupal8multilingual.org/showcasehttp://www.drupal8multilingual.org/showcase/a./p pIf you like what you see, we still have guided workshops (those that last 2h). The next one is a href=http://2015.drupalcamp.es/node/67coming up right this Sunday at DrupalCamp Spain/a. We also believe that a href=http://www.drupal8multilingual.org/teamthe multilingual team is one of the best to get involved with/a if you want to know Drupal 8 better and give back some to improve the new version as well. We have weekly meetings and a href=https://groups.drupal.org/node/456728a huge sprint coming up at DrupalCon Barcelona/a. Maybe we'll have some opportunity to celebrate as well. See you there!/p /div/div/div
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Julian Granger-Bevan: A Git Workflow for Drupal Modules

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 7:54am
!-- google_ad_section_start --div class=field field-name-field-image2 field-type-image field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evenimg typeof=foaf:Image src=http://julian.granger-bevan.me/sites/julian.granger-bevan.me/files/styles/medium/public/git-icon-black.png?itok=uFzNx29D width=150 height=150 //div/div/divdiv class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item even property=content:encoded pspan style=line-height: 1.538em;Years ago now, the Drupal community adopted Git as a version control system to replace CVS. That move has helped development since the distributed nature of Git allows better tracking of work privately before uploading a patch to drupal.org./span/p pspan style=line-height: 1.538em;Sandbox repositories allow contributors to clone an existing project to work on independently (therefore not needing permissions for the canonical repository), but there is currently no way that I know of to request that those changes are pulled back, facilitate a review of changes and then merge the changes in (a pull request)./span/p pemHopefully that functionality is on the way!/em/p pBut as a community the challenge is not just the development on drupal.org, collaboration with GitHub, or whatever form the technical change takes. Alongside those changes, we need the workflows that will help us better manage multiple versions, allow fast bug fixes whilst features are being tested, and provide for reviews without alienating developers. And the technical element goes hand in hand with the workflow./p pAs an example, for the a href=http://drupal.org/project/pmDrupal PM module/a, we recently debated how to set up Git branches to allow more flexibility than the traditional single line of code inheritted from CVS./p !--break-- pemThere were a few criteria that the new solution had to have:/em/p ulliFlexibility that allowed bug fixes to be more quickly applied to a release: Under the single line of code approach, Releasing bug fixes only would require adhoc branches and tags./li lispan style=line-height: 1.538em;Fit with dru/spanspan style=line-height: 1.538em;pal.org infrasturcture: In particular, we'd like users to be able to test a development version without cloning from Git. So the development release on drupal.org needed to correspond to an appropriate codeset for people to test./span/li /ululliAlignment to industry standard approaches where possible: Looking into what is used elsewhere in the software world, the a href=http://nvie.com/posts/a-successful-git-branching-model/Gitflow/a model has been received well./li /ulpPutting all of this together and discussing on Skype and a a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2467159drupal.org issue/a, we came up with a branching model that seems to fit these criteria./p pstrongFor each major version of the module (i.e., 7.x-1.x, 7.x-2.x, 8.x-1.x), we will have the following branches:/strong/p ulliRelease branches: There will be one release branch for each major version, named after the version (for example: 7.x-1.x). The codebase in here will always be the release candidate for the next point release, and those point releases will always be tagged from this release branch./li lispan style=line-height: 1.538em;Development branches: There will be one development branch for each major version, named develop-/spanspan style=line-height: 1.538em;[version] (for example: 7.x-1.x). This will effectively be a staging branch for the next release but one. Features will be merged into here, and t/spanspan style=line-height: 1.538em;hen this development branch will be merged into the release branch when the next release candidate is required./span/li lispan style=line-height: 1.538em;Feature branches: There will be one feature branch for each feature (drupal.org issue), named feature-[issue]-[title] (for example, feature-12345-add-feature). These will be worked on until the given feature is finished. Once completed, the feature branch is merged into the development branch./span/li /ululliHotfix branches: There will be one hotfix branch for each bug fix (drupal.org issue), named hotfix-[issue]-[title] (for example, hotfix-12345-fix-bug). These will be worked on until the bug is confirmed fixed. Once completed, the hotfix branch is merged into both the development and release branches./li /ulpWe're just beginning to use this system in entirety, and I hope that it works out./p pOne caveat is that the system only works for developers with permissions on the project repository. I would love for any contributor to be able to fit into this model and to have the pull request system available for the final merge... perhaps soon.../p /div/div/div!-- google_ad_section_end --div class=field field-name-field-category field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfixdiv class=field-labelCategory:nbsp;/divdiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evena href=/blog/websites typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=Websites/a/div/div/divdiv class=field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfixdiv class=field-labelTags:nbsp;/divdiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evena href=/tags/git typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=Git/a/divdiv class=field-item odda href=/tags/drupal typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=Drupal/a/divdiv class=field-item evena href=/tags/drupal-planet typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=Drupal Planet/a/divdiv class=field-item odda href=/tags/workflows typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=workflows/a/divdiv class=field-item evena href=/tags/branching typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=branching/a/div/div/div
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LevelTen Interactive: How To Fine Tune Drupal#039;s Editorial Controls with Workbench Access

Fri, 05/22/2015 - 12:00am
img typeof=foaf:Image src=http://getlevelten.com/sites/default/files/styles/600x300/public/content/blog/images/workbench-access.png?itok=bBPjIhaE width=600 height=300 alt=Workbench Access / pIf 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 a href=https://www.drupal.org/project/workbenchWorkbench/a and a href=https://www.drupal.org/project/workbench_moderationWorkbench Moderation/a 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 these different states.... a href=/blog/kristin-brinner/how-fine-tune-drupals-editorial-controls-workbench-access class=more-linkRead more/a/p
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Dries Buytaert: Why WooMattic is big news for small businesses

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:38pm
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item even property=content:encodedpEarlier this week Matt Mullenweg, founder and CEO of Automattic, parent company of WordPress.com, a href=http://ma.tt/2015/05/woomattic/announced the acquisition of WooCommerce/a. This is a very interesting move that I think cements the SMB/enterprise positioning between a href=http://wordpress.orgWordPress/a and a href=http://drupal.orgDrupal/a./p pAs Matt points out a huge percentage of the digital experiences on the web are now powered by open source solutions: a href=http://wordpress.orgWordPress/a, a href=http://joomla.orgJoomla/a and a href=http://drupal.orgDrupal/a. Yet one question the acquisition may evoke is: How will open source platforms drive ecommerce innovation in the future?./p pLarger retailers with complex requirements usually rely on bespoke commerce engines or built their online stores on solutions such as a href=http://demandware.comDemandware/a, a href=http://hybris.comHybris/a and a href=http://magento.comMagento/a. Small businesses access essential functions such as secure transaction processing, product information management, shipping and tax calculations, and PCI compliance from third-party solutions such as a href=http://shopify.comShopify/a, a href=https://payments.amazon.com/merchantAmazon's merchant services/a and increasingly, solutions from a href=http://squarespace.comSquarespace/a and a href=http://wix.comWix/a./p pI believe the a href=http://www.woothemes.com/woocommerce/WooCommerce/a acquisition by a http=http://automattic.comAutomattic/a puts a href=http://wordpress.orgWordPress/a in a better position to compete against the slickly marketed offerings from Squarespace and Wix, and defend WordPress's popular position among small businesses. WooCommerce brings to WordPress a commerce toolkit with essential functions such as payments processing, inventory management, cart checkout and tax calculations. /p pDrupal has a rich library of commerce solutions ranging from a href=https://www.drupal.org/project/commerceDrupal Commerce/a -- a library of modules offered by a href=http://commerceguys.comCommerce Guys/a -- to connectors offered by a href=http://acquia.comAcquia/a for Demandware and other ecommerce engines. Brands such as LUSH Cosmetics handle all of their ecommerce operations with Drupal, others, such as Puma, use a Drupal-Demandware integration to combine the best elements of content and commerce to deliver stunning shopping experiences that break down the old division between brand marketing experiences and the shopping process. Companies such as Tesla Motors have created their own custom commerce engine and rely on Drupal to deliver the front-end customer experience across multiple digital channels from traditional websites to mobile devices, in-store kiosks and more./p pTo me, this further accentuates the division of the CMS market with WordPress dominating the small business segment and Drupal further solidifying its position with larger organizations with more complex requirements. I'm looking forward to seeing what the next few years will bring for the open source commerce world, and I'd love to hear your opinion in the comments./p /div/div/div
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DrupalCon News: The PM Track: What it’s about and how to get your session picked +Bonus 40 ideas for sessions you can steal!

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:06pm
div class=field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hiddendiv class=field__itemsdiv class=field__item evenpIf you’re anything like me, right now you’re thinking: Finally! It’s a very exciting moment for those in our field who have craved ways to collaborate, learn from experiences and refine our craft. The Drupalcon team has heard our request loud and clear, and we can now enjoy the very first Project Management Track!/p/div/div/div
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Pixelite: Top 10 DrupalCon LA sessions

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 7:00pm
h2 id=drupalcon-laDrupalCon LA/h2 pSo 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./p h2 id=driesnote-keynoteDriesnote Keynote/h2 pDries, 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 involved with and have now gone on to form organisations that centre around Drupal./p pemBest quote:/em/p blockquote pObstacles don’t block the path, they are the path/p /blockquote div class=embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9 iframe width=1280 height=720 src=https://www.youtube.com/embed/uNRtZDAS0xI frameborder=0 allowfullscreen=/iframe /div h2 id=noNo/h2 pLarry Garfield gives an interesting talk on why sometimes it is best to say NO in order to give focus to the things that actually matter./p pemBest quote:/em/p blockquote pCase and point, the new Macbook Airs, they say NO TO EVERYTHING./p /blockquote div class=embed-responsive embed-responsive-4by3 iframe width=960 height=720 src=https://www.youtube.com/embed/eXYs09gxIzE frameborder=0 allowfullscreen=/iframe /div h2 id=php-containers-at-scale-5k-containers-per-serverPHP Containers at Scale: 5K Containers per Server/h2 pDavid Strauss explains the history of web hosting, and how this is now far more complex. David is CTO of a href=https://pantheon.io/Pantheon/a, and they now run 100,000+ websites, all with dev + test + production environments. Pantheon run 150+ containers on a 30GB box (205MB each on average). Really interesting talk on how to run large amounts of sites efficiently./p div class=embed-responsive embed-responsive-4by3 iframe width=960 height=720 src=https://www.youtube.com/embed/hFqEsqRFB9s frameborder=0 allowfullscreen=/iframe /div h2 id=decoupled-drupal-when-why-and-howDecoupled Drupal: When, Why, and How/h2 pAmitai Burstein and Josh Koenig give a really entertaining presentation on monolithical architectures and some developer frustrations. And then introduce REST web services in Drupal 8, and how this can be used to provide better consumer interfaces for other frameworks./p div class=embed-responsive embed-responsive-4by3 iframe width=960 height=720 src=https://www.youtube.com/embed/CSrWpXe4nzw frameborder=0 allowfullscreen=/iframe /div h2 id=features-for-drupal-8Features for Drupal 8/h2 pMike Potter goes through what role features played in Drupal 7, and how features will adapt in Drupal 8 now that CMI is in. Features in Drupal 8 will be going back to it’s roots and provide ‘bundles’ of configuration for re-use./p div class=embed-responsive embed-responsive-4by3 iframe width=960 height=720 src=https://www.youtube.com/embed/-91v3QvMkc0 frameborder=0 allowfullscreen=/iframe /div h2 id=meet-commerce-2xMeet Commerce 2.x/h2 pRyan and Bojan go through 1.x on Drupal 7, and how they have chosen to develop Commerce 2.x on Drupal 8. This is a complete rewrite. The hierarchical product model is really exciting./p div class=embed-responsive embed-responsive-4by3 iframe width=960 height=720 src=https://www.youtube.com/embed/I65tHQtJSJY frameborder=0 allowfullscreen=/iframe /div h2 id=how-when-and-why-to-patch-a-moduleHow, When and Why to Patch a Module/h2 pJoshua Turton goes over what a patch is, when you should patch contributed modules, and how to keep track of these with Drush make./p div class=embed-responsive embed-responsive-4by3 iframe width=960 height=720 src=https://www.youtube.com/embed/rsNEF_JZ-2o frameborder=0 allowfullscreen=/iframe /div pMy colleague Josh also wrote a blog post on a href=https://www.acquia.com/blog/patching-drush-makehow to use Drush make/a./p h2 id=ci-for-css-creating-a-visual-regression-testing-workflowCI for CSS: Creating a Visual Regression Testing Workflow/h2 pI topic that I am passionate about is visual regressions, here Kate Kligman goes through some tools that can help you test your site for visual changes. Tools covered include PhantomJS, SlimerJS, Selenium, a href=https://github.com/BBC-News/wraithWraith/a./p div class=embed-responsive embed-responsive-4by3 iframe width=960 height=720 src=https://www.youtube.com/embed/D63FWeYhISU frameborder=0 allowfullscreen=/iframe /div h2 id=speeding-up-drupal-8-development-using-drupal-consoleSpeeding up Drupal 8 development using Drupal Console/h2 pEduardo and Jesus give us an introduction to your new best friend in Drupal 8. Drupal console is a Symfony CLI application to help you write boilerplate code, e.g. to create a new module. Personally, I am excited for the form API generator, and the ability to create a new entity with a single command./p div class=embed-responsive embed-responsive-4by3 iframe width=960 height=720 src=https://www.youtube.com/embed/8Eu43RXKHmw frameborder=0 allowfullscreen=/iframe /div pFor more information see a href=http://drupalconsole.com/drupalconsole.com/a./p h2 id=qa-with-driesQamp;A with Dries/h2 pAs Drupal heads down from 130 critical issues down to a href=https://www.drupal.org/project/issues/search/drupal?project_issue_followers=amp;status%5B%5D=1amp;status%5B%5D=13amp;status%5B%5D=8amp;status%5B%5D=14amp;status%5B%5D=15amp;status%5B%5D=4amp;status%5B%5D=16amp;priorities%5B%5D=400amp;version%5B%5D=8.xamp;issue_tags_op=%3D22/a currently, what are some key concerns by people. The questions are answered by dries, xjm, webchick and alexpott./p div class=embed-responsive embed-responsive-4by3 iframe width=960 height=720 src=https://www.youtube.com/embed/nAzQpbdZGGI frameborder=0 allowfullscreen=/iframe /div h2 id=where-can-i-find-more-videosWhere can I find more videos/h2 pDon’t worry there are plenty more videos on the a href=https://www.youtube.com/user/DrupalAssociation/videosDrupal Association Youtube page/a./p h2 id=commentsComments/h2 pIf you have any awesome sessions that I have missed let me know in the comments./p
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Mediacurrent: Mediacurrent Dropcast: Episode 5

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:57pm
img typeof=foaf:Image src=http://d1l4od7sxc8nwf.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/thumb_blog_spotlight/public/introducing-meidacurrent-dropcast-01.png?itok=f65GiXYs width=200 height=152 / p dir=ltrspan style=line-height: 1.35;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 a href=http://benztown.comBenztown Radio/a for the use of their equipment./span/p
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Drupal @ Penn State: D7 Features secret Rolemageddon

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:36pm
pThere’s many dirty little secrets in Drupal 7 core’s span class=capsAPI/span 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./p
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Acquia: Front End Performance Strategy: Image Handling

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 2:33pm
figure class=field-item even rel= resource=https://www.acquia.com/sites/default/files/javascript2.jpg class=field-item even div id=styles-2 class=styles styles-field-image styles-style-scale_width_280 styles-container-image styles-preset-scale_width_280 img typeof=foaf:Image src=https://www.acquia.com/sites/default/files/styles/scale_width_280/public/javascript2.jpg?itok=WEGOPsKa alt= title= //div !-- render the title tag as caption -- /figure div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden div class=field-items div property=content:encoded class=field-item evenpimg src=/sites/default/files/javascript2.jpg alt=Javascript code //p pBusiness 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 a href=http://www.webperformancetoday.com/2012/02/28/4-awesome-slides-showing-how-page-speed-correlates-to-business-metrics-at-walmart-com/ target=_blankWal-Mart/a, a href=https://moz.com/blog/how-to-improve-your-conversion-rates-with-a-faster-website target=_blankAmazon/a, and a href=https://blog.mozilla.org/metrics/2010/04/05/firefox-page-load-speed-%E2%80%93-part-ii/ target=_blankMozilla/a. /p pAt 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 can we speed up the responsiveness of the digital experience they are offering their users and customers. /p pPerformance is often considered to be primarily a back-end problem, but frankly what we find after we dig through back-end code: often poor front-end optimization is the culprit and not Drupal itself./p pWhile internet users don't have a page-load value in mind — they’re not counting seconds — they do want their content now. A content owner’s fear is that with a finger hovering over the back button, a user's brain is doing an automatic cost-benefit analysis on whether the loading content is worth the wait. If the site is too slow, they are impatiently wondering if they can get what they’re looking for somewhere else, somewhere quicker./p pIts important for business to understand the impact of design and feature-level decisions on performance, and the importance of balancing a sophisticated and elegant user experience with nimble performance. As Engagement Managers, Architects, and Developers, it’s up to us to inform stakeholders of the impacts of their choices, offer compromises where we can, and to implement in smart and responsible ways. Regardless of the heroic efforts we are asked to make at the code level, we should all be able to agree on this:/p pstrongFaster Page Loads = Happier Users/strong/p pThis article kicks off a series about optimizing the requests made by a Drupal site after the DOM loads. The goal of the series is to give site and product owners a new set of tools to evaluate their internal performance and to provide architects and developers specific recommendations. Today we’ll tackle image handling. Subsequent posts will cover JavaScript and CSS optimization, Content Delivery Networks (CDN), semantic HTML and better content selection. We’ll start with image handling because it’s low-hanging fruit and a front end swing-and-miss we often see./p pOur first post is divided in two: strongTheme Images/strong, the images comprised in your design, and strongContent Images/strong, the images chosen and uploaded by authors, editors, and producers. /p pIn Theme Images we cover sprites: why you should use them, how we employ them at Acquia, and some resources to get you going. In Content Images we explore how to deliver high quality images, optimized using compression and size adjustments, and how we accomplish this at Acquia. Finally, we’ll link to some additional resources./p h2IMAGE HANDLING/h2 pYour images need to be optimized. Full stop. Apply some lossy compression to that 50 image gallery. Dump all your theme images into one sprite file. Don’t serve a retina-quality image to an outdated smartphone. All of these impact page-load times, and we’ll touch on each one here./p h3Theme Images/h3 pWe have the most control over theme images because the end users who create content on a site rarely need to manipulate them. Theme images don’t change much after the designer has created them. That makes them ideal for combining into CSS sprite files. A sprite works by combining all theme images into one file and using the x and y positioning values of the “background” CSS property to control which portion of the image is visible./p pSprites hold the advantage of existing in a singular file that is almost always smaller than the sum of its would-be piecemeal parts, plus it can be downloaded with a single HTTP request and cached for reuse. While nothing new, if you’re unfamiliar or need a refresher on sprites, CSS Tricks has a href=https://css-tricks.com/css-sprites/ target=_blanka great introduction/a./p pThere are a lot of ways to create sprites, including manually in Photoshop. Various Ruby gems and Grunt/Gulp plugins make the process easier. Here at Acquia, we tend to rely on a href=http://compass-style.org/help/tutorials/spriting/ target=_blankCompass/a to do the heavy lifting for our Professional Services builds. When creating sprites with Compass, you can use directories to group images that will form separate sprites. So, instead of creating one enormous sprite for all of my styles, I'll break them up into logically grouped images based on their use. These almost always end up being PNGs. When employing icons, I try to use a font-icon or an SVG icon if possible. And if you’re considering SVGs because they look great at different resolutions and screen sizes, you can a href=http://24ways.org/2014/an-overview-of-svg-sprite-creation-techniques/ target=_blanksprite those too/a./p h3Content Images/h3 pContent images differ from theme images in that we as designers don’t have full control. We’re shackled to the whims of a writer or a content producer with a burning desire for that full-window 50-image slideshow. Nevertheless, we need to make sure those 50 images hit a sweet spot for size and compression. That means we’re applying an acceptable amount of lossy compression on our JPGs and sizing them to correspond with viewport size and device resolution./p pWe see a lot of designers and developers getting around responsive challenges by simply loading a larger image then necessary, not declaring dimensions on the image, and scaling the image using styles./p pInstead, we should use our current best option, Drupal’s a href=https://www.drupal.org/project/picture target=_blankPicture Module/a. The picture module uses the (soon to be accepted) HTML5 picture element and is a backport of Drupal 8's a href=https://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/core%21modules%21responsive_image%21responsive_image.module/8 target=_blankResponsive Image module/a which is a part of core Drupal 8. For many, the current preferred solution is to use an image tag with “srcset” and, yes, I am aware of the a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2348255 target=_blankongoing conversation/a around Drupal 8 image handling. Presently, however, the picture element and a polyfill is Acquia’s go-to solution for responsive images. It uses the a href=https://www.drupal.org/project/breakpoints target=_blankBreakpoints Module/a to load the correct image according to viewport size and pixel density, and adopts our defined image styles to create derivatives for different viewports./p pThis solution takes care of both image size and compression, doing the math to find that optimized sweet spot so you don’t have to./p h2CONCLUSION/h2 pDrupal can be a speedy back-end workhorse, but sloppy front-end implementations can quickly undo all your hard work. Employing the strategies I’ve outlined here can decrease your page-load times by a significant amount. Using sprites for theme images reduces the number of HTTP requests, and enables caching for future use. Drupal’s Picture Module takes the guesswork out of image delivery, optimizing with appropriate compression and size manipulation./p pAnd this is just a start towards your faster Drupal website. In the next post in this series, I’ll show you how to optimize your javascript and cascading style sheets -- two more ways you can improve your site’s front end to create faster page loads, and happier customers. /p /div /div /div div class=field field-name-field-tags field-type-taxonomy-term-reference field-label-inline clearfix div class=field-labelTags:nbsp;/div div class=field-items div rel= class=field-item evena href=/resources/acquia-drupal-planet typeof=skos:Concept property=rdfs:label skos:prefLabel datatype=acquia drupal planet/a/div /div /div span property=dc:title content=Front End Performance Strategy: Image Handling class=rdf-meta element-hidden/span
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DrupalCon News: Drupal, DevOps and DrupalCon Barcelona 2015

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 2:06pm
div class=field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hiddendiv class=field__itemsdiv class=field__item evenpDrupal is an awesome tool for building sites! You imagine, you create and finally you publish your work online./p pBut, if you are asking yourself “What now? Is all the work finished?” , then this track is exactly what you were looking for./p pEvery site needs to be deployed, hosted, monitored, upgraded, scaled, security patched and maintained. DrupalCon Barcelona DevOps track can help you to achieve those goals and ensure the success of your site./p/div/div/div
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Red Crackle: Working with the Drupal Calendar Module

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 1:00pm
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.
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Forum One: Behind the Curtain: The Making of the DrupalCon Prenote

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:00pm
pa class=image-link href=http://forumone.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/17541609186_b6b6140022_k.jpgimg class=aligncenter wp-image-11361 src=http://forumone.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/17541609186_b6b6140022_k-700x298.jpg alt=The Drupalcon song - with actions! width=806 height=343 //a/p blockquotepI am never missing the a href=https://twitter.com/hashtag/DrupalCon?src=hash#DrupalCon/a a href=https://twitter.com/hashtag/prenote?src=hash#prenote/a again. So brilliant./p p— Kelley Curry (@BrightBold) a href=https://twitter.com/BrightBold/status/598152658138968064May 12, 2015/a/p/blockquote pscript src=//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js async= charset=utf-8/scriptbr / DrupalCon always leaves me full of energy, and a href=https://amsterdam2014.drupal.org/ target=_blankAmsterdam 2014/a was no exception. The three of us – a href=http://forumone.com/staff/adam-juran/ target=_blankAdam Juran/a, a href=http://forumone.com/staff/campbell-vertesi/ target=_blankme/a, and my wife a href=https://www.drupal.org/u/bryn-vertesi target=_blankBryn/a – sat together on the short train ride back home to Cologne. Some chit chat and reminiscing quickly led to anticipation of the next a href=http://losangeles2015.drupal.org/ target=_blankDrupalCon, in LA/a. We were excited about the possibilities of this world-class host city. The home of Hollywood, Venice Beach, and Disneyland sounded like a great destination, but after three years of co-writing the DrupalCon #8220;opening ceremony#8221; with a href=drupal.org/u/horncologne target=_blankJam/a and a href=https://drupal.org/u/robertdouglass target=_blankRobert/a, we were more excited about the possibilities for the Prenote. We knew we had to up the ante, make something new and different from previous years, and LA seemed like a gold mine of possibilities./p pEvery DrupalCon, before the keynote from Dries, this small group has staged a #8220;a href=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zvCOKzY3kAamp;list=PLjVW3kqu-3e_Q41ETbML6RfbRssEdVvC4 target=_blankpre-note/a.#8221; The goal of the prenote is to break the ice, to remind everyone present that Drupal is a friendly, fun, and above all, inclusive community. It#8217;s often themed after the host city: in Munich, Jam and Robert taught everyone how to pour a good Bavarian beer, and brought in a yodeling instructor for a singalong (yodel-along?) at the end. In Portland we held a #8220;weirdest talent#8221; competition, featuring prominent community members juggling and beat boxing. Every year it gets more fun, more engaging, and more entertaining for the audience./p div style=width: 610px class=wp-caption aligncentera href=http://www.amazeelabs.com/sites/default/files/beer.jpgimg class= src=http://www.amazeelabs.com/sites/default/files/beer.jpg alt=Learning how to pour beer at the Drupalcon Munich prenote, 2012 width=600 height=400 //a p class=wp-caption-textLearning how to pour beer at the Drupalcon Munich prenote, 2012/p /div pOn that train ride home, we threw around a lot of possibilities. Maybe the prenote could be set on a muscle beach, with Dries as the aspiring #8220;98 pound weakling.#8221; Or the whole thing could be a joke on a hollywood party. We briefly considered a reality-TV style #8220;Real coders of Drupalcon#8221; theme, but nobody wanted to sink emthat/em low. That#8217;s when the idea struck: strongwe could do it as a Disney musical!/strong/p h2bPart of Your World/b/h2 pThe Prenote was Jam and Robert#8217;s baby, though. We knew that we would have to have some absolutely knock-down material to convince them of our concept. With beer in hand, the three of us started work on emPart of your world/em from the Little Mermaid, as the client who is excited for the worst website idea ever./p blockquote style=float: right;pi#8220;I#8217;ve got sliders and icons a-plenty,/ibr / iI#8217;ve got OG with breadcrumbs galore./ibr / iYou want five-level dropdowns?/ibr / iI#8217;ve got twenty!br / But who cares? No big deal.br / I want more!#8221;/i/p/blockquote pWe quickly moved on to the song for the coder who would save the day, emYou ain#8217;t never had a friend like me/em from Aladdin. We got halfway through this fun number before we realized that the song titles alone could do a lot of the convincing. Another beer, and we had a list of potential songs. There was so much material just in the song titles, we knew that the music would take center stage./p pSome of our favorite titles from this first list were ultimately cut. Maybe someday we#8217;ll flesh them into full songs for a Drupal party, but in the meantime you can let your imagination run wild. emHakuna Matata/em from The Lion King was to become emWe#8217;ll Build it in Drupal!/em The Frozen parody, emDo You Wanna Build a Website/em was a big hit, and so was Aladdin#8217;s emA Whole New Theme/em./p pWe showed our idea to Jam and Robert the first chance we got. They took one look at our list of songs and said the three words we wanted to hear: strong#8220;run with it.#8221;/strong/p h2bYou Ain’t Never had a Friend Like Me/b/h2 div style=width: 309px class=wp-caption alignrighta href=https://amsterdam2014.drupal.org/sites/default/files/wonder-twins.jpgimg class= src=https://amsterdam2014.drupal.org/sites/default/files/wonder-twins.jpg alt=Forum One's Adam Juran and Campbell Vertesi as width=299 height=398 //a p class=wp-caption-textForum One#8217;s Adam Juran and Campbell Vertesi as #8220;Themer#8221; and #8220;Coder#8221; at the Drupalcon Austin prenote, 2014/p /div pWe divided up responsibility for  the remainder of the songs and started to experiment with the script. What kind of story could we wrap around these crazy songs? How much time did we really have, and could we do all this music? We were all absorbed in our normal work, but every chance we got, the group of us would get together to throw ideas around. I don#8217;t think I#8217;ve ever laughed as much as while we wrote some of these songs./p pWriting parody lyrics is entertaining on your own, but as a duo it#8217;s a laugh riot.  More than once we checked the a href=https://www.drupal.org/project/drupal_lyrics target=_blankDrupal song lyrics project/a for inspiration. We riffed on ideas and tried different rhyme schemes until things seemed to just #8220;fit.#8221;/p h2bHeigh Ho, Heigh Ho/b/h2 pIn the last few weeks leading up to DrupalCon, Adam and I met two and three times a week for long sessions, brainstorming new lyrics. We powered through writing the script around the whole thing, and started to address the logistical problems of backtracks, props, and costumes as well./p div id=attachment_11353 style=width: 278px class=wp-caption alignlefta class=image-link href=http://forumone.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/20150512046055-683x1024.jpgimg class=wp-image-11353 title=Ronai Brumett tries on an Ariel wig src=http://forumone.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/20150512046055-683x1024-250x375.jpg alt=via Mendel at Drupalcon LA. Ronai Brumett as the perfect hipster Ariel width=268 height=402 //a p class=wp-caption-textvia a href=https://mendel.me/events/drupalcon/drupalcon-la/Mendel/a at Drupalcon LA. Ronai Brumett as the perfect hipster Ariel/p /div pFinally we set about casting the different songs. Adam and I had always wanted to sing the emAgony/em duet from Into the Woods, so that one was easy. We had a tentative list of who we wanted in the other songs, but we had no idea who would be willing. All of a sudden the whole endeavor looked tenuous again. Why did we think a href=https://drupal.org/u/dries target=_blankDries/a would be OK to make a joke about Drupal 8 crashing all the time? Would a href=https://www.drupal.org/u/jthorson target=_blankJeremy Thorson/a (maintainer of the test infrastructure on Drupal.org) even be interested to get up on stage and sing about testing? We realized that we#8217;d never heard these people sing karaoke, much less in front of thousands of people!/p pOne by one we reached out to the performers and got their approval. Some of them were more enthusiastic than others. Dries replied with #8220;OK, I trust you guys,#8221; while a href=https://drupal.org/u/crell target=_blankLarry Garfield/a and Jeremy Thorson insisted on rewriting some of their lyrics and even adding verses! The day before the show, Larry was disappointed that we couldn#8217;t find giant foam lobster claws for his version of emUnder the Sea/em from the Little Mermaid. a href=https://www.drupal.org/u/porter.aaron1 target=_blankAaron Porter/a bought a genie costume and offered to douse himself in blue facepaint for his role, and a href=https://twitter.com/RonaiBrumett target=_blankRonai Brumett/a spent a weekend building the perfect #8220;hipster Ariel#8221; costume./p h2bWhen You Wish Upon a Star/b/h2 pOn DrupalCon – Monday the day before the show – the cast assembled for the first time for their only rehearsal together. I arrived a few minutes late, direct from a costume shop on Hollywood Boulevard. Jam had built karaoke tracks on his laptop, and Robert had put together a prompter for the script, so the group huddled around the two laptops and tried to work through the whole show./p div style=width: 790px class=wp-caption aligncentera href=https://mendel.me/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/20150511146008-1024x683.jpgimg class= src=https://mendel.me/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/20150511146008-1024x683.jpg alt=Via lt;a href= width=780 height=520 //a p class=wp-caption-textVia a href=https://mendel.me/events/drupalcon/drupalcon-la/Mendel/a at Drupalcon LA. The prenote cast rehearses. From left to right, Larry Garfield, Aaron Porter, Adam Juran, Jeffrey McGuire, Campbell Vertesi./p /div pThe rehearsal showed us what a hit we had created. The performers had embraced the motto: #8220;if you can#8217;t sing it, perform it#8221; and they started to feed off each other#8217;s energy. We all laughed at Ronai#8217;s dramatic rendition of emPart of My Site/em, and the emAgony Duet/em raised the energy even further. It turned out that Dries had never heard emWhen You Wish Upon a Star/em from Pinocchio before, but he was willing to learn as long as he could have someone to sing along with him!/p div style=width: 286px class=wp-caption alignlefta href=https://mendel.me/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/20150512126062-683x1024.jpgimg class= src=https://mendel.me/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/20150512126062-683x1024.jpg alt=via Mendel at Drupalcon LA. Aaron Porter codes with his butt - on Dries Buytaert's laptop! width=276 height=414 //a p class=wp-caption-textvia a href=https://mendel.me/events/drupalcon/drupalcon-la/Mendel/a at Drupalcon LA. Aaron Porter codes with his butt #8211; on Dries Buytaert#8217;s laptop!/p /div pThe rehearsal really started to hit it#8217;s stride when Aaron delivered emYou Ain#8217;t Never had a Dev Like Me/em. Aaron had never sung in public before, and we could tell he was nervous. Then the backtrack started playing with its blaring horns, and he came alive. It#8217;s a difficult piece, with lots of fast moving text and a rhythm that can be hard to catch. Aaron launched into it with gusto. He had us in stitches when he shouted #8220;can your friends do this!#8221; and grabbed Dries#8217; laptop to start typing with his butt. When he nailed the high note at the end with a huge grin on his face, it was a deciding moment for the group./p pFrom that moment on we were on a ride, and we knew it. emSimpletest/em (to the tune of emBe Our Guest/em from Beauty and the Beast) turned out to be a laugh riot, and Jeremy led us naturally into a kick line for the grand finale. We cheered Larry#8217;s choreography skills during the dance break of emRTBC/em, and a href=https://www.drupal.org/u/ben-finklea target=_blankBen Finklea/a was a natural (as ever) at leading us all in emCommit/em, to the tune of emHeigh Ho/em from Snow White./p pForum One UX lead a href=http://forumone.com/staff/kristina-bjoran/ target=_blankKristina Bjoran/a, had protested the most of everyone about having to sing, but the moment she started with our version of emLet it Go/em from Frozen, we were caught up in the feeling of it. I don#8217;t think anyone expected the goosebumps that happened when we sang that chorus together, but we all appreciated what it meant./p h2bLet it Go/b/h2 pThe morning of the show saw the whole cast up bright and early. Though we joked about doing a round of shots before going on stage, no one seemed nervous. In fact we spent most of the setup time laughing at one another. Larry discovered that he has great legs for red tights. Aaron got blue face paint emeverywhere/em. We cheered at Jam and Robert#8217;s Mickey and Minnie costumes, and laughed at Ronai#8217;s perfect Hipster Ariel./p pSome of us had last minute changes to make: Jeremy spent his time crafting oversized cuffs for his costume. I had forgotten the belt to my ninja outfit, so we made one out of duct tape. Kristina discovered that her Elsa costume limited her movement too much for the choreography she had planned. Dries was the only one who seemed nervous to me – this guy who has spoken in public countless times was afraid of a little Disney! We sang through the song together one last time, and it was time to go on./p div style=width: 790px class=wp-caption aligncentera href=https://mendel.me/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/20150512176066-1024x683.jpgimg class= src=https://mendel.me/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/20150512176066-1024x683.jpg alt=via Mendel at Drupalcon LA. Jeremy Thorson leads the width=780 height=521 //a p class=wp-caption-textvia a href=https://mendel.me/events/drupalcon/drupalcon-la/Mendel/a at Drupalcon LA. Jeremy Thorson leads the #8220;Simpletest#8221; song. Behind him, from left: Campbell Vertesi, Ronai Brumett, Adam Juran, Aaron Porter, Dries Buytaert/p /div pEveryone knows the rest – or at least, a href=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zvCOKzY3kA target=_blankyou can see it on youtube/a. What you probably don#8217;t know is how hard we all laughed as we watched the show backstage. Even knowing every word, the energy from the audience was infectious. In the end, there#8217;s nothing quite like standing in front of three thousand people and shouting together: strong#8220;we come for code, but we stay for community!#8221;/strong/p div style=position: relative; padding-bottom: 76%; height: 0; overflow: hidden;iframe id=iframe style=width: 100%; height: 100%; position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; src=https://flickrit.com/slideshowholder.php?height=75amp;size=bigamp;count=20amp;setId=72157652693943439amp;click=trueamp;credit=2amp;trans=1amp;theme=1amp;thumbnails=1amp;transition=0amp;layoutType=responsiveamp;sort=0 width=300 height=150 frameborder=0 scrolling=no/iframe/div div style=position: relative; padding-bottom: 76%; height: 0; overflow: hidden;emPhotos via a href=https://mendel.me/events/drupalcon/drupalcon-la/Mendel/a at Drupalcon LA, and from the a href=https://www.flickr.com/groups/drupalconlosangeles/pool/with/17541609186/ target=_blankDrupal Association Flickr page/a./em/div
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Drupal CMS Guides at Daymuse Studios: Stop Broken Internal Links with this Drupal Module Tutorial

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:49am
div class=field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hiddendiv class=field__itemsdiv class=field__item evendiv id=file-138 class=file file-image file-image-jpeg class=file file-image file-image-jpeg h2 class=element-invisiblea href=/file/drupal-fix-broken-internal-linksjpgdrupal-fix-broken-internal-links.jpg/a/h2 div class=content img typeof=foaf:Image src=http://www.daymuse.com/sites/daymuse.com/files/drupal-fix-broken-internal-links.jpg alt= / /div /div /div/div/divdiv class=field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hiddendiv class=field__itemsdiv class=field__item even property=content:encodedpInternal link tutorial to use modules to automate your Drupal internal paths in WYSIWYG or CKEditor. Find existing broken links with Link Checker module./p /div/div/div
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Drupal Association News: Sponsored Post: Reclaim Control of Your Server, Running Drupal on a Freedom Host

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:01am
div class=field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hiddendiv class=field-itemsdiv class=field-item evenpemThis article was submitted by our Premium Hosting Supporter a href=https://www.drupal.org/node/2419559Linode/a./em/p pWe’ve all experienced these before: slooow server hardware; unlimited disk space that is capped once you begin to actually fill it; local directory software installs because you’re not allowed to alter the root system. Managed hosting emerged to help solve these problems. And it did - but sacrificed the true power of a host’s infrastructure. Fortunately, an alternative exists that overcomes the deficiencies of both shared and managed hosting. I call it a “Freedom Host.”/p h2 What is a Freedom Host?/h2 pA Freedom Host respects your needs and creativity. It gives you full root access to the server leaving you with the most powerful processors and lightning-fast, solid-state storage.br / Why choose a Freedom Host?/p p“Getting off the Island.”/p pThis counters a long-standing community practice of exclusively using Drupal. We now see large opportunities in combining Drupal with other powerful auxiliary software. Managed providers have long offered users click-to-deploy for Drupal; but where’s the Node.js button? HA Proxy button? Split-DNS? Magento? These options don’t exist on a managed host./p h2 A Freedom Host allows you to run what you want when you want./h2 pSecurity is a priority when running your Drupal website, right? You verify file permissions, sanitize all site forms and enforce strict password rules to protect against risky Internet traffic. But what about protection from other websites on the same server? What about local containers running on the same private subnet as your own? A Freedom Host, whether dedicated or VPS, a href=https://zeltser.com/security-risks-and-benefits-of-docker-application/offers you greater security/a than what’s provided through today’s shared-hosting or containers./p h2 How do I get Managed comfort with Freedom’s power?/h2 pemDeployment/em - Deploying on a Freedom Host doesn’t have to be difficult. Between pre-made images, a href=https://www.linode.com/stackscriptsStackScripts/a, a href=http://cpanel.com/cPanel/a, or Bitnami, plenty of Drupal deployment options exist./p pemDrush/em – You can install Drush in seconds with full functionality on any Freedom Host./p pemControl Panels/em - While many Freedom Hosts provide you with a remote terminal to get started, you can install and run the GUI you want, not just what you’re limited to./p pemBackups amp; Monitoring /em- Any reputable Freedom Host provides a backup solution but additional options are limitless. Save your Drupal site as a tarball, dump your MariaDB/MySQL database or mirror to an external slave server. You can even image the entire server to backup or test locally in a href=https://www.virtualbox.org/VirtualBox/a. System metric software, including a href=https://www.linode.com/longviewLongview/a, New Relic or Piwik, measure, graph and store server traffic./p h2 So, what can I do with all this Freedom?/h2 pWhile impossible to compile a full list, some interesting Drupal projects I’ve seen include:/p ulli swapping out “Zen” PHP for Facebook’s HHVM for speed improvements in Drupal 8/li li testing Drupal 8 using PHP7/li li compiling Nginx to include custom features for Drupal/li li custom compiling a kernel for improved performance./li /ulpA Freedom Host provides options when choosing what and how you run your Drupal website. Options aside, a Freedom Host is more powerful and less expensive than most managed providers. You can’t lose with Freedom./p pemThis article was written by a href=http://about.me/RicardoFelicianoRicardo N Feliciano/a. He is currently a Developer Evangelist for Linode, and is an Information Systems Technician in the U.S. Navy./em/p /div/div/div
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