New Drupal Modules - 19 February 2018 - 1:38am

Authenticating on Drupal websites with itsme.

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Manifest file

New Drupal Modules - 19 February 2018 - 12:57am

The web app manifest is a simple JSON file that gives you, the developer, the ability to control how your app appears to the user in areas where they would expect to see apps (for example, a mobile device's home screen), direct what the user can launch, and define its appearance at launch.

Web app manifests provide the ability to save a site bookmark to a device's home screen. When a site is launched this way:

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jmolivas.com: Try Drupal 8.5 and umami profile using one command

Planet Drupal - 19 February 2018 - 12:23am
Try Drupal 8.5 and umami profile using one command jmolivas Mon, 02/19/2018 - 08:23 Body

If you are following the upcoming release of Drupal 8.5 you might be aware of the umami profile. This installation profile is part of the Out of The Box experience initiative. The goal of this profile is to add sample content presented in a well-designed theme, displayed as a food magazine. Using recipes and feature articles this example site will make Drupal look much better right from the start and help evaluators explore core Drupal concepts like content types, fields, blocks, views, taxonomy, etc.

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Phones - phonebook

New Drupal Modules - 18 February 2018 - 11:36pm
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Entity Type Clone

New Drupal Modules - 18 February 2018 - 11:33pm

Entity Type Clone allows Administrator to clone Content types and Vocabularies.
These will be used in creating an additional entity type with existing one.

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Roy Scholten: Tweets starting from here

Planet Drupal - 18 February 2018 - 2:55pm
18 Feb 2018 /sites/default/files/styles/large/public/20180219-notes-ui.png?itok=Xp6Vepyy Tweets starting from here

My previous post inspired Joeri to some improvements on his site. Nice!

I built another step towards POSSE this weekend: tweet-sized notes posted as content on yoroy.com that get pushed to Twitter via RSS and Zapier. Here’s how:

Create a new content type “Note”. This one needs to only have a text area. And here we run into Drupal always requiring a title. We can’t create entities without giving it a title. The title itself is always a text field, so not ideal for writing 280 char bits of text. Two contrib modules to work around this:

  • Auto entity label to define an automatic pattern for the title of these Notes. I set it to use a simple timestamp.
  • Exclude node title to actually hide the title field on the Note creation form and on display.

Next I defined a new text format that does not use CKEditor but allows tags and automatically transforms URLs into links. I set this to be the default text format for the text area on the Note using the Better Formats module (sadly currently only available as an old development release). This step is optional, it helps remove user interface clutter. This gives me a content creation form with just a single plain text text area, a “published” checkbox and a Save button.

I updated the views that list blog content on this site to also include content of type “Note” and configured a Notes RSS feed as well. I use this feed as an input on Zapier where the Notes body is extracted and posted as a tweet.

Tags posse twitter Drupal content modeling drupalplanet
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Page hits

New Drupal Modules - 18 February 2018 - 5:12am
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User route context

New Drupal Modules - 17 February 2018 - 2:17pm

Drupal core provides only user context for current_user.
At this moment it is impossible to use contexts to get user based on URL parameters (like possible with nodes).

This module solves the issue by providing new user context.

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Image catcher

New Drupal Modules - 17 February 2018 - 2:15pm
Summary Introduction:

Image catcher is a services provider which allows you to create images files from external URL or base64 source.

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Field Group Modal Bootstrap

New Drupal Modules - 17 February 2018 - 12:52pm

This module provides a modal Bootstrap window from field group elements.

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Mailchimp Simple Signup

New Drupal Modules - 17 February 2018 - 9:32am

Simple Mailchimp signup that delegates early to Mailchimp and focuses on display options.
No API key here, just some very basic use cases for a call to action.

For more advanced use cases, use the Mailchimp or Simple Mailchimp modules.

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Matt Glaman: Florida Drupal Camp: a return four years in the making

Planet Drupal - 17 February 2018 - 4:25am
Florida Drupal Camp: a return four years in the making mglaman Sat, 02/17/2018 - 06:25

Five years ago I went to my second Drupal Camp and first Drupal Camp that I presented at. It has been four years, but I am finally going back to Florida Drupal Camp. I am pretty excited, as a lot has changed since then.

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Update Manager Advanced

New Drupal Modules - 17 February 2018 - 4:05am
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Update Manager Advice

New Drupal Modules - 17 February 2018 - 4:00am
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Update More Details

New Drupal Modules - 17 February 2018 - 3:56am
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Mailchimp Signup

New Drupal Modules - 17 February 2018 - 3:40am

Simple Mailchimp signup that delegates early to Mailchimp and focuses on display options.

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Social Auth Runkeeper

New Drupal Modules - 17 February 2018 - 1:02am

Social Auth Runkeeper allows users to register and login to your Drupal site with their Runkeeper account. It is based on Social Auth and Social API projects.

This module adds the path user/login/runkeeper which redirects the user to Runkeeper for authentication.

After Runkeeper has returned the user to your site, the module compares the email address provided by Runkeeper to the site's users. If your site already has an account with the same email address, user is logged in. If not, a new user account is created.

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KatteKrab: Site building with Drupal

Planet Drupal - 16 February 2018 - 7:05pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 14:05What even is "Site Building"?

At DrupalDownunder some years back, the wonderful Erica Bramham named her talk "All node, no code". Nodes were the fundamental building blocks in Drupal, they were like single drops of content. These days though, it's all about entities.

But hang on a minute, I'm using lots of buzz words, and worse, I'm using words that mean different things in different contexts. Jargon is one of the first hurdles you need to jump to understand the diverse worlds of the web. People who grow up multi-lingual learn that the meanings of words is somewhat arbitrary. They learn the same thing has different names. This is true for the web too. So the first thing to know about Site Building, is it means different things to different people. 

To me, it means being able to build a website with out knowing how to code. I also believe it means I can build a website without having to set up my own development environment. I know people who vehemently disagree with me about this. But that's ok. This is my blog, and these are my rules.

So - this is a post about site building, using SimplyTest.Me and Drupal 8 out of the box.

1. Go to https://simplytest.me

2. Type Drupal Core in the search field, and select "Drupal core" from the list

3. Choose the latest development branch, right at the bottom of the list.


For me, right now, that's 8.6.x, and here's a screenshot of what that looks like.


4. Click "Launch sandbox".

Now wait.

In a few moments, you should see a fresh shiny Drupal 8 site, ready for you to explore.

For me today, it looks like this.  


In the top right of the window, you should see a "Log in" link.

Click that, and enter admin/admin to login. 

You're now ready to practice some site building!

First, you'll need to create some content to play with.  Here's a short screencast that shows you how to login, add an article, and change the title using Quick Edit.

A guide to what's next

Follow the Drupal User guide to start building your site!

If you want to start at the beginning, you'll get a great overview of Drupal, and some important info on how to plan your site. But if you want to roll up your sleeves and get building, you can skip the chapter on site installation and jump straight to chapter 4, and dive into basic site configuration.



You have 24 hours to experiment with the simplytest.me sandbox - after that it disappears.


Get in touch

If you want something more permanent, you might want to "try drupal" or contact us at catalyst-au.net to discuss our Drupal services.

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New Drupal Modules - 16 February 2018 - 3:05pm

Reserve is the D8 port of Room Reservations. Whereas that module was specifically for reservations for Rooms (it included a node bundle called "Rooms"), Reserve intends to allow booking of any fieldable Content Type (node, user, term, etc). Rather than provide a room bundle, it has a custom field (Reserve Category) which can be added to any bundle to allow it to be reservable. It also provides a booking calendar for each reservable bundle. Examples: rooms, cameras, tutors.

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Drop Guard: Feature-February: What changed in Drop Guard?

Planet Drupal - 16 February 2018 - 3:00am
Feature-February: What changed in Drop Guard?

Hello everybody! You might've experienced some changes of the project settings interface already - here’s the broad summary of what makes Drop Guard more efficient and more powerful now: composer package manager mode, speeding up the setup of update type behaviors (with a short mode option) and live site monitoring.


Drupal 8 Composer Drupal Planet Drupal features Drop Guard announcements
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