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Drupal Association blog: Elevating a diverse group of leaders

Planet Drupal - 10 July 2019 - 9:19am

If you want to attract a diverse group of contributors, you have to first show there is a path for a diverse group of people to become leaders -- and providing financial support is a key part of that path.

At the Drupal Association, we believe one of the most positive ways to elevate community members to leadership is through the Drupal Association Board. Board members have an extraordinary opportunity to drive forward the mission and vision of the Drupal Association, and our programs which support the Drupal project, and to ensure that we consider our community in all its diversity.

The board has always had a policy of providing financial support to those members (community elected or otherwise) who cannot afford the cost of travel to board events. At the same time, we do ask that those board members who do have the ability to support themselves to do so, particularly if they have a sponsoring organization in the Drupal ecosystem. However, we've realized that this policy is not well documented. This has meant that some excellent candidates may have previously held back from self-nomination for financial reasons. Today, we change that.

To everyone considering running for the community elected board position please don't let finances be a barrier to your self-nomination for the board. We'd love to have you join us and we're committed to making it achievable for you regardless of your financial situation.

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Weather Widget

New Drupal Modules - 10 July 2019 - 7:38am

Weather Widget provides a weather widget displayed as block which can be added from Blocks settings.


REQUIREMENTS

- openweathermap API key, https://openweathermap.org/api
- google API key, https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/geocoding/get-api-key


INSTALLATION

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Social Media Links GraphQL

New Drupal Modules - 10 July 2019 - 7:34am

Add integration of social media links field into GraphQL.

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Bay Area Drupal Camp: Registration is open for BADCamp 2019

Planet Drupal - 10 July 2019 - 6:29am
Registration is open for BADCamp 2019 Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADCamp) -- is an annual celebration of open-source software in Berkeley, California. Join us this October 2-5, 2019 for our 13th year orbiting the sun. Four days of talks, training classes, summits, contributions and socials with some of the brightest minds from all over the planet! volkswagenchick Wed, 07/10/2019 - 13:29 Drupal Planet
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Web Wash: Getting Start with Layout Builder in Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 10 July 2019 - 6:00am

The Layout Builder module allows you to customize the design of the entity such as content types, vocabularies, etc… by offering a new drag-and-drop interface. The new interface uses your front-end theme and it offers a proper preview of the actual content which will be used.

This makes it easier to build your layouts because you won’t have to save and then see what it looks like on the front-end, you can preview your changes while building it.

The module replaces the “Manage display” page with the new layout builder once enabled. Instead of seeing all the fields on the page, you’ll see a “Manage layout” button which redirects you to the layout builder page.

The best way to learn how to use any module is by using it to build something. So let’s get into it.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use Layout Builder to modify a content type and how to use the module as a page builder (this is my favorite).

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form_node_redirect

New Drupal Modules - 10 July 2019 - 5:48am

Form Node Redirect is a free module, which provides the feature on submit of content type redirect to custom path instead of default route..

Module provide the configuration form for configuring content type custom path.

https://github.com/chandravilas01/form_node_redirect

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Eelke Blok: Video: The State of Drupal 9

Planet Drupal - 10 July 2019 - 4:09am

At last month's DrupalJam XL in Utrecht, the Netherlands, I gave Gabor Hojtsy's presentation on the state of Drupal 9. It was recorded - thanks DrupalJam organization! - so here is the video. You might also want to view Gabor's own presentation from DrupalCamp Belarus.

You'll need to turn up the audio, because it seems that it was recorded using the camera, not the fancy microphone I'm wearing.

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Menu Link Navigation

New Drupal Modules - 10 July 2019 - 12:33am

Provides a block that renders previous and next links for pages in the current menu trail.

Programmatic Usage

You don't necessarily have to use the block and can call the service directly e.g.

function HOOK_preprocess_page(&$vars) { $vars['navigation'] = \Drupal::service('menu_link_navigation.controller')->getNavigation('main'); }

Then in your page template you can render the navigation with {{ navigation }}

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Test Mate

New Drupal Modules - 9 July 2019 - 8:24pm

Placeholder description - will be updated soon

Helper module to alter existing site content and other configurations when running tests.

The use case is running BDD tests with Behat on existing sites with live content. During the test, existing content may be in the way of the test content created during the test, leading to false positives. This module allows to alter such content lists to exclude live content.

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BADCamp 2019: We're open for Registration!!

Planet Drupal - 9 July 2019 - 4:52pm
We're open for Registration!! volkswagenchick Tue, 07/09/2019 - 23:52
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Out & About On The Third Rock: Seeding and maturing agility in large enterprises

Planet Drupal - 9 July 2019 - 2:47pm
Last month I was at DrupalJam XL for a second consecutive year. Thank you for having me folks! as always visiting .NL is an adventure! For many years at Cons and Camps my topic has revolved around agile lead social … Continue reading →
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Group Bulk Operations

New Drupal Modules - 9 July 2019 - 12:24pm

This module creates an Action plugin that can assign/update a user's group role for multiple groups in once.

When you are managing a site with many groups, it could be painful to update a user's role for multiple groups, e.g. giving a user admin role in tens of groups, which requires changing configurations repeatedly for each group . This module provides the capability to update a user's roles for as many groups as you want in one time.

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Harvest Api

New Drupal Modules - 9 July 2019 - 11:59am
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Srijan Technologies: Why Decoupling Drupal with GatsbyJS is a Great Choice

Planet Drupal - 9 July 2019 - 8:33am

In our previous blog - Demystifying the Decoupled Architecture - we discussed how decoupled architecture has become an increasingly popular choice to build enterprise-grade websites.

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Delivery

New Drupal Modules - 9 July 2019 - 7:56am
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Mediacurrent: Open Waters Podcast Ep. 1: What is Serverless and What Problems Does it Solve?

Planet Drupal - 9 July 2019 - 7:23am

In this episode of Open Waters, we talk with our own Bob Kepford, creator of the weekly newsletter The Weekly Drop, to discuss Open Source Serverless solutions.  Bob presented this topic at DrupalCon Seattle and it was very well received.  You can catch the recording on the DrupalCon site.



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Pro Project Pick: Serverless Framework

Interview with Bob Kepford
  • The big question: What is Serverless?
  • What are the 4 pillars of serverless?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages?
  • What do I have to know to get started?
  • As a site owner, why would I consider using serverless?
  • What are the security implications when using serverless?
  • Who are the big players who are adopting and/or providing serverless solutions?
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wishdesk.com: What Drupal contributors say about Drupal: 10 blitz interviews

Planet Drupal - 9 July 2019 - 6:58am
We were interested in what Drupal experts and contributors think about Drupal. So we decided to ask 10 of them 3 questions in a blitz interview. We are very grateful to each of them for their answers and happy to share them with you.
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Sooper Drupal Themes: 10 Awesome Drupal 8 Example Websites in 2019

Planet Drupal - 9 July 2019 - 6:10am
Why Drupal is the best choice in 2019? Learn from these incredible Drupal 8 case studies

Every day there is a large number of websites that are popping up on the internet. However, some websites stand out more than the others, when it comes to the user experience provided. After seeing this list of awesome Drupal 8 website examples, you will know why Drupal is the best choice to deliver an unforgettable digital experience to your audience.

Part of this selection of awesome websites are our personal selection of favorites from the 2019 Drupal Splash Awards.


1. Chupa Chups

The first awesome Drupal website belongs to Chupa Chups. Chupa Chups had to redesign its website to encompass the vision of “Forever Fun”. On top of that, they had to build a backbone platform that can host all the international Chupa Chups website, which are over 100.


The challenge was to be able to incorporate the needs of their buyer personas in the new website design. In order to do that, they had to make sure that the chosen design was in concordance with them, as well to make sure that it is in line with the different cultural expectations all over the world.


In order to be able to pull the redesign of the website off, Chupa Chups had decided to use Drupal 8. This enables the brand to have a high level of flexibility, while not having to compromise on standardization. By using Drupal 8, Chupa Chups has aimed to centralize the platform, gaining the advantage of easy scalability. The result was a visually stunning website that is in line with the goals that the company has set for the project.

You can read more here.


2. Mintz

Mintz is a general practice, full-service law firm that is employing over 450 attorneys worldwide. The company has noticed that there is a need for a rebranding that can better reflect the hardworking and forward-thinking culture, with which the company guides its clients through times of unprecedented transformation. 


The rebrand was reflected through the launch of a new website that better reflected the culture at Mintz. Among the most notable rebranding changes was the shortening of the name for marketing purposes, as well as a change of the logo. The change received tons of positive feedback from the community as well as the industry.

You can read more here.


3. Panasonic North America

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Panasonic is one of the biggest electronics manufacturers in the world. However, the website was no longer reflecting the evolving brand of Panasonic. In other words, the website was not holding up with the times anymore. 


In order to be able to reflect the constantly evolving brand of Panasonic, they had to go for an API first approach. On top of that, they had to put the customer at the center of the project, making sure that the redesign would be in line with customer expectations.


After 18 months of development, the website was finally ready to launch. The API focused approach resulted in the ability to easily integrate other marketing tools. Those tools let the company have better customer data-driven insights. These insights can be used to deliver a better-tailored customer experience.

You can read more here.


4. COIT

COIT is a family owned specialty cleaning business that was founded in the year 1945 in California. With over 100 offices throughout the U.S. and Canada, they are serving over 12 million homes. Despite this, their website was really behind the times.


In order to tackle this challenge, a capable CMS had to be chosen. The business had a corporate website with 100+ microsites. Because of the big amount of websites that had to be handled, Drupal 8 was chosen. Drupal 8 allowed COIT to tackle the complexity of the task, while also being able to deliver on the desired visual performance.


The result of this is a brand new website redesign. Geolocation was also added to the website, in order to redirect the customers to the nearest franchise location. Moreover, the new content strategy allows for better-optimized SEO, while also having deeper conversion tracking. These changes have resulted in a better online experience for consumers. 

You can read more here.


5. Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit organization that is supporting the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational and cultural exchange programs. The problems started to show when the people that were willing to make donations to the website had to go through a frustratingly long process.


In order to fix this problem, Drupal was chosen. It was chosen because the company already had existing Drupal websites. This made it easier to be able to develop an app that can handle the transactions in a seamless way. On top of that, the app also had to integrate with other internal processes such as finance and membership.


The development of such an app has resulted in positive feedback. It is highly customizable which lets content creators be able to effortlessly deliver their content to the audience. Moreover, donor satisfaction has never been higher. 

You can read more here.


6. WWF Switzerland

World Wide Fund is a non-governmental organization that works in wildlife preservation and aims to reduce the human impact on the environment. In order to be able to achieve its goal, WWF decided that they need a strong online presence, basically, a website that can reflect the values that the company stands for. The website has to be able to convince and educate the audience about the impact of human activity on the environment and wildlife. However, in its current state, the website wasn’t able to spark any emotion in its audience, it was like a Wikipedia page.


Part of the challenge was to be able to redesign and incorporate multiple elements at the same time on the new website. One of the requirements that is hard to fulfill was to be able to handle complex editorial, which enabled editors to be able to add pages without having to involve the IT department. On top of that, the website had to have multilingual content, CRM integration, and enhanced analytical capabilities. All these requirements were possible to be med by using Drupal 8.


The of the project was a completely new website design filled with rich content that is able to transmit the emotion through the vibrant pictures and videos of animals. On top of that, the website had become a role model for the other WWF websites around the world, that are now looking to also improve their design.

You can read more here.


7. Arsenal

Arsenal is one of the biggest football clubs in the Premier League in England. Because f this they have a huge fan base. However, the mobile experience that the club was offering to their fans was really outdated. The club was having two content management systems to separately manage Arsenal.com and it’s sister website. These content management systems were 10 years old and it showed.  


Arsenal recognized the need for a single centralized CMS that is being able to fulfill the needs of the users. Arsenal had selected Drupal 8 for the task. Now, the fans are more engaged than ever with the website that resulted from the change. They started consuming way more content than before, while also giving them easier access to the club fan shops.

You can read more here.


8. The Wildlife Trust

For 100 years, The Wildlife Trust has been caring for Britain’s wellbeing of the wildlife. It acts as a hub for 46 local trusts by managing local charities, events, and member activities. The challenge arose when the 46 local had to be centralized under a single system.


Because of the scale of the task, Drupal 8 was chosen to resolve this challenge. All of the trusts are operating with a high degree of autonomy. Because of this, Drupal 8 was the perfect platform, it gives enough autonomy, however, it still maintains a level of central oversight. On top of that, Drupal also provides a flexible page layout, a great mobile experience, while also providing language adaptation for Welsh out of the box.


After a year of work on the project, the end result was a seamless online experience with more engaging content that the wildlife conscious audience will surely enjoy more.

You can read more here.


9. Askeladden

Askelaaden needed a new website to be able to cater to the needs of its customers. They needed a website that would showcase their products in an aesthetically pleasing way, while also providing a more intuitive customer journey.


For the complexity of the project, they chose Drupal as their CMS of choice. However, Drupal had a steep learning curve and they had a time constraint on their hands. In order to be able to meet the demands without having to change the CMS, they had to find a solution. That’s were Glazed Builder came into play. 


Sooperthemes' visual drag and drop Drupal page builder proved to be the perfect solution for the task. It is a powerful visual drag and drop builder that is based on Drupal. With Glazed Builder Askeladden managed to be able to finish the project in time while also delivering stunning results.

You can have a look at their website here.

10. Coastal Bend Council of Governments

Coastal Bend Council of Governments was in dire need of a new website design that would be able to communicate their vision and mission in a visual way. 


Drupal seemed like the best option to complete the task. However, the need to complete the task on a short deadline was making the task more difficult. That’s why CBCOG has decided to use Glazed Builder to bring the task to its completion.


The result was a visually stunning website that manages to express the core idea of the council through a visually pleasing experience. Moreover, the Drupal development time was drastically shortened, meaning that the project was delivered on time.

You can have a look at their website here.

Conclusion

There is a reason why Drupal is such a popular and successful CMS. Those websites on the list are proof of the visually stunning capabilities that Drupal can deliver. On top of that, Drupal can also handle complex websites that deliver a multilingual experience to its users. Is Drupal still a good choice in 2019? Definitely.

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ThinkShout: Haven't heard about fingerprinting yet? Well, now you have

Planet Drupal - 9 July 2019 - 5:00am

We’re all about expanding perspectives this week with reads on what comes after infinite scroll dies, how where you live might impact how you interpret data visualizations, and how one organization not only reached a new audience, but monetized it, too. Enjoy!

Brought to you by Kate, Jules, and Natania.

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(1) Everything you need to know about “fingerprinting.”

What does data privacy look like when cookies aren’t the only entry point for unique identification? Fingerprinting across devices is so accurate that it’s dangerously revealing. Here’s what you can do about it. [The New York Times]

(2) Infinite scroll is dead.

Vacant information overload vs. human-to-human, highly personalized connections: [Is it time to put an end to the Infinite Scroll?](https://www.invisionapp.com/inside-design/kill-infinite-scroll/ (edited) [Invision]

(3) Pride month is every month.

The official Pride Month might be over, but there’s always more to learn. Here are 6 moments in contemporary LGBTQ design history you should know about, plus a guide from the Drupal community pointing to helpful resources for diversity and inclusion. [Invision and Drupal]

(4) Where you live can dictate what you notice.

Want to know how certain data visualizations are received and perceived in rural communities? This great piece, based on an award-winning paper, looks at exactly that. [Visualization Research Explained]

(5) The virtuous circle of digital and IRL.

What happens when you no longer need grocery stores to buy groceries? And how can digital strategy inform the neighborhood grocery store of the future? If you have 15 minutes for this fascinating read, you’re about to find out. [Longreads]

(6) Quick tips on form design.

When it comes to forms, it pays to keep it short. But what if you need more information than just an email address and first and last name? Here are 11 form design guidelines to keep you on the right track. [UX Collective]

(7) More on audience monetization.

When it comes to monetizing audiences—especially those that appear beyond reach—everyone can learn something from the Miami Herald’s approach to its sports-only subscription plan. [Better News]

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Agiledrop.com Blog: Our blog posts from June 2019

Planet Drupal - 9 July 2019 - 2:47am

Here’s a quick recap of our blog posts from last month. Check it out and revisit your favorite ones!

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