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Chromatic: Common Drupal Problems - Solutions Included

Planet Drupal - 21 November 2017 - 9:27am

Whether you are a Drupal newcomer or a seasoned Drupal developer, you're bound to run into one, some, or all of the issues outlined below. Some are obvious, some not so obvious, but we'll show you how to troubleshoot them all regardless.

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Elevated Third: WEBINAR: How NFPA Is Bringing Paper Processes Online With Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 21 November 2017 - 8:16am
WEBINAR: How NFPA Is Bringing Paper Processes Online With Drupal 8 WEBINAR: How NFPA Is Bringing Paper Processes Online With Drupal 8 Nick Switzer Tue, 11/21/2017 - 09:16

Firewise USA™'s paper application process existed for 15 years but, in 2016, the Firewise team decided to bring the process online. They chose to build this process on top of Drupal 8.

Since moving to Drupal, the Wildfire Division of the National Fire Protection Association has streamlined their processes - enabling them to more efficiently deliver on their program’s goal: teaching individuals how to adapt to living with wildfires and take community action to prevent loss of property.

Join us, Acquia, and our client Aron to discuss the challenges and rewards of bringing a paper process online as a Drupal 8 web app. Topics we’ll discuss:

  • Leveraging an agile philosophy to respond quickly to change, collaborate across disciplines and stakeholder groups and get to a working product in as little time as possible.
  • Balancing effective deliverables with shared understanding to produce working software that meets the organization’s needs.
  • Organizational hurdles to overcome when adding structure and bringing an established paper application process online.

 

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Acro Media: Video: Point of Sale (POS) for Drupal Commerce 2

Planet Drupal - 21 November 2017 - 8:14am

 

 

A point of sales system is already in production in Drupal 7; people are using it and seem to like it. And now, we've ported it to Commerce 2 for Drupal 8. Check out this week's High5 to learn more!

What does this mean?

In Drupal 8, the POS is much more built in, and you can easily do things like change out widgets. So if you update your orders and you add a new field, the field will show up there. If you add a specific widget that controls how that field displays, you can pick from a list of available options and it will work in the POS.

How is this different?

In Drupal 7, the POS was very stand alone—it was all custom-built forms and custom-built options. You actually configured it outside of Commerce itself. It used some of the underlying parts of Commerce, but from a user perspective it was almost as if it was a separate module.

For Drupal 8, that's not the case. It has the same level of functionality, but it's integrated much more so you can use a lot of the Commerce infrastructure. For instance: Drupal 7 had the concept of locations (as in store locations), but Drupal 8 has the concept of stores built right in, so we just use that. There's lots of stuff that goes along with stores: you can attach addresses and extra billing information and so on, and the POS can take full advantage of that in Drupal 8.

Are there any new features?

We have quite a bit more reporting (such as KPI reports for tacking metrics for sales people, for instance.) We also have a new "quick add" section that lets you easily add common products without having to look them up by SKU—it's quite robust and fits nicely into the user interface.

When will all this be ready?

We're only at Alpha 1 right now. Alpha 2 should be coming soon. The module should be fully ready to go in the near future. You can download it's current state and follow progress here.

The bottom line

POS is finally ready for Drupal 8. You can start using it, and we're going to continue releasing new features at least once a month for the foreseeable future.

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Activity Calendar

New Drupal Modules - 21 November 2017 - 8:08am

This module show activity calendar in user profile. The activity based on created posts and comments. Coefficient (weight) of posts and comments can be configured.

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SendinBlue Rules

New Drupal Modules - 21 November 2017 - 6:34am

Rules integration for SendinBlue module.

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Responsive Panel Panes

New Drupal Modules - 21 November 2017 - 6:28am

Loads panels panes dynamically via Ajax when active screen matches the media queries configured.

This module allows site builders to load different content in each screen sizes like desktop, tablet, mobile, etc.

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Extra Field As Plugin

New Drupal Modules - 21 November 2017 - 4:51am

Exposes extra fields as a Plugin.

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Valuebound: Resolving translation issue of Placeholder in Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 21 November 2017 - 4:40am

Hello Drupalers! Here is another #Tips&Trick to make your placeholder translatable. Recently, I have an opportunity to fix one of the issues in Drupal 8 instance where the website was not multilingual hence unable to handle internationalization. After fixing the issue, the contact form now supports more than 25 languages. Let me explain you, what exactly was the issue over here? And how did we overcome this issue?

Issue: Here, Drupal Contact Form Placeholder was not translatable from User Interface Translation.

As we all know anything passes…

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InternetDevels: Subrequests as another speed secret for Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 21 November 2017 - 4:36am

The unmatched capabilities to interact with other systems is listed among Drupal 8’s best improvements (along with the Views and BigPipe in core,

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ADCI Solutions: 2 things everyone can do to boost the Drupal adoption

Planet Drupal - 21 November 2017 - 3:09am

This time we want to draw your attention to one of the serious questions - Drupal adoption, and two easy things everyone can do to facilitate it. I guess the Drupal Community helped you a lot when you were a newbie. Now it’s time to pay back and help the Community and its developers to grow and mature faster.

 

Let’s see what every Drupaler can do to ease the process of learning Drupal.

 

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Appnovation Technologies: Website Accessibility Series, Part 2: Accessibility, Audits and Alterations

Planet Drupal - 21 November 2017 - 12:00am
Website Accessibility Series, Part 2: Accessibility, Audits and Alterations As we discussed in Part 1 of our Website Accessibility series, web accessibility refers to the inclusive practice of removing barriers that prevent interaction with, or access to websites, by people with disabilities. When sites are correctly designed, developed and edited, all users have equal access to i...
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PreviousNext: Demo: Temporary environments powered by M8s and Kubernetes

Planet Drupal - 20 November 2017 - 6:49pm
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We recently Open Sourced our temporary environment builder, M8s. In this blog post we will be demoing everything you need to get started!

by Nick Schuch / 21 November 2017 Introduction

In this video we will introduce you to M8s and the problem which it is solving.

Provisioning a M8s cluster

Now that you are acquainted with the M8s project, it's time to get a cluster provisioned!

In this video we will setup a Google Kubernetes Engine cluster and deploy the M8s API components.

Setting up CircleCI

Now that our M8s cluster is up and running, it's time to setup our pipeline to run a build.

In this video we will be configuring CircleCI to run the M8s CLI.

Pushing a topic branch

It's time to put it all together!

In this video we will be pushing a topic branch to demonstrate how M8s interacts with a Pipeline.

Finale

You made it to the finale! In this video we will be checking out the build environment and how a developer can access the Mailhog and Solr containers.

Conclusion

To learn more about the M8s project you can go and checkout:

We welcome any and all feedback via Twitter and our Github Project issues page.

Tagged m8s, Kubernetes, Drupal Development

Posted by Nick Schuch
Sys Ops Lead

Dated 21 November 2017

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Agiledrop.com Blog: AGILEDROP: Top 10 Drupal blogs

Planet Drupal - 20 November 2017 - 6:13pm
Nowadays, a lot of knowledge is available on the Internet, we can get answers to almost all our questions and easily ease our curiosity and give us new ideas. Drupal community is also very active in this field, there are many blogs that are worth your time, so we present them to you.   Dries Buytaert blog  Dries Buytaert is the “father” of Drupal, therefore he is the greatest source of everything related to Drupal. On his personal blog, you can read about Drupal community, news and his personal thoughts about developments world.  The Drupal Association   The Drupal Association encourages… READ MORE
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Drupal Association blog: Drupal Association membership campaign: November 20 to December 20

Planet Drupal - 20 November 2017 - 1:34pm

This month, our membership campaign celebrates the ways we, together, build community on the home of the Drupal project. Hear from the Drupal Association team how and why Drupal.org offers you tools to make more connections, to increase your potential for a fulfilling professional career, and to enable your contributor journey in Drupal.

You can do a lot on Drupal.org and its sub sites. Check out the campaign page. We hope you are inspired to learn more about what Drupal.org offers and if you aren't yet a Drupal Association member, join today!

Want to help our campaign?

We need your help so we meet our two goals: sign up 50 new members and raise $1500. We've made a page of resources for you to share.

Thank you for building community with us!

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Drupal core announcements: JavaScript Framework Initiative update, 2017-11-20

Planet Drupal - 20 November 2017 - 12:27pm

The objective of the JavaScript Framework Initiative is to modernize Drupal core's JavaScript, to make Drupal core backend improvements that enable us to build UIs with JavaScript, and to explore where Drupal can benefit from using a JavaScript framework.

We have weekly meetings on Mondays at 18:30 UTC in #javascript in Drupal Slack. Anyone is welcome to join!

Notes from the November 20 meeting:

  1. @drpal's update on the past week's work
  2. Using https://github.com/mozilla-services/react-jsonschema-form as a way to generate React forms without requiring developers to learn React. Possible replacement for Form API. Is this something that seems viable / a good idea?
    • The way they use JSON schema is valuable; not necessarily the implementation.
      Related core issue: https://www.drupal.org/node/2913372
    • Explore separate react-ui and react-json-schema. tim.plunkett has code locally for the schema piece and will post a patch.
  3. Initiative communication
  4. What's the next UI after dblog?
  5. What are the next steps around the React DBLog prototype + component ui library, json schema forms?
    • Take Tim’s work and try to generate form components from Drupal data
    • Do we want to actually add a new dblog to core or is it solely for an experiment?
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Redfin Solutions: Understanding Drupal 8's Migrate API

Planet Drupal - 20 November 2017 - 12:06pm
Understanding Drupal 8's Migrate API

This past weekend, I was honored to be able to present a session at 2017's New England Drupal Camp (NEDCamp) about Drupal 8's Migrate API. Redfin has implemented many Drupal 8 migrations to date both from CSV data sources and legacy Drupal sites (Drupal 6 and 7). As a result, we want to share with you what we've learned in hopes of saving you the time often spent in the trials and errors of data migration.

Chris November 20, 2017
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Jacob Rockowitz: Hey Drupal: Don't forget about the little guy…

Planet Drupal - 20 November 2017 - 11:31am

DrupalCamp Atlanta was such a great experience -- I can't decide if it was a great end to a good year or the beginning of even a better year. My last blog post was about organizing and presenting the Webform training materials, which was in preparation for my three-hour Webform training at DrupalCamp Atlanta. Suffice it to say, it was an enlightening experience. Not to mention I learned a few things...

First off, I am in awe of all the people in the Drupal community that are 'professional trainers'. The ability to understand and explain something as complex as Drupal is no easy task. The 14 attendees at my Webform training had various skill levels. Because my leg did not nervously shake at all during my three hours at the podium, I can finally say my comfort level with public speaking is increasing. I also came away with some invaluable, practical information. Prior to attending DrupalCampAtlanta, I had completely underestimated how hard it is to coordinate people to do hands-on exercises, like installing and building a webform. After the first hour of the training, I took a break and decided that the hands-on exercises were going to be impossible to accomplish in the remaining two hours, and that the training should instead focus on walking through all the material while answering any questions. I haven’t given up hope on being able to do hands-on exercises, however, I do need to rethink my approach. Fortunately, I was able to attend other sessions, watch some 'profession trainers' in action, and learn a few things.

Michael Anello (ultimike) at DrupalEasy is a 'professional trainer'. He knows how to talk Drupal to people that don't yet "grok" Drupal. I attended Mike's Read More

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Ixis.co.uk - Thoughts: A Dummies Guide To Web Accessibility

Planet Drupal - 20 November 2017 - 7:30am
Recently, I attended a day of training on the topic of website accessibility hosted by Drupal core accessibility maintainer, Andrew Macpherson. The day was packed with information and it really conveyed how difficult the web can be to use for someone with a disability.
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Drupal Association blog: Please Welcome Our New Drupal Association Staff

Planet Drupal - 20 November 2017 - 7:06am

The Drupal Association is excited to expand its team with two new staff members who are filing the roles Conference Director and Community Liaison. Please join me in welcoming Brooke Candelaria and Rachel Lawson. Both are going to add great value to the Drupal Association team as well as to the Drupal community.

Conference Director

We are excited for Brooke Candelaria, our new Conference Director, to join the team. She will infuse DrupalCon with ideas that draw on her extensive technology event experience in open source - Python specifically. In addition to taking over DrupalCon North America planning, Brooke will be a great partner in finding the best way to deliver DrupalCon globally. In addition to Brooke’s expertise, she brings enthusiastic energy to everything she does whether that is planning events or volunteering for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Brooke resides in Houston, Texas, USA.

Community Liaison

The team is equally excited that Rachel Lawson has agreed to join the team as our new Community Liaison where she will engage with the Drupal community to build a better relationship and understanding between the Drupal Association and the community. Rachel is well suited for this position given her background as a Drupal developer as well as her communications experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Even more impressive is that Rachel has been in the Drupal community for over 11 years and played many important roles such as Community Working Group member, Sprint Lead and mentor, DrupalCon and camp presenter, and more. Rachel has demonstrated time and again that she is a great communicator and has a natural talent to rally people behind a common goal. While you will see Rachel mostly online, she will still be touring Drupal events on her motorbike. Rachel resides in Norfolk, UK.

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New Drupal Modules - 20 November 2017 - 7:01am
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