Man, if you are anybody, both walk around by yourself and talk to yourself, and don’t hide yourself in the chorus. Let yourself be laughed at sometimes, look about you, shake yourself up, so as to find out who you actually are.
In case you haven't heard, the Drupal project is discontinuing "official support" for Drupal 6!
Typically, only two major versions of Drupal are supported at once: the latest version, and the previous one. Right now, that means Drupal 7 and 6 are supported.
But when Drupal 8 is released on November 19th, 2015, Drupal 6 will only be officially supported for an additional 3 months (until February 24th, 2016).
Of course, you'll need to update to Drupal 7 or 8 eventually!
But what if 3 months isn't enough time for you to upgrade?
We're happy to announce Long-Term Support (LTS) for Drupal 6, in order to keep your site going long after the end of official support!
Read more to learn what the end of official support means, and the details of our Drupal 6 LTS.
If you login to a new Drupal site and check your Status report screen, you may see this warning:The directory sites/default is not protected from modifications and poses a security risk. You must change the directory's permissions to be non-writable. The file sites/default/settings.php is not protected from modifications and poses a security risk. You must change the file's permissions to be non-writable.
In this video from our Drupal Security class, Robert is going to show you how to fix this warning:
The web has done wonders to make government more accessible to its citizens. Take the State of New York; NY.gov is a perfect example of taking a people-centric approach to digital government. The site lets people easily access state government news and services, including real-time public transit updates, employment resources, healthcare information, and more.
One year ago, The State of New York redesigned and relaunched their website on Drupal in partnership with Code and Theory and Acquia. Today, one year later, they’ve nearly tripled the audience to more than 6 million users. The most-visited part of the site is the services section, which aligns well with the governor’s priority to provide better customer service to state residents. Annual pageviews have quadrupled since launch to a record high of more than 17 million and mobile usage has increased 275 percent.
For more details, check out the press release that the State of New York published today.
Commercial Progression presents Hooked on Drupal, “Episode 12: Drupal 8 is here, let’s #celebr8d8!". With the official Drupal 8 release date set for November 19th, the CP development crew assembles for an in-depth conversation on all things Drupal 8. We predicted the release date of Drupal 8 to within 3 days on our February podcast. This time, Hillary Lewandowski will be presenting an overview of Drupal 8 at our next meetup and Drupal 8 release party with Girl Develop It Detroit at Grand Circus. Approaches for migrating Drupal 6 and 7 sites to Drupal 8 are discussed. Changes in the development cycle for Drupal 8 going forward are mused upon. What does it mean that Drupal 8 is built on Symfony and how will the respective development communities merge, we talk it through.Drupal 8 Release Party: Detroit, Michigan - November 19th
The wait is over, Drupal 8 is here, let's #celebr8d8! Conveniently we had a Drupal meetup scheduled for the same night as the release of Drupal 8 (Thursday November 19th, 2015), so this meetup has just been upgraded to the…Drupal 8 Release Party: Detroit, USA
Grand Circus has been a gracious host of The Michigan Drupal User Group in 2015. This has allowed us to meet some of the members of the Girl Develop It Detroit community and has given rise to this opportunity for co-hosting a demo / training night for all things Drupal.
We know there is a strong development community in Detroit, and we believe this is the season for curiosity in Drupal to bloom. The full version of Drupal 8 will be released on Nov. 19th. Now is the time to check it out, and this is the Meetup for you to do it!Drupal 8 Upgrade and Migration Strategies
With the release of Drupal 8, Drupal 6 website owners are also faced with an imminent deadline for upgrade and migration. Drupal 6 was released in February of 2008. End-of-life support for Drupal 6 is February 24th 2016. If you have a Drupal 6 website that needs core support through 2016, now is the time to execute your upgrade to Drupal 7 or Drupal 8. In this podcast we discuss the options of a Drupal 6 website owner facing this inevitable end of support deadline.
If you have a Drupal 7 website and you are thinking about upgrading to Drupal 8, how do you decide and what should you consider? We discuss the out of the box User Experience advantages of the Drupal 8 platform with in line editing features as well as some of the object oriented programming advancements of Drupal 8 on Symfony.
Stay tuned for the future release of 50 training videos from OSTraining specifically addressing the upgrade and migration path to Drupal 8 from previous versions of Drupal.Launching a New Drupal 8 Website
If you are starting a new Drupal web development project, should your default choice be Drupal 8? Are there some scenarios in which Drupal 7 is still a good candidate for web design and development? Drupal 7 is a mature development platform with long term support secured up to the release of Drupal 9. This gives Drupal 7 developers and website owners several years of fully supported Drupal 7 development.
Every new Drupal web development project will want to seriously look at Drupal 8 and consider if there is a good reason why they should not take on the project with the latest version of Drupal. The Drupal development community will be very much focused on Drupal 8 and that is where all of the best energy and talent will be working. Going forward, new features and web integration projects will begin with Drupal 8 in mind.Drupal 8 is Built on Symfony
Our development team has been training up on the Symfony web development framework over the last few years. Dan Reinders has attended several in-person training classes with the folks at KNP Labs, not to mention their online offerings at KNP University. In this podcast, Hillary describes how the move to Symfony shapes the Object Oriented programming future for Drupal 8. Complex website will be able to experience gradual development progress via deprecated function migrations within a predictable software release cycle. This means there will be far fewer hurdles to jump as projects upgrade to new versions of Drupal in the future. This move to Symfony also opens up Drupal development to include a global community of experienced Object Oriented programmers.Hooked on Drupal Content Team
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The biggest release in Web Content Management history—Drupal 8.0.0—is scheduled for November 19th.
Imagine you would like to have a form on your website that let’s visitors test your Cloud application. We wanted this for people who like to try our Drupal social intranet OpenLucius for free. To achieve this we need at least the following information: email address, name and organization.
We wanted to:
- Keep the threshold as low as possible.
- Verify the entered email address.
- Request additional information.
- Avoid spam bots.
We also wanted to automate as much as possible, as to not lose time on spam bots and people that are not serious. In Drupal this is all possible without encrypting a single line: with the use of the popular Drupal modules Webform and Token. Here is how in 4 steps:
DrupalCamp Santiago de Chile - Envía tus Charlas - Submit your talks!!!
DrupalCamp Santiago de Chile is getting closer, the first DrupalCamp in Chile event will be held on 10,11 and 12 December.
We are accepting session submissions until November 15, if you are coming, hurry up and propose your talk.
Register at http://camp.drupalchile.org/en/registration !
This will be the first major Drupal event with a national and international call to be held in Chile. On 10 and 11 will take place at headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), United Nations, in Vitacura next to the Bicentenario Park.
On December 12 we will extend the event with in-depth technical presentations and workshops at Faculty of Engineering of the Universidad Central next to Almagro Park.
Be prepared for a broad and diverse event, we have already confirmed the participation of government representatives, experts from different areas and drupalers from Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Brazil, Spain and Australia.
DrupalCamp Santiago de Chile está cada vez más cerca, el primer Drupalcamp en Chile se realizará los días 10,11 y 12 de diciembre.
Estamos recibiendo propuestas de sesiones hasta el 15 de noviembre, si piensas venir, apresúrate y postula tu charla.
Registrate en http://camp.drupalchile.org/es/registro !
Este será el primer gran evento Drupal de convocatoria nacional e internacional que se realizará en Chile. Los días 10 y 11 tendrá lugar en la sede de la Comisión Económica para Latinoamérica y el Caribe (CEPAL) de Naciones Unidas, en la comuna de Vitacura al lado del parque Bicentenario.
El día 12 de diciembre tendremos charlas técnicas y talleres en la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad Central, frente al parque Almagro.
Prepárate para un evento amplio y diverso, ya tenemos confirmada la participación de representantes de gobierno, especialistas de distintas áreas y drupaleros de Argentina, Perú, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Brasil, España y Australia.
After the beta version and the release candidate 1 it is time for the real deal! Drupal 8 is coming and it’s coming soon; on November 19, 2015.
Since we at Amazee Labs love Drupal and parties almost alike we want to celebrate this very special occasion. And because we really like Drupal we’ve decided not to throw only one but three parties! Yes, that's no typo, it's three parties, one in each of our offices in Austin, Cape Town and Zurich. So if you are anywhere near one these three locations make sure you sign up und join us!
Of course you could also join in at any other party near you!
We are super excited to #celebr8D8 with you.