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Drupal core announcements: Designer / Art Director needed for a new demo included in Drupal core

2 February 2017 - 8:12am
What are we looking for?

A person willing to contribute work as a designer and art director for a new demo website being created for inclusion in Drupal core. Having prior experience with any open source project is certainly a bonus, but is not a necessary requirement. You will be working alongside a team of experienced Drupal contributors who will help you get started working with an open source community.

How to apply?

To apply, simply send your motivation letter including a link to your portfolio to Your application will be handled by the team. None of the materials from your portfolio will be published.

Project overview

We plan to create a demo website (in the form of an installation profile) of Drupal. Users will be able to try this out when installing Drupal. The main purpose of this demo is to convince technical evaluators that Drupal allows them to build modern and beautiful websites, from conceptions into real life use cases. The demo use case will be a food publishing website. We plan to leave all Drupal-related terminology out of the demo. This is to make sure that there is a separation between the branding of Drupal and demonstrating Drupal. There is no pre-existing designs to leverage. We plan to give the designer carte blanche.

More info


The lead designer will work closely with the team working on the demo to create a proposal for the Drupal community. Our community will be allowed to give feedback on the designs at certain defined stages of the project, however decisions and feedback about the designs will be handled at the team’s own discretion.

The design lead is expected to actively participate in our public weekly meetings.


The team is expecting to get started with the project as soon as possible after the application period. The team lead is expected to commit to the process throughout. The majority of time needed from the designer will be in the early stages of the project. During this stage you will be expected to work as a visual designer creating the initial design. After the initial design has been approved, the designer will transition into an art director role where they will be responsible for monitoring the quality of the implementation of the design.

The MVP version of the demo is planned to be added to Drupal 8.4, which means that the last day for getting the theme committed is July 29th 2017.


There is no budget to pay people for working on this initiative. However, it is allowed for everyone working on it to have support from the organizations they work for, or any other organization that would like to fund their work.

Team & Roles
  • lauriii - Project lead
  • tkoleary - Default content
  • ckrina - Visual Design, Implementation
  • Bojhan, Usability
  • DyanneNova, Visual Design, Project Management
  • Preston So, Implementation
  • yoroy, Usability
Categories: Drupal

Acquia Developer Center Blog: 57: Godspeed, webkenny - Episode 57 rebroadcast and commentary

2 February 2017 - 6:39am

Acquia Podcast 57 rebroadcast + commentary - Kenny "webkenny" Silanskas passed away in late 2016. Kenny was a Drupalist, a colleague at Acquia, a musician, and a good, funny person who touched my life and the lives of many others. Godspeed, Kenny. We miss you and your huge laugh. Here, Robert Douglass and I listened to the podcast I recorded with Kenny in 2012, reminisced, and talked about the early years at Acquia and the origins of the DrupalCon Prenote. The second half of the podcast is my conversation with Kenny from 2012 and the audio version of his performance in the DrupalCon London Prenote in 2011.

Podcast 57 commentary and original audio

webkenny memories DrupalCon London, 2011 Prenote

50 Ways to write a module

(parody of Paul Simon's 50 Ways to leave your lover, lyrics by Robert Douglass and Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire) - Huge thanks to Radim Klaška for filing this back in the day.

"The problem's all inside your head," Dries said to me,
"The hooks are easy if you take it logically,
I'd like to help you in your struggle to be free,
There must be 50 ways to write a module."

He said, "It's fine to fins a file to include,"
Hopefully your server's RAM won't be abused,
But in that hook, the code looks somewhat crude,
There must be 50 ways to write a module,
50 ways to write a module."

Just push it to Git, Mitt
Write a new patch, Catch,
You don't need to deploy, Roy,
Just ask Angie.
Post in the queue, Stu,
You don't need to write code much,
Just sort on the key, Lee,
And learn PHP.

[Repeat Chorus]

Dries said, "It pleases me to see you used check_plain, But if I could only get you to test again." I said, "I appreciate that, but would you please explain About those 50 ways ... ?"

Dries said, "Why don't we both just hack throughout the night?
And I believe in the morning, you'll begin to see the light,"
And then he committed a patch and I knew that he was right,
There must be 50 ways to write a module,
50 ways to write a module.

Just push it to Git, Mitt,
Write a new patch, Catch,
You don't need to deploy, Roy,
Just ask Angie.
Post in the queue, Stu,
You don't need to write code much,
Just sort on the key, Lee,
And learn PHP.

[Repeat Chorus]

DrupalCon London, 2011 - Living, Breathing Drupal: The Biology of the Request

Original Acquia Podcast post, episode 57, 2012

Kenny Silanskas, Acquia's Tier 1 Team Manager, has a passion for getting Drupal right that rubs off on his team – Acquia's crew of frontline Client Advisers. They are in the happy position of being able to train client-developers in best practices, choosing and using the right Drupal modules, how to use the open source process, and more. Kenny says, "The Support Department gives Drupal sites the TLC they need." All of this results in happier and more successful Drupal users and a healthier Drupal project.

Supporting Acquia Support

Keeping his team happy and on track is quite a challenge, considering he himself describes a typical day in Support as "One large forest fire from dawn till dusk ... in any time zone ... We wake up on fire and go to bed on fire," Kenny laughs at this point, "and dream on fire ... But that's the job that we love and that's what we do."

"What we provide here is so different from consumer-level support, it's a step above that. There's a heavy level of involvement with our customers and a heavy commitment to them."

From partner to Acquian

After working for an Acquia partner and being laid off in 2009, Kenny got a call from a recruiter who said, "Hey, you're webkenny!" ... "Have you ever heard of Acquia?" :-) Nine interviews later, an Acquian was born!

"I learned large sites while I was here." Now Kenny is one of Acquia's go-to experts on site performance. Kenny's job lets him expand his technical knowledge and use his people skills to provide top-notch technical support. "Acquia has really grown my knowledge as well as my career." Being at Acquia has also allowed him to flourish as a presenter in the Drupal and technical communities, too. He gets to combine his stage skills with what he knows to create compelling teaching experiences and spread the word about Drupal.

A career from cold to hot

From being a ColdFusion developer, Kenny moved to PHP in 2007, and heard about Drupal in 2008. From there, he got a Drupal job and went to his first DrupalCon in Washington D.C. in 2009. By 2011, he was presenting his own sessions at Drupal events, including at DrupalCon London. He even appeared as a guest star in the opening session there.

What we didn't talk about

Kenny is an amazing singer and performer. I've included some excerpts of his London performance in this podcast ... listen right to the end for more!

Skill Level: BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Categories: Drupal Blog: AGILEDROP: Drupal Blogs from January

2 February 2017 - 12:59am
And it is once again time to present you our blogs from the previous month. It's January's turn, so here's what we discovered that month. We began our tour with the best or let's say top books Drupal 8 has to offer. Besides one of the beginners guide and Cookbook, which enjoys the best feedback from the readers, we pointed out one of the books that covers front-end skills, which can be easily applied to Drupal 8. We also announced the release date of the SEO Book – now it's already out – and presented you the upcoming book, which will require the most advanced knowledge of Drupal 8. We… READ MORE
Categories: Drupal

CU Boulder - Webcentral: Top 10 Contributing Higher Ed Organizations - February 2017

1 February 2017 - 11:02pm

Shortly after publishing our first Top 10 Contributing Higher Ed Organizations, Tim Lehnen from the Drupal association blogged about recognizing more types of contribution in the Marketplace. Tim shed a little light on how the ranking is currently calculated.

We now calculate the following 4 types of contribution into overall contribution credit; issue credits, Drupal 8 case studies, Drupal Association Supporter Programs/Organization Membership and number of projects supported.

While the title of the post was about the “marketplace” of vendors selling Drupal services, factoring additional types of contributions will impact the full list organizations we use to build the higher ed specific list. There have been several suggestions made in the comments on Tim's post about how to track contributions to documentation, camps, code reviews and support in forums, IRC, and Slack.  If you have additional ideas on how the DA could factor in a type of contribution you would like to see factored into these rankings, please add your feedback to Tim’s post.

Factoring in the number of projects played a role in this months ranking.  Penn State University jumped from #9 to #2 with just 1 issue credit.  What made the Difference?  They properly registered 107 projects as being supported by their organization. I know that the majority of commits and issues for those projects are being managed in GitHub, but I’m happy to see the University of Colorado Boulder drop a few spots to the habitual contributors at PSU.

The University of Waterloo managed to hang on to the top spot largely due to Liam Morland’s Webform related contributions.  Even though the University of Colorado Boulder accounts for just a handful of the more 500,000 reported installs of Webform, Liam’s contributions make running Drupal as a Service much easier for us.  If you work for a university (or really any organization) that uses Webform, please take a few minutes to thank Waterloo for supporting Liam's contributions.  

The Current Top 10 Contributing Higher Ed Organizations

  1. University of Waterloo
  2. Penn State University
  3. The University of British Columbia
  4. University of Colorado Boulder
  5. Babson College
  6. The University of Iowa
  7. University of Adelaide
  8. Stanford
  9. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay
  10. Cornell University

Highlighted Contributions from the University of Colorado Boulder

One of the commits the University of Colorado Boulder was credited with is James Fuller’s improvement to add an exposed filter for Organization Type to  This allows you to see organizations that consider themselves "end users of Drupal".  We plan to continue contributing where we can ensure all organizations contributing to the Drupal project are given as much attention as the vendor marketplace.  What we'd really like to see on is an option to see the sector an organizational contributor to Drupal operates in vs. just the markets vendors sell to.  Once those changes are made, it will be much easier to see the full list of higher ed organizations on

Last month we also picked up a few commit credits when Owen Morrill updated the Community Funded to a 1.0 release fixing issues that were brought during the Project Application Review process. Owen was able to get through PAR in record time and is the 4th developer at the University of Colorado Boulder to get their "vetted git user" permission.

Looking forward to our next month of commits and trying to take back a few spots from our friends at Waterloo, PSU and UBC, Alexander Finnarn will be working to get a stable D8 release of the Google CSE module.  I will be working on a D7 module to integrate with the Siteimprove service in a way that will allow users to manage their page scans and view their reports without needing to log into Siteimprove.  I know these services are used by other universities.  If you are using these services, I would like to invite you to get involved as a contributor.  

Several New Organizations

There are still several high profile universities without organization nodes on  It's still not clear if this is because they are better known for how they use Drupal rather than for what they contribute--or if they are just so busy contributing that they haven't made creating an organization node a priority.  The following organizations have all entered the contributor competition by creating organization nodes in January;

Higher Education Contributions in Aggregate 

Together the top 10 contributing higher education organizations share and support 182 projects and have been creditted with contributions to 82 issues in the last 90 days.

Missed Opportunities for Recognition

In the great case study Palantir wrote for the University of Minnesota that was published last month, they stated that Palantir made significant contributions to Panels, Zen, Workbench, and Workbench Moderation as part of the project.  I'm not sure when those improvements were made, but I can't find any place where credit was given to the University of Minnesota for funding the development.  Organizations hiring vendors to make customizations and improvements to Drupal should request that the organization be creditted in the commits.

Developers from both Middlebury and Amherst Colleges are actively working on Monster Menus, but looking at the commits they aren't giving their organizations credit. While it's possible to "free hand" the structure of the commit messages requires for credit, it's much easier to generate the recommended message from an issue.  

Of course to do this, you'd need create more issues.  I'm not going to advocate creating issues for every commit, but not creating a single issue for dozens of commits is equally troublesome. recently added the Plan issue type.  I haven't written a line of code for Siteimprove yet, but I have added Plan issues that I will use to credit the University of Colorado when I do start writing the code.  Plan issues are also really helpful if someone gets pulled off a project to work on something else.  If I don't get back to Siteimprove right away, someone else can look at the issue queue and get some inisght into how I was planning on approach the project.


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Categories: Drupal

DrupalCon News: Our Call for Papers Has Closed

1 February 2017 - 4:37pm

On February 1, 2017 at the stroke of midnight, we turned off our CFP which included session submissions, training proposals, and grant and scholarship applications.  We are pumped up about the stellar content offered up by a diverse set of individuals which will make DrupalCon Baltimore an engaging and exciting event.

Categories: Drupal

OSTraining: 5 Ways to Tell if a Site is Built in Drupal

1 February 2017 - 8:08am

One of the most common questions we get at Drupal beginner classes is, "How can I tell if a site is built in Drupal?"

We get that question because it's just not possible to know the answer without a few tips and tricks.

If you look at a website such as, there is no way of telling if it's built Drupal. The design of a site is completely independent from the platform it uses.

We're going to give you 5 ways to tell if a site is built in Drupal. Not all of these suggestions will work on all Drupal sites, but taken together they should give you a clear answer.

Categories: Drupal

OSTraining: Drupal 8 Creating Views of Content in Tabs

1 February 2017 - 7:36am

One of our OSTraining members asked how best to make a tabbed view in Drupal 8.

For this tutorial, I used the Devel module to provide default content. And I used 2 content types Article and News. Let's get started.

Categories: Drupal

Acquia Developer Center Blog: Acquia Cloud Edge: Six Best Practices For Setup and Go-Live

1 February 2017 - 7:20am

Acquia Cloud Edge powered by Cloudflare provides a global content delivery network (CDN), DDOS protection and web application firewall (WAF) for Acquia Cloud Enterprise and Site Factory customers.

Plan for a successful launch with Acquia Cloud Edge by following these 6 best practices to ensure your setup is both secure and performant.

Tags: acquia drupal planet
Categories: Drupal

Deeson: Drupal 8 - Guide to config and state, goodbye variables!

1 February 2017 - 6:14am

In Drupal 7, modules used variables for storing data in configuration rather than storing it in a database. This made it very easy for developers to override these data variables within the settings.php files to set environment specific settings etc.

When Drupal 8 was released variables were replaced with config and state.

What is Config?

According to the config documentation,‘By default, Drupal stores configuration data in the database, but it can be exported to YAML files, allowing the configuration to be managed by version control’ (

This means that anything that has been defined as a config variable will be exported to YAML files, when using configuration management (CM) to manage the site’s configuration across environments.

This is very useful for exporting your site’s configuration (content types, views, image styles, module settings etc) across environments, but this does rely on the data for these always being the same across environments.

This is also a vast improvement for dealing the configuration about your site’s structure from Drupal 7 and you can override these settings within your settings.php file if you wish to set settings based upon environment etc.

However, if you have defined a configuration setting in a module that is to be environment specific (eg set by an administrator user), then this data could be changed at any time and so would be overridden by CM when doing a configuration import, which is not what you would want!

This is where the State API can be useful.

What is State API?

Accordingly to the State API documentation,‘The State API provides a place for developers to store information about the system's state’ (

Anything defined using the State API won’t be exported by CM so the data is stored specific to environment that the you are in.

One of the worrying things about the State API documentation is the statement:‘use State API to store transient information, that is okay to lose after a reset’.

I read this as being ‘if you reset your entire database’, which is fairly unlikely for a production environment, and in fact if your entire production database gets reset then you probably have bigger issues to deal with.

So as long as you have a default set of values defined (if needed) for your state values within your module (so that if the database is reset your site will still work), then I don’t see an issue with using it.

That said, something else to be aware of in the above statement are the key words ‘transient information’. Drupal stores the state data as a key value pair, which means that out of the box Drupal will use the database. Most production sites would use a cache like Memcache or Redis to store the cache data rather than the database. Due to the transient state of these services though, they could be restarted or cleared out at any time. If this were to happen then you would lose the data that was stored in this and your site would be ‘reset’ with any data that you had stored in this cache.

Although potentially unlikely, this is something to consider when deciding to use states.

What about environment specific config?

When we build our sites, we usually want to be able to specify various config specific for each environment.

As mentioned above, developers can override the config values in the settings.php file, but this only applies to data values, not specifying particular modules for instance, that you might want available.

Typically, you would not want modules such as devel, field_ui and views_ui enabled for a production (and probably stage) environment, but CM doesn’t allow you to determine which environment these modules should be enabled on.

While CM itself doesn’t provide this level of granularity, there is a module for that! In step Configuration Split. This allows you to export configuration on an environment specific basis.

In my next blog post I will explorer Configuration Split in more detail.

Categories: Drupal

Third & Grove: Fastly Drupal Case Study

1 February 2017 - 12:00am
Fastly Drupal Case Study antonella Wed, 02/01/2017 - 03:00
Categories: Drupal

MidCamp - Midwest Drupal Camp: Sprints and Training at MidCamp 2017

31 January 2017 - 7:07pm

We are putting together some great programming for you here at MidCamp 2017 headquarters.  In addition to the impressive session proposals were are busy reading, we have teams working hard to put together Code Sprints and Full Day Training sessions.

Sprinting at MidCamp 2017

At MidCamp 2016, the Sprint room was always abuzz with activity.  There was so much activity on those who work on the Frontend of Drupal, and a concentrated effort to get Drupal Commerce to it's first Release candidate.

What will be worked on, discussed, built, and fixed at this year's MidCamp?  You can have a say.  We are currently looking for Sprint leads and mentors.  

Sprint leads are mentor to mentors; coordinate with the community, and helps organize what gets sprinted on.

Mentors help new contributors get setup, find issues, and assist them in their sprinting.

If you are interested in being a Sprint lead, or mentor, please email us at

Training at MidCamp 2017

We have lined up 4 great training for Thurday, March 30th, 2017.  Joining us will be a great group of amazing, professional trainers who will be offering full day training sessions.

Introduction to Drupal 8

Lead by Jorge Diaz, Acquia Certified Grand Master Developer, Drupal Front-end Developer & Themer at Evolving Web

Drupal is known for being a powerful platform with a steep learning curve. This course will give you an introduction to the world of Drupal and soften that learning curve so you can get up-to-speed with Drupal quickly. We'll cover fundamental Drupal concepts and terminology, and give you the hands-on experience you need to dive deeper.

Theming Drupal 8

Blake Hall, Senior Developer & Trainer and Joe Schindelar, Lead Developer & Lead Trainer,

Themes combine HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Drupal in order to make beautiful websites. Creating truly unique themes requires knowing how to use the Twig template language to manipulate HTML, how to add CSS and JavaScript assets in a way that's compatible with Drupal's caching, all while maintaining the flexibility that Drupal is known for.

Drupal Development Best Practice Workflows on Pantheon

David Needham, Agency & Community Training Manager at Pantheon

Pantheon is a website management platform for Drupal & WordPress that provides lightning-fast hosting and best-in-breed web development tools for your team. Learn how to use Pantheon like a seasoned Drupal developer and level up your Drupal development game.

What Am I Getting Myself Into? A Drupal Crash Course for Non-developers

Are you responsible for project management, content, or vendor selection and preparing to work with Drupal? This one-day training delivers all of the tools you need to get started. Delivered by an Acquia Certified Drupal Developer, this training will answer the questions you didn’t even know to ask!

Space is limited, so be sure to visit our training page and purchase your tickets today.  Please note, training tickets are for Thursday only and are in addition to camp tickets.

Sponsor MidCamp

We're currently seeking Lunch and Coffee sponsors for MidCamp 2017.  Lunch is the perfect opportunity to get your name in front of all of the attendees!  Drupalers like coffee. Some might even say Drupalers love coffee!  Earn the gratitude of our attendees by having your name and logo associated with the liquid refueling station! We are looking to four sponsors for each day to cover the costs.  

Find out more info about sponsoring

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Categories: Drupal

Acquia Developer Center Blog: Drupal 8 Module of the Week: Group

31 January 2017 - 1:45pm

This week: Group // Drupal 8 has more and more features available practically every day. Alongside module migrations and new projects, the Drupal community’s latest major release also offers new ways of solving common problems. Some functionality has moved to Drupal core and new modules have taken up the torch along the way. In this series, the Acquia Developer Center is profiling useful solutions--modules, themes, distros, and more--available for Drupal 8.

Tags: acquia drupal planetgroupmicrositepermissionsaccess control
Categories: Drupal My security resolutions for 2017! #SecurityResolutions

31 January 2017 - 9:58am

I'm a member of the Drupal Security Team, and many of the services offered by myDropWizard involve assisting our customers to improve the security of their Drupal sites -- so, I know quite a lot about security and try to be mindful about my own computer use.

However, computer security is an on-going process: it can always be improved and so you're never truly done.

In this article, I'm going to share my personal list of security resolutions for 2017!

Maybe you'll find something you'd like to implement as well?

Or perhaps you'd like to share your own security resolutions for this year?

Please share your thoughts in the comments (or on Twitter)!

Categories: Drupal DIY Drupal hosting: Aegir

31 January 2017 - 6:23am

I had started this series with a post about what features will be evaluated when selecting DIY Drupal hosting solutions. We shall start with the most simplest and earliest solution of them all, Aegir. First, the nomenclature. Aegir is the God of seas and oceans in Norse folklore, much like Varuna in the Hindu pantheon.

Categories: Drupal Default Search API Sorts Per View in Drupal 7

31 January 2017 - 2:24am

It's been a while since I've written a post here (especially, Drupal-related). But today I have something interesting to share.

There's a module called Search API sorts ( that provides custom sorts and a global sort block for Search API. The module itself is ok, but ...

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Categories: Drupal

Web Omelette: Advanced techniques for route access control in Drupal 8

31 January 2017 - 12:00am

Drupal 8 is very flexible when it comes to controlling access to your routes. It inherits quite a bit from the Symfony routing system, but adds its own flavour on top of that. In this article we are going to look at an example of a complex access requirement. In doing so, we won't cover the simpler use cases which are already described in the docs, but we will sure make use of some of them.

The requirement

So let's imagine this scenario: we have two types of users (employees and managers) whose persona is not determined by a user role. Let's say their "role" is determined on the fly as a result of an API call or some dynamic thing.

Now, let's say we have 3 routes: Route A (accessible for employees only), Route B (accessible for managers only) and Route C (accessible for both).

Finally, imagine we have a service called UserType which we can ask what type of person the current user is.


One of the cool things about the Route access control in Drupal 8 is the ability, as the docs show, to delegate the access checking to a service. So a basic implementation for Route A and Route C can be something like this.

my_module.route_a: path: 'route-a' defaults: _controller: '\Drupal\my_module\Controller\DefaultController::buildRouteA' _title: 'Route A' requirements: _company_access_check_employee: 'true'

This is the route definition. As you can see, as per the docs, we have a requirement for the company_access_check access service to return the access result. So let's quickly see that service:

my_module.company_access_check: class: Drupal\my_module\Access\CompanyAccessCheck arguments: ['@user_type'] tags: - { name: access_check, applies_to: _company_access_check_employee }

A simple tagged service definition with a dependency to our fictitious UserType service that tells us the type of person the current user is. Additionally, we specify that this access checking service should be applied to all routes with the requirement _company_access_check_employee.

I am not going to show you this class because an example is already covered in the docs. However, it has one method called access() which by default gets passed the AccountInterface of the current user. So with the help of our UserType service we can determine whether the current user is an employee. Then we can return either AccessResult::forbidden() or AccessResult::allowed().

For managers, we do the same: create a new service and apply it to Route C.

So where does the complication come? Well, you guessed it: Route B which requires both. If we add two requirements to the route, let's say something like this:

my_module.route_b: path: 'route-b' defaults: _controller: '\Drupal\my_module\Controller\DefaultController::buildRouteB' _title: 'Route B' requirements: _company_access_check_employee: 'true' _company_access_check_manager: 'true'

It will check for both but grant access only if both return positive. So in our case this won't be very helpful since we need to check if the user is either. For the purposes of this article, please forgive the implication that managers are not also employees.

The solution

What we can do is create another access service called something like company_access_check_both which is responsible for determining if the current user is of one of the user roles. This is fine if our requirements are as simple as we described them. But what happens when we have multiple user types and a bunch of different routes where we have to mix and match the user types which have access to them? Creating a service for all these different types of combinations is not very efficient.

So instead, let's create a generic service called company_access_check_multiple AND specify in the route the type of user that has access to it in the form of a custom option. For example, the route definition can be something like this:

my_module.route_b: path: 'route-b' defaults: _controller: '\Drupal\my_module\Controller\DefaultController::buildRouteB' _title: 'Route B' requirements: _company_access_check_multiple: 'true' options: _company_access_users: - Employee - Manager

In this route we created a custom option called _company_access_users in which we list the types of users that should have access to it.

But how can we make use of this inside our service? Well, the Route object can be inspected and the list of allowed user types can be retrieved:

$types = $route->getOption('_company_access_users');

So if the route has that option, $types will tell us what type the current user needs to be in order to have access.

However, where do we get the Route object? As we know, the access() method of the service only receives the user account as a parameter. We might be tempted to inject the current route match service into our own. This does the trick, but only when the route in question is being checked upon a user actually going to it. It will miserably fail when a given route is being checked for access from another one (for example when building menu links).

If we dig deep and look closely, before our access() method is called, an arguments resolver is employed via the AccessArgumentsResolverFactory. This allows for the current user account to be passed to the access() method. But what not many people know is that if we type hint our access() method with either Route, RouteMatchInterface or Request, we will be getting those parameters as well. And in this case, the Route object is that of the route being checked for access rather than the current route.

So something like this:

public function access(AccountInterface $account, Route $route) { $types = $route->getOption('_company_access_users'); // etc }

So there you have it. A neat little trick that opens the door to some complex access restriction rules on your routes.

Categories: Drupal Blog: AGILEDROP: Virtual Drupal Camps

30 January 2017 - 11:41pm
Drupal events have a lot of positive things for Drupal users. We highlighted them in the previous blog post. But there are many Drupalistas around the world, who can't attend such events, due to the expenses, time, work responsibilities, and many other reasons including the fact that many don't live near any of the available Drupal Camps. With that, they are automatically deprived for knowledge about Drupal. And that knowledge may come in hand for them, especially if they professionally work with Drupal. Luckily, organizers came up with one of the solutions. It's online or virtual Drupal Camp… READ MORE
Categories: Drupal

Jeff Geerling's Blog: Set up BLT and Drupal VM entirely within Windows 10

30 January 2017 - 6:15pm

Quite often, I get inquiries from developers about how to get Drupal VM working on Windows 10—and this is often after encountering error after error due to many different factors. Just for starters, I'll give a few tips for success when using Drupal VM (or most any Linux-centric dev tooling or programming languages) on Windows 10:

Categories: Drupal

Aten Design Group: Drupal 101 at General Assembly Denver

30 January 2017 - 2:19pm
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In this 3-hour training, we'll dive into the world of Drupal and learn about content types, views, blocks & themes as we build a site together.

This webinar is ideal for those with experience working with content management systems like Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla, or Craft.

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Categories: Drupal

Evolving Web: Drupal 8 Migration: Migrating files / images (Part 3)

30 January 2017 - 7:00am

A tutorial on migrating files / images to a Drupal 8 site and associating them to other entities.

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Categories: Drupal