All RPGs and Storygames by Tod Foley are now available at DrivethruRPG and RPGnow. Bring these games to your table!
This module provides a field formatter for file/link fields with allowing uploading of file types as json/yml or link specific for json/yml, which renders the uploaded json/yml file or link provide using the Redoc field formatter if the uploaded json/yml file or link is a valid json or yml file.
This module can be used to show API Documentation created using Redoc or Open API Specification, on any Drupal 8 Website.
Imagine a pizza box ( Yeah, I know its really tempting, but just picture it). You can serve the pizza in different ways: On a tray, in a box, on a plate, in pieces or even as a platter.
Whatever may be the situation, the taste of the pizza and the material in it remains the same, but it is served to the customers in different ways. This is done to get a wider base of customers and develop a situation where they consume it.
Similarly, a publication can be served to the customer in different ways. People look for information in different places because they look for different methods to receive that information.
It is important to publish the content to several channels to let the user access it as quickly as possible.
So how can this be done?
Let’s find out!Multichannel Publishing has endless possibilities
Brian Solis describes Digital Darwinism as the phenomenon in which technology and society evolve faster than an organization can adapt. Yet the society accepts these changes and adapts to the concept of digital communication (The main avenue for customer experience). All of this confusion has buzzed out a name in terms of business necessity i.e Multi-Channel Publishing.The idea is to get similar or related content onto multiple platforms in order to reach more people. In other words, Multichannel Publishing helps the user to publish the content to different channels.
Your article will reach the audience on your website, on your app, and in the social media accounts with the help of multi-channel publishing. These channels don't have to be physical, like your website or social media accounts, but can also refer to different types of audiences or users. The possibilities are endless.
It helps in finding your audience on multiple channels and increases your “findability” by boosting your SEO with targeted content
- Multiple platforms provide with opportunities to promote your content just like the way your audience wants it. Your content should be visually appealing, easy to share, and should attract a new audience.
- Once the audience is attracted to your website, the content encourages deeper interaction with your organization. It presents a constant content on a regular basis, concentrates on education and encourages further action by the reader.
- The conversion rules are most likely to be the content and platform working together that enables a reader to become a member or follower.
What is the Content hub? What role does DC-X play in it?
The digital collection or the digital environment in a publishing background brings a different set of features and characteristics to the publishing process. It benefits in creating a final formatted version of the title that is suitable for many display devices. Thus, giving rise to the term “Content Hub”
A content hub is a collection of digital assets that are housed on an organization’s website or externally. It is a centralized target point for a brand’s ‘best in show’ digital assets. The organization can learn from the target audiences and prove their chops as authorities in the industry.
One of the biggest examples of the content hub is the DC-X and Drupal Europe Germany talked explicitly about DC-X content hub. The session offers up a plethora of cases and solutions to help users with their digital asset integration.
Well, it is a cross-editorial and cross-national depository for all Ringier content. It is used to manage all sorts of text, image, video and audio files within one central Content Hub.
Some of the features provided by DC-x Content hub are:
- Semantic search
- Right management
- Content Sharing
- Workflow Management
One of the biggest advantages of DC-X is that it is connected via APIs to third-party editorial and also connected to the content management systems for print and online activities.
Suppose an editor wishes to publish an article with any Drupal based channel. He would assign it to the channel and Drupal would then get triggered and seize the article using the DC-X JSON API.
The stored XML and the extra metadata are handled to let Drupal determine how and where the article is operating to be published. The interface Drupal - DCX works bidirectionally. If the article is getting updated in DCX or in Drupal, both systems get synchronized in real time.
Legacy building online memories with Drupal
Legacy.com is the global leader of online memorial content. With the help of product ownership of two organizations, Legacy was launched on Drupal. The platform provided excellent authoring workflow and editorial layout control with multi-channel publishing of content across its global obituary network of over 1,400 branded site.
After choosing a RESTful API, which is essential for the Drupal setup, REST service module was brought forward. With an object-oriented architecture, full control of the API and performance was witnessed. Not only this but the enterprise also created a single API resource to redirect URL paths (alongside granular caching, metatags, panels integration, and more) This helped them to leverage strong SEO tools and functional value.
Imagine Canada Grant Connect
Imagine Canada has been providing plans and resources to all the Canadian charities for a while now. It has been ensuring the sectoral growth, aid, and progress with 50-year legacy with Imagine Canada. They are now a functional and a scalable web-based solution that is known for seeking and managing the fundraising pipeline.
The website is constructed on Drupal as it presents them with an unparalleled ability to model complex content relationships and user structures in a method that can easily be maintained.
Drupal provides them with the core support for developing RESTful services, handles authentication and regularly presents decoupled and multi-channel publishing. Apart from this the CMS also grants them with Contenta Decoupled distribution with an unbelievable contributor toolkit for out-of-the-box services and best-in-class technology.
When it comes to challenges and iteration - Rapid development in MVP helps the organization conquer them. All they ever wanted was to deliver a modern and extremely usable end-user experience with the flexibility to evolve at any time. With the back-end fully taken care by Drupal 8, the task is easily achieved.Conclusion
At the end of the day, either it is a large organization or a small enterprise, customers and a good user experience is what they thrive for. Your customers want to find you and your content in a number of ways through print, on the web, via social media and on their smartphones and tablets. So, when you create content, it’s important that it adapts quickly and efficiently to those output channels.
At OpenSense Labs, we help you achieve such endeavors. We can collaborate with you to develop and experience the best content management services and solutions and help you find the right functionalities
Ping us at firstname.lastname@example.org today.blog banner blog image Drupal Drupal 8 CMS Multi Publishing Content Hub DC-X Blog Type Articles Is it a good read ? On
We all have heard about Didier Claude Deschamps, right?
He is a French retired footballer who has been the manager of the France national team since 2012. He played as a defensive midfielder for several clubs such as Marseille, Juventus, Chelsea, Valencia, Nantes, and Bordeaux.
Why was he famous? Well, mainly because he was a silent performer who did the best for his team and created a special place in the minds of his fans and the supporters.
His biggest USP: being unique in a way that it was relevant and appealing for everyone around.
The role played by Didier Claude Deschamps as a coach and as a team member was exquisite. He not only served as a striking ray of hope by bagging exciting titles but also became an overnight hero.
And Drupal is just like Didier Claude Deschamps for large organizations. Powerful, all-rounder and robust.With roughly 1.2 million websites using Drupal across the world, it is clearly a strong content management system capable of supporting large organizations.
Let’s take a look at technical and business reasons as to why large organizations rely on Drupal to achieve their goals.Open Source Has its Own Perks
Open source has presented users with open source codes. The source code enables access to the common public for their use and modifications in the original design.
Open-source code is expected to be a collaborative effort, where the programmers fix or change the source code and share it within the community.
Social and political views have been influenced by the growing concept of open source. There is a much larger impact of the open-source movement and the extent of its role in the development of new information sharing procedures.
The open-source movement has not only enhanced transparency in the biotechnology but the research methodologies have also benefited from the applications of open-source principles.
One of the main advantages of using open source is that it is not limited. Any organization can build a secure and safe online presence with the help of its capabilities. Some of the major functionalities provided by the open source are:
- Since open source provides with open code its quality can be easily and greatly improved when it is passed around, tested, and fixed.
- Open Source provides with a valuable learning opportunity for programmers. They can apply skills to the most popular programs available today.
- Open Source is more secure than any other proprietary software because bugs are identified and fixed quickly.
- Since it is in the public domain, and constantly subject to updates, there is little chance it can become unavailable or quickly outmoded—an important plus for long-term projects.
Large or big organizations understand that their website is the foundation for the online presence. It is the structure on which their business (or marketing) is based on.
These organizations require a seamless and fully functional website. They opt for that CMS which provides them various features and functionalities.Drupal is one of those open source CMSes which is suitable for any type of digital presence, with a strong focus on personalization, community building, and social tools.
The ability of Drupal to limit security vulnerabilities is one of the most important features of the CMS, and one of the principal reasons why large websites work with the platform.
Due to the excellent protection of the sensitive data, Drupal is chosen instead of other available CMS. Drupal also meets the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) security standards and addresses critical security risks. The platform has a dedicated security team who presents information to project maintainers, train the Drupal community on security topics and make improvements related to security in a core and contributed projects.
CMS which is flexible and scalable
When building a professional website, the main thing to take into consideration is the flexibility and scalability of the software that runs the website. And yes, Drupal is one of the most flexible and scalable CMSes for constructing any kind of website.
Whether the user is thinking to create news, government platforms, higher education, enterprise or NGO website, Drupal creatively combines the correct modules and custom code to construct a truly different experience for the visitors.
Highly customized websites that need scalability and serve with a huge amount of data are going to find Drupal absolutely capable of handling the workflow.
Provides easy content authoring
Drupal presents an intuitive tool for creating content, maintaining workflow and secure publishing for each and every online content.
The CMS provides easy authoring of the data to the website administrators, marketers and content managers. The website administrators can grant permission to other staff members to perform administrative tasks.
Has a dedicated community
Drupal community is one of the largest and most important assets.
Being one of the largest open source online communities, more than 1 million strong developers, designers, trainers, strategists, coordinators, editors, and sponsors run together towards accomplishing one goal: making the web a better place for everyone.
Drupal is one of those platforms that is free and is written in PHP which is distributed under GNU (General Public License). The installation of the Drupal core can provide a simple website, an internet forum, a single-user or multi-user blog or a community-based website.Is Drupal Right for My Sector?
Having this question in mind?
It is really normal. Trusting a CMS that coincides with your needs and requirements is something every large organization in every sector wants.
Whether it is a government or a public administrator sector or healthcare and medicine, Drupal is the platform which is suitable for every sector.Source: Drupal.org
According to the Drupal business survey conducted in 2018, Drupal enterprise has clients in diverse industries. Half of the respondents (nearly 59.3 %) stated having Drupal clients in Charities and Non-Profit organizations.
Among other industries, there were Government and Public Administration (about 54.8 %), Arts & Culture (41.5 %), Healthcare & Medicine (47.4 %) and IT (40.7 %).
The result of the survey reveals that the businesses of Media and Banking and Insurance have had the highest drop as compared to last year survey, while Healthcare and Medicine and Consulting industry have developed the most and learned from the first survey.Decision-Making Model for Large Organizations
One of the sessions in Drupal Europe, which was on Compelling USPs for Drupal in large organizations (conducted by Digitalization and Innovation Specialist, Mr. Rouven Volk) was about how large enterprises values are defined by an increase in revenue and a decrease in cost and risks. These enterprises look for CMS solutions that involve:
- Responsive and SEO based platform
- The CMS which consists of Marketing Integration
- It involves a flexible solution
- It has the necessary modules and additional features
- It is proven in terms of scalability and flexibility
- It should give excellent user experiences
- The cost should be minimized
As the organizations continue to embrace digital transformation, they are finding that digital business is not as simple as buying the latest technology, it requires significant changes to both culture and systems. To sustain the digital transformation, an organization has to understand technology and data.
This also includes understanding your customers and unifying the information which helps in easy interaction. As customers resume to sit in the driver’s seat and choose where they desire to go, how they need to get there, and what the purpose will be, large enterprises also continue to follow that journey which delivers the right customer experience.
Once you develop your USP and outline your Customer Journey it’s time to give your strategy a voice. This is done by mapping how you will communicate your USP through educational content that creates awareness, education, trust building, and easy conversions.
A CMS that offers multi-site management functionality can help you manage these content properties and social communication with ease. For example, You have 50 brands in 20 regions. Separate websites would require 1000 teams for managing, not a practical solution.
Drupal has a feature which enables separate, independent sites to be served from a single codebase. Each site has its own database, configuration, files and base domain or URL. The main reason to use a multisite Drupal setup is to conserve time. The single code base helps a large enterprise manage multiple sites in one go. Even if there are 1000 websites.
To achieve that quality user experience you might think of transitioning to responsive web design where your current content simply won’t integrate well with the other devices. So what do you do? You think of migrating it. Although it might be challenging.
Yes, migration can be time-consuming and a costly affair. One of the biggest difficulties with site migrations is that success will largely depend on the quantity and quality of pages that have been migrated. Conventional monolithic applications attempt to resolve all the challenges in one system, which put large companies into a complex migration path. Typical pitfalls include security, scaling, management, and compliance.
Drupal is one such CMS that helps in importing data from a variety of sources seamlessly. It provides a holistic data lifecycle management, especially in regards to sensible or confidential data. And with the help of Microservices in Drupal, the development has presented us with a lifecycle that provided with faster testing, greater quality, and more releases. Selecting a microservice architecture for Drupal-based websites is pleasant and is extremely productive.
Drupal here also helps you to survive an ever-changing industry.
- It is open for anything
- Continuous in nature and provides scheduled releases
The ability to grow and innovate is bound to the ability to standardize, automate and integrate. Drupal, as one of the pioneering Content Management Systems (CMS), empowers digital innovation. It helps enterprises in their endeavors for digital transformation. The new Drupal 8 provides APIs for creating solutions. Also, it is not limited to only being a website platform.Concluding with a broader view
As we come to an end, we now know that Drupal is like a strong backbone to all the enterprises (big or small). Benefits like:
- Freedom to innovate
- Ease of integration
- Time to market
- Future proofing solutions
- Building an innovative culture
Allows for hierarchical import of taxonomy terms with the possibilities to set field values.Usage
Install the module & set permissions for 'import taxonomy csv'.
Goto `/admin/config/content/taxonomy/csv_import`, you will find some example
csv files for hierarchical and flat import with custom term-fields.
If the taxonomy is missing a field, you have to add it first or it just will be
“Should I stay or should I go?” Should you stick to an all-too-familiar traditional CMS and “reap” the benefit of getting loads of much-needed functionality out-of-the-box? Or should you bid on flexibility, top speed, and versatility instead? In a headless CMS vs traditional CMS “debate”, which system best suits your specific needs?
Now, let me try and “guess” some of the CMS requirements on your wishlist:
- to have all the needed functionality “under the same hood” (a predefined theme, robust database, a user-friendly admin dashboard...)
- to be developer friendly
- to integrate easily and seamlessly with any modern JS front-end of your choice
- to “fuel” your website/app with high speed
Needless to add that:
You can't have them all in one CMS, either traditional or headless.
In Drupal 8 it is not possible to have interchangeable paragraphes per language (see here: https://www.drupal.org/node/2735121).
To work around this issue, one needs multiple nodes each with the appropriate translation. This module lets you easily set a front page node for each enabled language.
Thank you for supporting Midwest Drupal Camp 2019. Here are a few resources to help spread the word about this year’s MidCamp.
MidCamp in a Nutshell
Places Where You Can Help Build Buzz Around MidCamp
Outreach Sample Email
Photos & Videos
What: MidCamp 2019 - The sixth annual Chicago-area event that brings together designers, developers, users, and evaluators of the open source Drupal content management software. Attendees come for four days of presentations, professional training, contribution sprints, and socials while brushing shoulders with Drupal service providers, hosting vendors, and other members of the broader web development community.
Purpose: Increase Drupal knowledge through networking, contribution sprints, training, and community.
When: Wednesday, March 20 - Saturday, March 23, 2019
Where: DePaul University - Lincoln Park Student Center, 2250 N Sheffield Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
Who Attends: Anyone who uses Drupal, or is responsible for designing, building, developing, and supporting Drupal in any capacity. Also, anyone currently evaluating Drupal or simply looking to learn more about it. Also also, any students who are technology-curious and looking to learn more about future opportunities.
Event Calendars: Add MidCamp to your organization’s internal and external event calendars.
Newsletters: Announce MidCamp in your internal and external newsletters.
Social Media: See sample posts below.
Association Partners: Ask your professional associations to announce MidCamp to your peers.
Relevant Organizations: Ask organizations with aligned interests to include information about MidCamp in their internal and external communications. This includes any local organizations or institutions who might send students who are interested in learning more about web development or technology.
Meetups: Hosting a local event? Meeting up with other Drupal-enthusiasts? Share it with your peers.
I’ll be attending MidCamp in March 2019 at Depaul University in Chicago, and would like to invite you to join me. MidCamp is a great place to learn more about the Drupal community and what it has to offer.
If it sounds interesting to you, you can register for MidCamp on Eventbrite.
Let me know if you have any questions. I hope to see you there!
[your name]Social Media
Let everyone know that you’ll be attending MidCamp (a.k.a. #midcamp)!
I’ll be attending #MidCamp in Chicago, March 20 - 23 to connect with the local #Drupal community and learn more about what it has to offer! Won’t you join me? https://www.midcamp.org/
Learn new skills and network with the #Chicago #tech community at one of MidCamp’s day-long training sessions: https://www.midcamp.org/2019/training
Join fellow designers, developers, and technology-curious at #MidCamp for sessions, sprints, socials, and trainings. Register today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/midcamp-2019-midwest-drupal-camp-chicago-illinois-tickets-52035893759
We encourage speakers, attendees, exhibitors, volunteers, and others to generate their own press release(s) highlighting their involvement with MidCamp. Please use messaging from the MidCamp website when drafting a press release.Contact
If you’re looking for a quote or more information about the event, please email email@example.com.
This module allows to add a Feed as a dependency to an another Feed. Importing a Feed will import first the feed set as a dependency, and then main feed will be imported.
This is useful if you want for example process in first a feed which import image to a media entity, and then run the feed which import content with a reference to the media entity created previously.
This module provide a checkbox too to clear the feed set as a dependency when the main feed is cleared.
Electronic Arts has publicly acknowledged an issue in the PlayStation 4 version of Anthem that causes the game to crash the entire system and is investigating the issue. ...
DrupalCon Seattle is coming up: April 8-12, 2019 at Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, USA.
And if you’re starting to assemble your schedule, which you can conveniently do on the event site, we’ve got a session to recommend: Shockingly Fast Site Development with Acquia Lightning.Tags: acquia drupal planet
An in-development Skyrimmultiplayer mod called Skyrim Together is facing criticism for seemingly taking code from the Skyrim mod SKSE. ...
A panel of legal experts will take to the stage at GDC 2019 to discuss top legal developments in games, from Fortnite dances to Nintendo's stance on ROMS! ...
This module adds a simple spell checking by Yandex Speller service to CKEditor.
Spell checker sends requests containing editable text to the Yandex Speller server.
More information about the service itself can be found at:
The module does not require additional configuration and starts working immediately after activation.
This will contain a port of the code from https://www.drupal.org/project/commerce_recurring/issues/2919598 into its own module. I'll update this project description once I'm done with that.
Running a business is demanding. To be successful requires leadership be equipped with a broad range of skills from financial astuteness to empathy for staff. Whilst developers have ample resources from which to draw reference on best practice, for managers and business leaders knowledge gained is often be deemed competitive advantage and so kept secret or is accessed only through expensive training or courses.
Working in open source brings many benefits including the fostering of knowledge transfer that transcends merely code. It is to the benefit of all that business leaders in Drupal share this openness and are willing to reveal lessons learnt or formulae of success, that in other industries would remain behind closed doors. A fine example of this mindset is DrupalCamp London CXO, this years incarnation was no exception.
Prof. Costas Andriopoulos, Cass Business School, spoke about leadership and innovation in scaling enterprises. He explained that it’s far wiser to sort out your business early, when you are small and well ahead of scaling because what kills businesses is success, age and size.
Extending the functionality of CSV Importer for commerce.
This is add-on to Commerce Recurring Framework in case you need your subscriptions to be shippable. This module allows to add shipment related fields to your subscription bundles that will allow to add shipping costs to recurring orders according to shipping preferences of the customer.