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Change author action

New Drupal Modules - 12 July 2018 - 6:43am

Adds an extra action to nodes which allows changing the author in bulk (e.g. on /admin/content), with an extra configuration step to select the new author.

Usage:
Just enable the module, and the extra action will be visible on /admin/content

Categories: Drupal

Evolving Web: What is Drupal?

Planet Drupal - 12 July 2018 - 6:19am

Drupal is an open source Content Management System (CMS) which is free to download and use; it allows you to create and manage websites, intranets, and web applications without writing any code.

Why Use Drupal?

Most websites share a common set of features. They typically have navigation menus and lists of content, pages of content with nice URLs, a header with a logo, a footer with contact info, etc. At the same time, there are a lot of differences between websites. They often have a unique content structure, a customized look and feel, and customized features.

Drupal works well for websites that need those shared features. Drupal provides lots of functionality out-of-the-box that most websites need, for example:

  • Content management
  • Taxonomy for organizing content
  • Flexible navigation system
  • Comments
  • Search
  • Content listings
  • Contact forms
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Nice content authoring experience
  • Multilingual content & user interface
  • User management
  • Accessibility
  • Responsive design

At the same time, Drupal is really flexible, so you can customize the aspects of your website that are unique and add custom features.

By using Drupal, you can create: 
  • Corporate websites : contents types of services, workflow for publishing, corporate branding, etc.
  • Intranets: private content, custom workflow for internal processes, listings of internal contents such as internal news and meeting notes. 
  • Online directories: search tools, embedded listing, etc. 
  • Interactive websites: user accounts, multi-step form, custom javascript, decoupled front-ends, etc. 
  • Marketing portals: landing pages for SEO, mix of content and marketing material, campaign landing pages, etc.
Here is some handy Drupal terminology:
  • Node - Piece of content
  • Content type - A template for content
  • Vocabulary - A way of categorizing your content
  • View - Content listing
  • Module - Functionality that you can add to a Drupal website 
  • Theme - Defines the layout, look and feel
  • Block - Displays content, a list, menu, form, etc. on the page (often in the sidebar, header, footer)
  • Permission - A task that a user can do
  • Role - A type of user

Fun facts!

Drupal was created by Dries Buytaert in 2001

The word Drupal comes from “druppel”, which means drop in Dutch

Drupal Community is originally used for university discussions but there are now thousands of organizations using Drupal, including companies, non-profits, governments, universities to power their web presence.

As of January 2018, the Drupal community reached over 1.3 million users, including developers, designers, content writers, sponsors etc. According to statistics, there are more than 100,000 members that are actively contributing to the community. This results in tens of thousands of free modules that allow to further personalize Drupal functionality, thousands of free themes that help customize the appearance of Drupal and more than one thousand distributions that allow users to easily and efficiently set up Drupal websites.

If you would like to learn more about Drupal, we offer a large variety of trainings from beginner to advanced levels, with our team-lead, Suzanne Dergacheva. Check out Evolving Web’s “Training” section. 
 

 

+ more awesome articles by Evolving Web
Categories: Drupal

Spy Tricks Now Available From WizKids

Tabletop Gaming News - 12 July 2018 - 6:00am
Information is power. Knowing something about the enemy’s plans or weaknesses can turn a battle in an instant, even a long-term battle like world politics. In Spy Tricks, players are spies trying to get information out of a secret document. Each spy is trying to find out what’s in there, without letting the others know […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Gnomecast #44 – Resisting the Shiny

Gnome Stew - 12 July 2018 - 5:16am

Join Ang, Camdon, and Phil on Gnomecast for a follow-up discussion of J.T.’s Gnome Stew article “Resisting the Shiny” and a discussion about ways to handle that constant urge to try new games. Will they be able to resist the shiny sufficiently to keep them out of the stew?

Download: Gnomecast #44 – Resisting the Shiny

Keep up with all the gnomes by visiting gnomestew.com, following @gnomestew on Twitter, or visiting the Gnome Stew Facebook Page. Check out Gnome Stew Merch, and support Gnome Stew on Patreon!

Check out Camdon at camdon.com and follow him at @camdon on Twitter.

Follow Phil at @DNAPhil on Twitter and check him out on the Misdirected Mark Podcast and Panda’s Talking Games.

Follow Ang at @orikes13 on Twitter.

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Configurable url filter

New Drupal Modules - 12 July 2018 - 3:15am

Provides more granular control over the url filter making it possible to enable only a subset of url types. Any combination of links with a protocol, links starting with www and mails can be chosen.

Categories: Drupal

Dynamic content type filters

New Drupal Modules - 11 July 2018 - 11:19pm

This module displays the content listing based on the content types and add the dynamic filters in frontend with all the possible options same as we use in admin views.

Categories: Drupal

Casual Game Insider Year 7 Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 July 2018 - 2:00pm
When you want to fill your whole day with gaming, you can reach for a gaming magazine. One of the leaders out there that’s been around for quite a while is Casual Game Insider. They’re looking to add a 7th year to their publishing record, and they’ve taken to Kickstarter in order to fund it. […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Ashday's Digital Ecosystem and Development Tips: Drupal Module Spotlight: Coffee

Planet Drupal - 11 July 2018 - 2:00pm

Coffee is a magical thing. It gets you going, clarifies your thoughts, makes you feel all warm inside. I don’t know what I’d do without it. So when we consider installing the Drupal module named after this irreplaceable daily beverage, we see that it has a similar effect. It just makes things better. Am I overstating things? Probably. But I haven’t had enough coffee yet today and I need to get this blog going with some pizzazz.

Categories: Drupal

Drupal Association blog: Reaching Drupal evaluators

Planet Drupal - 11 July 2018 - 1:26pm

The 2018 goal for the Drupal Association has been to grow Drupal adoption. This goal cannot be achieved without testing ideas for promoting Drupal within Drupal.org and DrupalCon, the two main channels we have to reach Drupal evaluators. We also can't do this work without your support.

We've refreshed Drupal.org's homepage and top-level menu to include a new persona-based design because developers, marketers/content-editors, and agency owners all have differing needs on their Drupal adoption journey. We're helping people start their exploration to understand and fall in love with Drupal.

The Engineering Team played a key role in the Industry Pages project—from conception to execution. The industry pages help decision makers see how Drupal achieves the vision Dries' set forth when he described Drupal as the platform for ambitious digital experiences.

If you appreciate this work, help support the Drupal Association by joining as a member. Thank you!

Become a member

Categories: Drupal

Delta Green: The Labyrinth Sourcebook Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 July 2018 - 1:00pm
Arc Dream Publishing is running a Kickstarter campaign for a new sourcebook for their Delta Green RPG. It’s called The Labyrinth, and it takes the teams far and wide, stretching every area of the United States. They’ll be tested well beyond their limits. But what teams will make it out, and which will crumble under […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Star Trek Adventures: Command Division Supplement PDF Now Available

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 July 2018 - 12:00pm
Modiphius has expanded their Star Trek Adventures RPG with a new supplement. It’s the Command Division book, and it, as you would expect, expands on the Command Division in Starfleet. The commanders of starships have a lot on their shoulders. They have to be tacticians, diplomats, and negotiators. This book expands on those various roles, […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

ESPN, Disney XD, and Blizzard pen deal to bring Overwatch matches to primetime TV

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 11 July 2018 - 11:37am

Disney-owned EPSN now holds the rights to live television coverage for Overwatch League matches, a deal that spans the remainder of the 2017-2018 season and beyond. ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Midweek Snippets

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 July 2018 - 11:00am
The week’s half over. Man, what a start. Been busy the last couple days. We’ll see if the end of it smooths out some, or if it’s going to be a mad dash to the end. Either way, leisurely jog or sprint, we should make sure we’re filled up on some bite-sized gaming stories. Today […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

League Oauth Login

New Drupal Modules - 11 July 2018 - 10:47am

This module allows you to use different providers to log in to your Drupal site.

It uses the awesome league/oauth2- projects for this.

This module was developed for violinist.io and is what provides the user authentication there.

Categories: Drupal

Google Natural Language Autotag

New Drupal Modules - 11 July 2018 - 10:22am

This module provides functionality to autotag content using Google's Natural Language API.

Categories: Drupal

Google Natural Language API

New Drupal Modules - 11 July 2018 - 10:20am

This module provides functionality to autotag content using Google's Natural Language API.

Categories: Drupal

Blizzard's Pink Mercy event raised over $12 million for a breast cancer charity

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 11 July 2018 - 10:09am

The sizable donation came from sales of both a limited edition Overwatch skin and charity-focused tee-shirts.  ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Privateer Press Previews October Releases

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 July 2018 - 10:00am
Is it October yet? *checks calendar* Damn. That’s my favorite month. Chill mornings. Bright colors. And all the candy I can shove into my face. Oh, and besides those treats, Privateer Press has a whole bunch of stuff they’re giving you as well. Check ’em out. The Hand of Silence rides alongside the armies of […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

IELLO Unleashed Giveaway Sign-Ups Happening Now

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 July 2018 - 9:00am
Gen Con is still several weeks away. But IELLO thinks that waiting that long is silly. They’re already getting prepped and set by having four days of free stuff they’re handing out to lucky gamers. Head over to their pages and check out all that you can win. From the website: Four days of gaming, […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Cryptozoic Announces Pickle Rick Game

Tabletop Gaming News - 11 July 2018 - 8:00am
I’m Pickle Rick! That’s what one of you can say, anyway, when you’re playing the Pickle Rick Game, coming soon from Cryptozoic. One player will be the titular gherkin, while the others take on the role of the Russians and Jaguar, trying to keep Rick from escaping the facility. The game is officially out in […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

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