Content Exports

New Drupal Modules - 28 March 2018 - 12:36pm

Do you have a requirement of exporting content from Drupal to XML/JSON ?
Have you thought of having a general module which let you export any entity content.

Then this module is what you are looking for.

This modules is a drush command tool which will let you export entity content in various formats. Currently only JSON supported.
Working for XML/CSV/TXT etc support.
Let say you want to export node data. You can export data simply by running following drush command:
- drush conex --entity=node

Categories: Drupal

Pantheon Blog: Security Update: Drupal SA-2018-002

Planet Drupal - 28 March 2018 - 12:28pm
The Drupal Security Team has published Drupal SA-2018-002 to address a critical vulnerability. This the first update of this magnitude since SA-2014-005 (aka “Drupageddon”) back in 2014. In that case, the time from release to automated exploitation was around seven hours.
Categories: Drupal HIGHLY CRITICAL Drupal core security update for SA-CORE-2018-002 (including Drupal 6!)

Planet Drupal - 28 March 2018 - 12:25pm

Today, there is a Highly Critical security release for Drupal core to fix a Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability. You can learn more in the security advisory:

Drupal core - Critical - Remote Code Execution - SA-CORE-2018-002

As we noted last week, this issue also affects Drupal 6! So, we're also making a Drupal 6 Long-Term Support (D6LTS) release of Drupal core.

Drupal 6 core security update

As you may know, Drupal 6 has reached End-of-Life (EOL) which means the Drupal Security Team is no longer doing Security Advisories or working on security patches for Drupal 6 core or contrib modules - but the Drupal 6 LTS vendors are and we're one of them!

Here you can download the Drupal 6 patch to fix, or a full release ZIP or TAR.GZ.

If you have a Drupal 6 site, we recommend you update immediately! We have already deployed the patch for all of our Drupal 6 Long-Term Support clients. :-)

If you'd like all your Drupal 6 modules to receive security updates and have the fixes deployed the same day they're released, please check out our D6LTS plans.

Note: if you use the myDropWizard module (totally free!), you'll be alerted to these and any future security updates, and will be able to use drush to install them (even though they won't necessarily have a release on

Categories: Drupal

Wyrd’s Easter Sale Happening Now

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 March 2018 - 12:00pm
A holiday’s coming up, and that means Wyrd’s rolling out the special holiday sale stuff, as they always do. I love seeing all the alternate minis that they come up with. They’re a great way to inject some special flavor into your force. And this sale is no different, as there’s several new alt. sculpts, […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Security advisories: Drupal core - Highly critical - Remote Code Execution - SA-CORE-2018-002

Planet Drupal - 28 March 2018 - 11:14am
Project: Drupal coreDate: 2018-March-28Security risk: Highly critical 21∕25 AC:None/A:None/CI:All/II:All/E:Theoretical/TD:DefaultVulnerability: Remote Code Execution Description: 

CVE: CVE-2018-7600

A remote code execution vulnerability exists within multiple subsystems of Drupal 7.x and 8.x. This potentially allows attackers to exploit multiple attack vectors on a Drupal site, which could result in the site being completely compromised.

The security team has written an FAQ about this issue.


Upgrade to the most recent version of Drupal 7 or 8 core.

  • If you are running 7.x, upgrade to Drupal 7.58. (If you are unable to update immediately, you can attempt to apply this patch to fix the vulnerability until such time as you are able to completely update.)
  • If you are running 8.5.x, upgrade to Drupal 8.5.1. (If you are unable to update immediately, you can attempt to apply this patch to fix the vulnerability until such time as you are able to completely update.)

Drupal 8.3.x and 8.4.x are no longer supported and we don't normally provide security releases for unsupported minor releases. However, given the potential severity of this issue, we are providing 8.3.x and 8.4.x releases that includes the fix for sites which have not yet had a chance to update to 8.5.0.

Your site's update report page will recommend the 8.5.x release even if you are on 8.3.x or 8.4.x. Please take the time to update to a supported version after installing this security update.

This issue also affects Drupal 8.2.x and earlier, which are no longer supported. If you are running any of these versions of Drupal 8, update to a more recent release and then follow the instructions above.

This issue also affects Drupal 6. Drupal 6 is End of Life. For more information on Drupal 6 support please contact a D6LTS vendor.

Reported By: Fixed By:  Contact and more information

The Drupal security team can be reached by email at security at or via the contact form.

Learn more about the Drupal Security team and their policies, writing secure code for Drupal, and securing your site.

Categories: Drupal

Midweek Snippets

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 March 2018 - 11:00am
We’re halfway through the week, folks (well, those of us that work Monday-Friday, that is). I hope your week is going along well. For mine, I’ve been coming up with a new character for a D&D game starting up soon. I’ve never made a 5th Edition character before, but I’ve made dozens of them for […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Microsoft says Sea of Thieves sold well, even without counting Game Pass copies

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 28 March 2018 - 10:08am

With over 2M players, Microsoft has hailed the game as its "fastest-selling first-party new IP of this generation" and notes that that praise is without counting copies given away through Game Pass.  ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

Fantasy Football: Alastoran – Demons and Chaos Up On Kickstarter

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 March 2018 - 10:00am
While the American Football season might be a while away, you can get yourself a game of tabletop fantasy football just about any time. But you might be thinking you’d like a new team to hit the field. Have no fear, for Greebo Games is here with just that. Well, maybe fear a little. They […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Drupal core announcements: FAQ

Planet Drupal - 28 March 2018 - 9:50am

this is a faq

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ThinkDrop Consulting: Newest version of DevShop eases Drupal update and release process.

Planet Drupal - 28 March 2018 - 9:15am
Newest version of DevShop eases Drupal update and release process. Jon Pugh Wed, 03/28/2018 - 12:15

In just a few hours, the first serious critical security update for Drupal since "Drupalgeddon" will be released.

To make this update easier for DevShop users, we've pushed out a new release with 2 features that allow you to update your sites without ever leaving your web browser: "Update, Commit & Push" and "Tag a Release".

"Commit & Push"

The "Update Drupal" button has been available in DevShop for some time, but now you can automatically commit the results by checking a box.

Categories: Drupal

GDC celebrates record-breaking attendance and confirms 2019 dates!

Social/Online Games - Gamasutra - 28 March 2018 - 9:01am

The 32nd edition of GDC is over, and in its wake organizers confirm it hosted over 28,000 attendees (a new record!) and will return next year the week of Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 22! ...

Categories: Game Theory & Design

IDW Games Moves Galaxy Hunters Kickstarter To April 11th

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 March 2018 - 9:00am
Originally, I was planning on typing up “IDW Games Launches Galaxy Hunters Kickstarter” as a news story. However, that will not be the case. Instead, I’m updating you to let you know that you will have to wait a little longer for your giant-robot-fighting action. The campaign will now launch on April 11th. From the […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Acro Media: Custom Product Pages in the UH+ Drupal Commerce 2 Demo

Planet Drupal - 28 March 2018 - 8:18am

Acro Media recently launched a demo ecommerce site called Urban Hipster that exhibits the incredible range of out-of-the-box functionality you get with Drupal Commerce 2 (check it out here). To make the demo even more amazing, we've also created a “Plus” version that shows you what's possible with a bit of extra work.

Some background

If you have an ecommerce business or have a product that you're trying to sell online, a product catalog could be just what you need. But if you produce your own product or you only have a few different products, a product showcase is actually a better way to demonstrate and sell your wares. It's like buying something on Amazon vs buying something on Apple: Amazon has an enormous list of products and all the pages look the same, whereas Apple has fully customized, unique pages for each item it sells.

UH Axe builder product page

When you go to buy the UH Axe on the demo, you'll bring up a unique UH Axe builder product page in the Apple style. The page talks about what the UH Axe is and what its purpose is, and then you're able to choose the type of handle you want, the handle length, how heavy the axe head should be, whether you want a sheath, etc. By the time you add it to your cart, it has become a completely unique product with all the variations that you've chosen. But it exists and is configured the same way that any other product would.

It's actually a very similar configuration as the White and Wood Chair example on the demo; it just looks completely different.

The functionality behind a lot of the extra content is a module called Paragraphs. It's similar to Panels (which a lot of people use), but a bit simpler and more streamlined. It doesn't have the same breadth of functionality, but it's easier to work with, and it lets you do all those customizations like deciding where you want to put it on the page and so on. It looks very custom, but it is surprisingly configurable through the back end.

(A note of caution: while it's mostly out-of-the-box functionality, some of the more complex design elements did require a bit of custom code. That’s why it’s on the “Plus” demo.)

Keep in mind that it's not uncommon to have both ways of viewing the product: a fancy customized page as well as a more standard catalog. People can get to the product through either route.

The bottom line

You can make awesome product pages through Drupal Commerce without a lot of effort.


More from Acro Media Chat with us

If you'd like a personalized tour to discuss how Drupal Commerce fits into your ecommerce solution, give us a shout. We're happy to show and tell.

Categories: Drupal

Ludus Magnus Studio Announces Black Rose Wars

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 March 2018 - 8:00am
Ludus Magnus Studio has been working on a new board game designed to introduce players into their Nova Aetas realm. The game will pit players against their foes as they look to become the new Magister by competing in powerful mage battles, looking to prove that they are the ones best-suited to hold the title […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Mobomo: Key Drupal Taxonomy: Part 1

Planet Drupal - 28 March 2018 - 7:26am

When it comes to considering what is the best CMS for a website, most don’t know up from down or Drupal from WordPress. At Mobomo, we consider ourselves Drupal experts and have guided many of our clients through a Drupal migration. Drupal is a content management system that is at the core of many websites.  Drupal defines itself as “an open source platform for building amazing digital experiences.” These simple definitions make it sound easy, but it can in fact be very confusing. Listed below are some popular terms defined to help make the start of the migration process what it should be, simple and easy:

  1. Taxonomy – classification system.  In WordPress, this system is very similar to the Categories you’ll find in that CMS.
  2. Vocabularies – a category, or a collection of terms.
  3. Terms – items that go inside a vocabulary.
  4. Tags – generic way to start classifying your content (this is the default).
  5. Menus – refers both to the clickable navigational elements on a page, and to Drupal’s internal system for handling requests. When a request is sent to Drupal, the menu system uses the provided URL to determine what functions to call.  
    • There are 4 types:
      • Main
      • Management
      • Navigation
      • User
  6. Theme – look and feel of a site, determined by a combined collection of template files, configuration files and asset files (JavaScript, CSS, images, fonts). A theme contains elements such as the header, icons, block layout, etc. Drupal modules define themeable functions which can be overridden by the theme file. There are additional themes available in the themes section of downloads.
  7. Content Type – Every node belongs to a single “node type” or “content type”, which defines various default settings for nodes of that type, such as whether the node is published automatically and whether comments are permitted. Common “Content Types” that just about any website would have include: blog post and page. Content types can have different fields and modules can define their own content types. The core Drupal Book and Poll modules are two examples of modules that define content types
  8. Fields – Elements of data that can be attached to a node or other Drupal entities. Fields commonly contain text, image, or terms.
  9. Node – A piece of content in Drupal, typically corresponding to a single page on the site, that has a title, an optional body, and perhaps additional fields. Every node also belongs to a particular content type, and can additionally be classified using the taxonomy system. Examples of nodes are polls, stories, book pages and images.
  10. Views – module that lets gives you a click and configure interface for running database queries. It can output the results in a variety of formats.
  11. Views Display – created inside of a view to display the objects fetched by the view in different manners.
  12. Module – Code that extends Drupal features and functionality (but doesn’t provide the HTML markup or styling of a theme). Drupal core comes with required (pre-installed) modules and some which are optional. Thousands of non-core or “contrib” modules are listed in the project directory.
    • Core- features that are available within Drupal by default
    • Custom- modules that are developed for a specific purpose that are not available within Drupal Core
    • Contributed- after custom modules are created by Drupal developer, they are often made available to others within the Drupal community. There are more than 40,000 modules available today.

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Categories: Drupal


New Drupal Modules - 28 March 2018 - 7:19am

OpenStory is an open source editorial interface for Drupal sites, that offers a more user-friendly way for editors to create and edit all forms
of digital content.

Created with Angular and NodeJS, OpenStory aims to improve the editorial experience on Drupal 8 through an interface created especially for
content management, comments management, and user management functionalities.

Decoupled interface specially created to simplify content creation!

Categories: Drupal

Steamforged Previews Bonesaw and Graves For Ratcatcher’s Guild

Tabletop Gaming News - 28 March 2018 - 7:00am
Well, ok, in a way, this isn’t so much a preview. Veteran Graves and Bonesaw have been around for quite a long time as part of the Mortician’s Guild. However, that doesn’t mean that things haven’t changed. The figures were originally created when the idea of Minor Guilds wasn’t around yet, and Veteran Graves, in […]
Categories: Game Theory & Design

Acquia Developer Center Blog: Checking for Bad Passwords in Drupal to Avoid Site Compromise

Planet Drupal - 28 March 2018 - 6:42am

Easy-to-guess passwords are all too often the means by which intruders gain unauthorised access. It's useful to be able to audit the passwords in use on your site - especially for user accounts with administrative privileges.

Ideally your Drupal site should have a robust (but user friendly) password policy (see my previous post: Password Policies and Drupal). However, this is not always possible.

Tags: acquia drupal planet
Categories: Drupal

InternetDevels: 17 social media integration modules for Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - 28 March 2018 - 6:39am

Audience boosters, sales increasers, brand builders… All this and more applies to social networks! Drupal lets you easily integrate these unmatched promotion tools with your website. We have shared a great collection of Drupal social media integration modules in part 1 and 2.

Read more
Categories: Drupal

Entity Role View Mode Switcher

New Drupal Modules - 28 March 2018 - 6:38am

Allows the view mode to be switched based on role per entity.

Categories: Drupal


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