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Issue 198 - July, 16th 2015


Drupal 8's Minimum PHP Version Increased to 5.5.9

This change will be included in the next Drupal 8 beta (8.0.0-beta13). Very happy to see Drupal pushing up the PHP requirements.

Drupal 8 Beta 13 on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The next beta release for Drupal 8 is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22, 2015.

API Module Seeking Co-Maintainer

The API module may be one of the most used modules you don't even think about. The long time maintainers are stepping down after a long time of great contributions so if you are up to the task and want to contribute check this out.

Modules Unraveled Is Now Completely FREE!

This week Brian Lewis announced that he is moving to a sponsorship business model and all of the Drupal tutorial videos on his site will be free to view. Brian is a great guy and he put care into his high quality videos. Be sure and check them out.

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How to Evaluate Drupal Modules for Performance Optimization

In this post on the Acquia blog Erik Webb walks us through the steps to evaluate a module on a performance level. He also points out some common mistakes made on sites that can impact performance.

Organising a DrupalCamp - Tips and Feedback from DrupalCamp Bristol 2015

Drupal 8

Drupal 8 Core Updates for July 7th, 2015

Get the low down on what has been happening in Drupal core development over the past month.

Recording from July 10th 2015 Drupal 8 Critical Issues Discussion

Principles of Configuration Management - Part Three

Chapter Three's Alex Pott introduces and explains configuration dependencies in Drupal 8.

Learning Drupal 8 from Boilerplate Code

Learn Drupal 8 with the help of the great Drupal Console project. The Drupal Console project is quickly become a must have for Drupal 8 development.

Porting Site Audit to Drupal 8

Four Kitchens Jon Peck is working with Google Summer of Code student Shivanshu Agrawal to port the very handy Drupal Site Audit module to Drupal 8. This is a great project for a student. Glad to see this sort of thing happening.

How to Build Multi-Step Forms in Drupal 8

Why Drupal 8 Won't Ship with REST Content Negotiation

"Drupal should be engineered for the web we have, rather than the one we wish we had."

Drupal 8: Custom Data on Configuration Entities Using the ThirdPartySettingsInterface

Recording from June 12th 2015 Drupal 8 Critical Issues Discussion


Using Views Database Connector (VDC) to Display Data in External Database

If you want to display data from another database as a view be sure you checkout Views Database Connector module.

Paragraphs Are Drupal's Answer for Structured Content

I don't agree with the author's title because I rarely think there is a single answer to any problem. However, there are some interesting uses and tips for using the Paragraphs module in this post.

Custom Formatters 7.x-2.4


admin_views 7.x-1.5

commerce_kickstart 7.x-2.26

custom_formatters 7.x-2.4

Df 7.x-1.0

entity_embed 7.x-1.0-Alpha2

file_entity 7.x-2.0-Beta2

image_styles_mapping 7.x-1.2

inline_entity_form 8.x-1.0-Alpha1

Media 7.x-2.0-Beta1

Openatrium 7.x-2.43

Panopoly 7.x-1.25

Redirect 7.x-1.0-Rc3

Rng 8.x-1.0-Alpha3


Mediacurrent Dropcast: Episode 7

We Had fun talking about several modules we use as well as a few we are trying out.

Sustainable Contribution 2/2 - Giving Back Is the Same as Making Money. - Acquia Podcast

Using the Wysiwyg Fields Module to Use Any Field Type as a CKEditor Plugin with Stuart Clark - Modules Unraveled Podcast


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