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Issue 237 - April, 28th 2016

News

Drupal 8.1.0 Is Now Available

"Drupal 8.1.0 comes with numerous improvements, including CKEditor WYSIWYG enhancements, added APIs, an improved help page, and two new experimental modules. (Experimental modules are provided with Drupal core for testing purposes, but are not yet fully supported.)"

Reinventing Drupal’s User Experience Process

"The Drupal core product needs to become more engaging and useful right out of the box. Usability testing has shown why. We want to look at how we can change our process to be more efficient and effective."

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Articles

Applaud the Drupal Maintainers

Praise from Drupal's team lead, Dries Buytaert.

Drupal 8.1 and What It Means for Drupal's Future

A very helpful high level overview of Drupal 8.1.x

Drupal 8.1: BigPipe as an Experimental Module

"With your help (in other words: by testing), we can help BigPipe “graduate” as a stable module in Drupal 8.2. This is the sort of module that needs wider testing because it changes how pages are delivered, so before it can be considered stable, it must be tested in as many circumstances as possible, including the most exotic ones."

Drupal Commerce: Upgrade Paths Between Drupal 8 Module Versions

This post could prove very valuable if you need to import, revert, or delete an array of configurations.

Rough Plan for Planning to Port a Site to Drupal 8

Damien McKenna outlines how he is breaking down migrating a site to Drupal 8 into steps. It's a quick read, but helpful if you are doing something g similar.

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State of Drupal Commerce for Drupal 8

Tutorials

Drupal Console: An Overview of the New Drupal CLI

A nice look at some common uses for Drupal Console. If you are doing Drupal 8 development you must check out Console.

How to Create Custom Rest Resources for POST Methods in Drupal 8

Panels and Page Manager in Drupal 8

A great overview of Panels and the Drupal 8 modules that surround it from David Snopek on the Pantheon blog.

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Using Drupal 8 Contact Forms via REST

A solution to a commonly requested feature in decoupled sites.

Projects

Dropcat, a New Deploy Tool for Drupal

A new web site deployment tool from Wunderkraut.

Drupal 8 Module of the Week: Monolog

Drupal Console Alpha1 Is Now Available

Alpha 1 adds support of Drupal 8.1.x but does not support Drupal 8.0.x. However, this could change in the future.

The Drupal Console Cheat Sheet, a Quick Reference Guide

Releases

big_pipe 8.x-1.0

classy_paragraphs 7.x-1.0-Beta1

classy_paragraphs 8.x-1.0-Alpha1

Drupal 6 Security Update for Views

Drush 7.3.0

Drush 8.1.0

Fivestar 7.x-2.2

google_analytics 7.x-2.2

google_analytics 8.x-2.0

Lightning 8.x-1.00-Rc3

Og 7.x-2.9

Panopoly 7.x-1.34

Plugin 8.x-2.1

search_api 7.x-1.18

Podcasts

Drupal Console and Beer - Enzo Join Us from Chongqing

Talking Drupal #117 - Solr

Talking Drupal #118 - Improving SEO

Talking Drupal 8: Lightning Distribution and Module Acceleration Program - Acquia Podcast

“One Weird Trick” for Drupal Security... or Something - Lullabot Podcast

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