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Issue 246 - June, 30th 2016

Experiencing hosting provider issues this week. Some images on the site may be broken over the next couple days.


Drupal Core Announcements: Fabianx and stefan.r Are Now Drupal 7 Co-Maintainers

"Fabian will be a Drupal 7 Framework Manager, and Stefan will be a Drupal 7 Release Manager and Drupal 7 Product Manager. David(Rothstein) will continue his role as a Framework Manager, Release Manager and Product Manager for Drupal 7."

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Drupal 8, Where Did the Code Go? from Info Hook to Plugin

Drupal 8 has removed many of the "info" hooks that were found in your module file and converted them to plugins. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how plugins work, essentials of implementing your own plugin if your module previously used an “info” hook, examples of code from Drupal 7 and where the very similar code lives in Drupal 8, and more.

4 Benefits of Decoupled Architecture for Enterprise Digital Marketers

A none developer focused article on decoupled architecture from Mediacurrent's Shellie Hutchens.

Block Improvements in Drupal 8

Blocks are pretty great in Drupal 8. If you doubt me, read this post. Featured Case Studies: Open Social, Drupal 8 Distribution

Most Popular Drupal University Websites in the Middle East

Drupal's growth in the Middle and Far East is pretty incredible. I rarely link to these types of posts but the newsletter is way too US centric most weeks(not purposefully).

Paragraphs vs. ECK for Drupal 8

Great post from Zakiya Khabir over at Chapter Three comparing ECK and Paragraphs modules. Both are great modules with a lot of overlap in functionality. Worth a read if you use either or neither of these projects.

Replacing the Body Field in Drupal 8

Lullabot's Karen Stevenson explains how she replaced the body field on a D8 site with a summary and description field and migrated the body and summary fields into these new fields.

Using the Template Method Pattern in Drupal 8

A well written introduction to a software design pattern from Lullabot's Mateu Aguiló Bosch.

Workflow Initiative: What Am I Doing?

Tim Millwood and others are doing some very exciting work that will improve Drupal's core workflow features.


On-Demand Webinar - Entities 101: Understanding Data Structures in Drupal

Nodes, content entities, config entities, bundles... what? Understanding the philosophy behind the Entity system is important in order to make better decisions on how to build sites that work well. Learn about the different data structures in Drupal, how they work, and when to use them. Topics covered will include config vs. content entities, the differences between core entities like taxonomy, nodes, and users, and more.

Installing Drupal-VM on Windows

Making Region Content Available to Node Templates in Drupal 8

An interesting approach to a content problem that demonstrates the flexibility in Drupal 8.

Type Less with Drush Site-Set

Mark Shropshire shares a very useful tip for working with Drush aliases. If you use Drush you should read this. I'm still surprised by developers that don't know about or use this feature.


Dream Fields for Drupal 8 - Part 2

This is a very interesting project. Providing a visual preview of what a field will look like before creating in on an entity is a huge step toward making Drupal's content modeling tools even more accessible for non developers.

Drupal 8 Module (Distro!) of the Week: Lightning

Extending Drupal's Node.js Integration


Advagg 8.x-2.0-Rc1

Chosen 8.x-2.0

Df 7.x-1.24

Ds 8.x-2.5

Lightning 7.x-1.0-Beta13

Openchurch 8.x-2.0-Rc5

workbench_moderation 8.x-1.1


Mediacurrent: Friday 5: 5 Problems Large Enterprise Face in Their Digital Transformation


Talking Drupal #122 - Taxonomy or Entity Reference


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