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Issue 270 - December, 15th 2016

Issue 270 is the final one of 2016. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season. I'll see you in 2017!

Bob Kepford


What’s New on - November 2016

D8 Change Records: Layout Is a New Experimental Subsystem

"There is now a new experimental subsystem in core called Layout, in the namespace \Drupal\Core\Layout. This is adapted from the contrib module Layout Plugin, used primarily by Panels and Display Suite."

D8 Change Records: Experimental Workflows Module Added to Core

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DrupalCon Sprint Adjustments

Setting Diversity as a DrupalCon Goal


Diversity Matters

"This blog post was intended to be a recap of DrupalCamp Munich. It was a very well organized conference but the event was overshadowed by an intense discussion about diversity."

Promoting Drupal Solutions by Industry Vertical

Drupal Association Director Megan Sanicki discusses how to better represent Drupal to technical evaluators on

Blackfire Enterprise with Drupal 8 Performance Recommendations is more than just code profiling. With the support of our Solution partner EvolvingWeb, we created Performance Recommendations for Drupal 8. Now you directly know how to improve your app based on our expert’s best practices.


How to Contribute Your Code on, Part 2

Migration of CSV Data Into Paragraphs

In this post Charlotte León shows us how to migrate data from CSV into paragraphs using the scenario of a Landing Page content type that has a banner field (single value paragraph) and a tiles field (multi-valued paragraphs field).

Module Spotlight: migrate_spreadsheet - Migrating from Excel Sheets to Drupal

Preventing Drupal 8 from Applying Image Styles to GIFs to Preserve Animation

Quick Tip: Remove /node Page in Drupal 8

Are You a Spammer Without Knowing It?

Is your site one of the 68,711 sites using a popular Drupal module that could make you a spammer without even knowing it? Learn more about the problem and some possible solutions!

Restoring a Drupal 8 Site from Configuration Files

"As Drupal 8 "relies" on a Configuration Management (CM) system, one of its cool improvements is restoring a Drupal 8 site from an existing configuration instead of only a database dump. This means that you can do a brand new Drupal installation and replicate an existing configuration on your new fresh database!"

Using hook_views_query_alter to Alter a Query

It's just a matter of time until you will need to alter the SQL that Views writes. If you'd like to learn how to do this read this post from ChapterThree's Theo Ballew.


Drupal VM 4 Is Here! with PHP 7.1 and Easy PHP Switching


Cas 8.x-1.0-Beta1

Drupal 7.53

Drupal 8.2.4

Features 8.x-3.2

Media 7.x-2.0-Beta14

Openoutreach 7.x-1.36

Webform 8.x-5.0-Beta2

Yamlform 8.x-1.0-Beta27


Lullabot Podcast - Talking Laravel with Matt Stauffer

Mediacurrent Dropcast - Episode 26: Let Us Give Thanks


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