Issue 271 - January, 5th 2017Happy New Year everyone!
It's time for another Drupal Global Sprint. There are sprints happening all over the place so check for a location near you.
Over the holidays a PSA was released describing an Arbitrary PHP code execution vulnerability in the PHPmailer library. This is a very popular PHP library used on many Drupal sites so make sure you review this advisory.
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Great article on securing your web site with HTTPS from Lullabot's Karen Stevenson.
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Great tutorial by Lullabot's Matt Oliveira walking us through creating custom Views Query Plugins. Well worth reading.
In this followup article Karen Stevenson walks us through "an easy and inexpensive option for migrating your site to HTTPS, especially if you have little or no control over your website server or don't know much about managing HTTPS."
Mediacurrent's Melissa Bent shares how to migrate entities that are referenced by other entities.
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Take a look at the workflow functionality in the Lightning distro (Note: the video auto plays).
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