The best Drupal news and links delivered to your inbox every week

Issue 281 - March, 16th 2017


Dries Buytaert: Making Drupal Upgrades Easy Forever

Great news for Drupal in my humble opinion! Last week Dries Buytaert dropped a little blog post that announced a major shift in how the Drupal project is going to handle backwards compatibility starting in 8.4. I won't summarize it here but everyone should read this post.

Creating Projects Now Open to All Users

Last week a major change was made to project application process on Now any registered user can create a full Drupal project. This includes modules, themes, and profiles. This decision was discussed for years and the hope is that this change will lower the barrier for new contributors.

packagist.drupal-Composer Has Been Shut Down

The deprecated Drupal Packagist was shut down on Friday, March 10th. If you didn't know Drupal Pakagist was a Composer repository for Drupal that has been replaced by an official Composer repo on

New Drupal 8 Core Committers: Gábor, Roy and Lauri

Proposed Product Goals for Drupal 8.4/8.5(+) Core *DRAFT*

Checkout what is being discussed as proposed product goals for Drupal core 8.4 and 8.5. There are some interesting things in this slide deck.

What’s New on - February 2017

The latest of what is happening on

Drupal Core - Multiple Vulnerabilities - SA-CORE-2017-001

Drupal 8.2.7, a maintenance release which contains fixes for security vulnerabilities, is now available for download.

From Our Sponsor


Traveling Internationally?

Ultimate DrupalCon Experience Sweepstakes

Enter for a chance to win the Ultimate DrupalCon Baltimore Experience. This is a pretty sweet deal. It even includes a coffee date with Dries! The contest dates are from March 13 - 22 (23:59 UTC-5).


Opening the Gates for Code Contributions

A nice summary of the changes to the project review process on

Drupal's Contrib Floodgates Are Open, PAReview Your Projects in Drupal VM!

Easily run the PAReview script in Drupal VM. is a script that runs any Drupal project through a set of tests checking for many things.

Most Common Drupal Site Building Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them! (Part 1 of 3)

David Snopek at myDropWizard describes the most common site building mistakes they encountered while doing 64 site audits in 2016 ... and how you can avoid making them too!

Technology Is Not a Boys Club

A wonderful article by my Mediacurrent colleague Clair Smith.

Why Your Drupal Web Development Shop Should Contribute to Drupal 8

Chapter Three's Managing Partner John Faber makes the case for Drupal companies contributing to Drupal.


Executing Drupal Console Commands on a Project with Drupal VM Using Vagrant-Exec Plugin

A very useful tool for running shell commands in your host shell on a Vagrant box's shell. This works on all Vagrant machines, it's not limited to Drupal VM.

Installing Drupal Console in an Existing Drupal 8 Project

Loading and Rendering Modal Forms in Drupal 8

A useful tutorial by Mediacurrent's Edward Chan.

Continuous Long Term Support: Security Monitoring for Drupal 6, 7, and 8

It's been 1 year since the announcement of End-Of-Life for Drupal 6, and there are still tens of thousands of D6 sites online. Find out how Tag1 Quo monitors updates across all of your Drupal sites—Drupal 6 through 8 (and get a coupon to try it for free).

More Complex Services Using Factories in Drupal 8

Port a Custom Module to Drupal 8 with D3.js Integration

Third & Grove: Mastering AJAX in Drupal 7


Advagg 8.x-2.3

Cog 8.x-1.6

Lightning 8.x-2.04

Mimemail 8.x-1.0-Alpha1

Release 2.0.0 · Wodby/docker4drupal

Salesforce 7.x-3.3-Beta2

Varnish 7.x-1.3

Viewfield 8.x-3.0-Alpha1

Workbench 8.x-1.0-Alpha3

Drupal 8.2.7

Drupal 8.3.0-Rc2


Talking Drupal #138 Translation

Acquia Podcast 250: Suchi Garg - Career Makes Community

Acquia Podcast 251: Mumbai Memories — Ujval Shah

Acquia Podcast 252: Mumbai Memories - Neetu Morwani


List Your Job on Drupal Jobs

Wanna get the word out about your great Drupal job? Get your job in front of hundreds of Drupal job seekers every day at Jobs.Drupal.Org.

Featured Jobs

Senior Web Front-End Developer, Designer & Technical Architect-Lead

Case Western Reserve University USUS

Lead Project Manager

Third and Grove AnywhereAnywhere

Lead Drupal Developer

Third and Grove AnywhereAnywhere

What are you waiting for? Subscribe already.

Published by Bob Kepford

Powered by Drupal