Issue 82 April 18th, 2013
It’s time to vote for your favorite Drupal sites. The Blue Drop Awards purpose is to showcase the great work that takes place within the Drupal community. Voting is open until 23:59 PM PDT on May 5th, 2013. Awards will be presented at DrupalCon Portland.
Progress update on the Drupal.org D7 upgrade.
This week’s hot drama in the Drupal world comes from the Drupal Association’s email sent out on Tuesday morning announcing a Drupal 8 and Spark webinar facilitated by Acquia. In this post Megan Sanicki offers more info about the decision.
Have you checked out all of the Drupal training available at DrupalCon Portland?
Help a vision impaired Drupal 8 contributor attend DrupalCon Portland.
If you are attending DrupalCon Portland be sure and head out early or stay after for the Sprints. If you wanna get involved in Drupal 8 this would be a great time to get started. Hope to see you in Portland!
Some funny stuff from new Drupal Core maintainer Alex Pott.
It doesn’t get much nerdier than this. I mean that with all of the love in the world. CMI FTW!
KatteKrab makes the case for getting involved in finishing the Twig work in Drupal 8. Now is great time to get involved.
This is an old post from Mike Crittenden that popped up again this week. If you haven’t read it be sure an check it out. Drupal is not perfect… Go ahead, pick yourself up off the floor and click the link.
I really agree with the recommendation of Mike Crittenden. Why upgrade when you can migrate. The Drupal life cycle is long enough that when support for your site’s version of Drupal is dropped, it’s probably time for a redesign of your site. Take advantage of the opportunity.
This is not Drupal specific but Adam Waid of Mediacurrent has written a good intro to Content Strategy with tips for making user personas, creating a content calendar, and more content and marketing tidbits.
My favorite Drupal performance blog 2bits.com has a really good write up about the issues you can face with VPS/Cloud hosting. It’s really worth looking at if you are considering Virtual vs. physical servers or are having performance issues with your VPS provider.
As the name implies Commerce Giftwrap module provides a very quick and easy way to offer a gift wrapping option to your Drupal Commerce checkout.
The latest winner of the module off competition is a Drush module by Greg Anderson’s. Drush Issue Queue Extras module allows you to post a patch to drupal.org issue queue via the commandline.
This module allows commenting on fields for any field display.
Marcus D. Burnette has created a site that provides simplified descriptions of Drupal modules.
Product displays was a concept that I didn’t get the first time I tried Commerce. It’s not hard but save yourself some time and watch this video from Code Karate.
Git-flow is a great workflow that has grown in adoption among Git users. Check out this Webinar hosted by Kevin Basarab of Mediacurrent.
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