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Issue 94 July 11th, 2013

News

Submit A Session For Drupalcon Prague And Get Selected!

Session submissions close on July 12th so submit your session/s for DrupalCon Prague today.

Articles

mr-drupal: Simpler Drupal Code Updating & Deployment

Wim Leers introduces us to mr-drupal, a novel, simpler way of managing Drupal sites. This looks very promising as an alternative to using Drush make, git-subtree, and other code management workflows

Performance Monitoring in Drupal

Mediacurrent’s Josh Estep gives us a good list of performance tools you can use to monitor your Drupal site as well as a few tips.

Code-Free Layout Tools for Theming Drupal

Emma Jane Westby over at Drupalize.Me gives us a high level look at three methods of controling the content layout on your Drupal site covering Display Suite, Panels, and Omega. Emma Jane explains why you would use one method over another.

Drupal 8

Drupal 8 Multilingual Tidbits 7: Language Visibility And Filtering

Good to see all of the improvements in multilingual Drupal. Gábor Hojtsy share more Drupal 8 goodness in his post.

Drupal 8 Module Development, Part 2: Forms

LevelTen Interactive’s Ian Whitcomb continues his Drupal 8 module development series with a nice intro to the changes to the new form api.

Theming in Drupal 8 - Conversion of themes to Twig

Drupal 8 uses Twig as the theming engine. So if you’d like to get a head start converting your themes from PHPTemplate you can check out Erstellt von Luca Stockmann’s tutorial. Stockmann also mentions the Twigify module that attempts to automatically convert a Drupal 7 theme to use Twig.

Drupal 8 Now Has Schema.org RDF Mappings (but Don’t Pop The Champagne Yet)

Lin Clark shares what is needed to get RDFa support into Drupal 8.

Tutorials

How To Build A Popup In Drupal For Login Or Register Form

Testing Checklist For A Drupal Website

A nice checklist from JD Collier of Digett. There used to be a cool Drupal site that had a great pre-launch checklist but it looks like it no longer exists. Maybe someone should make another one.

Designing a Responsive Lightbox Photo Grid Gallery for Drupal 7

Custom Drupal Elements for Forms

Silvio J. Gutierrez has written a nice tutorial covering a tricky part of the form api. As with any good tutorial, Gutierrez has included an example of a custom Drupal form element.

The OS X Aegir Install Script

Brian Gilbert turned his Aegir on OS X installation tutorial into a script.

Convert An Existing Textfield Into A Textarea In Drupal 7

Modules

Drupal Module of the Week: Values

If you’ve ever wanted to give site admins the ability to add values to select lists without giving them permission to administer content types then Values module is something you should take a look at. I can’t say it any better than Chris Eastwood, “At it’s core, Values is an interface for managing reusable sets of key-value pairs.” This looks like a gem of a module.

Favorite Module Friday: Nodequeue

Idan Arbel of Pixel Wrapped gives us an introduction to Nodequeue module. Nodequeue allows you to create arbitrary lists of nodes that can be displayed on your Drupal site. Nodequeue isn’t a new module but if you haven’t heard of it you should check it out.

Books

“Cooking” with Drupal Commerce - Book Review & Community Contribution

Podcasts

You Can Bet Your Career And Company On Open Source - Meet Tom Wentworth - Acquia Podcast

DrupalCon Prague Core Conversations - Modules Unraveled Podcast

Events

NYCCamp 2013

July 12th - 15th, 2013

DrupalCamp Toronto 2013

July 13th - 14th, 2013

DrupalCamp LA 2013

July 13th - 14th, 2013

Jobs

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Published by Bob Kepford

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