Issue 94 July 11th, 2013
Session submissions close on July 12th so submit your session/s for DrupalCon Prague today.
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
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.
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.
Good to see all of the improvements in multilingual Drupal. Gábor Hojtsy share more Drupal 8 goodness in his post.
LevelTen Interactive’s Ian Whitcomb continues his Drupal 8 module development series with a nice intro to the changes to the new form api.
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.
Lin Clark shares what is needed to get RDFa support into Drupal 8.
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.
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.
Brian Gilbert turned his Aegir on OS X installation tutorial into a script.
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.
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.
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