This year at DrupalCon, we wanted to pay homage to all the work that has gone into the Drupal project and bring the community together for something fun. The most uplifting option: a funeral. So, on May 12, 2016, hundreds of DrupalCon New Orleans attendees paid their respects to our dearly departed Drupal 6, which met its “end of life” on February 24th. Has there ever been a mass funeral for a CMS before? We don’t know. Keep reading to find how and why we pulled it off with our partners at @FourKitchens.
DrupalCon is once again upon us, and I’m looking forward to not only visiting New Orleans for the first time, but also co-presenting my first Drupalcon session. Our support manager, John Ouellet, and I spend most of our time in the support trenches, so we’ve thought a lot about what makes a successful model for web support. We’ll be covering the who, what, how, and why of Drupal support, so if you’re going to be at DrupalCon this year, come see us and bring your questions. Below is a sneak peek of what we’ll be presenting.
I’m a senior developer at Kalamuna with 22 years of experience developing sites (with the last 6 or so in Drupal) so I was pretty excited to jump into Drupal 8 when it was released. I jumped in feet-first and without much preparation on my first D8 site. Once I got behind the scenes, I saw right off the bat that adopting it will be a massive shift for everyone who has ever been involved with the project. After building two sites and working on a third, I’ve got some predictions and lessons to share. We will address fun topics such as: What will D8 mean for developers? Why move to OOP PHP? Will people adopt Drupal 8? What are the things that will make Drupal 8 easier to use? Finally, we will also cover what you can do to embrace the change and continue on with your Drupal conquests.
“Jimmy’s mom lets him have full-width background images. You’re THE WORST.”
Sometimes Drupal feels like an overbearing mother who won’t let us out of the house wearing ripped jeans and that fake nose ring. Just like every well-meaning parent, Drupal does a good job of managing our content, but when it comes to doing what the cool kids are doing it can sometimes be a struggle. Such is the case when we want to use full-width background images. In this article, I show you how to create them in Drupal— and empower users to manage them— so you can join the nose-ringed rebels.
Nonprofits around the world use Drupal to create sites because it provides a low-cost, flexible and scalable platform for any kind of organization. It offers thousands of modules and contributions from its community to tailor sites to fit their unique needs. So how do you use Drupal to fit your particular project? Learn about developer Katy Pool’s session at the Nonprofit Technology Conference Drupal Day in San Jose, March 22.
Greetings readers. I’m a Senior Developer and Support Manager at Kalamuna. My main job is to de-jankify websites we inherit in the support universe. To do this, I’ve had to continue to teach myself how to debug sites. I was thrown into Drupal about 6 years ago and have stuck with it since. In that time, I’ve tried many different debugging tools and methods. Lucky for you, I found what works and what doesn’t. Below you’ll see what I’ve found to be the easiest and quickest way to debug Drupal Sites.
As a professional at a higher education institution, how can you find Drupal resources on campus and use them to super-power your website? Familiarity with these people can make the difference between a successful and a failed project. In this post I outline a few easy ways to start finding what you need to use Drupal at your university.
It's that time of year again, when Drupal developers from far and wide come to take advantage of the lingering California summer and revel in Drupal nirvana at the Bay Area Drupal Camp (aka "BADCamp").
Wait, is This BADCamp 2011?
This Drupalcon felt a bit more like a camp than conference. It was more modest in scale than the Drupalcons I’ve attended in North America, and a high percentage of attendees were developers rather than businesspersons exploring Drupal as a solution to their online needs.
Drupal 8 is here. Almost. As a marketing or IT leader at your university you’ve got enough to worry about. Let’s hold hands.