This is the 21st in our series of Drupal Gardens 'What's New' posts, and we think this one is especially worth celebrating. Need to restrict valuable content on your site to only privileged users? Want to crop, rotate or resize uploaded images in your posts? Wish you could click to perform bulk delete or other operations on lists of users, content or media? Long for better control over how comments are displayed on your site? With this release, we've got you covered.
This release of Drupal Gardens has something for every site builder. In particular, support for custom date/time fields has been one of the most requested features. As is the Drupal Gardens norm, we kept the bar high and only added these modules after putting in enough design, engineering and testing to deliver a UX that was easier, but not watered down.
We are thrilled to announce that the 50,000th Drupal Gardens site has been created. Thanks to all of you who made this milestone possible! To celebrate this milestone we have updated Drupal Gardens with two major improvements to its powerful ThemeBuilder. First, you can now review and change any of your theme customizations to get even more control over your theme's design. With this feature you can quickly see all of the stylings and corresponding CSS the ThemeBuilder generates, and hide, show, delete or restyle it as needed.
Recently the Drupal Gardens team has been working on both some exciting new major features (coming soon!) as well as simplifying the overall new user experience for those not familiar with the power of Drupal 7. Recently we updated the Drupal Gardens service with the following new user experierence enhancements:
This sprint the Drupal Gardens team worked on several areas of polish including internationalization, security, multi-image handling, performance and general UX. We hope you like the changes and additions outlined below:
Lately the Drupal Gardens team has been busy adding several highly-requested mega-features. A mega-feature is a feature so large, some companies build entire products based on that feature. Webforms is the most recent mega-feature we have added. Since mega-features can be complicated, we invested hundreds of design hours and thousands of engineering hours to make webforms easy-to-use.
Last week we pushed out a new Drupal Gardens update containing several very popular requests that we are thrilled to deliver! In addition, we are now in the home stretch towards a Drupal 7 release candidate, with only 5 critical bugs left as of this post. The Acquia engineering team has been spending 30% of its time working with the community directly on Drupal 7 core and contrib module efforts, and we are all counting down the days until release. Exciting times!
The Drupal Gardens sites submitted for our recent contest were fantastic and it was really hard to pick just one winner. The site designs were judged on their creativity, attractiveness, and complexity. The winner is Susan MacPhee who built Ipswich Ale Brewery, the website for a New England craft brewer. Congratulations Susan - enjoy your new iPad!