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The Power of Drupal Multi-site - Part 1: Code Management

Drupal has a fantastically useful feature called Multi-site - it allows you to serve many sites from a single Drupal codebase. This can greatly reduce the overhead of managing code across multiple sites, and enables great agility in launching new sites quickly.

Project QA: Writing a submodule

This is part 1 of a 3 part series overviewing the Project QA Drupal module:

You can check out the project page on Drupal.org or even see a live demo over at projectqa.nateofnine.com.

Let’s walk through building a submodule for Project QA, shall we? There’s three main steps to implementing your own extension to projectqa:

Battleplan for Search & Solr in Drupal 8

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Contrib Search maintainers are committed to make Drupal 8 kick ass with Search API.

Search is a massively cool technology spectrum with loads of really tough problems such as language stemming, delivering search as a site scales and helping customers actually find what they want. However, solving these is not so easy. Let’s look at the history of Search and Solr in Drupal.

Building an accessibility green board for Drupal

We are in the process of establishing an accessibility testing green board for Drupal. A green board will allow us to know when accessibility regressions are introduced to Drupal core as we approach the beta and release candidate stages of the Drupal 8 release cycle.

Content editing enhancements in Drupal 8

Much of the community is focusing on the improvements to Drupal 8 under the hood. Now, based on modern PHP practices, a standardized framework, and an improved theming system, Drupal 8 brings many enhancements for developers and designers. However, as a content editor familiar with Drupal 7, you might be wondering what you’ll find for you in Drupal 8.

This Week in Drupal Core: October 3, 2013

"Cross Posted from groups.drupal.org"

The most notable Drupal core news since last time around is DrupalCon Prague happened, with lots of Drupal 8 sessions, sprints, and all-around goodness.

Dozens of core developers spent over 30 hours in 20 dedicated brainstorms and deep-dives to solve hard problems in Drupal 8 core, focusing on three critical areas: Drupal 8 API completion, developer experience (DX), and performance. The notes from these talks can be found at http://bit.ly/prague-notes and are making their way to the issue queue.

And, of course, lots and lots of sprinting! There were 120+ sprinters on Monday, before the conference even started, which required folks to sprint on the floor since we ran out of tables and chairs. :) Friday's sprints sported hundreds more, in both the main contribution sprint room and the Get Involved with Core Sprint, and about 30 hardcore folks even stayed the weekend past the conference. The RTBC queue for Drupal 8 core was 170+ issues by Monday.

Drupal Commons Tutorial: Customizing Community Website

Often community managers are moving between a variety of fractured systems. They might have a community discussion in a forum application, but they need to edit content in a CMS. Recently we completed two live tutorials showing community managers how to manage groups, users and the content on their sites using Drupal Commons.

Drupal 8 OOP benefit 1 of many: entity types

Many people, including me, have been blogging about Drupal 8 and its transition to object oriented programming. One question that comes up often is why?, given the extra layers of abstraction, complexity, and verbosity that often accompanies that. Dries wrote a post, answering that question at a high level.

This Week in Drupal Core: September 18, 2013

"Cross Posted from Drupal.org"

Welcome to the inaugural entry in the "This Week in Drupal Core" series, which aims to highlight cool happenings in and around Drupal core for people who don't have their home pages set to http://drupal.org/project/issues/user (as shocking as it may be to hear, apparently these people exist ;)).

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