Category Archive for: Drupal 8

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.

An update on the Media Initiative for Drupal 8.4/8.5

In my blog post, “A plan for media management in Drupal 8”, I talked about some of the challenges with media in Drupal, the hopes of end users of Drupal, and the plan that the team working on the Media Initiative was targeting for future versions of Drupal 8. That blog post is one year old today. Since that time we released both Drupal 8.3 and Drupal 8.4, and Drupal 8.5 development is in full swing. In other words, it’s time for an update on this initiative’s progress and next steps. 8.4: a Media API in core Drupal 8.4 introduced a new Media API to core. For site builders, this means that Drupal 8.4 ships with the new Media module (albeit still hidden from the UI, pending necessary user experience improvements), which is an adaptation of the contributed Media Entity module. The new Media module provides a “base media entity”.…

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Optional Config Weirdness in Drupal 8

This is a fairly advanced topic. If you are new to Drupal 8 development, you probably don’t need to worry about this stuff. Ah, the config system. Crown jewel of Drupal 8, amirite? Well, yeah, it’s fantastic and flexible (as is most of Drupal). But if you have advanced use cases — such as building a system that alters config dynamically — there are traps you should know about. Config is normally a fairly static thing. Your module/theme/profile (“extension” from here on out) has some configuration in its config/install sub-directory, and when the extension is installed, that config is imported. Once it’s imported, that config is owned by your site and you can change it in any way you see fit. That’s the simplest, and most common, use case in a nutshell. Let’s talk about some other ones. Optional config In some extensions’ config directory, you will see an optional directory alongside install. If…

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Drupal Developer – A Development Firm – Ann Arbor, MI

We are looking for Drupal developers. Experience with Drupal 8 in addition to 7 is a huge plus. Ideally, you’ll have two or more years experience working with…From Indeed – Wed, 08 Nov 2017 19:12:24 GMT – View all Ann Arbor, MI jobs Source:

Introduction to Drupal 8 Administration #DrupalGTD 1/2 day training

Start:  2017-12-01 14:00 – 18:00 Australia/Brisbane Organizers:  VladimirAus Event type:  Training (free or commercial) Half day free training will take place on Fri, 01-Dec-2017 (2pm to 6pm) in Brisbane Square Library (Room 1.3, 266 George Street, Brisbane City).… Requirements: – Bring your own laptop Training will cover: – Building website with Drupal 8 content management system – Drupal 8 basic configuration – Drupal 8 data structures and content type – Drupal 8 data structures and content type – Drupal 8 introduction to extensions Training will NOT cover: – Drupal 8 installation – Drupal 8 theming Register here: Source:

Learn to build a Drupal 8 website in our hands-on class (Dec 1, 2017)

Start:  2017-12-01 13:00 – 16:30 America/Los_Angeles Organizers:  douglaschoffman rich.yumul Event type:  Training (free or commercial) INTRO TO DRUPAL 8 The Drupal open-source content management system (CMS) powers more than one million websites and more than twelve percent of the top 100,000 according to BuiltWith. Join us for an introduction to Drupal 8 websites. Hosted by Sagetree, a forward thinking digital agency, crafting compelling brands, using technology and creativity to help you grow. DETAILS: When: Friday December 1st, 2017 from 1:00pm – 4:00pmWhere: Regus @ Gateway Chula Vista, 333 H Street, Suite 5000, Chula Vista, California, 91910What to bring: Wi-Fi enabled laptop with a web browser to participate in the hands on labs This workshop will examine Drupal website architecture, design, site building, theming, module development and data visualization. DRUPAL CONCEPTS Users, roles and permissionsMenu systemContent typesTaxonomiesViews AGENDA 1:00pm – Introductions 1:15pm – Install Drupal 81:30pm – Build basic Drupal 8 site2:00pm – Define taxonomies2:30pm – Define content types3:00pm…

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Refresher training on Introduction to Drupal 8

Start:  2017-12-01 14:30 – 18:30 Africa/Kigali Organizers:  bikilde Event type:  Training (free or commercial) In last Global Drupal Trainings (Sept – Oct, 2017) we had series of training with so many participants. This training season, We are inviting those who participated in the last training for refresher training. Participates will get more time to do more practices on Drupal Builders skills, and will get answers to questions they may have. The venue will be communicated soon. More information will be provided before end of this week after updating the website. Regards. Source:

Drupal 8 Content Migration: Where Do I Start?

If you’re a marketer considering a move from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8, it’s important to understand the implications of content migration. You’ve worked hard to create a stable of content that speaks to your audience and achieves business goals, and it’s crucial that the migration of all this content does not disrupt your site’s user experience or alienate your visitors.   Source:

Using the Focal Point Module for Images in Drupal 8

You most likely created image styles with Drupal’s “Scale and crop” image effect. This style allows you to display large images on a smaller scale and save precious screen space. There is one issue with such styling though. Often the most interesting point of the image gets chopped off. The “Focal Point” contrib module helps avoid this issue. In this tutorial, you will learn to use this module to select the most important portion of the image you would like to show to your readers.  [[ This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source:

Web Developer – George Washington University – Foggy Bottom, MD

Drupal 7 & Drupal 8 development experience. Manage and extend existing custom Drupal modules on multiple Drupal (7 & 8) installs….From George Washington University – Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:07:06 GMT – View all Foggy Bottom, MD jobs Source:

#DrupalGTD "Intro to Drupal 8 Site Building” – SoCal Code Camp x Stauffer

Start:  2017-12-02 (All day) America/Los_Angeles Organizers:  rainbreaw cstauffer Event type:  Training (free or commercial) “SoCal Code Camp” is coming towards you at the speed of light, are you ready? We are! The community driven software and technology conference, is an absolutely free volunteer organized event scheduled to take place December 2nd & 3rd. Hosted on the grounds of the historic USC campus, the soirée will include great sessions, workshops, networking events, and a very special Four(4) part “Intro to Drupal 8 Site Building” training session lead by Rain Michael’s on Saturday, December 2nd. This is your time to shine: Follow the steps below to reserve your space today! 1. First things first, you’re the realest. 2. Register your account (link above) 3. RSVP for this years SoCal Code Camp 4. “Check” your interest in Session Parts 1–4 (below) 1.4 Intro to Drupal 8 Site Building: Part 1 of 4…

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Adding a MailChimp Newsletter to Your Drupal Site

Finding easy to use modules for Drupal 8 is not always easy. Often they haven’t been migrated from Drupal 7. Or they are still in beta. Or the documentation is either poor or non-existent. That’s why finding the MailChimp module was a true delight. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use this module to integrate your Drupal 8 site with MailChimp newsletter service. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source:

Adding a MailChimp Newsletter to Your Drupal Site

Finding easy to use modules for Drupal 8 is not always easy. Often they haven’t been migrated from Drupal 7. Or they are still in beta. Or the documentation is either poor or non-existent. That’s why finding the MailChimp module was a true delight. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use this module to integrate your Drupal 8 site with MailChimp newsletter service. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source:

Shopping with augmented reality

Last spring, Acquia Labs built a chatbot prototype that helps customers choose recipes and plan shopping lists with dietary restrictions and preferences in mind. The ability to interact with a chatbot assistant rather than having to research and plan everything on your own can make grocery shopping much easier. We wanted to take this a step further and explore how augmented reality could also improve the shopping experience. The demo video above features how a shopper named Alex can interact with an augmented reality application to remove friction from her shopping experience at Freshland Market (a fictional grocery store). The Freshland Market mobile application not only guides Alex through her shopping list but also helps her to make more informed shopping decisions through augmented reality overlays. It superimposes useful information such as price, user ratings and recommended recipes, over shopping items detected by a smartphone camera. The application can personalize…

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Importing Data from a CSV File into Drupal with Content Import

Sometimes you would like to import a huge volume of data from a CSV file into Drupal. Maybe from another CMS. Maybe from a spreadsheet. But there is no such functionality in the Drupal 8 core.  To import your data from a CSV file, you need to install and enable the Content Import module. In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the process of importing data with Content Import. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source:

Junior Web Developer – Journalistic, Inc – Chapel Hill, NC

Drupal 7 and/or Drupal 8. Journalistic is a dynamic media company based in Chapel Hill, NC…. $55,000 – $70,000 a yearFrom Indeed – Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:07:38 GMT – View all Chapel Hill, NC jobs Source:

Why Marketers Should Champion the Move to Drupal 8 (WEBINAR)

Are you a digital marketer considering Drupal 8? This blog is for you. As marketers we have a front row seat to the rapid evolution of the digital landscape and changing customer expectations. We’re living in a post-browser world, and we’re swiftly moving into the age of full blown digital experience ecosystems. Source:

The evolution of Acquia's product strategy

Four months ago, I shared that Acquia was on the verge of a shift equivalent to the decision to launch Acquia Fields and Drupal Gardens in 2008. As we entered Acquia’s second decade, we outlined a goal to move from content management to data-driven customer journeys. Today, Acquia announced two new products that support this mission: Acquia Journey and Acquia Digital Asset Manager (DAM). Last year on my blog, I shared a video that demonstrated what is possible with cross-channel user experiences and Drupal. We showed a sample supermarket chain called Gourmet Market. Gourmet Market wants its customers to not only shop online using its website, but to also use Amazon Echo or push notifications to do business with them. The Gourmet Market prototype showed an omnichannel customer experience that is both online and offline, in store and at home, and across multiple digital touchpoints. The Gourmet Market demo video…

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The WordPress Explained Book is Coming Soon

Do you need to build a WordPress site?  If you can wait a few weeks, the “WordPress Explained” book is coming to your rescue. This book will teach everything you need to know to make a WordPress site. And, it will do it in plain English, with a simple step-by-step approach. This book forms part of a web design library. Drupal 8 Explained, Joomla 3 Explained, and MySQL Explained are already available. Magento 2 Explained and WooCommerce Explained are scheduled for publication this year. Look for even more OSTraining books in 2018! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source:

Developer, Firepit Technology (6 month contract) – Warner Music Group – Lane, SC

Drupal 8 / ‘Headless’ Drupal. Developer, Firepit Technology (6 month contract). This is a great opportunity to join Warner Music’s “Firepit Technology” team…From Warner Music Group – Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:42:18 GMT – View all Lane, SC jobs Source:

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