Posts on the topic of Drupal Planet
This is not a post about 5 cutting-edge technologies that may become relevant in 2014. This is a post about 5 technologies that are ready to be applied to your site today. However, not enough people are taking advantage of them and, most importantly, you simply cannot afford to ignore them any longer.
I recently had a need at work to do some cleanup of a taxonomy vocabulary. The problem stemmed from messy data in a spreadsheet, that would be the source for an ongoing feeds import. This meant that I needed to provide a solution that allowed the clients to:
Bluespark took on a new challenge recently. In addition to working towards making Drupal a great platform for travel and building sites for some rather cool organisations, we are also further developing a recently-acquired online media brand entirely in-house. It happens to cover one one of our favorite subjects: Italian food, travel, art and culture.
At Drupalcon Prague an underlying theme was very clear. Drupalers are expanding their concerns to issues beyond just worrying about how to keep sites up and running or how to properly build views or layout pages. An increasing number are turning their focus on how best to take advantage of all these wonderful CMS tools we create to deliver tangible results (and not just a site). A key component of delivering results is, of course, defining a site's content strategy and, as such, I was particularly pleased to see content strategy related BOFs and sessions at Drupalcon Prague.
I had the delightful task at work of determining the visibility of a view (in a node variant) based on the value of a boolean field. But it got better! Said boolean field was not on the node that was being viewed, it was on a node that referenced the node being viewed. But wait! It gets better! The referenced node was an organic group, and those references work differently then a usual entity reference! Confused yet? The actual purpose of the exercise was to allow a content manager to control the widget without having to touch the actual panel variant.
After almost 22 months since our initial commit on the Rooms project we are happy to announce a 1.0 release! We are really proud of this release as it brings together a rich set of features built on a flexible core that can grow and improve over time.
We’ve been keeping busy since our last update on Rooms! We’ve just released Rooms RC2 and are readying for a V 1.0 release before we meet up for DrupalCon in Portland.
Please download and test, as we will not be adding any new features for 1.0, just cleaning up and fixing bugs. We’re very close!
For a recently launched Bluespark project that uses Drupal Commerce to support the sale to tickets to events we needed to implement a new payment method as no solution was readily available.
Drupal Commerce not only makes this possible, but it enables it in a way that makes good use of standard Drupal APIs, concepts and it plugs nicely into Rules, which Drupal Commerce uses extensively.