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DrupalCon News: Contributions - The Heart of Drupal

Posted on Friday, October 16th, 2015 by drupalroot

Contributions are the crux of any open source project and Drupal is no exception. The Drupal community is one of the best open source communities in the world and not to miss the slogan “Come for the Software, Stay for the Community” which shows how amazing Drupal Community is.

When I say Drupal community, it’s not just about Drupal developers, it’s a mix of people from all walks of life from all over the world: Developers, site builders, freelances, front end engineers, event organizers, business executives and Organizations etc,.

Promet Source: Illuminating a Path to D8's Stable Release Version

Posted on Friday, October 16th, 2015 by drupalroot

A Commitment to Drupal

Promet Source is proud to have a longstanding commitment to Drupal that dates back to 2009. The release of Drupal 8 was greeted with a sense of relief and hard-earned satisfaction by everyone at Promet. But it was especially rewarding for a group of Promet team members since they’re core contributors to Drupal 8. 

Promet believes staunchly in contributing to the Drupal community as often as possible, and this attitude is exemplified by the efforts to get Drupal 8’s first release candidate ready to go earlier this month.

Blair Wadman: Managing users with Drush

Posted on Friday, October 16th, 2015 by drupalroot

Dealing with user accounts is an essential part of Drupal development. You’ll find yourself needing to:

  • Change the password for a user
  • Change the password for the admin account on your local site so you can login as admin
  • Block a user to prevent them from logging in
  • Create new user accounts
  • Add a role to a user account so you can test permissions

You can do all of this in the Drupal admin interface, but it takes time. Fortunately, Drush has a rich set of commands to help you save time while performing these necessarily user related chores. And who doesn’t want to save time?

Jump straight to the cheatsheet, or read on for a more detailed list of commands.

Drupal Watchdog: Leaving Szeged, Going Remote

Posted on Friday, October 16th, 2015 by drupalroot

PhotoLast year, we had a crisis in our company. We had been imploring our landlord to give us more space, but a few months after he finally did, our office emptied out. Some days we had just one or two people showing up. Not only was it an epic waste of money, but the office felt empty – and the solitude was hurting morale.

Aten Design Group: Drupal 8 Block Cache

Posted on Friday, October 16th, 2015 by drupalroot

In case you've had trouble tracking it down (I did), the approach to caching custom blocks is different in Drupal 8 than in Drupal 7. In Drupal 8 all renderable arrays are cacheable – including, of course, those returned by custom blocks.

The new and much-improved Cache API in Drupal 8 provides a sophisticated approach to caching all things renderable–whether pages, entities or, for our case, blocks. Whereas in Drupal 7 default cache settings were returned along with other block settings in "hook_block_info()", Drupal 8 allows developers to manage cache behavior for blocks directly in the render array returned by the block object's "build()" method.

In Drupal 7, caching a block by role looks this:


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