Drupal 8 development: non-content | Part 1/3: Backend configuration form

Within a Drupal 8 website, there are usually a number of texts that the content manager must be able to manage but that are not real content items. We resolve this by making a user-friendly configuration form in the backend of Drupal 8, accessible to content managers. This allows us to make sure that all non-content is easy to manage, so that content managers do not have to dig through all kinds of screens in a technical backend to find the correct settings.

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16 Cool Drupal modules For site builders | April 2017

It took a while before I could write a new edition, I was just busy with the production of customer social intranet projects :) Here again with a brand new version, what struck me in module updates in the past month: 1. D8 Editor Advanced link

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Drupal 8 and Solr: Google-fast search on your own website | Why and how

Speed is important in a Drupal website, very important. For visitors as well as search engines, it’s an essential benchmark to success. But how do you keep your Drupal system fast, even when it has millions of pages and documents? Solr is the answer, here is why and how in Drupal 8.

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Module release: 'Pop-up question redirect'

The 'Popup question redirect' module allows Drupal site builders to show website visitors a pop-up in which a question can be asked. If the vistor clicks "Yes" they will be redirected to a given webpage.

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14 Cool Drupal 8 modules for site builders | August 2016

Here’s what struck me last month about Drupal modules. This month I have chosen to focus on Drupal 8 as this is slowly becoming the go-to version - partly because many required modules have been migrated and grown up. 1. Require Login

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Don’t ask what the blockchain can do for you…. Ask what you can do for the blockchain!

The title is the abstract. The article is aimed at current reputable CMS web-based frameworks like Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla, Hippo, Rails, Django, etc. Why this blog post? Dries Buytaert creator of Drupal raised a simple, yet extensive question on twitter (‘@Dries’): “What could the Blockchain mean for a CMS like Drupal? #brainstorm” Let us analyse this question step by step. And then come to a surprising conclusion: it is much more interesting for Drupal to change the question.

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How to build a Drupal 8 website | Part 1: initialize theme

In this blog serie I will explain how we have built a new multilingual Drupal 8 site. During the process the required HTML, CSS en Javascript was supplied statically and used to build a custom Drupal 8 theme. So we did not use a Drupal core or contrib theme.

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12 Cool Drupal modules for site builders | May 2016

Without further ado, here is what struck me about Drupal modules in the past month: 1. Hide submit button

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A very Headless Drupaljam 2016

Last Thursday I had the honour to speak about Headless Drupal on a sold out Drupaljam. See the slides of my presentation at the bottom of this blog. First I would like to thank the stichting Drupal Nederland for the invitation and their hard work which resulted in a very successful Drupaljam this year. Many interesting talks were planned in at the same time. In total 20 sessions, including the keynotes.

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Get a crashed Drush working again in Mac OSX | Must-have Drupal toolkit

Drush, the must-have toolkit for every Drupal developer. Installing Drush is not a problem when working via Composer. However, as with most of the applications that are dependent on other applications it can go wrong. Especially after upgrading your system or upgrading your MAMP / AMPPS / XAMPP / ... stack.

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