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Latest Drupal Modules - Thu, 2017-10-19 14:27
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Mediacurrent: Announcing Mediacurrent Labs

Planet Drupal - Thu, 2017-10-19 13:55
Announcing Mediacurrent Labs

Mediacurrent’s commitment to innovation has been clear since our founding ten years ago.

Mediacurrent: Announcing Mediacurrent Labs

Feeds from Drupal.org - Thu, 2017-10-19 13:55
Announcing Mediacurrent Labs

Mediacurrent’s commitment to innovation has been clear since our founding ten years ago.

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Content Notifications

Latest Drupal Modules - Thu, 2017-10-19 12:54

Display unread contents to logged-in users

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Normalize Address

Latest Drupal Modules - Thu, 2017-10-19 12:33
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CKEditor Line Height

Latest Drupal Modules - Thu, 2017-10-19 11:44

Integrates CKEditor's Line Height plugin to Drupal's CKEditor integration adding a new button to modify the line height.

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Varnish ban URLs

Latest Drupal Modules - Thu, 2017-10-19 11:44

This module uses the Varnish module to provide to the user the possibility of banning a list of URLs from the Varnish cache in any moment.

It creates a new entry in the menu

/admin/content/cache/varnish-ban-urls

Where you can enter a list of URLs that will be banned from the cache.

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Amazon Widget

Latest Drupal Modules - Thu, 2017-10-19 10:54

A client side Amazon widget.
This widget will hide the amazon fields and show the relevant items for the country code detected.

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Flocon de toile | Freelance Drupal: Filter content by year with Views on Drupal 8

Planet Drupal - Thu, 2017-10-19 10:00
It is not uncommon to propose to filter contents according to dates, and in particular depending on the year. How to filter content from a view based on years from a date field? We have an immediate solution using the Search API module coupled with Facets. This last module allows us very easily to add a facet, to a view, based on a date field of our content type, and to choose the granularity (year, month, day) that we wish to expose to the visitors. But if you do not have these two modules for other reasons, it may be a shame to install them just for that. We can get to our ends pretty quickly with a native Views option, the contextual filter. Let's discover in a few images how to get there.

Flocon de toile | Freelance Drupal: Filter content by year with Views on Drupal 8

Feeds from Drupal.org - Thu, 2017-10-19 10:00
It is not uncommon to propose to filter contents according to dates, and in particular depending on the year. How to filter content from a view based on years from a date field? We have an immediate solution using the Search API module coupled with Facets. This last module allows us very easily to add a facet, to a view, based on a date field of our content type, and to choose the granularity (year, month, day) that we wish to expose to the visitors. But if you do not have these two modules for other reasons, it may be a shame to install them just for that. We can get to our ends pretty quickly with a native Views option, the contextual filter. Let's discover in a few images how to get there.
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BugHerd API

Latest Drupal Modules - Thu, 2017-10-19 08:57

Drupal integration for BugHerd.

BugHerd turns client feedback into actionable tasks.

Your clients report issues by making annotations right from the site being worked on.

BugHerd turns these into full bug reports with all the info you need to fix the problem.

For more info visit the official BugHerd website

-- SPONSOR --

Maintained by E1

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Visually Impaired Support (theme)

Latest Drupal Themes - Thu, 2017-10-19 06:57
Synopsis

Theme provides version for visually impaired people according to Russian legislation

Dependencies

Visually Impaired Module

You can help!

Repository on GitHub

Donate

You can donate here

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Visually Impaired Support (module)

Latest Drupal Modules - Thu, 2017-10-19 06:56
Synopsis

Module provides version for visually impaired people according to Russian legislation

Dependencies

Visually Impaired Theme

You can help!

Repository on GitHub

Donate

You can donate here

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Panopoly Media

Latest Drupal Modules - Thu, 2017-10-19 05:40

Comming soon!

In Panopoly 2.0 for Drupal 8, we're moving the Media configuration to a new Feature (rather than bundling it in with Panopoly Widgets).

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CiviMember Roles Sync

Latest Drupal Modules - Wed, 2017-10-18 22:57

Synchronize CiviCRM Contacts with Membership Status to a specified Drupal Role both automatically and manually.

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anonymize

Latest Drupal Modules - Wed, 2017-10-18 19:49

Anonymize any field with Faker data.

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Elevated Third: Elevated Third Wins 2017 Acquia Engage Award

Planet Drupal - Wed, 2017-10-18 18:04
Elevated Third Wins 2017 Acquia Engage Award Elevated Third Wins 2017 Acquia Engage Award Ayla Peacock Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:04 Acquia Engage podium

At the 2017 Acquia Engage Conference, our enterprise web project for Pinnacol Assurance won the Financial Services category. As an Acquia Preferred Partner and sponsor of the Acquia Engage conference, we are thrilled to have been ranked beside the world's top Drupal websites. 

Pinnacol.com launched in December of 2016. As Colorado’s leading workers compensation insurer, Pinnacol Assurance needed a Drupal website design that reflected the company’s commitment to first-class service.

Built on Drupal 8, we launched a brand new enterprise content management system, created a one-of-a-kind knowledge hub, and revamped the site’s user experience interface.

“The Pinnacol project was lengthy and complex, we had very specific problems that required creative solutions. Elevated Third developed a high performing, enterprise-level website that continues to exceed our expectations.”

- Hilary Miller, Brand and Marketing Director, Pinnacol Assurance

This year, five of our Drupal websites were finalists in the annual Acquia Engage competition. Partners and customers submitted more than 200 nominations across 17 categories to the program. Our Drupal work ranked in the following categories. 

Powdr Corporation, Digital Experience Finalist

Denver Botanic Gardens, Nonprofit Finalist

Comcast Technology Solutions, Brand Experience Finalist

Firewise USA, Community Finalist

Pinnacol Assurance, Financial Services Winner

“Winning sites set themselves apart in how they grabbed our attention and made us want to learn more,” said CMSWire’s Dom Nicastro, one of the award program jurors. “The first thing I looked for were search and commerce capabilities. It's a Google and Amazon world that we live in. No one comes to a website just for a pretty design, and no one remembers a red call-to-action button versus a blue one. Sites that deliver excellent search and easy transactional experiences won for me.”

Congratulations to all the 2017 Acquia Engage winners!

Elevated Third: Elevated Third Wins 2017 Acquia Engage Award

Feeds from Drupal.org - Wed, 2017-10-18 18:04
Elevated Third Wins 2017 Acquia Engage Award Elevated Third Wins 2017 Acquia Engage Award Ayla Peacock Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:04 Acquia Engage podium

At the 2017 Acquia Engage Conference, our enterprise web project for Pinnacol Assurance won the Financial Services category. As an Acquia Preferred Partner and sponsor of the Acquia Engage conference, we are thrilled to have been ranked beside the world's top Drupal websites. 

Pinnacol.com launched in December of 2016. As Colorado’s leading workers compensation insurer, Pinnacol Assurance needed a Drupal website design that reflected the company’s commitment to first-class service.

Built on Drupal 8, we launched a brand new enterprise content management system, created a one-of-a-kind knowledge hub, and revamped the site’s user experience interface.

“The Pinnacol project was lengthy and complex, we had very specific problems that required creative solutions. Elevated Third developed a high performing, enterprise-level website that continues to exceed our expectations.”

- Hilary Miller, Brand and Marketing Director, Pinnacol Assurance

This year, five of our Drupal websites were finalists in the annual Acquia Engage competition. Partners and customers submitted more than 200 nominations across 17 categories to the program. Our Drupal work ranked in the following categories. 

Powdr Corporation, Digital Experience Finalist

Denver Botanic Gardens, Nonprofit Finalist

Comcast Technology Solutions, Brand Experience Finalist

Firewise USA, Community Finalist

Pinnacol Assurance, Financial Services Winner

“Winning sites set themselves apart in how they grabbed our attention and made us want to learn more,” said CMSWire’s Dom Nicastro, one of the award program jurors. “The first thing I looked for were search and commerce capabilities. It's a Google and Amazon world that we live in. No one comes to a website just for a pretty design, and no one remembers a red call-to-action button versus a blue one. Sites that deliver excellent search and easy transactional experiences won for me.”

Congratulations to all the 2017 Acquia Engage winners!

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Acquia Engage 2017: Day 1, Part 2

Acquia Blogs - Wed, 2017-10-18 16:56

Engage team, back again. Check it to wreck it, let’s begin. Picking up where we left off, after lunch (graciously sponsored by Accenture), attendees headed back into the ballroom for second general session of the day. First up was Nadine Stahlman, managing director of Accenture, with her presentation Challenges and Opportunities in the New Content Era.

Accenture

To get a true sense of what marketers are dealing with in terms of content marketing challenges, Accenture conducted global content survey of 1,000 marketing leaders across 18 countries and representing 11 industries. One of the biggest takeaways from that survey was content is bigger than marketing; it's the voice of a company, it’s the mission. If you think about it, in some instances, content can be the only interaction you have with your customer. Ninety percent of marketers surveyed said the C suite executives should be responsible for content. Seventy-seven percent agreed that the most innovative companies are investing heavily in content. In addition, all your content needs to matter. Credibility, authenticity and relevance are the key drivers of customer engagement.

But with such a high demand for quality content, driven by personalization, new platforms and technology, how can you scale?

In the new content era, Accenture has three rules of content transformation:

  1. Let your audience lead the way
  2. Know your content, know yourself
  3. Live outside the vacuum

Adhering to these three rules can help organizations deliver quality content while providing a seamless experience with speed, efficiency and at scale. Credibility, authenticity and relevance of to drivers of engagement.

Communities: Making a Difference with Drupal

Next up was a fireside chat Communities: Making a Difference with Drupal hosted by Lynne Capozzi and featuring Nathan Maehren, senior vice president of digital experience for the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities, and Dr. Jeffrey Burns, chief of critical care and chairman of the iCU Governance Committee at Boston Children's Hospital. If you know anything about Lynne, you’d know that the nonprofit space is near and dear to her heart.

In the U.S. alone, YMCA serves about 20 million consumers in all 50 states. The YMCA isn’t one singular organization but a loose federation. This structure creates a lot of autonomy to support local community but also digital waste and redundancy. The OpenY initiative was created to solve the YMCA’s digital challenges but also provide a better digital experience for their customers.

Before the OpenY project, there were 870-plus YMCAs all doing digital different ways. Drupal, in particular Drupal 8, gave the YMCA access to the evolving platform and a dedicated community of developers. In addition, the OpenY project allows for digital equity, which really matters when budgets and talent access can vary. Each YMCA can now are share capabilities (OpenY is actually a Drupal distribution) and serve up progressive and ambitious experiences. In fact, Drupal helped OpenY hit the digital trifecta; being able to do digital better, faster and cheaper.

Switching gears, Burns was part of a team with a very serious mission: Where can doctors go to get peer-reviewed information on how to care for a critically ill child. Experts from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology were recruited to build a platform to do just that, and OpenPediatrics.org was created. OpenPediatrics.org is now used in every territory in the world, including North Korea. It provides critical medical information to global organizations including the World Health Organization and Doctors Without Borders. For OpenPediatics.org, Drupal was chosen by the Harvard team because the project required a platform that was secure and scalable but also open to other applications that shared the mission.

The Next Journey

One of the highlights of ever Acquia Engage conference is what is affectionately known as “The Mother of All Demos.” This year, Chief Products Officer Chris Stone took us through Acquia’s The Next Journey. Using the fictional organic grocery store brand Freshland Markets, he and his engineering team walked through Acquia’s product roadmap in the context of an actual customer journey.

We’ve talked about new technologies and channels infiltrating the customer journey throughout the day, so what better way to show that than an Alexa demo. Chris, a self-proclaimed “octopus fanboy,” was in the mood for a recipe for grilled cephalopod (which would be a running joke throughout the presentation -- more on that in a minute). Alexa delivered a recipe for charred octopus with arugula. But how did Alexa know? Because the recipe had been classified through machine learning. Katherine Bailey, principal data scientist for Acquia, walked us through how that happened.

“The Alexa skill you saw demonstrated was accessing Freshland’s thousands of recipes as managed by their CMS,” she said. “As it happens, they have not categorized these recipes in any way; no keywords, no classification whatsoever. Normally, unless we impose some structure on content through the use of keywords or fancy indexing, to a machine these pieces of content are just a big chaotic jumble.

“But we’re using a powerful technique called word embeddings that allows us to represent the recipes as high-dimensional vectors. We’re talking about 300 dimensions, but that’s pretty hard to visualize so here we’re taking just three dimensions. Given that we’re talking about recipes, we can imagine there’d be dimensions for things like meatiness, sweetness and healthiness,” she added.

Katherine Bailey Data Scientist

As Katherine walked us through her 3D visualization, Chris received a push notification for free home delivery for his charred octopus ingredients. This was another piece of the customer journey that Product Strategist Dave Ingram.

Through Acquia Journey, Acquia Lift, and Acquia DAM, Dave was able to map out Chris’ journey and select the right offer, on the right channel, with the right content … all with a healthy dose of witty banter.

Chris Stone and Dave Ingram

Next on deck was Acquia Product Manager Sonya Kovacic to walk us through how the recent addition of Node.js support on Acquia Cloud can create awesome decoupled experiences for things like mobile and commerce.

“Putting an entire grocery store on a mobile phone might be difficult to navigate quickly for a customer on the go so Freshland decided to use their recipe library to help customers create shopping lists and have the recipe items added to their cart. When they open the app, recipes are displayed by most popular first,” Sonya said.

After diving into the backend technology that makes this particular mobile experience possible, Katherine returned to the stage to talk content classification. Why should you manually classify content when machine learning can do that for you?

“The content owner simply has to manually tag a few items in each category, and then our similarity engine can automatically tag the rest. This is an example of ‘human-in-the-loop’ machine learning, where we provide a UI for humans to get in on the action and fill in gaps in our machine learning,” she said.

Rok “Roktopus” Zlender (even though I didn’t say it, I apologize for the terrible pun) wrapped up the product showcase with the latest from Acquia Cloud.

“We have thousands of customers on Acquia Cloud today and we’re always working to improve it and create a better experience for our users,” Rok said. “Some of the ways we did that in the past year was with an improved user interface, addition of pipelines, CD environments and a lot of other improved and added functionality.”

Closing out the guest presenters was Acquia’s Vice President of Product Management Girish Bettadpur with some good news: many of the products show are GA. Several are in beta. And what’s not available yet will be in 2018. But the finale was when a peppy member of the kitchen staff delivered an actual octopus to Chris, just before Alexa kicked him off the stage.

Grilled Octopus Acquia Engage Awards

In lieu of acceptance speeches thanking everyone’s team, family and/or deity, for the Acquia Engage Awards, we decided to do something a little different. Joe Wykes, our senior vice president of channels and commerce, took the stage to host a series of “lightning round” panels. Finalists from each category took the stage to showcase their expertise in less than eight minutes. Every awards program needs winners right? Here our the 2017 Acquia Engage Award winners:

Congratulations to all winners, finalists and nominees!

Day one ended with a chilly but fun night at The Acquia Blue Drop Lounge. Guests mingled, roasted marshmallows and even partook in a game or two of ping pong. It was a great end to a great first day.

Acquia Engage Party

We’ll be back with day two, coming your way shortly. Stay tuned.

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Zivtech: Common Issues Found During a Drupal Site Audit

Planet Drupal - Wed, 2017-10-18 16:43

Over the years, Zivtech has worked on many different types of existing Drupal websites and web applications. These projects have ranged from sites that were built with Drupal’s best practices to those built by developers with little to no Drupal experience. At Zivtech, we typically call a website that follows little to none of Drupal’s best practices a “lemon.” Our CTO, Jody Hamilton, did a great two part blog series called Lemon: Drupal Diseases and Cures if you would like to know more about what a Drupal lemon is.

If your site fits into the category of a lemon, it likely requires too much work to fix and should probably be rebuilt. In many cases though, our developers find that we can “rescue” the site to get it back into a secure and maintainable state after a site audit. We perform a site audit to identify the issues that can be fixed, and then provide an informative report about what problems have been found and how we can resolve them.

Our extensive experience with site audits has helped us identify common mistakes that Drupal sites are often guilty of. In this post we’ll outline the common mistakes and configuration issues that we find on most lemons. Some of these issues are even common on sites that have mostly followed Drupal’s best practices.

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