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old fashioned media
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Posted by Ian Wright at miggle on Apr 26, 2016

Drupal 7 out the box offers a good implementation for uploading media, but it has three significant challenges.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Apr 19, 2016

Special PHP-Interoperability Edition! Each day, more Drupal 7 modules are being migrated over to Drupal 8 and new ones are being created for the Drupal community’s latest major release. In this series, the Acquia Developer Center is profiling some of the most most prominent, useful modules, projects, and tools available for Drupal 8. This week, logging with Monolog.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Apr 12, 2016

Each day, more Drupal 7 modules are being migrated to Drupal 8 and new ones are being created for the Drupal community’s latest major release. In this series, the Acquia Developer Center is profiling some of the most prominent, useful modules, projects, and tools available for Drupal 8. This week, a personal favorite: Coffee.

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Posted by Brian Silver at Acquia on Apr 8, 2016

Acquia is ramping up learning with Acquia Academy, giving the community, our customers, and our partners a guide to Drupal and Acquia Product subject matt

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Posted by Brant Wynn on Apr 6, 2016

Note: This is an updated version of a blog post originally published by Promet Source. Moshe Weitzman contributed to this post.

One of main draws to Drush is the library's ability to make developer's lives easier. There are two simple commands that work using Drush aliases that can help sync database and files between multiple Drupal instances. First, we'll go over setting up an alias file for Drush. After that, we'll document the usage of Drush's sql-sync and rsync commands.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Apr 5, 2016

Each day, more Drupal 7 modules are being migrated to Drupal 8 and new ones are being created for the Drupal community’s latest major release. In this series, the Acquia Developer Center is profiling some of the most prominent, useful modules, projects, and tools available for Drupal 8. This week: simpleSAMLphp Authentication.

Usability
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Posted by Danielle Sheffler at Acquia on Apr 5, 2016

In June of 2015 I wrote a blog post on information arch

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Posted by Cory Hubbard at Acquia on Apr 4, 2016

Today we’re pleased to announce the public beta release of our updated user interface (UI) for Acquia Cloud.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Mar 29, 2016

Each day, more Drupal 7 modules are being migrated to Drupal 8 and new ones are being created for the Drupal community’s latest major release. In this series, the Acquia Developer Center is profiling some of the most prominent, useful modules, projects, and tools available for Drupal 8. This week: Search API.

The Drupal 8 Services Module
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Posted by Kyle Browning at Acquia on Mar 29, 2016

Web services and APIs (application programming interfaces) are hot topics among Web developers -- for two good reasons.

  1. Many developers now want to expose content and features on their site via Web services or APIs.
  2. It's getting easier to take advantage of these services. Drupal 8, for example, now has this capability in core. And some contributed modules are attempting to make it even better.

This is why Acquia and Palantir.net, the Chicago-based Web strategy, development, and design firm, have been working together on a Web services series.

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Posted by Adam Jensen at Acquia on Mar 28, 2016

Recently I had a customer ask me how to tell Drupal 8 to display certain blocks conditionally, based on whether or not the node page being viewed referenced certain taxonomy terms. In Drupal 7 I would have recommended the Context module for this, but as it’s not yet ready for Drupal 8 I had to go looking for other options.

My search led me fairly quickly to the brand-new Block Visibility Groups module, which aims to provide the same sort of conditional block visibility functionality that Context provides, but in a manner that integrates more closely with the core Block UI. It works well, but doesn’t natively provide support for basing visibility off of node field data (such as taxonomy term references). However, since Block Visibility Groups uses the core D8 Condition plugin type to define its conditions, all that’s needed is to implement a custom plugin to get the desired behavior. Here’s how it works, from start to finish:

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Posted by Will Eisner on Mar 25, 2016

This is Part 2 of an interview with Will Eisner, Senior Director, Product at Acquia. Will’s primary focus is on Acquia Cloud Site Factory, which helps organizations create and manage many sites, from a dozen to thousands.

In Part 1, Will discussed how companies often discover, to their dismay, that they are running hundreds of Web sites, on many different platforms. In this section of the interview, Will describes how Site Factory addresses that problem.  

The interview was conducted by DC Denison, Senior Editor, Technology, at Acquia, who is represented by the letter “Q.”

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Mar 22, 2016

Each day, more Drupal 7 modules are being migrated to Drupal 8 and new ones are being created for the Drupal community’s latest major release. In this series, the Acquia Developer Center is profiling some of the most prominent, useful modules, projects, and tools available for Drupal 8. This week, a handy-dandy usability module called Linkit.

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Posted by Oliver Seldman at Advomatic on Mar 22, 2016

We've been talking to our clients about Drupal upgrades a lot lately. This is not surprising, of course, given the recent release of Drupal 8, which signaled the end of life for Drupal 6.

The Drupal community is excited about all that Drupal 8 has to offer.  If you’re on Drupal 6, however, that excitement may be muted by the feeling that you're between platforms. You want to be thoughtful about your next steps. You want to anticipate all the possible consequences. The stakes are high.

Here at Advomatic we've been involved in many, many Drupal upgrade decisions in the last few months. We've gotten good at helping customers navigate the options.

So what are we now telling our current customers, and prospective customers? Read on.

map and routes
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Posted by Balazs Dianiska at Acquia on Mar 22, 2016

Drupal's menu system API underwent a large number of significant changes in Drupal 8, just like many other areas in Drupal's newest version. 

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