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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 Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Mar 15, 2016

Each day, more Drupal modules are being migrated from Drupal 7 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 available for Drupal 8. This week: Paragraphs.

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Posted by Heather James on Mar 10, 2016

There are some excellent improvements to modeling data in Drupal 8, including a number of new fields. This is going to make it easier to model content in Drupal. Let’s look at the image handling in Drupal 8 and what changes are in store.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Feb 25, 2016

Drupal Camp London 2016: 600 Drupalists, international guests, 35+ sessions, loads of Drupal 8 goodness, interesting keynotes, great community

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Feb 11, 2016

Acquia is once again a sponsor of DrupalCon, and those of us who have the chance to take part in DrupalCon Asia in Mumbai, India are getting excited. This post covers the sessions we'll be part of in Mumbai.

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Posted by Kevin Hankens on Nov 16, 2015

Acquia Engineering is excited to be open-sourcing Statsgod, a reimplementation of StatsD we created int

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Posted by DC Denison on Nov 5, 2015

With the official release of Drupal 8.0.0 on the horizon, "real world" Drupal 8 stories are becoming more valuable.

Now that the train is actually approaching the station, we all want to know what it will be like to get on. 

Mediacurrent, a leading Drupal design firm, got their Drupal 8 ticket punched early. They partnered with Acquia to launch a Drupal 8 site for Manhattan Associates, a supply chain management software provider, back in August, 2015, when Drupal 8 was in beta. The site has been on the Drupal 8 frontier ever since. 

So what has the experience been like? 

A "real world Drupal 8" series from Mediacurrent and Acquia has been telling some backstories. 

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Posted by Julie Fischer on Nov 4, 2015

One of the most difficult parts of executing a successful round of usability testing can be recruiting participants.

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Posted by Jason Enter at Acquia, Inc. on Oct 29, 2015

The landscape of Drupal theme development has drastically changed in recent years. Cutting-edge front-end development tools are now considered standard within Drupal enterprise builds.

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Posted by Jessica Fujimori on Oct 16, 2015

Thinking about becoming an early adopter of Drupal 8?

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Posted by DC Denison on Aug 18, 2015

The release of Drupal 8 will bring many improvements and new capabilities.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jul 9, 2015

In the last installment of this series, we considered

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jul 9, 2015

Recently I began working on a D8 module, but this isn't a story about a D8 module. The work I did provided me an opportunity to get back to my pre-Drupal object oriented (OO) roots.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on Jul 2, 2015

The quest for improved page-load speed and website performance is constant. And it should be.

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Posted by Acquia Dev at Acquia on May 21, 2015

Business is keenly aware of the importance of page-load time, and its impact on conversion and search engine optimization.

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