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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.

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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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Posted by DC Denison on Mar 21, 2016

It's a good time to press your advantage as a Drupal developer. 

Drupal 8 has launched, and it's much easier now for Drupal developers to expose content and features on their sites via an API. The capability is built right into Drupal 8 Core. Some contrib modules are attempting to make such capabilities even better.

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Posted by David Stoline on Mar 15, 2016

Last week the entirety of Acquia Engineering, which spans the globe, was in Boston for Build Week.

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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 14, 2016

In this 3-part Drupal How-To series, I'm going to show you various options for configuring images on your site.

In Part 1, we looked at how to tweak the default image options. Here, in Part 2, we'll see ways to allow inline images. In Part 3, we'll see the latest options for responsive images.

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Posted by Thomas Howell at Acquia, Inc. on Mar 14, 2016

This post may be of interest to project managers and sitebuilders looking to migrate from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8 during the early months after the launch of GA D8.

On the Acquia Support Team we often find ourselves using Acquia’s public-facing documentation and article library as an effective tool for explaining product-related tasks, technical how-tos, and a variety of other topics. These resources are useful when communicating via our Support Help Center. Unfortunately, the underlying infrastructure for this site was Drupal 6.37.

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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 DC Denison on Mar 9, 2016

Larry "Crell" Garfield led the Drupal 8 Web services Initiative.

The mandate: to make Web services better in Drupal. Or, as the group phrased it in their mission statement, "Drupal needs to evolve from a first-class CMS to a first-class REST server with a first-class CMS on top of it."

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Posted by Natan Moraes at CI&T on Mar 9, 2016

Some time ago we were contacted by a client to execute a migration: from a soon-to-be decommissioned site into Drupal.

Just when we thought that it would be a simple process, the requirements came in: “Migrate the data from Site A into Drupal, but also join data from Spreadsheet X, and some data already inside the Drupal website.”

To handle such complicated task, with so much different data, we chose the Migrate module to make our lives easier.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Mar 8, 2016

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 prominent, useful modules, projects, and tools available for Drupal 8. This week: Coder.

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Posted by Chris Pliakas at Acquia, Inc. on Mar 7, 2016

In Part 1 of this 2-part series, Chris Pliakas, the director of Content Services Engineering at Acquia, described how he managed the Acquia Content Hub project, which was released in November, 2015. In this, the second part of the interview, he discusses the Scrum process, the benefits of working with an open source framework like Drupal, and what’s next for the Content Hub project.

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Posted by Heather James on Mar 4, 2016

In this 3-part Drupal How-To series, I'm going to show you how various options for configuring images on your site.

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Posted by Support Goddesses at Acquia, Inc on Mar 3, 2016

Imagine it’s late Saturday night and your cell phone is ringing. You answer the call. It’s your boss and she’s very upset that the website is not working. Do you know what you are going to do? How are you going to respond, quickly?

Without question, one day you are going to have a problem with your website. You need to be as prepared as possible for that day. A little bit of time spent in preparation can make all the difference between a 15-minute outage and a 6-hour (or worse) outage.

This series of articles will help to prepare you for that day. We are Support Engineers here at Acquia. We spend every day assisting clients with websites in crisis. We would like to share what we have learned.