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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.”

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. 

Moonshot diagram
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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.

REST-aware Routing
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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 Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Mar 1, 2016

Each day, more Drupal 7 modules are being migrated over to Drupal 8. New ones are also 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: Drupal Console.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Feb 25, 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 available for Drupal 8. This week: Honeypot.

Drupal Camp London location map
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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

Screenshot of api.drupal.org
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Posted by Balazs Dianiska at Acquia on Feb 22, 2016

When creating various pages developers often have to generate links, URLs and occasionally redirect users to where they came from, or any other arbitrary page.

time to upgrade
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Posted by Istvan Zoltan Szabo at Pronovix on Feb 19, 2016

Since Drupal 8 was released last November, the community has been experimenting, and optimising the upgrade process for Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 sites.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Feb 17, 2016

Each day, more Drupal 7 modules are being migrated over to Drupal 8; new modules are also 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: Metatag.

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