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Appnovation Technologies: Simple Website Approach Using a Headless CMS: Part 1

News from Planet Drupal - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 08:00
Simple Website Approach Using a Headless CMS: Part 1 I strongly believe that the path for innovation requires a mix of experimentation, sweat, and failure. Without experimenting with new solutions, new technologies, new tools, we are limiting our ability to improve, arresting our potential to be better, to be faster, and sadly ensuring that we stay rooted in systems, processes and...
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Drupal Theme Upgrade and Optimization - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - 6 hours 27 min ago
Apply New Theme to strongdallas.com
Merge https://strondallas.com  (wordpress going away) and https://app.strongdallas.com (drupal - move everything to drupal)
Replace the existing theme with the new theme on all pages and.
Copy 8 Pages from http://strongdallas.com
Update color scheme to retain the Strong Fitness red scheme.
Update content layout on all pages to match the new theme.
Verify all pages for responsive views.
Provide better user experience and make the site more professional and modern,
Update menu system under myaccount.

Use this theme: already added/purchased to site https://themeforest.net/item/porto-responsive-drupal-7-theme/5219986?s_rank=2  

Here are some more details on the project.


Posted On: July 19, 2018 04:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: Bootstrap, CodeIgniter, PHP, PSD to Wordpress, Woocommerce
Location Requirement: Only freelancers located in the United States may apply.
Country: United States
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MAILCHIMP, Website blog update - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - 6 hours 42 min ago
Hi there,

I need help with the following tasks:

[  ] Mailchimp Just Listed Newsletter blasts, we will send you all the images and text, it's up to you to design it so that it looks its best
[  ] Publishing things to our website blog, we use Wordpress platform. Basically we publish the same content that we mail out from our Mailchimp newsletters.
[  ] Updating our New Developments page based off a sheet we get updated from our Broker. Requires professional reading comprehension, a little bit of gathering data from the property's websites, and professional writing skills.


Posted On: July 19, 2018 04:11 UTC
Category: Design & Creative > Other - Design & Creative
Skills: Adobe Photoshop, Intuit QuickBooks, Virtual Assistant
Location Requirement: Only freelancers located in the United States may apply.
Country: United States
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[REQUEST] Plugin that loads different images each time page loads

Talk about plugins - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 21:29

I'm looking for a plugin that each time a page will load, the plugin will cause the page to load a different image from (in my case) a pool of four images. In other words, the first time the page loads, image A will load, next time, Image B will load in the place of image A, next time Image C, and so on.

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Mediacurrent: Is Drupal Right for Universities? A Strategic Perspective

News from Planet Drupal - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:15

Selecting a CMS for a university can be a challenging decision. There are so many needs and nuances to consider - costs of implementation and maintenance, a wide-range of technical ability among site administrators, developers and content editors, a variety of end users looking for different information and the list goes on and on. While your answer likely isn’t as easy as, “let’s just do what everyone else is doing,” by better understanding why other universities made the choice they did can shed light into your decision-making process. 

Drupal is far and above the most used CMS in higher education - 26% of all .edu domain sites are in Drupal, including 71 of the top 100 universities. 

So why are universities like MIT, Georgia Tech, Louisiana State University, Butler, Stanford, Harvard and the rest of the Ivy League universities choosing Drupal? 

Simply put, Drupal makes good business sense, especially with the added benefits of Drupal 8. At Mediacurrent, we believe your website is your greatest digital asset and can be leveraged to accomplish organizational-wide goals. Drupal makes that possible. Here’s how:  

Communicate With All Students - Prospective, Current, and Alumni 

If you want to reach your full recruiting and fundraising potential, you need to communicate with your entire audience. There are a variety of Drupal features that ease the stress of common communication challenges. 

Language:  Not only are their multiple languages spoken within the U.S., but our country hosts over a million international students. Drupal makes creating a multilingual digital experience simpler. Native language handling is built directly into Drupal 8’s core APIs, giving you over 100 languages to choose from. With that functionality it is easier than ever to engage with prospective students across the globe in a meaningful way.

Accessibility: The CDC estimates that 20% of U.S. adults identify as having a disability. These disabilities often hinder people’s ability to interact with the average website. Drupal is an inclusive community and has committed to ensuring that all features of Drupal conform with w3C and WCAG 2.0. Pair that with a strong higher-education focused accessibility strategy and your potential audience could grow by 20%. 

Technology: According to the 2017 College Explorer Market Research Study, the average college student owns 5.6 devices and spends 137+ hours on them! This may seem like common sense now, but if you want to engage with students, you need to account for a variety of screen sizes. Thankfully, Drupal 8 is designed with a mobile-first mentality and includes out-of-the-box responsive functionality. 

Personalization: Universities face added complexity when it comes to digital strategy due to the broad audiences they appeal to. With so many unique people coming to the same pages, content strategy, conversion path mapping and optimization, and defining strong call to actions can be a struggle. By incorporating personalization into your content strategy, whether that is personalized based on user authentication or by integrating tools like Acquia Lift or Salesforce Marketing Cloud, you can speak to the masses but make them feel like you’re speaking specifically to them. 

Reduce Overhead Costs + Increase Operational Efficiencies with Drupal

Drupal can have a dramatic impact on reducing overhead costs and increasing operational efficiency. Universities have a big need for multiple websites: departments, colleges, libraries, and student organizations all want their own website. The direct cost of supporting this many sites along with resourcing the training and support is expensive and encourages unnecessary technology sprawl. As an open source technology (no licensing fees!) along with the multisite feature, creating sites for these different groups is exponentially easier, more cost effective, and ensures brand consistency. 

You can also increase efficiency, ensure content consistency and improve the user experience by creating a “source of truth”.

Write content once and publish it anywhere it’s relevant.

Having to update content such as curriculum or an academic calendar on multiple pages is inefficient and unnecessary. Write once, publish everywhere, save time. 

Improve Brand Equity + Amplify Digital Strategy

As a university, your brand is a powerful asset. You spend significant energy and resources on building loyalty to bolster several organizational goals from recruiting efforts, engaging current students on campus and fundraising among alumni.

With your website being the hub of your marketing strategy, it is critical for your CMS of choice to play nice with your marketing efforts.

Drupal happens to be very SEO friendly out of the box, but there are also advanced configuration options available to support a more sophisticated SEO strategy. You can amplify your digital strategy by integrating your marketing tools and communication platforms directly with Drupal. And the 26% percent of other .edu sites using Drupal make integrating your university-specific tools to your website easier. 

Reduce Risk

I’d be remiss without mentioning security and GDPR compliance. As a university, you hold sensitive information about the students who have attended your school and they are trusting you to keep that secure.

The Drupal community is passionate about security and has an industry leading global security team to ensure your site is protected.

Additionally, as the landscape of privacy rights changes around the world (most recently, GDPR), it’s in your best interest to stay on top of it and reduce the risk of being penalized for data collection practices. 

Have questions about how Drupal can benefit your university? Let us know. We’d be happy to chat. 

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Full Stack Developer - Petradise.com - Vancouver, BC

NodeJS jobs - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 20:10
Familiarity with JavaScript and NodeJS. Founded in 2017, Petradise leverages the shared economy of the pet care market with a platform that connects pet owners...
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myDropWizard.com: Drupal 6 security update for XML sitemap (6.x-2.x only)

News from Planet Drupal - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:42

As you may know, Drupal 6 has reached End-of-Life (EOL) which means the Drupal Security Team is no longer doing Security Advisories or working on security patches for Drupal 6 core or contrib modules - but the Drupal 6 LTS vendors are and we're one of them!

Today, there is a Moderately Critical security release for the XML sitemap module (version 6.x-2.x only) to fix an Information Disclosure vulnerability.

The XML sitemap module enables you to generate XML sitemaps and it helps search engines to more intelligently crawl a website and keep their results up to date.

The module doesn't sufficiently handle access rights under the scenario of updating contents from cron execution.

See the security advisory for Drupal 7 for more information.

Here you can download the Drupal 6 patch.

If you have a Drupal 6 site using the XML sitemap module, we recommend you update immediately! We have already deployed the patch for all of our Drupal 6 Long-Term Support clients. :-)

If you'd like all your Drupal 6 modules to receive security updates and have the fixes deployed the same day they're released, please check out our D6LTS plans.

Note: if you use the myDropWizard module (totally free!), you'll be alerted to these and any future security updates, and will be able to use drush to install them (even though they won't necessarily have a release on Drupal.org).

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[REQUEST] Solution for charging clients per single WP pages

Talk about plugins - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:32

Hi, I'm currently developing a business where a single wordpress page is core of the service I provide for a client. Looking for a solution that will handle billing as a subscription as automagically as possible. For example, the page in question should be unpublished when unpaid.

Hope this makes sense to anyone :) Thanks!Hi, I'm currently developing a business where a single wordpress page is core of the service I provide for a client. Looking for a solution that will handle billing as a subscription as automagically as possible. For example, the page in question should be unpublished when unpaid.

Hope this makes sense to anyone :) Thanks!

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WordPress Migration - Server, Hosting, and Security Setup - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:26
We are looking for someone with experience specializing in setting up a dedicated server(s) for hosting multiple wordpress sites. You must be able to setup all required security.

We need consulting advice on how to best achieve our goals (included below) for this hosting and server database for performance, disk space, backup services, etc.

We also need some consulting advice on weather we should use Reverse Proxy to run multiple sites for our project to not.

To better understand the requirements of this hosting/server/security setup:

-We sell and manage a wordpress template for multiple clients. All clients use the same version of our template with different logos, text, colors, etc...

-We manage all hosting, servers, security, and email hosting. For these multiple wordpress sites. They pay us a monthly service fee. We are the "WordPress Admins" on each of our clients sites. We provide updates to design, text, images, pictures etc whenever clients ask for it.

-If clients do not pay us or decide to cancel our service we will need to be able to remove their website from our hosting/server setup and prevent them from using our website template in a quick and easy way.

We are planning to use: wpengine for this project. It's important you have experience working with WPengine. Please provide proof of your work with WPengine.

We need disk space, and extremely fast loading speed for all our websites. They are content heavy and loading speed will be a high level requirement for SEO.

We will need you to:
1. Setup a dedicated Server
2. Setup hosting
3. Ensure no security issues
4. transfer domains to our server
5. setup email hosting

If you are a rockstar, and have carefully and fully read this job description and can complete this job in a professional and fast way with great communicate. Then please respond in your job posting with "I am a Rockstar". You must be able to jump on a phone call interview with me to further discuss this setup and project before we begin.

Please only respond to this job posting, and do not contact me outside of upwork.

Posted On: July 19, 2018 04:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Location Requirement: Only freelancers located in the United States may apply.
Country: United States
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Ashday's Digital Ecosystem and Development Tips: Upgrading from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8

News from Planet Drupal - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:00

Now that Drupal 8 has gained some momentum, it is time to start planning out your upgrade strategy. You want to upgrade to get the latest benefits and take advantage of the future stability that comes with the direction that Drupal will be taking from here on out. Before upgrading you will want to consider some things about what your current site has. In this article we will be covering some of those questions with some context to assist in the decision making process. Let’s determine if you website is adequately serving the current needs of your business and which content will need to be brought over to the new Drupal 8 site. There may be a difficulty in the switch, but being prepared will put you in position to handle whatever comes up.

Categories: Drupal

[Help] Gallery - first photo one song, next photo next song,...

Talk about plugins - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 18:39

Hi, is there a plugin that can connect a photo with his own sound. For example: New post on site and there is a gallery, where each image has its own song. When I klick to next image it will automaticly switch to next song.

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Drupal Association blog: Features and the future

News from Planet Drupal - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:17

Drupal.org has been in existence since 2001. That's a long time for a website to serve an ever changing community! We're doing this work thanks to the support of our members, supporters, and partners. As time goes on needs change, technology evolves, and features are deployed to improve the experiences of site visitors.

As a web professional, you know how delivering small feature requests can have a big impact. To ensure people take notice of the improvements the Engineering Team makes on all of the *Drupal.org sites, we share frequent updates with the community. You can read a monthly what's new on Drupal.org blog, watch for change notifications, and follow on Twitter to know what's on the horizon.

Recently, these improvements were deployed:

  • More maintainers can now grant issue credit

  • Security Advisory nodes are now included in the /news feed

  • Project page screenshots will display in a lightbox

  • DrupalCI.yml Documented

We'll continue to make Drupal.org better every day, with your help. Find out more about what we do and become a member today. Thank you!

 Follow Drupal.org on Twitter: news and updates, infrastructure announcements, commits (and deployments).

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InternetDevels: Drupal 8 Modules you should have

News from Planet Drupal - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:00

Each Drupal release makes it more refined and up-to-date. The latest one offers better architecture, fresh functionality, improved security and other benefits of Drupal 8. It is considered to be innovative and progressive due to new functions such as multilingual applications, advanced mobile-friendly options or HTML5 for better site management.

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Droptica: Working with a team that is spread out over many locations can be comfortable and pleasant, just like working in a team working at a single office. See how we do it at Droptica.

News from Planet Drupal - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:59
At Droptica, remote work is something ordinary. From the very first day, we had two offices in Wrocław and Gdańsk. Recently, we also opened our third office in Rzeszów. Every day, developers, testers, graphic designers and other specialists work together in each of these locations. In addition, 90% of our clients come from abroad, like in the case of most software houses. Throughout several years, we have developed methods of effective and efficient cooperation in a dispersed team. We are constantly improving our work model, testing new tools and ways of working. In this article, you will learn how our system works today.
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Droptica: Models of cooperation of the development team and the client based on the examples used at Droptica

News from Planet Drupal - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:28
Droptica helps clients from all over the world to complete and implement their projects. Each of these clients has already developed their way of working. Everyone is different. In this article, I have collected the most common ways and systems of cooperation between Droptica and our clients. Why do we work a little differently with every client? We are Agile. We always want to maximise the results of our work, so our development team always adjusts and adapts their way of working to the client’s needs. The elements that are adapted and changed the most often include:
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Drupal Association blog: The Values & Principles Committee

News from Planet Drupal - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:00

In a previous blog post, I wrote that Dries asked for help in continuing the development of the Values & Principles and that a Values & Principles Committee will be formed to facilitate this. Well, we are at the point where we can explain how the committee will be formed, its purpose and how it will achieve its goals.


The Values & Principles Committee will exist to focus on specific Values & Principles to see where continual improvements can be made and to propose those to the Project Lead for approval. For example, in meetings at DrupalCon Nashville, Dries expressed a desire to focus on Principle 8: “Every person is welcome; every behavior is not” because it is both critically important, in need of work, and requires more input.


To learn more about how the Values and Principle Committee will work, please read the charter, which is attached.

We have been giving thought to how we can facilitate a better, more open, process for appointing members to this Committee and we have come up with the following:

We will be posting role descriptions for the volunteer committee roles on jobs.drupal.org. The Values & Principles Committee Member voluntary role description will describe the:

  • Expectations of the role

  • The specific jobs the role will require

  • An indication of the time commitment of the role

  • The attributes that would be expected of a successful candidate

  • How to apply

The Committee Member role will be advertised from today until 3 August 2018 at https://jobs.drupal.org/drupal-community/job/15126 and then I will take the applications to Dries Buytaert and Megan Sanicki to select candidates based on the membership requirements outlined in the charter and role description.

This work matters to them personally and through their roles:  Dries as Drupal Project Lead and Megan as Drupal Association Executive Director. In addition to their different experiences and perspectives, they bring a wealth of experience in enterprise leadership, organizational culture and community building.  They hope to assemble a group that is inspired by this work, diverse, and representative of the values and principles we hope to inspire in the community. After the initial membership is selected, the membership will help recruit new members going forward.

Once the committee is selected, it can then begin work, in consultation with subject matter experts, on updating the values and principles.

My call to action for you is to consider whether volunteering as a Member of this Values & Principles Committee is a way that you can contribute to the Drupal Community and, if so, to submit your application.

I’m really keen to ensure that the Values & Principles Committee has membership from many places, with a diverse background and representing many a wide understanding of what makes Drupal - Drupal. It is even baked into the Values & Principles Committee Charter, attached.

File attachments:  Values Committee Charter.pdf
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OPTASY: How to Add Autocomplete to Text Fields in Drupal 8: Defining a Custom Route

News from Planet Drupal - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:15
How to Add Autocomplete to Text Fields in Drupal 8: Defining a Custom Route radu.simileanu Wed, 07/18/2018 - 10:15

Let's say that it's a WhatsApp-like, a decoupled, Drupal 8-backed, real-time chat platform that you're building. One using Node.js. In this case, implementing field autocomplete functionality becomes a must, doesn't it? But how do you add autocomplete to text fields in Drupal 8?

Needless to add that such otherwise "basic" functionality — implemented on fields such as node reference and user/tags — would instantly:

  1. improve the user experience 
  2. increase the level of user interactivity and engagement

Users would group around different "channels" and be able to easily add new members. The auto-complete text fields will make the whole “new member coopting” process conveniently easy:

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[HELP] Updated plugin for "Read More" link to copied text?

Talk about plugins - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 00:51

Can anyone please help me find an updated working plugin for this? When someone copies something from a post they get the link to the post copied as well.

Id really appreciate it

The admin doesnt want to use script or add anything to functions.php because hes too scared so im lookin for the best plugin

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Tandem's Drupal Blog: Changing a Content Type Name During a Drupal 8 Migration

News from Planet Drupal - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 00:00
July 18, 2018 Changing a content type machine name during a Drupal Migration requires a little bit of migration knowledge, but is fairly straight forward to do. The Use Case It is a typical occurrence when a Drupal site has its content types named one way when it is built. Then, later on it is changed to better reflect what that type currently ...
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