The news was supposed to come out this Tuesday, but it leaked early. Last week we learned about three variations of a new class of attacks on modern computing, before many vendors could release a patch -- and we come to find out that the root cause may be entirely unpatchable, and can only be fixed by buying new computers.Disaster Recovery Drupal Planet hacked site maintenance Meltdown Security Spectre
Now that 2017 is over and we’re back from our well deserved holidays, it’s time to look at what the Drupal Commerce community accomplished over the past year.
There is no doubt that Drupal Commerce is one of the largest and most active projects in the Drupal community. The #commerce channel is now the most active channel on the Drupal Slack, with 550 members. Over a hundred modules have received contributions from several hundred contributors working for dozens of different agencies. Just a few months after the initial stable release, there are over 2000 reported installations with new case studies appearing every week!
Setting up taxes in Drupal Commerce 2 is a snap. The component comes bundled with some predefined tax rate plugins, such as Canadian sales tax and European Union VAT. This means that enabling these tax types is as easy as checking a box. More complicated tax regions, like you would find in the United States, have integrations available with services such as Avalara AvaTax, TaxCloud and more. Custom tax types can also be created out-of-the-box.
In this Acro Media Tech Talk video, we user our Urban Hipster Commerce 2 demo site to quickly show you how to configure the predefined tax plugins as well as add a custom tax type.
Its important to note that this video was recorded before the official 2.0 release of Drupal Commerce. The current state of the Taxes sub-module is even more robust than what you see here, and additional plugins have been added out-of-the-box. Documentation is also still lacking at the time of this post, however, we've added a link anyway so that whoever finds this in the future will benefit.Urban Hipster Commerce 2 Demo site
This video was created using the Urban Hipster Commerce 2 demo site. We've built this site to show the adaptability of the Drupal 8, Commerce 2 platform. Most of what you see is out-of-the-box functionality combined with expert configuration and theming.
With exponential growth in marketing tools and website builders, why are marketers still adopting Drupal and maintaining their existing Drupal systems? And how has Drupal evolved to become a crucial piece of leading brands’ martech ecosystems?
For marketing decision makers, there are many reasons to choose and stick with Drupal, including:
Designed to integrate with other marketing tools
Increased administrative efficiencies
The Drupal Community Working Group is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2018 Aaron Winborn Award are now open. This annual award recognizes an individual who demonstrates personal integrity, kindness, and above-and-beyond commitment to the Drupal community. It will include a scholarship and stipend to attend DrupalCon and recognition in a plenary session at the event.
Nominations are open to not only well-known Drupal contributors, but also people who have made a big impact in their local or regional community. If you know of someone who has made a big difference to any number of people in our community, we want to hear about it.
This award was created in honor of long-time Drupal contributor Aaron Winborn, whose battle with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (also referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease) came to an end on March 24, 2015. Based on a suggestion by Hans Riemenschneider, the Community Working Group, with the support of the Drupal Association, launched the Aaron Winborn Award.
Nominations are open until March 1, 2018. A committee consisting of the Community Working Group members and past award winners will select a winner from the submissions. Members of this committee and previous winners are exempt from winning the award.
Previous winners of the award are:
- 2015: Cathy Theys
- 2016: Gábor Hojtsy
- 2017: Nikki Stevens
If you know someone amazing who should benefit from this award you can make your nomination.
I had a great time talking general and Drupal SEO at last night's CharDUG meetup! Just wanted to drop my slide deck here for reference. There are a lot of fantastic links in the deck.
Thanks to Mediacurrent for having a great culture for internal training. They invested in a large group of staff to go through the SEO Olympian program. I also want to thank the Mediacurrent Digital Strategy team for putting this training together. This training inspired me to dig more into SEO and put together this presentation and live demo of Drupal SEO modules.
I hope to present this talk again in the future.Blog Category:
We are happy to announce the website launch of Forever Chocolate, providing Barry Callebaut with a platform for their initiative to make sustainable chocolate the norm by 2025.Sian Wheeler Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:04
Barry Callebaut is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa and considers a sustainable production the only way through which it can continue to thrive as a company.
To succeed with this ambitious plan by 2025, Barry Callebaut has set the following goals:
eradicate child labour from our supply chain
lift more than 500,000 cocoa farmers out of poverty
become carbon and forest positive
have 100% sustainable ingredients in all of our products
The new site was built in collaboration with London based communication agency SalterBaxter. SalterBaxter designed the report with reference to Barry Callebaut’s annual report which is built and published by Amazee Labs. The new report includes certain graphical elements which can optionally be replicated in any upcoming annual report.
Based on the uniform design with big, colourful hero elements and beautifully displayed data the information is easily comprehensible. In addition to its responsiveness, the use of animations adds a lively appearance to the site. To achieve this, the Drupal module "Paragraphs" was used to build all media & text options. From a content editor point of view, this means that anything can be reused anywhere. It is also very easy to replicate selected features for future annual reports.
Setting up a new local environment can be challenging and really time-consuming if you're doing it from scratch. While this might not be a big deal when working as a single developer on a project, in a team-based scenario it's important to share the same infrastructure configuration. That's why we highly recommended using a tool like Docker to simplify the process.
Last summer, Jesus Manuel Olivas (Project lead) and I started working on a new project, and we had to discuss which setup we should use for the local environments. Since the project was already set up to use Lightning and BLT, we both agreed to use DrupalVM with Vagrant. Everything seemed to work great apart from some permissions conflicts, which we could easily resolve since the project only had two developers at the time.bonfil1 Thu, 01/11/2018 - 07:30