Perspectives from the experts at Chromatic
Mark and Chris are joined by Klaus Purer to discuss his proposal to create an unofficial, community-driven Drupal 7 security team!
Mark and Dave discuss how Drupal 9’s end-of-life status relates to Drupal 7 as well as recap some of the Drupal 7 end-of-life discussions that have happened at GovCon.
Mark and Chris discuss the recent release of Acquia Migrate: Accelerate and how it can help folks with the content migration piece of their journey from Drupal 7 to Modern Drupal.
Matt Glaman returns, joining Mark and Chris to discuss Retrofit for Drupal’s launch and future. Previously known as Drupal Bridge, Retrofit helps ease the transition out of Drupal 7. Matt outlines the power of Retrofit and its limitations, and explains the best way to incorporate it into your workflows.
Writing a great “request for proposal” is often the first step on your journey to successfully migrate your Drupal 7 sites. Mark and Dave sit down to discuss some essential points to include in your RFP so that you can close the trust gap between you and a potential partner, and pave the way for a successful transition.
Custom modules built for Drupal 7 need your attention when you make the move to modern Drupal. This blog post provides an approach for you to follow and highlights some purpose-built projects to help you move your code from Drupal 7 to modern Drupal.
Chris is back from sabbatical! Mark and Chris outline a series of processes to help determine which modules are most at risk so that you can take action accordingly. Use our linked PDF to audit your Drupal 7 sites.
Install these modules on your Drupal 7 site to determine its readiness for the move to Modern Drupal or Backdrop.
While checking over some of our older Drupal 8 migration content for accuracy, I decided to fire up a fresh Drupal 10 instance and run through its out-of-the-box migration experience, which includes the ability to migrate from older Drupal versions.
Fresh from DrupalCon, Mark and Dave debrief Drupal 7's recent End-of-Life date announcement outlining processes to make the transition easier. Between sourcing the right advisors to pitching your transition, it’s key to take action now with End-of-Life 18 months away.
Live from DrupalCon, Mark and Dave discuss Drupal 7's new end-of-life date and its implications. While the official end-of-life date has been extended, changes in overall support come into effect as early as August 2023.
Matt Glaman joins us! Mark, Dave, and Matt examine how Drupal 7’s end-of-life challenges are symptomatic of a widespread approach to development. Matt dives deep into the drawbacks behind software maintenance, and unveils his plans to release Drupal Bridge by DrupalCon 2023.
Jen Lampton joins us! As the co-founder of Backdrop, Jen provides plenty of insight into why Drupal 7’s EOL requires a multi-pronged solution for different customer bases. Mark and Jen dive deep into Drupal alternatives and the challenges behind them, taking a closer look at where Backdrop may fill the gap for some users.
Drupal 7's end-of-life comes with more questions than answers. Chris and Mark discuss the complexities that come with retiring Drupal 7 and outline the basis of the communication gap between the Drupal Association, the Drupal 7 Soft Landing Initiative, and its users; taking a hard look at the possible steps to come.
Tim Lehnen joins us! Tim is the Drupal Association’s Chief Technology Officer and is one of the voices in the room when it comes to decisions around Drupal 7’s End-of-Life. We talk with Tim about that as well as how he thinks about sites still on Drupal 7, modern Drupal’s growth being better than the usage graphs show, and even Drupal.org still being on Drupal 7 (for now)!
Irina Zaks joins us! Irina is a web developer, open-source evangelist, and the co-founder of the Drupal 7 Soft Landing Initiative. Irina, Chris, and Mark discuss Drupal 7 end-of-life, Backdrop, and how to give Drupal 7 users a soft landing.
Chris and Mark discuss the wide spectrum of sites still running on Drupal 7 and which characteristics make staying on Drupal 7 more (or less) risky. They then unpack the pros and cons of some Drupal 7 alternatives.
Drupal 7's end-of-life has been extended multiple times but is now set for November 1, 2023. Should it be extended further? Mark and Chris break it down and maaaybe change Chris’ mind.
There’s been quite a bit of talk about what it takes to upgrade to 'modern Drupal,' but less on what it will actually be like to still be responsible for a Drupal 7 site after that date. Chris and Mark discuss that and more on this episode.
There has been quite a bit of talk about what it takes to upgrade to “modern Drupal,” but less ink has been spilled painting a picture of what it will actually be like to still be responsible for a Drupal 7 site after that date.
We recently helped implement a Japanese translation for a client’s site - which was a pretty sizable challenge! The site was already broken down by country, but all the countries were in English. We ran into some unexpected challenges and wanted to break down how we overcame them.
Clare breaks down how to reassign nodes from one taxonomy term to another. Code samples included.
The story of how we recovered from a mysterious performance meltdown related to file organization.
We're happy to announce the 7.x-3.0 release of the Recurly module.
Drupal 7's Features module was a complicated way to export configuration - Drupal 8's Configuration Management makes everything much simpler. Let's break it down.
This is the fourth post in a series about coding standards. In this post we’ll talk about why good, standardized documentation is crucial to your project, and review Drupal coding standards regarding documentation and comments.
We're happy to announce two new releases for the YouTube Field module.
We recently launched a new site for an existing client, TheaterMania. The new site is the same as the existing - same language, same codebase, new database, different servers. Shouldn't be a big deal, right? We learned that's not always the case.
We're happy to announce the dev release of Recurly 7.x-2.x.
Add PHP_CodeSniffer to your workflow to help you and your colleagues master the Drupal coding standard, and produce better code.
I was fortunate to attend and speak at BADCamp for the first time this year. This post highlights the video and key takeaways from my BADCamp session.
Migrations are never glamorous, but doing them right and verifying their integrity is essential to their success. The WordPress Migrate module gives you an easy turnkey solution to migrating content into Drupal from WordPress.
Out of the box, Drupal does a good job of providing securely written code. However, Drupal doesn't enforce strong passwords by default which can lead to a scenario that is not too hard to imagine.
You find an issue on Drupal.org and if you are lucky, there is a viable patch. Hopefully this patch will one day make it into a release, but this won't slow you down. You apply the patch, it fixes the bug and all is well with the world ... for now.
It is always an exciting day when we finally get to see our hard work shared with the world and today is one of those days. We have the pleasure of partnering with Outside Magazine on a newly redesigned and re-architected Gear channel.
Google recently decided to deprecate the YouTube Data API v2, which caused a nasty bug to appear in the YouTube Field module. I was too busy enjoying the Los Angeles sun at DrupalCon to spot the bug myself. The community came to my rescue.
In our last post about Recurly, we gave you a primer on setting up the Recurly module in Drupal. However, if you need to thoroughly test your Recurly integration on a local environment, you’ll want to test the webhooks as well.
If you’re working on a site that needs subscriptions, take a look at Recurly. Recurly’s biggest strength is its simple handling of subscriptions, billing, invoices, and all that goes along with it. But how do you get that integrated into your Drupal site?
There comes a time where you sit back and look at your Drupal site and realize that you've created a monster.
Finding a responsive theme for your next Drupal project isn't difficult, but selecting the right one for the job takes a bit more thought. Surprisingly, we found very little advice when doing so for our latest project, so we decided to do some research.