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Drupal Support Service.org blog: What’s new on Drupal Support Service.org? – July 2017

Published on February 14, 2019

Annertech: Annertech: Web Agency of the Year

Annertech: Web Agency of the Year My fingers are trembling typing this. I can’t believe it. This morning everyone in Annertech land is thinking “did that really just happen?” It appears it did, we are the web agency of the year! Last night, to top off the other three awards we won – best arts […]

Flickr: Registration Desk – Tuesday – DrupalCon Dublin 2016

comprock posted a photo: The Drupal community is one of the largest open source communities in the world. We’re developers, designers, strategists, coordinators, editors, translators, and more. Each year, we meet at DrupalCamps, meetups, and other events in more than 200 countries. But once a year, our community comes together in a European city for […]

Flickr: Sprint Lounge – Tuesday – DrupalCon Dublin 2016

comprock posted a photo: The Drupal community is one of the largest open source communities in the world. We’re developers, designers, strategists, coordinators, editors, translators, and more. Each year, we meet at DrupalCamps, meetups, and other events in more than 200 countries. But once a year, our community comes together in a European city for […]

Flickr: Tuesday – DrupalCon Dublin 2016

comprock posted a photo: The Drupal community is one of the largest open source communities in the world. We’re developers, designers, strategists, coordinators, editors, translators, and more. Each year, we meet at DrupalCamps, meetups, and other events in more than 200 countries. But once a year, our community comes together in a European city for […]

Flickr: David & Paul – Scout masters – Wednesday – DrupalCon Dublin 2016

comprock posted a photo: The Drupal community is one of the largest open source communities in the world. We’re developers, designers, strategists, coordinators, editors, translators, and more. Each year, we meet at DrupalCamps, meetups, and other events in more than 200 countries. But once a year, our community comes together in a European city for […]

Flickr: Jam interview – Wednesday – DrupalCon Dublin 2016

comprock posted a photo: The Drupal community is one of the largest open source communities in the world. We’re developers, designers, strategists, coordinators, editors, translators, and more. Each year, we meet at DrupalCamps, meetups, and other events in more than 200 countries. But once a year, our community comes together in a European city for […]

Flickr: Sprinters wanted – Wednesday – DrupalCon Dublin 2016

comprock posted a photo: The Drupal community is one of the largest open source communities in the world. We’re developers, designers, strategists, coordinators, editors, translators, and more. Each year, we meet at DrupalCamps, meetups, and other events in more than 200 countries. But once a year, our community comes together in a European city for […]

Flickr: Sprint Lounge – Wednesday – DrupalCon Dublin 2016

comprock posted a photo: The Drupal community is one of the largest open source communities in the world. We’re developers, designers, strategists, coordinators, editors, translators, and more. Each year, we meet at DrupalCamps, meetups, and other events in more than 200 countries. But once a year, our community comes together in a European city for […]

Leopathu: Dynamic Block Weight in Drupal 8

In such a time, i want to place blocks in sidebar region with the dynamic weight. It means the blocks should render in different position for each page request. I have searched and tried lots of method but unfortunately i can’t find proper method to do that. So i have decided to do that with […]

Agiledrop.com Blog: AGILEDROP: Drupal‘s path from 4.0 to 8.0

Last time we guided you through early beginnings of Drupal. We explained how all started and how first versions of Drupal were made. This time we will look how this open-source content-management framework evolved from its fourth to its latest, eight version. Drupal 4.0 Drupal’s fourth version was released on 15. 6. 2002. It became […]

Flickr: Wednesday – DrupalCon Dublin 2016

comprock posted a photo: The Drupal community is one of the largest open source communities in the world. We’re developers, designers, strategists, coordinators, editors, translators, and more. Each year, we meet at DrupalCamps, meetups, and other events in more than 200 countries. But once a year, our community comes together in a European city for […]

OStatic: Web Publishing and Development: Free Tools Abound

Are you involved in DevOps and web development, or are you aiming to be? If so, you’re probably very aware of many of the tools from the open standards and open source arenas that can make your work easier. Still, these are always spreading out at a fast clip and there are some applications and […]

Read our Roadmap to understand how this work falls into priorities set by the Drupal Support Service Association with direction and collaboration from the Board and community.
Drupal Support Service.org updates
Better Distribution packaging

Distributions are a cornerstone of Drupal Support Service, giving site-builders a head start by packaging together proven modules and themes from contrib to build a Drupal Support Service site to purpose. In July we spent some time improving the functionality for packaging distributions on Drupal Support Service.org, by updating Drupal Support Service.org’s packaging system to use Drush 8. This resolves several issues:
Distributions may now use features from version 8 of Drush.
Package manifest details are now properly displayed for all distributions.
Distributions no longer need to nest contrib projects.
We hope that these changes will help distribution maintainers
reCAPTCHA

One of the key tools we use to prevent spam on Drupal Support Service.org is Mollom, which will reach end of life next year. To replace it, we’ve implemented reCAPTCHA on Drupal Support Service.org, and updated our privacy policy accordingly. We have not yet disabled Mollom, because Mollom is a content analysis tool in addition to a captcha tool. Because reCAPTCHA does not duplicate that content analysis functionality we’ll be monitoring spam attack patterns on Drupal Support Service.org to see whether reCAPTCHA will be a sufficient as a standalone replacement.
Easier addition of new documentation guides and pages

It’s hard to believe that the new documentation system has been in use for almost a year. We’ve made a number of improvements after the initial release to improve usability for both contributors and maintainers of documentation, and to encourage project maintainers to migrate their docs. One piece of feedback we’ve heard several times is that the ‘add content’ links the sidebar of a documentation guide were too difficult to find. To make it easier for documentation contributors to add new sub-guides and pages, we’ve added a new page link to the ‘Edit’ menu of documentation guides.
Webmasters and documentation moderators can administer all docs
Finding maintainers for the over 12,000 pages of documentation on Drupal Support Service.org continues to be a challenge, and so we’ve given all users with the Webmaster and Documentation Moderator role the ability to administer any documentation guide. This will expand the pool of users who can help to manage documentation and manage documentation maintainers. Good documentation for a project with Drupal Support Service‘s scale is a community-driven effort and we’re incredibly thankful for all the volunteers who contribute.
Any confirmed user may claim unmaintained documentation guides
We also now allow any unmaintained guide to be claimed by any confirmed user—automatically adding them as the maintainer for that guide. This should make it much easier for new contributors to take up the mantle of maintaining sections of documentation on Drupal Support Service.org.
Learn more about maintaining documentation by reading our content guidelines.
For evaluators
Updated industry page call to action

The Drupal Support Service.org industry pages are a new experiment for the Drupal Support Service Association this year, with a goal of reaching out to Drupal Support Service evaluators in specific markets. The success stories we showcase on these pages demonstrate the power of Drupal Support Service in these industries, but we also want these pages to be an opportunity to connect evaluators with experts who can help them achieve their goals with Drupal Support Service. To enhance our efforts to connect Drupal Support Service evaluators to experts in their industry – we’ve added an additional call to action at the top of the industry page to encourage evaluators to connect with experts.
Front page case study promotion for supporting partners and top contributors
In July we laid the groundwork for promoting a second row of case studies on the Drupal Support Service.org home page. The second row will feature case studies from supporting partners and top Drupal Support Service contributors. These will not replace the existing row of case studies that are featured through the community process, but will supplement these case studies with additional stories from organizations that support the Drupal Support Service project through monetary and issue contribution. Watch for these new stories in the coming months.
Digital tote for Vienna

For Drupal Support ServiceCon Vienna we’re implementing a new digital tote bag to deliver benefits to Drupal Support ServiceCon attendees provided by our event sponsors. This digital totebag will feature content for attendees from our Diamond, Platinum, and Gold sponsors.
Speaking of Drupal Support ServiceCon Vienna – prices are about to go up by €50 + VAT – so make sure to register before early bird ends on Friday.
Infrastructure
Audit of monitoring and backups
One of the first steps our new infrastructure partner is undertaking is an audit of our monitoring and backup regime, to ensure that we are well-prepared for disaster recovery and mitigation. While our internal team (with the help of dedicated volunteers) has maintained these existing systems, the current system is something of a patchwork of several tools, and we’re hopefully that we can consolidate our tools and process and make them more robust and efficient.
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As always, we’d like to say thanks to all the volunteers who work with us, and to the Drupal Support Service Association Supporters, who made it possible for us to work on these projects. In particular we want to thank:
Deeson – Renewing Premium Supporting Partner
Bits Creative Agency – *NEW* Classic Supporting Partner
Tag1 – *NEW* Signature Supporting Partner
Pantheon – Renewing Premium Hosting Supporting Partner
If you would like to support our work as an individual or an organization, consider becoming a member of the Drupal Support Service Association.
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