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Programmatically creating a block in Drupal 8 – A brief tutorial
02 Jun, 2020
Blocks are an integral part of any Drupal website. They are chunks of content that can be placed in various regions and can be easily moved around the web page. Blocks can contain simple text, forms, or some complex logic.
The Block module is now a core module in Drupal 8 that can be enabled. Sometimes installing other core or contributed modules can make blocks available. Although these blocks can be modified to suit the layout, complete flexibility and customization can be only achieved with Custom blocks.
Drupal 8 Custom Module development – A beginners Guide
26 May, 2020
The power of Drupal lies with its modules. With thousands of core and contributed Drupal modules to choose from, Drupal developers can easily implement ones that meet their needs. But what if the requirements are very specific and you don’t have a module available for it? How can you customize a Drupal website for a client who has unique needs that just cannot be accomplished with core or contributed modules? Enter Custom modules.
Consumer behavior naturally evolves over time, and it changes more rapidly with advances in technology. We have seen a seismic shift in the time between the advent of the Internet to today’s powerful mobile device marketplace. Marketing and technology have grown as well, but there are difficulties engaging with the multi-channel consumer. Building custom personalized interfaces, delivering consistent digital experiences, and doing it all in time to meet consumer needs is a struggle.
How to Integrate Drupal 8 with Bitly for URL shortening
19 May, 2020
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Bit.ly for Drupal 8 provides a rich API that other Drupal modules can use to access Bit.ly functionality. Today’s topic of discussion is on how we can integrate Bitly with Drupal 8 easily in just a few simple steps.
What are the first three reasons that come to your mind for shortening a URL? Here are mine –
To make more space for content to be posted on micro-blogging sites such as Twitter
To mask the original URL
To simply reduce the length of a super-long, ugly URL
The Drupal 9 Readiness Checklist - Are you prepared for a better tomorrow?
12 May, 2020
Have you started planning for Drupal 9 yet? You must have heard about how easy it is to upgrade to Drupal 9 if you are already on Drupal 8. But it is not too late if you’re still on Drupal 7 (or 6). Read this quick Drupal 9 guide to find answers to your questions.
(More than just) How to Configure Apache Solr in Drupal 8 for a Powerful Search Experience
28 Apr, 2020
Combining the powers of Apache Solr and Drupal 8 results in unmatched digital experiences with high-performing, enterprise-level search features and functionality. In this article, we will learn about why Apache Solr should be chosen and how we can configure Apache Solr in Drupal 8.
Drupal Masquerade Module – A Brief Tutorial on How to Easily Switch Your Drupal Roles
21 Apr, 2020
As the old adage goes, “Walk a mile in his shoes before you judge him”. The best way to find out what your website looks like to your client is to impersonate him. Drupal 8 offers thousands of modules to make working with it easier and more efficient. And some of them are hidden gems that need some discovering. The Drupal Masquerade module is one such handy module that every Drupal developer needs but not everyone knows about.
PHP Design patterns have proven to be extremely useful to developers and is a major problem solver. To write efficient code, developers must follow best practices. PHP Design patterns is an Object-oriented programming (OOP) concept that is now also used in Drupal 8 projects. With Drupal 8 adopting modern PHP and OOP concepts, design patterns can be leveraged for a cleaner and more robust programming.
The Drupal 8 Webform module is a contributed module and is one of the most powerful and flexible modules in Drupal 8. It is an open source module used for building forms and managing submission. Drupal Webform has also made it to our list of top Drupal modules that you absolutely need for your next Drupal project! Drupal Webform is a highly versatile module that is used to build forms and extract information from the users in Drupal websites.