Posts in Drupal

Renovations in a house

Preparing your site for Drupal 9

Drupal 9 was released on June 3rd and it's the greatest Drupal release ever and still the easiest to upgrade to if your site is up-to-date in the latest 8.x version.

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Creating Drush commands inside a theme

One of the greatest things of Drupal is Drush, the command line tool that was created to administer (and develop) Drupal. Out of the box Drush allows you to run a big number of commands to administer your site

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My Drupal Life

Last week I attended Costa Rican Drupal community meetup and one of the sessions was about the speaker's journey with Drupal. This made me start thinking a lot about my own history with Drupal so I got motivated to put it down and write about it.

Several people in a room working together probably in software development

Drupal 9 Porting Weekend

Last weekend global Drupal community celebrated Drupal 9 Porting Weekend to speed up contrib modules to get a Drupal 9 compatible release. The date was chosen in honour of the cancelled DrupalCon Minneapolis.

Dogs draw diff

Visual Regression Testing for Drupal using BackstopJS

We usually don't want to break already existing functionality. We usually don't want to break already good-looking stuff. That's there where visual regression testing comes to the rescue: it allows you to compare 2 sets of screenshots and find the differences between them.

Bread and some crumbs

Creating breadcrumbs in Drupal 8

Breadcrumbs have become a service in Drupal 8; so, in order to customize the breadcrumbs programatically, you need to create a breadcrumb_builder service and define when your service class applies to create the breadcrumbs and actually build the breadcrumbs using the interfaces and functions provided by the API.

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Using external JS libraries in our Drupal 8 module

In order to do this in Drupal 7 we use the libraries module. For Drupal 8, this keeps being the right way to do it; however, this module is in a huge change process and it's not totally well documented, that's why making this the first time is a real challenge.

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Attending NYC Camp

From July 8th to July 11th, 2016 I attended New York Drupal Camp and I want to tell a little about the experience in this blog post.

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Let's improve our tools

As a company that develops sites mainly in Drupal, we had long felt that it is our duty to encourage contributions to Open Source projects, since it's for Free Software that we exist as a web agency.

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Presenting MDSK

Manati Drupal Starter Kit allows you to scaffold a Drupal site and keep its code as cleanest as possible

Puzzles pieces on a table

Create content blocks programatically in Drupal 8

Drupal 8 comes with a concept named content blocks (also referred as custom blocks in the blocks library). These are block types that you can adjust to your needs and then create blocks based on those types. Every block is an entity.

Paper forms and some other stuff on a table

Multilingual configuration forms in Drupal 7

Some time ago I had to implement a configuration form in Drupal to save multilingual variables and after some research I found that the best way to do it is using the variable module alongside i18n_variable (part of i18n).