Talking Drupal
Talking Drupal is a weekly chat about web design and development by a group a guys with one thing in common, we love Drupal. With hosts Stephen Cross, Jason Pamental, John Picozzi and Nic Laflin. Recorded weekly in a Google Hangout at www.TalkingDrupal.com

Topics

  • What is meant by collaboration?
  • Is it different than teamwork?
  • Collaborationist! 
  • Benefits of collaborating
  • Internal and external 
  • Participation vs collaboration
  • Steps to get collaboration kick started
  • Personal and business impact
  • Finding people to collaborate with

Module of the Week

  • Metatag http://drupal.org/project/metatag

The Metatag module allows you to automatically provide structured metadata, aka "meta tags", about a website. In the context of search engine optimization, when people refer to meta tags they are usually referring to the meta description tag and the meta keywords tag that may help improve the rankings and display of a site in search engine results. In addition, the module provides support for meta tags (Open Graph Protocol from Facebook, Twitter Cards from Twitter) that allow control of how content appears when shared on social networks.

Resources

  • Workshops - http://www.Webcoffee.co
  • Design is a Job - http://www.abookapart.com/products/design-is-a-job
  • Linchpin - http://www.amazon.com/Linchpin-Are-Indispensable-Seth-Godin/dp/1591844096
  • Hillman Curtis  - MTIV - http://www.amazon.com/MTIV-Process-Inspiration-Practice-Designer/dp/0735711658

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
Direct download: TalkingDrupal070.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Topics

  • Scenario 1 - “I have a Drupal 6 website and I need to get to Drupal 7”
  • Scenario 2 - “I cannot get support from my current Drupal developer”

Modules

Checklist  https://www.drupal.org/project/checklist

Allow administrators on sites to create checklists that must be completed by users of the site. Each user can see their checklists on the "Checklists" tab of their account.

  • Multiple checklists can be created and assigned to users to complete depending on their role (or other groups in 2.x). Additional checklist options:
  • Specify to only make new users complete a checklist.
  • Assign a role on completion of checklist.
  • Limit navigation until checklist is complete (it will not allow the users to go anywhere except to items on the checklist).
  • Force checklist items to be completed in order.

Multiple checklist item types that can be expanded via hooks/API. Implemented by default in both versions:

  • User check - the user simply clicks/checks the item.
  • Admin check - a user with the correct permission must check the item off of the checklist.
  • Node create - user must create a certain node type.
  • Node agree - user must visit a node and click I agree at the bottom.
  • Page view - user must visit a given page within the site.

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal069.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Topics

  • Security Patch Released today
  • Approaches to address the issue.  Update or patch.
  • Handling customers
  • Open source - security
  • Oomph Ally Services
  • Managing the update process with a customer
  • Charge for updates or included in monthly service fee
  • Writing secure code: Importance of using the API

 

Modules

Conditional Fields https://www.drupal.org/project/conditional_fields

Define dependencies between fields based on their states and values.

Conditional Fields for Drupal 7 is an user interface to the new States API, plus the ability to modify fields appearance and behavior on certain conditions when viewing content

 

Resources

  • Security Release - https://www.drupal.org/SA-CORE-2014-005
  • Security FAQ - https://www.drupal.org/node/2357241
  • Drupal Secutiry Page - https://security.drupal.org/about
  • Oomph Ally Servcies - http://oomphinc.com/ally
  • Drupal Security - https://twitter.com/drupalsecurity

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
Direct download: TalkingDrupal068.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Topics

  • Meet Jerry from Drupal PVD
  • How to approach Drupal from the outside
  • Drupal baggage
  • Having a Drupal State of Mind and how to get there

Module of the week 

  • Bundle Copy https://www.drupal.org/project/bundle_copy

Bundle copy is a replacement for the Content copy module which lives in the CCK project for Drupal 6.

Has export/import support for:

  • Node types
  • Taxonomy
  • User
  • Field API fields
  • Field groups

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • Jason Pamental - www.hwdesignco.com @jpamental
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
Direct download: TalkingDrupal067.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Topics

  • Dave McKinley - CTO Ooomph 
  • Drupal 8 Beta Release
  • What does it mean to be multidisciplinary agency
  • WordPress and Drupal under the same roof
  • When a client doesn’t have a preference, how do you choose WordPress vs Drupal

Resources

  • Drupal 8 Beta Release - https://www.drupal.org/drupal-8.0.0-beta1
  • Meet Our New CTO, Daid McKinleyI - http://www.oomphinc.com/blog/2013-08/meet-our-new-cto-david-mckinley/

Hosts

  • Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross
  • John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi
  • Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan
  • Dave McKinley - oomhinc.com, @DavidBMcKinley

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal066.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT