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

www.talkingdrupa.com/148

In episode #148 we talk Drupal system settings and how you can use them.

Show Topics

  • What are system settings?
  • Use cases
  • Using systems settings in Drupal 7 and Drupal 8

Resources

D7 system settings form

Change record for variable set get del

Config Object D8

How to upgrade D7 variables to D8's state system

 

Module of the Week

Neutral Paths

A module for multi-language web sites, allowing users to access content in languages other than the current one by using path aliases.

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

 

Direct download: talkingDrupal148.mp3
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www.talkingdrupal.com/147

In episode #146 we talked about applying code patches to your Drupal modules.

Show Topics

  • What is a patch
  • How are patches used with Drupal
  • Discovering patches
  • Contributed and homegrown
  • Implementing patches
  • Composer
  • Patch command
  • Git Apply
  • Patch Folder
  • Upgrading after a patch
  • Contributing your patches

Resources

Composer Patches

Drupal Apply Patches\

Previous episode #104 - Feature Debate

Module of the Week

Features - The features module enables the capture and management of features in Drupal. A feature is a collection of Drupal entities which taken together satisfy a certain use-case.

Features provides a UI and API for taking different site building components from modules with exportables and bundling them together in a single feature module. A feature module is like any other Drupal module except that it contains additional information in its info file so that configuration can be checked, updated, or reverted programmatically.

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Direct download: TalkingDrupal147.mp3
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www.talkingdrupal.com/146

In episode #146 we talk with Kevin Thull about Drupal Camps and Video recording sessions.

Show Topics

  • What is Kevin providing
  • Why is Kevin doing this
  • What does it cost
  • Requirements for the camp
  • Value of having video at Drupal Camp
  • What tools and software being used?

Resources

Midcamp 2017

Florida Drupal Camp 2017

Food Truck 50

Module of the Week

Free Linking

This project implements a filter framework for easier creation of HTML links to other pages on the site or to external sites.

 

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Guest

Kevin Thull www.bluedropshop.com @kevinjthull

Direct download: TalkingDrupal146.mp3
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http://www.talkingdrupal.com/145

In episode #145 we talk about log files. Exciting? No. But you should be getting comfortable with them. Logs are your friend.

Show Topics

  • Why log files are important
  • When to review logs
  • Types of log files
  • Watchdog
  • Dev vs Production
  • Modules and tools to help

Resources

DrupalCon Videos - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpeDXSh4nHjRbDdwHEBRHItfnjrJ8kEDK

D8 Logger - https://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/core!lib!Drupal.php/function/Drupal%3A%3Alogger/8.2.x

Watchdog - https://api.drupal.org/api/drupal/includes%21bootstrap.inc/function/watchdog/7.x

Splunk - https://www.splunk.com/

Solar Winds - http://www.solarwinds.com/

Module of the Week

Typogrify module - Typogrify.module brings the typographic refinements of Typogrify to Drupal.

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal145.mp3
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www.talkingdrupal.com/144

In episode #144 we talk about redirects, what are they, why are they important and how to implement them.

Show Topics

  • What is a redirect
  • Most common needs for a redirect
  • Redirects and SEO
  • Why are redirects important
  • Redirect Strategies
  • Modules and tools

Modules

Redirect Module

Global Redirect

Resources

Stephen’s iTerm2 configuration

Module of the Week

Menu Link Attributes

This module allows you to add attributes to your menu links.

D7 Version - Menu Attributes

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal144.mp3
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