Drupal 7 lives, but it lives only to die another day. So are you going to stay on Drupal 7? The answer, at some point, will need to be a resounding “no.”
How to fix the Chrome 80 cookies issue in Drupal
There’s plenty of articles out there explaining what the changes are (https://blog.chromium.org/2020/02/samesite-cookie-changes-in-february.html), why they’ve been done (https://www.troyhunt.com/promiscuous-cookies-and-their-impending-death-via-the-samesite-policy) and how to ‘theoretically’ fix them with simple code examples, but we haven’t stumbled upon many articles explaining ‘practical’ solutions to apply to a Drupal site to actually fix the issues that arise due to the stricter cookie policies implemented since the Chrome 80 release.
Drupal Distribution: Opigno LMS
It allows to very easily create engaging learning paths, assess the knowledge of students, employees or partners, and monitor their achievements thanks to the reporting dashboards. It offers innovative features like adaptive learning depending on the user’s results, automatic skill management, a mobile application, and much more…
- manage training paths organized in courses, modules, and activities
- configure adaptive learning paths
- manage and ensure skill acquisition by students
- assess students thanks to varied quizzes
- manage blended learning by combining online modules with in-house sessions and virtual classrooms
- award certificates to successful students
- sell your trainings online
- facilitate interactions thanks to live meetings, forums and chats
- and much more!
Opigno LMS is fully compliant with SCORM (1.2 and 2004 v3) and Tin Can (xAPI).
It integrates the innovative H5P technology, making possible to create rich interactive training contents.
Source: Opigno LMS
Using Gastby.js as a front end for Drupal… And other CMS’s
Gatsby is a really fast React-based static site generator. You can use it to create a static site, with content pulled from Drupal and other content management systems.
Source: Decoupling Drupal with Gatsby | Evolving Web
While it seem odd to think about using a static website generator like Gatsby as a front end to a dynamic content system like Drupal, it does make sense to give this a try if your CMS is driving a basic brochure-ware site or you need to spin up a mini site for an event, product, or service. This step-by-step article walks you through getting this going on Drupal 8. With some creative thinking this could work for Drupal 7 and WordPress too.
“Drupalgeddon2” touches off arms race to mass-exploit powerful Web servers | Ars Technica
“Drupalgeddon2” touches off arms race to mass-exploit powerful Web servers | Ars Technica https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/04/drupalgeddon2-touches-off-arms-race-to-mass-exploit-powerful-web-servers/
Notes from #DCATL Day 1, part 1
Day 1 of DrupalCamp Altanta was a short day, just Friday afternoon, but there were plenty of excellent sessions on the agenda. I actually took a fair number of notes and picked up several ideas for making the Drupal sites I run, run better.
I started the afternoon with Building a Better Resource: Improving a Drupal Scholarly Journal Platform. This was a solid presentation by Dan Hansen and Jesse Karlsberg that covered a range of topics from migrating a legacy Drupal 6 site to Drupal 7 to capturing a scholarly journal workflow with the Maestro module. Of particular interest is some of the custom module work being done for the Southern Spaces site. These include a text section module that allows content creators to add section level navigation points into lengthy journal articles and juicebox inline that adds a WP-style shortcode for creating Juicebox Galleries easily. Finally work is being done to create a distribution for scholarly journals that would be useful for law reviews. Finally it’s worth noting that author’s submit articles to the journal via word processor files, not through the WYSIWYG editor.
Next up was Growth Hacking with Content, Marketing Automation & Drupal presented by Shellie Hutchens, the Director of Marketing at Mediacurrent. The focus here was on marketing automation and integrating Drupal sites with marketing platforms. The idea is to shape visitor experience on your site to engage the viewer and slowly gather information that can be used for highly targeted marketing whether it be sales, brand visibility, or higher levels of engagement. Mediacurrent supports the development of a number of marketing automation modules that tie Drupal to many popular marketing platforms.
to be continued…
Write Unit Tests for Your Drupal 7 Code (part 1) | Lullabot
Write Unit Tests for Your Drupal 7 Code (part 1) | Lullabot https://www.lullabot.com/articles/write-unit-tests-for-your-drupal-7-code-part-1