Now that Drupal 8 is in beta, I’ve been trying to spend some more time with it. Reading articles and watching presentations are good ways to keep up with where things are (or are going), but nothing beats actually using it. Simplytest.me, Pantheon, and Acquia Cloud all now provide free ways to spin up an instance …Read more »
Fine-grained caching with Views
A lot of very interesting things are happening to make Drupal’s caching system a bit smarter. One of my favorite recent (albeit smaller) developments is a patch (http://drupal.org/node/1471200) for the Views module that allows for cached views to have no expiration date. This means that the view will remain in the cache until it is …Read more »
The Embed Views Display
If you don’t know about embedding views you might want to check out this post first http://views-help.doc.logrus.com/help/views/embed. Update – This is now a module that you can download on d.o. Embed Views – Project page Have you ever created a view and the only thing you needed it for was embedding it somewhere on your …Read more »
Embedded Media Field a Media Essential
Embedded Media Field has grown exponentially in the last year since I’ve begun developing it. From its humble beginnings as a brainstorming session at DrupalCampNYC last spring, it has grown from a quirky method of make embedding YouTube videos easier for editors to a full-featured suite of modules allowing for drag-and-drop placement of third party …Read more »
No More Teasers!
I just read We don’t need no Pagination, which describes a technique to replace the read more of a page with an automatic page loader for the next section. I think this could easily be done in Drupal, maybe as a plug-in for Views and teasers. As a start, I could easily envision teasers automatically …Read more »
Drupal will Explode your Site into a Million Pieces, and Why You Want That.
Views as a Web Widget has the potential to revolutionize the Internet, now that I think about it. Taking a hint from Steve Rubel of Micro Persuasion in The Future is Web Services, Not Web Sites, we are entering a time where creating an API for embedding content within another site is becoming a standard …Read more »