Digital Ecosystem & Development Tips Blog

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End of the line for Drupal 7
December 7, 2018 Brian
    In case you missed the news from September, Dries Buytaert announced the end of life dates for both Drupal 7 & 8. The date for both Drupal 7 & 8 is slated for November of 2021, and that may seem strange, but it really makes sense given the ...

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Drupal Upgrade Drupal Drupal8

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Website vs. Web App: Which is Best for Modern Business
November 16, 2018 Brian
  Most have a good handle on what a website is these days. If you need information about something, you search for the website for that thing. It is just the way that things are done now and it has led to the internet as we know it. As more ...

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web app web development

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Drupal Module Spotlight: Paragraphs
October 24, 2018 Brian
  I really don’t like WYSIWYG editors. I know that I’m not alone, most developers and site builders feel this way too. Content creators always request a wysiwyg, but I am convinced that it is more of a necessary evil and they secretly dislike ...

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Module Drupal

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Drupal Module Spotlight: Webform for Drupal 8
September 19, 2018 Brian
Webform in Drupal 7 was always one of the top 10 must-haves on any Drupal site. Then Drupal 8 came along, and Webform wasn’t in the picture at first. Luckily, Drupal 8 came with the contact module in core that took care of most form needs, and we ...

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Module Drupal Drupal8

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Optimizing Drupal for SEO
September 14, 2018 Brian
  Drupal has a bunch of great SEO tools. Here are several tips and suggested modules for fine tuning SEO within Drupal. Easy SEO wins can be achieved through configuring metatags and URLs. Don’t forget to setup an XML sitemap of your site and submit ...

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Drupal

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What is Drupal?
August 15, 2018 Brian
You may have heard of Drupal in passing, but you have never been given a straight answer on what it is and why you should care. The truth is that even if you have worked with Drupal, you might not actually know what to say when asked what it is. ...

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Drupal CMS

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Five Drupal Features Essential to Publishing
July 27, 2018 Brian
  If you are in the publishing industry, you already know that Drupal 8 is by far the most useful CMS for publishers. It was great in Drupal 6 & 7 and with 8 it keeps getting better with each major release. Combined with the community contributed ...

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Drupal Publishing

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Workflow Management with Drupal 8
July 20, 2018 Brian
Did you know that setting up a content workflow is included in Drupal 8 core? It can be easily set up by simply turning on the Workflow and Content Moderation modules. The Workflow module gives you the ability to define a workflow and the Content ...

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Drupal8 Drupal

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Ten Questions to Ask When Hiring a Development Shop
June 13, 2018 Brian
  Interviewing a development shop for your digital project can feel like a nerve-racking task. But it doesn’t need to, as long as you’re equipped with the right questions. Here are the top 10 things that we think should be on your “stuff to ask” ...

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Hiring Process