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Custom Themes vs Pre-Built Themes
February 22, 2019 Ashday Media Group
  When implementing Drupal or any CMS for that matter, you can jump-start development and save time with pre-built themes. However, these themes can also hamstring your efforts to deliver content in the way you envisioned.  An advantage of a ...

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Drupal web development

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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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Custom Cache Tags and Max-age: Advanced Cache Handling in Drupal 8
November 7, 2018 Jay
Determining how content on your site should be cached isn't a simple topic. Last time, I covered cache contexts and tags. Today, I'd like to get into a couple more advanced topics: The use of custom cache tags and of max-age.

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Cache Contexts and Tags: Advanced Cache Handling in Drupal 8
October 31, 2018 Jay
Leveraging Drupal's cache effectively can be challenging at first, but the benefits for your site's performance make it well worth the effort. It all starts with figuring out what sort of rules your site should use to cache its content. The improved ...

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Drupal Drupal8 caching SEO

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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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Drupal Module

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How a Content Management System Can Help Streamline Your Business
October 10, 2018 Clint
 The reality is that running a business is such a diverse and complex endeavor that managing complex and rapidly evolving software solutions needed to execute the mission can be an overwhelming component. It already takes enough energy and expertise ...

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Drupal CMS

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Drupal Module Spotlight: Pathauto
October 3, 2018 Jay
Although it can sometimes be easy to forget about that little URL bar at the top of your browser, what it contains for each page can be surprisingly important. Creating good paths (the part of the URL after the domain name) for your site content can ...

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Drupal Module

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5 More Tips to Get the Most out of Drupal
September 28, 2018 Jay
Previously, we covered some simple tips that allow you to get more out of Drupal and I think we covered some basics. This time we are going to go a bit deeper to see what Drupal can really do. In the right hands, Drupal can be a very powerful tool ...

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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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