The digital landscape demands agility and foresight. With Drupal's revised release and support plan, users now have a reliable framework to stay ahead of the curve. Unpredictable release schedules often created uncertainty and complexity in maintaining Drupal-powered websites. However, those days are now behind us. Drupal has introduced a significant shift in its release and support strategy, empowering its users to confidently plan for the future and address challenges with newfound clarity. Let's explore what this means for the Drupal community
Modern websites have transformed significantly beyond static pages and basic interactivity. With the seamless integration of mobile and web technology, the goal is to offer immersive and dynamic digital experiences. This evolution is primarily driven by the demands of today's users, who expect a blend of intuitive design, personalized content, and cross-platform accessibility. As a result, the rise of Digital Experience Platforms (DXPs) is evident, aiming to interconnect various technologies to optimize user interactions and engagement.
Discover what's coming in Drupal 11, the future of easy-to-use content management. Explore the new features and improvements.
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Effortlessly migrate your website to Drupal with Zyxware. Audit, plan, select experts, and ensure post-launch support for a seamless transition.
Recently, I presented an online session for the TechCohear community at Infosys, focusing on the Schema.org Blueprints module. This module developed by Jacob Rockowitz simplifies building structured websites. It's a significant leap for Drupal in managing and distributing structured data.
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Drupal Security Team announced the final extension for Drupal 7 security support with some changes in the service levels. This article talks about what this means to a Drupal 7 website owner.
ICFOSS and Zyxware Technologies organized the 5th season of the "Back-To-Work" program for women, with the topic being "Building digital experiences with Drupal". As part of the event, The Director of Programs at the Drupal Association, Von R. Eaton, gave a presentation covering various aspects of Drupal, Drupal.org, and the Drupal Association, followed by a question and answer session with participants. The questions addressed topics such as the cost of Drupal, the necessary skills to work in the Drupal Association, mentoring opportunities, and payment for freelancers contributing to Drupal.
Drupal Earns Digital Public Good Status: Recognized by the UN for Helping Achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Drupal's recognition as a Digital Public Good by the DPGA is a significant achievement that invites more governments and non-profit organisations to explore the benefits of using Drupal.
Unleash the full potential of content creation with CKEditor 5 in Drupal 10. Streamline your workflow, enhance UX, and take your website to the next level.
Explore 7 reasons why Drupal is ideal for decoupled projects. Learn about its robust API capabilities and cost-effectiveness in this article.
Discover the differences between Drupal updates vs upgrades vs migrations with our guide. Determine when and why you may need each one to keep your site running smoothly and securely.
Is Drupal a digital experience platform? Drupal started as a content management system for creating websites. However, today, it is rapidly transforming into a cutting-edge digital experience platform. How will Drupal help in enterprise modernization? One of the world’s most preferred and trusted platforms for content management, Drupal is an enterprise-ready solution to aid your digital transformation journey with new-age digital technologies. How well can Drupal be integrated with your MarTech stack? The unparalleled flexibility of Drupal lets you integrate it with your other ERPs like Google Analytics, Eloqua, Pardot, Salesforce, Marketo, and many more. You can plug Drupal in with a wide range of your MarTech tools. How will Drupal help digital transformation initiatives? Drupal isn’t just a tool you can use for building websites. It offers you the functionality to make your projects scalable and create immersive digital touch points to foster positive customer relationships through outstanding digital experiences. What is the difference between Acquia and Drupal? Drupal is a free and open-source content management system that lets you create hyper-customized websites. Drupal also provides DXP capabilities if you want to enrich customer experiences online. On the other hand, Acquia is commercial enterprise that offer a set of cloud based SaaS solutions on top of Drupal. Dries Buytaert, who created Drupal, is the founder of Acquia, and Acquia is one of the top contributors to Drupal, but is not the only company working in the domain. Drupal for Enterprise Web Development
ICFOSS, in partnership with Zyxware Technologies and The Drop Times is organising the Drupal 10 Release Party & Drupal Global Training Day on 17th December 2022 from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, at ICFOSS, Sports Hub, Karyavattom, Trivandrum.
A list of frequently asked questions on Drupal custom theme development. What is the difference between Drupal 7’s and Drupal 9’s architecture? While Drupal 7 runs on the PHPTemplate as its default theme engine, Drupal 9 uses Twig (which replaces the PHPTemplate as the default theme engine). What is the difference between a Drupal base theme and a starterkit? The Drupal Starterkit theme is a command line tool that allows developers to start a new theme from scratch or from a template. On the other hand, in Drupal base themes, the sub-theme extends the base theme, and the base theme is used in runtime as part of your theme. What is the best theme for building micro websites on Drupal? This is a needs-based decision. You can use the Micro theme module on Drupal to create microsites on Drupal for the specific needs of your industry, as micro websites for a product or specific project may need to incorporate the brand elements of the parent website. Is it possible to use a Drupal 7 theme in Drupal 9 or Drupal 10 website? No, it is not possible to use a Drupal 7 theme in Drupal 9 or Drupal 10 websites. Drupal 7 uses PHPtemplate as the theme engine, whereas the latest versions of Drupal use twig theme engine. As Drupal themes uses HTML and CSS, it is possible to extract the HTML/CSS components from the Drupal 7 theme and reuse them in the Drupal 9 themes or Drupal 10 themes. I am using Drupal 8; can I use the same theme in Drupal 9? Technically it is possible to use a theme created for Drupal 8 in Drupal 9 with minor changes. If there are lots of customizations, specifically theme preprocess functions, a Drupal 9 compatibility check needs to be done to enable the code to support Drupal 9 before using it there. Is it possible to maintain a Drupal 9 theme compatible with Drupal 10? Yes, it is possible to maintain a Drupal 9 theme compatible with Drupal 10 by replacing all the functions that are deprecated in Drupal 10. If the developer closely follow the Drupal 10 releases, it will be easy to maintain a theme that is supported by Drupal 9 as well as Drupal 10 and when Drupal 10 get released, the theme can be used in a Drupal 10 website without any change. Will Drupal support component-based theming? (Atomic design, patternlab, Storybook, etc.) Yes, Drupal will support component-based theming that will enable atomic design with the help of the Patternlab development environment through Twig. Should I go for a custom theme or off-the-shelf theme? An off-the-shelf theme is used when you need to get a website up and running quickly or want to show a proof of concept or prototype, or if the budget is really low. If you are looking to build a digital experience platform that should stand for the long term and support all the customer journeys you define and be unique to your brand, the best option is to go with the custom theme development. Drupal Custom Theme Development
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Looking to hire Drupal developers? Zyxware's FAQ provides insight into the hiring process, required skills, and finding the best fit for your project Why hire Drupal Web developer from Zyxware? Building and maintaining over 200 Drupal-based platforms, and deep engagement with the Drupal community has helped us in developing protocols and best practice guidelines for doing Drupal right. Our Drupal developers resonate this ethos to the fullest. Which industries do we serve? Our clients from media, retail, education, and public services own and operate Drupal sites that offer best in class experiences to their customers and other internal and external users. Platforms built by our Drupal experts have stood the test of time and continue to leverage the community's new contributions, including new modules, security updates, and bug fixes. What’s an indicator of our commitment to Drupal? 91,000 hours have been spent on Drupal 8/9 by our expert developers so far. That is a lot of time; we like to think of it as 'time well spent.' How to hire a Drupal developer? You can get in touch with us with your requirement. Our technical manager will get back to you to understand the skill set needed for your specific requirements. Once we agree on the skillset, we will delegate suitable JDs along with resumes of developers and rate cards. If required, we can organize a session with the developer. If the developer or team we provide meet your expectation, the contract can be signed, and the project can begin at the mutually agreed time. What does a Drupal developer do? There are 3 types of skills a Drupal developer possesses:Sitebuilding - Primarily deals with configuring the content types, views, and other elements to implement the WebCMSDrupal theme developer - This is the frontend developer who will implement the HTML/CSS into a Drupal themeDrupal module developer - These types of developers are familiar with the Drupal internal APIs and can create the custom features required.There is another category called Full Stack developers who have expertise in sitebuilding, theming, and module development. Where can I find Drupal developers? You can hire drupal developers full-time from online job portals or with hiring agencies, but if your core business is not software development, we do not recommend hiring directly from the open market.You can always leverage hiring organizations like Zyxware for your requirements. We can provide you with full-time developers or a team per your needs. You will get your project done worry-free with our 15+ years of expertise in Drupal. FAQ: Hire Drupal Developers