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We are excited to announce #drupal Mentored sprints with VijayChandraMani. Vijay is an active Drupal contributor, one of the oldest members of the Chennai Drupal community. He currently works with Capgemini. Many of us are already familiar with his fascinating story “How Drupal Changed my life” featured in Dries Keynote at DrupalCon Dublin.
This is an opportunity for you to get some commits to #drupal! If you know the tools but still could use help picking issues and going through the process, the Mentored Core Sprint is for you.
The sprint session will take place in Chennai. We have limited seats and on first come first serve basis, Register now!
Attached is the link for registration…Read more
This week Ash and Ben go over new modules and some stories from the week, Hope you enjoy!
Download the latest episode of The Open Mic now: http://theopenmic.libsyn.com/the-open-mic-new-formatRead more
One of the first newspaper-based sites based on Drupal, savannahnow.com has relaunched on Drupal 7 with a responsive design and tight integration with newsroom workflow and subscriber management systems.
This project features an unusually high degree of integration with third-party systems:Read more
Episode seven of The Open Mic is now available for download on iTunes, as hosts discuss their experiences with project management and leading tech teams on client projects.Read more
The latest episode of The Open Mic podcast discussing Organic Groups is available for download here: http://www.opin.ca/en/article/open-mic-episode-6-organic-groupsRead more
I use the simple ads module and sell my own ads.
Local, smallish town news can't survive on 3rd party ads.
For a time I used the google chrome ad block so I could get rid of the annoying popups that lead to malware on weird channels that stream sports sites.
But I realized that was hiding the ads on my site, so I stopped.Read more
So I have been tasked with a new project. This is going to be an independent news site using Drupal 7. What are a couple of the best themes or templates that could help us get it up and running very quickly? I have been looking around at some themes that offer a news site look and feel. I'm whiling to pay for a good template in order to have a rapid turn around on getting it up and running. Of course over time I will be doing some modifications and updating.Read more
Here's just 10 Great Reasons to attend this coming Drupal Nigeria Lagos user group
1. Networking and promotional opportunities
Being active in the local Drupal community is a good way to meet others, and supporting local Drupal events is a great way to foster the local community, as well as align your brand and expertise with the global Drupal project.
2. Employment opportunities.
Building communities is an artsy science that is a strategic initiative for organizations of all kinds from nonprofit to for-profit. In this webinar, we will remove the mystery of building thriving online communities. We will look at community building best practices from leading community managers such as Jono Bacon of Ubuntu, and will understand how to use these pro-tips to grow and nurture global communities through a case study on Drupal.
Why Should You Attend This?
o To learn how the Drupal community grows and is nurtured
o To learn about the community management best practices
Drupal 8 will ship with a fancy new template engine (Twig) and a simpler theme layer. In this webinar, our speaker will show you some goodies from Twig and give you a walkthrough on how to get started with it.
He will also talk about the major problems that people were facing in working with Drupal 7 and what the community has done to make it better. This webinar will show - in both practical examples and on a broader scale - why Drupal 8 will make peace between backenders and frontenders.
Why Should You Attend This?Read more
We've relaunched our business news website, http://businessinsavannah.com/, on D7 with a Bootstrap-based theme built by Chris A. White. This is 100% off-the-shelf modules and the custom theme is derived from the https://www.drupal.org/project/bootstrap base theme. We kept coding to an absolute minimum. The CSS is all class-based -- what a relief!
We'll be using this framework for another site that will launch in a week or so.Read more
We are working on a few publishing projects by now and there seems no final good option out there to quickly get the site up and running. We are investigating what's best solution to build robust premium Magazine/News themes (by this I actually mean a complete Drupal website profile).
We want to develop at least 5 different Drupal News and Magazine themes and offer them as basic off-the-shelf package and add customizations on top per bespoke business requirements.
I'm working with a small radio station that currently has a daily e-news paper and adds news to their website manually using Dreamweaver.
We are considering Drupal CMS, and believe this module seems to have what we need to create the site we are looking for:
We are looking for any recommendations for a developer that has experience with the module and would be able to help us transition the site over to Drupal.
Thank you for any help / guidance in this matter.
I need help for my news site www.assamtimes.org - a nonprofit venture - if I am using a bad theme (bad coding/loops) or a bad module.
After I upgraded to D7 a year back, the site became CPU hungry (or is it normal!)
- At this point we have a max of 15 articles posted per day.
- I have also disabled the default search.
- with .htacces, I have blocked bad referrers - which I suppose added extra load
- right now using the basic TMA theme
- reduced google news bot crawling rate
- I am also looking for a lowest (cost) possible, but high performance hosting.
Since Phase2 has unceremoniously dumped Open Publish, what are some alternative distributions for publishers?
1) Nodemaker -- https://drupal.org/project/nodemaker
Started with promise -- especially since it was tied to the launch of ThemeGeeks, Himerus' premium Omega theme company.
Sadly, Nodemaker has seen almost no development since about the same time Phase2 gave up on OP.
Also, Theme Geeks hasn't launched yet. It was supposed to launch this time last year. Best thing about Nodemaker was that it was Omega based -- so it fit fairly nicely with OP.
Pls can you help to spread the word for the upcoming Drupal Application Development Training.
The training is set to commence from Mon 5th August till Saturday 11th of August 2013.
The venue is No.1 Victory Street, Area 1 estate, Off Suberu-Oje rd, Casso Bus stop, Alagbado, Lagos
Training resumes by 9am and closes 5pm daily. There will be a 1 hour break for refreshments each day.
Every attendee is expected to come along with his or her personal Laptop.Read more
Sandusky Newspapers, Inc. midwest division is looking for an enthusiastic web developer with Drupal and PHP experience to join our web development team in Sandusky, Ohio.Read more
Advertisement 6.x-2.2 module - I am having problems posting articles to Facebook. Instead of attaching the main image of the article to the post or no image, it's automatically attaching the tile ad images from the article page to the Facebook post. I'm wondering if anyone knows how to prevent this from happening. Recent changes in Facebook no longer gives the option to select "no image". We're also using the OpenPublish packaged distribution 6.x-1.16.Read more
We're looking for a good developer who wants to move on to project/team management.
the ideal developer needs to have a panoramic view of the development, and understand the business and product aspects of the development, as well as the technological aspects.
The development team is composed of 5-6 developers, and is working on an average of 3 simultaneous sub-projects, all under the same big website.Read more