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Happy Holidays 2024

December 18, 2023

More fun from mathematicians here - moving spiral

D7 Soft Landing Initiative: Sharpening migration tools, part 1

November 19, 2023

Drupal 7 EOL is Jan 5, 2025.   Clock is ticking.  When and how to begin migration planning?

Download Site Audit Module | Read more on ThinkDrop website

When to begin?

There is only one answer - NOW.

Backdrop CMS isn't a retro project!

October 3, 2023

@Izzy in Vancouver Drupal Users Group drupal slack channel posted one of the best testimonies I heard about #Backrdrop CMS:

Backdrop CMS isn't a retro project! I've been testing out Backdrop CMS recently and from what I've seen it isn't a Drupal 7 preservation project. Backdrop is a future ready development of Drupal 7. It preserves the values of low barrier to entry and building on what you've done before. It includes many advances including it's layout system and fixes and techniques in Drupal 8/9/10 without composer, symphony etc. The maintainers of core and contrib modules are amazing and keep tabs on what drupal is doing and I'm sure some of them are also working with drupal. In many ways it is the best of Wordpress and Drupal. Content creators coming from Wordpress will be comfortable with the way Backdrop uses layouts and blocks and site builders will love the super powers of Drupal with entities, fields, views, etc. There are a lot of modules and more being introduced every week. There is a very active chat that is publicly accessible if you just want to browse.

Tools and Skills or Tools versus Skills?

October 2, 2023

We keep building generations of tools and each generation is more powerful than one before.  People need tools, so we give them our most powerful ones.  Do these people have the correct skills to use these new power tools? Should we teach them how to use these tools before they figure it out on their own? 

Do they know the difference between a hammer and a drill? Which situations require which? Do they know how to turn it on–or, maybe more importantly, how to turn it off? What safety (security) considerations do they need to keep in mind?