Configuring a multilingual site in Drupal 7 is not for the faint of heart. If you search for i18n-related modules on drupal.org, you’ll find nearly 100 listed! So, which ones do we really need? And, why?
This session will give a rundown of the myriad of multilingual Drupal modules as well as take a peek at what is coming up in Drupal 8. We will cover:
Good news -- we've got a new sponsor! The second meeting of the East Bay Drupal Users Group is being sponsored by the nice folks over at Kalamuna. As they say: "Kalamuna is an Oakland-based Drupal consultancy interested in pushing the boundaries of responsive design, local development stacks and creative collaboration.
Do you have a session you're working on for DrupalCon? Or for BADCamp? Or perhaps one you're planning to present at Stanford Drupal Camp, SacDrupal, or some other camp? EBDUG is accepting submissions for the 2013 season, and we'd love to give you a chance to show your stuff. Sessions are set up just like a DrupalCamp. Each meeting features two: a mini session to begin the meeting, and a full 40-60 minute presentation about varying Drupal topics.
Drupal 8 has a new theme engine: Twig. Twig provides several advantages over PHPtemplate, our previous theme engine, including: Security, Performance (probably), and Ease of Use. Though we all know and love PHPTemplate, Drupal is not really using the PHPTemplate theme engine anymore. In order to overcome the shortfalls we encountered, we solved problems by creating a Drupal-specific combination of PHPTemplate and giant renderable "Arrays of Doom". Though the current solution was infinitely flexible for those who understand it - we've managed to produce a theme layer that is painfully frustrating to use, for all the people who needed it most.
It's time! The very first meeting of the East Bay Drupal Users Group is happening after work on Wednesday, February 27th. The topic is Drupal Content Staging, and we have a great feature presentation by the legendary Dave Cohen. While he is perhaps best known as the author of the Drupal for Facebook module (http://drupal.org/project/fb) Dave has also done terrific work on many different aspects of Drupal development. For this, the first official EBDUG Meeting, Dave will present an updated version of his talk: "Drupal Staging Problem (revisited)." Come learn how Dave has crafted a technique involving intrigue, daring, and a few carefully crafted scripts to attack "the Drupal Staging Problem." Read more about it here: http://ebdug.org/sessions/101-drupal-staging
As a freelancer and Drupal specialist, I've worked with a number of website-building teams. It seems like each group reinvents solutions to the problem of sharing settings between multiple copies of Drupal. Frankly I'm not sure "solution" is the best word, because with each team, there have been headaches in setting up a new copy of the site for development, and further headaches getting changes to other developers' copies and to the live server.
Are you interested in being involved in the creation of a valuable resource for Bay Area Drupal developers, administrators, users, and admirers? Then come join us for meeting #0 -- the dress rehearsal. Come see who else wants to be involved, hear about our plans, and offer your sought-after advice, suggestions, and assistance. You can also see the terrific space we've arranged at the wonderful new Tech Liminal co-working space in the Ask.com building.