by tamas / 18 June, 2013

While working for Acquia in the last few months – helping them maintain Drupal Gardens – I had two tasks that required to write small modules. In this blog post, I would like to introduce these modules.

Safer Permissions

The first one is Safer Permissions.

I am logged in as user/1. As you can see, even I can’t assign potentially malicious permissions to anonymous users. The original purpose of this module was to make spammers’ life harder on Gardens, but I think there are other cases when this module might be useful. As an agency, it might be a good idea to install this module when the customer asks for the user/1 account.

Advanced Syslog

The second one is Advanced Syslog.

This module is a replacement to the core syslog module. In the... Read more

by diana / 11 June, 2013

We have finished the design and production of the first round of T-shirts, and they have already debuted at DrupalCon Portland. The design concept pays homage to Star Wars and reflects on the popular Death Star funding campaign on Indiegogo. The front pictures the walkthrough Luke is going through to launch the Proton torpedoes that eventually destroy the Death Star, while the back sheds light on the decision of backers choosing our project over the ambitious Death Star campaign.



We got lots of positive feedback on the T-shirts at DrupalCon Portland, thank you! See the T-shirt in action on Brian Lewis, who hosts a weekly Drupal podcast, and produces Drupal training videos for site-builders at Read more

by kalman.hosszu / 27 May, 2013

After turning Szeged into Drupaltown in 2008, the Hungarian Drupal community is taking it a step further by organizing Drupalaton, the longest drupalcamp in Europe so far. The event takes place from 15 to 18 August 2013, at the breathtaking shore of the biggest warm-water lake in Europe, at Lake Balaton in Hungary. Four days in perfect balance of work and leisure, sessions, sprints, beach sports, great food, world class wines, ultimate awesomeness day and night. The camp will give you the opportunity to attend a Drupal event and have a nice summer vacation at the same time. The location is suited for families as well, so don’t hesitate to bring your spouse and children. This post introduces the location and tourist attractions, but we will also have a post with information about the... Read more

by kvantomme / 16 May, 2013

We are pleased to announce that Commerce Kickstart has won the Walkthrough documentation prize. The prize, which was determined by votes from backers, will use the Commerce Kickstart Drupal distribution to showcase the capabilities of

Commerce Kickstart is the quickest way to get up and running with Drupal Commerce. The distribution provides everything to create a fully-featured demo store out of the box, complete with theme, catalog, and custom back office interface.

By adding, Commerce Kickstart users will now be able to take step-by-step tours through various workflows. So not only will they have a fully-functioning online store, they will be able to handle a broad range of administration and customization tasks with step... Read more

by diana / 8 May, 2013

This is a guest post by Mathew Lowry from Intrasoft International. We suggested him to write this post as a preparation for a BoF session his colleague will be organizing at DrupalCon Portland. If you are working on a Drupal platform for government or for a bigger organization that wants to standardize on Drupal as a communication platform for a series of its departments, and if you are attending Drupalcon Portland, come and join us to discuss best practices and lessons learned.

The European Commission recently launched a pilot Multisite Drupal7 Platform. Intrasoft Labs is organising a BofSession at DrupalCon Portland 2013 to explore the issues surrounding transforming Multisite Platforms into massively multilingual corporate CMS.

The EC launched a pilot Drupal7... Read more

by kvantomme / 30 April, 2013

About a week ago our fundraising campaign on indiegogo finished with a total of 11'567$ raised from a total of 49 sponsors. The public count doesn't include a donation that we got from Acquia on the day the campaign closed that couldn't be transferred anymore through IndieGoGo because of authorization issues with Paypal. I would like to thank our sponsors, all the people that believed in us and the project and who became a backer. Your vote of confidence was crucial to show the world just how much potential this project has. You were there for us right at the start, we won't forget. I would like to make a special mention of INTRASOFT Intl Labs that jumped through a lot of hoops to be able to donate the 5'000$ that first got us beyond our target (any donation above 500$ requires you to... Read more

by kvantomme / 19 April, 2013

The IndieGoGo campaign closes at midnight today. There is only a few hours left to show your support for your favorite distribution. The distribution with the most votes from people that also made a donation on our IndieGoGo campaign will win the documentation prize: an extensive set of Walkthrough tutorials that documents the use of the distribution. But every vote counts: any distribution with at least 2 votes will be included when our free iPad app, “this is Drupal”, launches. At the moment it looks like Commerce Kickstart is winning the documentation prize with 4 votes from backers. But Community Media Starter Kit (Moderate), Drupal Commons and Local Baha'i Community Website Incubator are following on a narrow 2nd place with 3 votes from their backers. The following... Read more

by kvantomme / 18 April, 2013

We are going to launch a free 'this is Drupal' iPad app with a set of introductory Walkthroughs for the most popular Drupal distributions to thank our sponsors for supporting our project. Want to make sure your favorite distribution ends up on the app? Cast your vote at our website. So far the fundraising campaign for has been a great success. We've already raised 20% more than our original target from a total of 38 backers. With less than 40 hours to go, this is your last chance to become a backer of the project. For as little as 1$ you could go into history as one of the people that helped revolutionize the way we do documentation in Drupal and help decide what distribution will win the big prize and get documented as part of the initial project. Approximately a month... Read more

by diana / 19 March, 2013

Graphmind is a mindmap editor for Drupal with basic mindmap features and some Drupal specific enhancements. In this part of our guest blog post series, Jean-Daniel Cusin, Chief Solutions Architect at e-Deliberation describes why they chose Graphmind and how they are using it for online collaboration.

At e-Deliberation, we host groups of between 15 and 80 persons to support their online collaboration in resolving challenges that they have assembled to tackle. These groups come from business and government organizations. Some of the groups are community-based. Their focus is usually on strategic planning and resolving “wicked” problems”.

We do this because we believe problems and challenges are best addressed when the people affected by them have had a chance to weigh in... Read more

by kvantomme / 15 March, 2013

We want to open source the backend for and turn it into an open source Drupal distribution that makes it really simple to start your own WalkHub where people can create and collaborate on interactive tutorials for software that runs in a browser. Yesterday I blogged about the YAML export we want to create for Tour module, together with the open source backend we believe this project could become a key addition to your Drupal project toolset, especially for Drupal 8. At Drupalcamp London I was happily surprised how everyone I talked with was unanimously excited about the project. What was even more inspiring was that every second person I talked with, had some new interesting idea of how they want to use the project (e.g. testing documentation to see if it's still up to... Read more