Drupal 8 Modules You Can't Live Without

Drupal 8 does way more out-of-the-box than previous versions of Drupal. If you're migrating your site from Drupal 6 or Drupal 7, you'll be amazed how many contributed modules you can now do without. 

That being said, there are still a set of handy contrib modules you'll probably use for most of your projects. This isn't a complete list, just a starting point for anyone new to Drupal 8 looking for a useful set of modules to try. 

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Creating an Events Calendar in Drupal 8

If you have ever worked with sites that deal with events, you've probably been asked to create some type of calendar display. In this article, we'll discuss how to set up a basic events calendar using the Calendar (8.x-1.x-dev) for Drupal 8.

Updated Feb 22, 2018: Added alternate solution without using views template. This solution is helpful if you're trying to create a block or trying to use an existing view.

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Contribute by Saying #DrupalThanks at DrupalCon Baltimore

Our team realized that the most needed contribution to Drupal is also the most simple: thanking someone who has helped you. So we're handing out 1000 flowers at DrupalCon Baltimore.

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Migrate Translations from CSV, JSON or XML to Drupal 8

A tutorial on migrating translated content from CSV, JSON, XML and other non-drupal sources to Drupal 8. This example uses the "migrate" module and data stored in CSV files.

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Migrate Translated Content from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8

A tutorial on migrating translated content from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8 using the "migrate" module.

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Why is the Drupal Bootstrap Theme So Successful

As a Drupal themer, it's rare that I choose something other than the Bootstrap base theme for a new project. Besides its quality and popularity, there are some specific technical reasons why Bootstrap is such an attractive option.

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Creating an Interactive Prototype with InVision

For a web designer, having a good mock-up software is crucial. In the initial phase of design, a mockup software should allow you to plan wireframes and focus more on the utility than on the visual concept. To do that, I use Invision.

As for designing the visual elements within my mockups, I use an alternative to the Adobe products which is super intuitive, Affinity Designer. It’s great either for creating vector illustrations, wireframes, mobile apps or more complicated user interface projects.

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Drupal Theming and Site Building: 6 Best Practices

There are many ways of building sites and themes - be it Drupal, Wordpress, Magento or any Content Management System. In my particular case, after nine years of building Drupal themes, reading how other themers do it, and learning from my mistakes, I came up with a few tips I would like to share with everyone.

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