How to Make Sure Your Content Editors Love Drupal

I train a lot of new Drupal users. Some find it easy-to-use and some find it a daunting maze of forms full of confusing terminology. Sometimes, it just depends on how the admin UI has been configured.

Here are some tips for configuring Drupal so that content editors using your site will love Drupal!

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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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