On 19th May 2018, the day of the Royal Wedding and the FA-Cup final, there was a lot going on in the UK. As a Chelsea fan, I wonder if there could be a better feeling than watching the FA Cup final at Wembley against Manchester United?! But, instead, a small group of Drupal users gathered together in Edinburgh for DrupalCamp Scotland. I was invited to attend and chosen to speak about Drupal migration, rather than going to Wembley... I can confirm that it was an excellent decision and I had a great time there!
From the marketer’s point of view, data is the most precious thing, irrespective of which platform you are migrating into. Drupal 8 has one of the best Migration API systems when it comes to moving multiple pieces of content into the application. So today we are going to look around the Drupal 8 migration API system, with an example of how to migrate the data from a csv file.
DrupalCamp Scotland is taking place at the University of Edinburgh on Saturday 19th May. Bringing together like-minded enthusiasts, the camp offers a chance to practice coding at a supportive sprint, to network with the Drupal community and to hear inspirational speeches. With seven speakers on the schedule, including some very big names in the Drupal community, we are proud that one of our own developers, Rakesh James, has been invited to speak.
In my humble opinion, as a Drupal developer, contributing back to the Drupal Community is something we should love to do.
Last week I was able to attend Drupalcamp London and present a session called “Drupal 101”. The session was about how everyone is welcome in the Drupal Community, irrespective of who you are. At Drupalcamp London I met people from all walks of life whose lives had been changed by Drupal. I caught up with a friend called Ryan Szrama who is a perfect example of my message, he conducted a brilliant speech at Drupalcamp about “doing well by doing good” so I’d like to share his story with you.
Introduction to Image Styles
Unlike many content management systems Drupal is great for dealing with imagery because it has an included feature known as ‘Image Styles’. Using image styles Drupal allows you to upload an image once and use it in multiple different scenarios without the need to reupload it each time.