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Image Styles and Sizes in Drupal 8

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One thing that all site builders need to think about is image size.

The size of your images can have an enormous impact on your site's speed and it's performance on mobile devices. Fortunately, the Drupal 8 core provides tools for controlling and optimizing the size of your images.

In these two videos, Robert shows you how to use Drupal 8 image styles and image settings.

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You Should Use the Drupal Security Review Module

Drupal Security Review Module

There are two really useful checklist modules in Drupal:

In this video, taken from our Drupal 7 Security class, Robert introduces the Security Review module. He shows you how to fix some of the most common errors found by the module, such as "Base URL is not set in settings.php" and "Some files and directories in your install are writable". Even if you think your site is safe, give the Security Review module and you may well find something you missed.

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How to Backup and Restore a Drupal 8 Site

Backup and Restore a Drupal 8 Site

Drupal 8 is here and ready to use right now.

However, not all of the contributed modules are available yet. That includes the Backup and Migrate module, which was the most popular way to backup and restore Drupal 7 sites.

These four videos, sponsored by the excellent team at InMotion Hosting, offer a backup and restore solution that you can use with Drupal 8 today.

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Video: Train Your Staff for Drupal 8

Video: Train Your Staff for Drupal 8

In mid-January we held a webinar with Acquia, explaining how to train your team on Drupal 8.

This was an interesting webinar to run because it ended up being pretty different from our planning. 

First, we were able to make a very cool surprise announcement. Watch to the end of the webinar for the big reveal.

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Custom Layouts for Webforms in Drupal

Custom Layouts for Webforms with Webform Layout Module for Drupal 7

One of our users asked for a way to customize the layout of his Drupal 7 webforms.

Webform Layout is a module that extends Webform's features by providing more control over the design.

In this post, I'll share with you how to use Webform Layout module. Let's start...

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Entity Reference Views Help Drupal Content Creators

Entity Reference Views Help Drupal Content Creators

Entity Reference Views are one way you can make life easier for Drupal content creators.

Normally, when people are creating content on your site, each field consists of a single box with a single data point. For example, in a list of people, you might get only the person's name. 

Entity Reference Views allows you to provide far more information. For example, you can add photos and personal details to your list of people.

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Use Openlayers to Build Drupal Maps

Use Openlayers to Build Drupal Maps

Openlayers is a Javascript library that allows you to display maps from multiple sources. It works with Mapquest, Yahoo Maps, Stamen, Google Street Map, Open Street Map and more.

Openlayers' flexibility makes it a very useful option. For example, an OSTraining member wanted to use Openlayers because he needed to build a site in China, where Google Maps is blocked.

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Your Complete Introduction to Drupal 8 Configuration Management

The Complete Introduction to Drupal 8 Configuration Management

A lot of OSTraining members have started to experiment with Drupal 8.

Some of the features are really well documented and are easy to use. Some others require more explanation. One such feature is Configuration Management. The aim of this feature is to make it easier to use a development-live site workflow in Drupal 8.

Here is our introduction to Configuration Management in Drupal 8 ... 

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Show Only Specific Levels of Taxonomy in Views

Show Only Specific Levels of Taxonomy in Views

One OSTraining member asked us this question:

How can I set the filter criteria so that Views shows only the second level of a taxonomy?

We've had that question from other members before, so here's a tutorial explaining how it's done.

First, you need a taxonomy that has parent and child terms, as in this example:

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Use Views to Show Content Created by Drupal Users

Use Views to Show Content Created by Drupal Users

One OSTraining member wanted to allow site admins to show the content created by different users.

For example, the admins wanted to see all the articles written by a particular user, or all the orders they made in the store.

I'm going to make this happen by creating a search page using Views.

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Display a Specific Node with Views in Drupal

Display an Specific Node with Views in Drupal 7

One of our users asked for a way to display a specific node inside a View. Luckily, Views for Drupal 7 has a filter criteria to achieve this requirement.

With the Node ID we can retrieve a single result. Let's start...

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Drupal 8 Themes for Beginners

Drupal 8 Themes for Beginners

A couple of years ago, we realized that a lot of Drupal beginners were asking us for simple, good-looking Drupal themes.

These beginners didn't want sub-themes, base themes, frameworks or complicated installs. So that meant no Omega, Zen, Fusion or Bootstrap. These beginners just wanted a theme that could be installed easily and didn't look embarrassing. That lead to "Recommended Themes for Drupal Beginners", one of the most popular posts on this blog.

Now that Drupal 8 is here, we've started to hear the same question: "What theme should beginners use to create their first site?"

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Add a Floating Feedback Button in Drupal 7

Add a Floating Feedback Button in Drupal 7

One of our users wanted to know how to add a floating button to his Drupal site. Luckily, this task is easy to accomplish, thanks to the Feedback Simple module.

In this short tutorial, I'll share with you how to add a floating feedback button linked to a contact page in Drupal 7.

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