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Ansible and Install Profiles

Ansible and Install Profiles at Drupal Show & Tell

20 Jan 2016 - 18:33

Back in October the nice folks who run Drupal Show & Tell invited me to do a talk up in London at one of their upcoming events. I was just in the process of finishing up a project where I was using Ansible alongside my Drupal development of a custom install profile, so I thought I'd do my... Read more

Adding Access Control to Drupal 7 List Field Allowed Values

6 Nov 2015 - 16:37

I recently had a need to restrict the allowed values on a Drupal list field to certain roles. So users of one role would be able to choose from any of them, but users of another role could only choose a few of them. This was a text list field with checkboxes as the widget. You might say that... Read more

Drupal Security Updates

Ansible role to check Drupal sites for updates

8 Jan 2015 - 14:10

Drupal's Update module provides a mechanism to check for available updates to Drupal core and contributed modules, and optionally send emails to notify site admins of available updates. But leaving the update module enabled on live sites can lead to performance issues and I believe it's best... Read more

Building a Tasty Backend - DrupalCon Amsterdam

Building a Tasty Backend at DrupalCon Amsterdam

8 Oct 2014 - 12:48

Last week was DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014 and what a week it was! This was my fourth DrupalCon after going to Prague, Munich, and London before, and as usual it did not disappoint. DrupalCons are always a bit mind blowing in that you experience so much over the course of just a few days. Through... Read more

Drupal Contribute

Brighton Drupal Contrib Meetup - 15 May 2014

15 May 2014 - 22:24

Here in Brighton once a month some of the members of the local Drupal user group meet up to work on Drupal core and contributed modules. It's always a good night where we (hopefully) get a lot done on personal projects or other work that we're contributing back to Drupal. There's also a lot of... Read more

Drupal Deployment Module

Run Drupal updates directly after enabling a deployment module

25 Apr 2014 - 17:57

When rolling out changes to a Drupal website I often use a deployment module to handle all of the updates. The module is made up of implementations of hook_update_N() in an .install file. Quite often the updates just consist of enabling or reverting features, but much more complex updates can... Read more

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