Display Suite & Paragraphs Part 2

Welcome back to the conclusion of integrating Display Suite and Paragraphs in Drupal 7. In our last blog post we created our Display Suite templates. Once they are placed within the site’s theme, download the Paragraphs module (and the one required module Entity) to your site and enable under admin/modules. Now we'll be working within the Drupal UI.


Introduction to Drupal 7 Maps - Leaflet

This is my second post in the Drupal mapping series. Introducing Leaflet! 

In my previous post I described the steps to create a map in Drupal using OpenLayers. Since that post was published the OpenLayers Drupal module has been completely rewritten. The current stable 3.x release is beta3. While this is a stable release, the module is still under heavy development. This gave me the...

Display Suite & Paragraphs Part 1

My wonderful boss, Jon Reid introduced me to paragraphs a few weeks ago. After a little digging, reading and research I knew I was in love! What a fantastic way to give users the keys (in a controlled environment of course) to design their pages! As a themer my goal is to ensure the client has a site that looks fantastic, is very usable and that they can update with ease. Paragraphs covers all those basis and with Display Suite integration is a winning combination.

Let’s talk setup. Basic setup requires the following modules:


Success Story: A Responsive Solution for the Toronto School of Theology


"The new website is fantastic. I . . . am still having fun exploring all it has to offer."
- Board Vice-Chair, Toronto School of Theology


The Opportunity

The Toronto School of Theology (TST) is the largest ecumenical consortium for theological education in Canada with its seven member schools (...

Drupal Hosting

We spend countless hours gathering requirements, documenting use cases, creating an intuitive user interface and design templates. We did our homework and the website site in the development environment is contemporary, insightful and responsive on all gadgets. The client scrutinizes the website on the test environment and we get a signoff and are ready to deploy the Drupal website on some hosting platform, pull the trigger and switch domains. Typically, the hosting platform question has already been answered and planned for in advance, verifying that the hosting vendor has a solid track...

A BACnet Spec for Drupal

pittsburgh.pa.us | VIBRANT over the Ohio, Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers.


Pittsburgh is a cool city.  It has rivers, museums, tunnels, bridges, trolleys, universities, mountains, inclines, sport stadiums ... and from any of these you can glimpse its awesome skyline.  Internationally, it may best be known as home of the Pittsburgh Steelers. WIRED magazine listed it as a Top 10 Tech Town in the USA. But, before discussing the...

Ruling with Drupal Commerce

Drupal commerce is pretty sweet out of the box, but there are a few ways we can boost the experience and management with one simple module - Rules. It’s one of the dependencies for commerce, but you may not notice it in action, unless you need it. Today we’ll look at a few ways you can utilize rules to improve the commerce experience.

First let’s check out donations. Drupal Commerce Donate has been around for a few years, although it’s still in beta. It centers on the premise to provide the user a way to donate a set...

Stay Drupal Sharp

It's all about the skills. To quote Ferris Bueller, "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it". We all have multiple things demanding our attention each day. Current projects, support, documentation and of course your non-work life. How can you be certain that you're staying sharp? Drupal, like life, can move pretty fast. Stop and look around.

One of the key things you can do to keep your skills razor sharp is to simply keep up to date. And I don't just mean...

Interpreting Energy

Energy consumption, usage, and awareness are continuing to become the topics of business meetings, university programs, and even children’s shows. These children are growing up with a stronger awareness of energy saving than ever before. Students and professionals are using the growing knowledge base of energy awareness technologies to research and create new ways to reduce wastage and save costs.

The prevalence of costly and wasteful energy consumption is a national and international problem for almost all organizations. With the advent of information technology tools that allow...

Developing with Acquia's Dev Desktop

Developing locally means utilizing some sort of virtual server or machine. Now while I know my way easily around Drupal, PHP, HTML & CSS, I’m not a server admin (nor do I have any plans to become a server admin). I wanted to find a product that I wouldn’t need to allocate memory, that wouldn’t slow down my machine if it were on, and that I could easily pass files to and from my desktop. Working on a mac I used VMware and vbox for a while, but once I discovered Acquia’s Dev Desktop I immediately removed the others.


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