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You've Chosen Drupal for Your Non Profit Organization's Website... Now What?
Because Drupal is an open source technology it is a great choice for many NPOs looking to revamp their web presence on a budget. Drupal is an open source web framework that can be managed by non-technical users. It becomes endlessly expandable once an experienced web developer gets “under the hood”. If you'e chosen Drupal for your non-profit organization's website, you might be wondering where to start. Let's start at the beginning.

When designing a Drupal website, there are few things you can do during the design process to make your site more user-friendly and consistent while also saving you a ton of time and heartache. It’s important to keep in mind how the Drupal theme structure works and how you want to architect your content so that you can leverage best Drupal website design practices for make your site as efficient as possible. Drupal allows for a ton of flexibility when it comes to customizing how you want your website to look and while this can be great, it is also easier to get carried away with bad design habits that will ultimately hurt you in the end.


With Drupal 8 now in Beta (as of this blog post), it’s time to start digging in and getting familiar with the new structure. As a way to start teaching myself D8, I decided to convert a pretty simple module I created in D7 into a D8 module and I was surprised at how many basic D8 concepts it touched on. I wanted to share my work with everyone so that we can all get up to speed together.

Shameless self-promotion: I will be on the PHP Roundtable podcast February 22nd!  The show will cover GitHub, contributing to open source, and other related topics.  You can watch live or view the post-show recording on YouTube. 

Anyway, here’s this week’s roundup: