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Colorfield: Drupal 8 with Docker CE and Docksal on MacOSX

News from Planet Drupal - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 13:56
Drupal 8 with Docker CE and Docksal on MacOSX christophe Sat, 18/11/2017 - 14:56 We will cover here two options to get started with Docker for Drupal: the Docker Community Edition, then a more straightforward way with Docksal. Let's have a look at the underlying stack by starting with the bare minimum Docker setup to have a Drupal 8 site running before switching to Docksal.
Categories: Drupal

Web Designer to customize WordPress Theme - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 03:15
Looking for a Web designer to customize a WordPress theme for a brand new Website for a well established printing company.  The company is my client and I am leading the project so this person will work directly with me.   In addition to the theme, which is just a starting point, a sitemap will be provided.  Also, the target customer group and brand objectives associated with the site have been defined and a copywriter is being enlisted separately to develop the content, so this position is strictly dedicated to the development of an aesthetic that is compelling and reflects the identity of the brand as well as the overall user experience. The key measure of success will be the rate of engagement, which in this case will be measured by sales inquiries through the site; there is no e-commerce component.  There is no logo work since the client has a great logo but there is the expectation that some graphic elements will need to be created by you to take the theme to a new level.   There will also be the need to for this person to choose stock photography images and where they'll be used throughout the site.  This will be a WordPress site so it would be ideal if this person could do the front-end development work to implement the design but that is not a requirement as I have front-end developers who can take the design and implement it.  

Given that the guidelines are very well defined, sitemap completed, and a base theme as a starting point, I'm expecting that this project will be somewhere between 20-30 hours.  There is a project timeline which starts next week so I need someone who can get going on with a kick-off meeting before the Thanksgiving holiday starts but the first design comps are not due until Dec 4 so there is plenty of time to do the design.  I prefer hourly bids for projects and good time tracking in UW.  To be successful for this project it will require someone cool about using a starting theme and has great ideas for how to take it to another level while utilizing the elements about the theme that are great.  Last, I will require some amount of phone conversation so that we can work through issues quickly; I don't want to be stuck dealing with a ton of email just to get agreement on issues.  That said, you'll find that I'm very easy to work with an provide clear direction and also value recommendations.  I'm based in Seattle so I'm PST.

(*) The site is one component of an overall strategy to reignite the brand so in addition to the site there will be a need to create digital collateral after the Website is launched.  The collateral project will be treated separately and a new posting for it will happen later but my expectation is that the person who lands this project will also do the collateral.  There will also be an email campaign where templates will need to be created.  Again, the email campaign will be treated as a separate project.  Given the need for the collateral and email campaign I'm going to mark this as an "ongoing project" but again I will actually be listing them on UW separately.

Posted On: November 18, 2017 05:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web & Mobile Design
Location Requirement: Only freelancers located in the United States may apply.
Country: United States
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

Website home page design and development - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 01:53
I am setup with Affilorama to design my content website. They use word press and Thrive. I need a home page designed and built. It needs to be setup so user can find the past articles and a place to go for current articles.  need links to social media. A logo,   Also design the social media and blog page. We are about Horses, health, wealth and happiness. Webpage must be easy for visitors to use..

Posted On: November 18, 2017 05:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: Web Design, WordPress
Location Requirement: Only freelancers located in the United States may apply.
Country: United States
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

Senior AWS Software / Data Architect Consultant - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 20:18
We are seeking an extremely talented Senior AWS software / data architect to consult our developers on building a high traffic, optimized content suggestion engine. We need initial consultation but would like to find a consultant and developer we can work with for the long-term.

Brief Scope: Relatively simple but high volume Laravel/AWS tracking system that logs the impressions, clicks, and earnings of content. Then optimizes the content output accordingly. Because of the high volume of impressions, we could see our database containing 10M+ records monthly and we'd like the system to support more than 10x that while scaling our AWS resources.

Goals: We need guidance on which of the AWS technologies is best for us (currently using RDS) to use as well as reviewing our DB schema and helping us to write extremely efficient queries. We have an initial scope/schema compiled for our project and would like to discuss specific concerns and explore things we've missed.

Current Stack: Nginx/Laravel/Wordpress running on Elastic Beanstalk/EC2's/RDS. Wordpress runs our front-end and Laravel runs our current admin area, cron jobs, and user registrations etc. We have a separate instance running various cron jobs.

Posted On: November 18, 2017 05:11 UTC
Category: IT & Networking > Database Administration
Skills: Amazon EC2, Amazon Relational Database Service, Amazon Web Services, DevOps, Amazon DynamoDB, MySQL Administration, PHP
Country: United States
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

Wireframe and website mock-up - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:40
Need a home-page mock-up for HVAC company. We are hiring 3 people to make 3 separate designs to choose from. If we like what you make we will consider hire for full stack design/development for Wordpress.  

current site is: alltechcool.com

your layout/template should look  n o t h i n g  like the current home page.

blend parts of all existing pages into your single home-page design.

besides, current content, I will provide extra files for you to choose from.

Posted On: November 18, 2017 05:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Web Design, Website Development, WordPress
Country: United States
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

Drupal.org blog: What's new on Drupal.org - October 2017

News from Planet Drupal - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:02

Read our Roadmap to understand how this work falls into priorities set by the Drupal Association with direction and collaboration from the Board and community.

Announcement New issue shortcuts and friendly url structure

Drupal contributors have been managing bug fixes, feature requests, and code reviews on Drupal.org for around 15 years now. Passing an issue node id around a sprint table is a stable of DrupalCon and camps around the world. In October we announced that we would be implementing some changes to the issue url structure, as well as some shortcuts to help users navigate to issues more easily.

URL Pattern for issues:

When an issue is moved between projects the alias will be updated.


The search bar will now automatically redirect you to a node if you enter its id directly:

A new menu callback will help you get to issues with a shorter url string:

And of course you can still use the old https://drupal.org/node/<nid> urls if you still have them bookmarked.

Spoiler alert: These shortcuts and new url patterns were deployed in November and you can use them right now!

Drupal.org updates Composer instructions on release pages

To make it easier for site builders to figure out how to use a release with composer we've added the composer command line instructions to release pages.

This command installs the package with the current release number specified as a minimum version parameter. We also provide a link to the documentation on using Composer to manage Drupal site dependencies, to help users who may be unfamiliar with Composer learn how to use it.

The Community Section

The community is the heart of the Drupal project, but until now community news has not had it's own place to live. We've now made the community page a proper section with its own blog, so that community posts and CWG information has a dedicated place to live.

When the first posts in this new section go live, we'll add this blog feed to Drupal Planet as well. Over time, we hope to further refine the community section and improve the tools we provide for the community to connect with each other.

WYSIWYG for Forums (CKEditor)

We're always looking for ways to make improvements to the site that have a high impact to effort ratio. One such change was enabling the CKEditor for editing in the forums. CKEditor has been in the wild as a WYSIWYG editor on Drupal.org for other content types for quite a while now, and we felt confident it was ready for use on forums as well.

Bug-fix: Dev releases on project pages

In the runup to DrupalCon Vienna we made a number of improvements to project pages - however a bug or two crept in as well. A race condition was causing dev releases not to display in some cases, and we resolved this issue in October. If you're a project maintainer on Drupal.org and see anything else go missing, please let us know!

Infrastructure DrupalCI: Faster, more affordable testing

DrupalCI uses spot requests on Amazon Web Services to spin up testbots on-demand for the Drupal project. In the past, instances were provisioned in minimum increments of one hour, meaning to make the most of testing we had to queue up tests to reuse the remainder of any paid-for instance-hours.

Because AWS has enabled per-second billing, we no longer have to try to fill instance-hours, and so we have reconfigured our spot instance requests to provision testbots faster, while still saving money overall compared to the previous configuration.

DrupalCI: More efficient RTBC testing

We also discovered that a bug in our automated RTBC retesting system was triggering more tests than necessary. We've fixed the bug, and now only the most appropriate recent test/environment will be retested for RTBC issues.

Server Maintenance Windows

Finally, we scheduled several maintenance windows in cooperation with our infrastructure services partner to schedule updates/restarts of our servers.

If you want to keep up-to-date with Drupal.org-related changes and maintenance windows you can subscribe to our Change Notices, or follow us on Twitter.

https://t.co/57fE1VZHTn db maintenance window is complete. We may schedule a follow up maint window, and will notify here if needed.

— Drupal infra (@drupal_infra) October 31, 2017


As always, we’d like to say thanks to all the volunteers who work with us, and to the Drupal Association Supporters, who made it possible for us to work on these projects. In particular we want to thank:

If you would like to support our work as an individual or an organization, consider becoming a member of the Drupal Association.

Follow us on Twitter for regular updates: @drupal_org, @drupal_infra

Categories: Drupal

Research stock HTML templates to match existing website - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 17:38
I like the layout of the FoxSports -dotcom- website and want to find a stock HTML template that is a close match to the layout of the site.

The template needs to be:

- a close replica of the FoxSports site - this is the reason I am hiring this project out - the bulk of the work is to spend time going through lots of sites to find a close match

- beautifully responsive - the tablet and phone layouts of the site must be as stunning as the desktop version

- does NOT have to mimic the top section of the FoxSports page with all the scores - I don't need that. The top of the site can be a large hero image or something that allows for a large branding element at the top

- right hand sidebar boxes for related content and space to promote products

- NOT designed for Wordpress or any other existing CMS. I am looking for a straight HTML template

Looking forward to your help. Thanks for your time and looking into this project

Posted On: November 17, 2017 19:11 UTC
Category: Admin Support > Personal / Virtual Assistant
Skills: Internet Research
Country: United States
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

Web app for teacher/student communication: initial prototype development - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:24
1.  Build progressive web app with the following features:
-User authentication so that student can identify themselves to the system.  User can bypass authentication.
-Screens giving the user access to general content available to all students hosted from wordpress CMS or similar.
-Screens giving the user access to content specifically written for them by the teacher hosted from wordpress CMS or similar.
-Screen where students can submit questions to the teacher.
-Screen where students can text chat with the teacher (using existing API).
-Screen where students can audio/video live chat with the teacher (using existing API).
-Screen where students can schedule appointments with the teacher for text or live video/audio chat (using existing API).
-Push notifications allowing teacher reminders to student, scheduled or on-demand.

2.  Build app management interface with CMS for the teacher to communicate with his/her students.  The app management interface has the following screens:
-Main screen showing a list of all student users of the app.
-A screen showing information for each student including a record of recent communication (text, video/audio), their subscription level and the list of CMS content that has been selected for the student.
-A screen where the teacher communicates with the student (text, video, audio).  The system would maintain a record of these discussions by recording the text, video, or audio and saving it automatically.

-The app is designed to provide communication only between teacher and student.
The communication features must maintain student-teacher privacy so it cannot allow communication or visibility of students to other students.
-The app must be designed for scalability such that multiple teachers only see their own groups of students, but teachers don't see each others groups.

Posted On: November 17, 2017 19:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web & Mobile Design
Skills: AngularJS, Database Design, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, Web Design, Website Development, WordPress
Country: United States
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

InternetDevels: Marketing & analytics modules for your Drupal e-commerce site

News from Planet Drupal - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:40

Even when salt, shells or stones were used instead of money, the most successful sellers were those relying on marketing and analytics! After, it was always important to find ways to persuade people to buy goods, as well as to figure out which goods were most in demand.

Read more
Categories: Drupal

Valuebound: Build your own mobile app using Ionic and Drupal 8

News from Planet Drupal - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:41

Ever since the release of Drupal 8, the most popular keyword search in the framework is “Headless Drupal” also referred as Decoupled Drupal. Headless Drupal is something where you use Drupal to store data that can be accessed in multiple applications (via REST APIs). The front end frameworks like Ionic interacts with Drupal using HTTP requests.

Check out how to use this feature of Drupal and Ionic framework to build a hybrid mobile application.

What is Ionic?

Categories: Drupal

ADCI Solutions: Why you should migrate your site to Drupal

News from Planet Drupal - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 09:45

You probably would agree that Drupal is a universal solution for the most of the sites. Drupal handles huge content websites, runs simple landing pages. This CMS is used both by clients with limited budgets and those who invest a fortune into web apps. 

We - Drupalers of all kinds - know all the pros. But sometimes we need a reminder. Read this article about Drupal's advantages and reasons for migrating a site to this CMS.


Read it yourself and share with your clients and prospects.


Categories: Drupal

Need help to migrate content (data entry) from one website to another using Wordpress templates - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 08:44
I need someone who could help copy the content of 20 blogs, 10 webinars, and 24 extra pages to a new wordpress environment.

The templates have been created and job will consist mainly in the data entry of the above in the correct segments.
In addition some pictures will need to be downloaded and then uploaded.

It will be crucial to be able to differentiate and understand the different parts of the template (text, quote, picture, table, …) and be comfortable in WordPress environment.
Looking forward working with you.

Posted On: November 17, 2017 08:49 UTC
Category: Admin Support > Data Entry
Skills: WordPress
Country: Belgium
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

Design An Awesome Website for Real Estate Investor - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 03:34
I am looking to hire a developer/designer to build out a website to showcase my business as a real estate investor. I am looking for it to be very clean, appealing and mobile friendly. The website should be coded in a way so that I can easily manage contents on my own ... so that the website is easy to manage from the wp-admin.



Posted On: November 17, 2017 08:49 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web & Mobile Design
Skills: Graphic Design, Web Design, Website Development, WordPress
Country: United States
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

Sooper Drupal Themes: Introducing 4 Theme Designs, 5 Glazed Builder Features And New Portfolio Tools

News from Planet Drupal - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:31

We're super excited for you to have 4 smoking hot new designs as well as some awesome improvements to our Drupal 7 products! Our updates our available for download immediately!

4 Hot New Theme Designs

With our Drupal 8 development nearing completion we're making sure all our designs are looking their best and are ready for prime-time. SooperThemes is all about empowering users with top notch design and we produced 4 smoking hot new demos for Photography, (Drupal) Agency, App, and Marketing Agency websites.

Photography Drupal Theme Demo Photography Studio Homepage Photo Portfolio Homepage Minimal Gallery Homepage Material Design Portfolio Homepage Coverbox Homepage Full Screen Slider Homepage App Drupal Theme Demo App FAQ App Showcase View App Team and Testomonials iPhone X Mockup With Text (Drupal) Agency Drupal Theme Demo Agency Homepage Portfolio Features Services / Solutions About Us Marketing Agency Drupal Theme Demo Marketing Home Marketing Services About Us Showcase Gallery 5 New Glazed Builder Features Gradient Design Tool For Stunning Section Backgrounds

Design stunning, layered backgrounds for your sections without photoshop! All the beautiful multi-colored sections in our new App demo were made with Glazed Builder. Our gradient tool supports color transparency which means you can create stunning gradients and then blend them with patterns or photography to create mesmerizing designs. If it's your job to create engaging landing pages your job is now easier with Glazed Builder. 

We Listened: New Button To Add Sections Anywhere In Your Page

When landing pages get very long dragging new sections from the top of the page can become tedious. You complained and we listened! A popular request was to make the main Glazed Builder controls float and follow along with you when scrolling down the page. However, this solution can cause conflicts with other controls, and can become confusing when using nested Glazed Container. Instead we designed a new solution that is both clear and effective:  

Save Precious Time With Single Click Inline Editing

Glazed Builder is all about getting things done fast and with ease. Previously inline editing required 1 click to initialize the editor and a second click to place the cursor where you want to start typing. From now on the first click is not needed any more and you can click and type directly, saving you precious milliseconds and providing a more intuitive editing experience! 

Using External Images in Glazed Builder

Thanks to the fully featured media library integration managing images in Glazed Builder was already a great experience. However, we have now exposed the image url on all image widgets in Glazed Builder so that you can directly reference external images, without needing to import them to your media library. 

Vertical Centering Option On Sections

Sections already had a full width option and a full height option. We added a vertical centering option. Vertical centering was already possible using padding but since full height sections with centered text are now a popular design pattern we decided to add this option that makes a good companion to the already existing settings for full width and 100% height.

CMS Portfolio Module Revamped And New Module To Be Announced Tomorrow

For the production of our Photography demo we launched many new capabilities in our portfolio modules. The Glazed CMS Portfolio module previous offered just 2 displaying images: stacked images and thumbnails that link to a lightbox. We needed this component to be more flexible so that we can customize image display for different use cases. The result is a fusion between field formatters, views, and our portfolio images field. You can now use views to format the image field in portfolio pages. Furthermore, you can select any field formatter and view on a per-node basis as well. Our photography demo has a complete dropdown menu showcasing different variations (It's the Gallery Pages dropdown).

On top of that, we have dropped the MD Portfolio module from our products and wrote a new module from scratch for both Drupal 7 and 8. This new module is called SooperThemes Portfolio and will be the topic of another blog post tomorrow! If you're looking to update your website and it uses our portfolio modules it's recommended to wait for tomorrow's blog post.

As always, see our changelogs in the documentation section for a more complete list of changes and feel welcome to give us feedback in the comments! For bug reports please use our support forum.

Categories: Drupal

Website Design &amp;amp; Development - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 20:13
We are real estate investors and we buy houses in Houston, Texas. We want to update our website, www.713paycash.com to the latest technology and make it mobile friendly.

I am somewhat tech-savvy, learn quickly and can provide content. I'm open to ideas, technology recommendations, SEO tips and using WordPress if recommended. I can provide websites of my competitors for your review and ideas. Special preference will be given to those who have developed a website for other real estate investors.

I only hire freelancers that speak fluent English, and who preferably live in the USA or Canada. I pay top dollar for hard working professionals. I will also hire &quot;rising talent,&quot; to help you establish experience on upwork. If you do a great job, I'll give you a great review.

So if you're a talented website designer/developer, please apply today!

Posted On: November 16, 2017 21:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: Web Design, Website Development, WordPress
Country: United States
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

On-site SEO &amp;amp; page speed audit for a custom themed Wordpress site - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:02
We have a B2B software reviews website that's built on a custom WP theme.  As we've grown traffic, functionality and content we've seen page loads slow.  We'd like an analysis to identify areas where we can optimize load speeds as well as SEO through meta tagging, image descriptions, etc. Basically we'd like a tactical plan developed that is ready to implement.

Posted On: November 16, 2017 21:11 UTC
Category: Sales & Marketing > SEO - Search Engine Optimization
Skills: On-Page Optimization, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), SEO Audit, WordPress, Yoast SEO
Country: United States
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Categories: WordPress Maintenance

roomify.us: Announcing BAT for Drupal 8

News from Planet Drupal - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:29
The best open-source booking system builder is now available for the world-class Drupal 8 CMS.
Categories: Drupal

Elevated Third: WATCH Elevated 3 Takeaways: Website Launch

News from Planet Drupal - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 18:26
WATCH Elevated 3 Takeaways: Website Launch WATCH Elevated 3 Takeaways: Website Launch Joe Flores Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:26

In this edition of 3 Takeaways, Joe Flores, Senior Drupal Developer, answers the question, "what happens during website launch?" From quality assurance to setting the domain name, this video clears things up. 



Hi everybody. My name is Joe Flores, I’m one of the senior developers here at Elevated Third and I’m here to talk to you about your website launch.

Website launch is the culmination of the entire design and dev process and there is a lot riding on the success of this part of the project. There are so many things that can go wrong during launch and here’s what we do to make sure things go as smooth as possible.

Takeaway #1: How launch is different from development

We’re not actually creating code. We are assuming the content of the website is finished and that there will be no major structural changes. This is to ensure that there are no conflicts between the dev server and live. At this point, we are assuming that content changes will only happen on the live website.

Takeaway #2: Configuration and testing

During the launch process your website will be moving on to a new server with more memory and storage space that we configure for security and speed. So we do things like changing admin password, enabling caching, disabling development workflow modules, and configuring marketing automation rules. We do all of this to make sure no one sees an unfinished product. So then, we perform one final QA to make sure everything is running.

Takeaway #3: The actual launch

We spend on average 2 days doing all this stuff to make sure launch is the easiest part of the process. By this point, we caught all big errors and ensured the site is secure. So all this part involves is setting the domain name. We did all the front loading to make sure the launch is smooth and this process only takes a couple of hours.

And that is your 3 takeaways for website launch.

Categories: Drupal

Acro Media: Acro Media offering $4000 tuition subsidy towards College’s new Certificate

News from Planet Drupal - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 16:32

As one of North America’s premier users of Drupal we have worked together with Okanagan College to develop a new Drupal Web Developer Certificate that will be offered weekday evenings beginning January 8, 2018.

We are so anxious to find coding talent that we are putting our own money on the line in hopes of addressing our HR recruitment challenges.

“We need great candidates for interesting and exciting CMS work in Kelowna and are looking forward to hiring graduates from this program,” says Shae Inglis, CEO of Acro Media. “In fact, Acro Media is going beyond just supporting the OC program. We are also sponsoring a contest to provide a $4,000 tuition award to a talented student who submits the best code sample before Dec. 15 for the January intake of the course. Contest details are available at www.acromedia.com/contest

“The Drupal Web Developer Certificate will give students the knowledge, practice and experience to find great jobs and careers in the Okanagan. This exciting Okanagan College and industry partnership has resulted in a program that will provide companies with highly qualified and work-ready graduates,” explains Dennis Silvestrone, Okanagan College’s Director of Continuing Studies and Corporate Training.

Taught by industry experts, this 240-hour Certificate will be offered at the Okanagan Innovation Centre in downtown Kelowna Mondays through Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Students applying for the Drupal Web Developer Certificate are financial aid and student loan eligible.

For more information visit www.okanagan.bc.ca/drupal or call 1-888-638-0058 to learn more about qualifying for this Certificate.

Categories: Drupal

Flocon de toile | Freelance Drupal: Change configuration directly on a Drupal 8 production site

News from Planet Drupal - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 13:00
Managing native configuration with Drupal 8 makes it very easy to make changes or additions to the configuration from a site instance (such as a development environment) to another site instance (the production environment). These configuration exports and imports of a site are made in one piece: that is, the entire configuration of a site, which is updated. Thus if configuration additions have been made to the production site, they will be overwritten at the next import of the configuration if these configurations are not present also on the source environment. But there are valid use cases where certain configurations can and must be modified directly in production. Examples of immediate use are, for example, the creation of new Webform forms, or the creation or update of new Newsletters managed with the SimpleNews module. It is quite legitimate for a webmaster to modify or create new NewsLetters on the production site. It's almost like content, except that ... it's a configuration entity. Let's discover how to manage these particular cases with the module Configuration split, module that will allow us to maintain an organized process to manage the evolution and maintenance of a site in production while allowing the modification of some configurations live.
Categories: Drupal