On Jan 15th, 2019, Backdrop will celebrate it’s 13th on time release as it turns 4 years old. We'd like to take this opportunity to bring Backdrop CMS friends and fans together in a handful of locations around the world to celebrate and help us grow our community.
Here you'll find posts about both the software and the Backdrop community.
We're excited to have Herb v/d Dool (also known as simply @herbdool on GitHub) join the Backdrop CMS Core Committers team! During the tremendous effort put in by Herb during the Backdrop 1.11.0 release (and before), I noticed again and again how Herb was providing thoughtful, helpful feedback in the Backdrop issue queue. I took the suggestion to make him a core committer to the Backdrop PMC, who approved my suggestion unanimously.
We're excited to announce to our third and final release for 2018, Backdrop 1.11! This version of Backdrop adds cool new functionality to Backdrop CMS along with numerous bug fixes. Highlights include:
Improved Color Customization for Themes
A new UI for color picking lets you adjust the colors of the included themes. The default theme "Basis" has also received color customization support, so you can colorize both Basis and Bartik themes now.
Another Drupal Camp LA has come and gone.
To be honest, I wasn't sure it was even going to happen, due to how late in the year it was announced.
But happen it did, and it was great.
I didn't go to many sessions. Instead, I ending up spending most of my time talking with various people about different things. It wasn't necessarily intentional -- that's just the way it worked out.
I did end up attending a few sessions: mostly the ones that involved Backdrop.
This year's Twin Cities Drupal Camp was as good as ever, with a great venue (Thanks University of St Thomas!) quality session content (thanks speakers!) enjoyable parties (thanks organizers!) and attendees who are, of course, Minnesota nice.
In February, we added support for Backdrop CMS to DDEV-Local. In this post, I’ll show you how to use DDEV-Local to easily create local, PHP based development environments. Ultimately, this allows you to leverage the power of Docker while being much easier to use.
After another 4 months of new feature development, we're pleased to announce the release of Backdrop 1.10! This version of Backdrop adds lots of exciting new functionality to Backdrop CMS, including:
Content can now be scheduled as it's being created, and will be automatically published in the future.
Joseph and I went to Drupal Camp Utah on May 4th, 2018 (Star Wars Day). This was our 3rd camp at Utah, but it’s been a while since our last one, so there were a lot of unfamiliar faces, but that’s never bothered us before.
There is hope for the human race after all (or "Drupal, Backdrop, and the awesomeness of Open Source")
I don’t have as much time as I’d like anymore to contribute to the open source community, but when the entire Drupal community came together to address a highly critical security issue just before Easter, I got to witness a global-scale, multicultural, coordinated reaction, that made me regain hope for the human race. It even motivated me enough to write the third blog of my entire life...
Backdrop is pleased to announce the first of three annual releases for 2018 that includes some brand-new features and a long list of fixes!
One of the new features that stands out in the 1.9.0 release is the ability to manage individual files. You can now replace a file, and all pages where that file is referenced will be automatically updated.