Here you'll find posts about both the software and the Backdrop community.

Why we moved two Stanford websites to Backdrop CMS

Stanford On and Off Campus Opportunities

Stanford On and Off-Campus Learning Opportunities (SOLO) began in 2015 when Stanford’s Office of International affairs contacted us, Aten Design Group, with an exciting idea. They wanted to create a platform where Stanford staff and faculty could build custom forms to collect applications for academic opportunities. In just a few months we launched a lean proof-of-concept built on Drupal 7.

Layouts and their Paths

For people coming to Backdrop from Drupal 7 (and those starting Backdrop from scratch), layouts are often one of the most difficult new concepts to grasp. One of the challenging aspects can be figuring out (or setting) which URL(s) a given layout will be applied on. In this blog post, I’ll discuss some of the technical aspects of layouts that might help users build an overall “mental model” of how layouts work.

To start, let me point out some existing useful links relevant to layouts:

Enable Telemetry - Share Anonymous Data for Better Development Decisions

screenshot of telemetry data

Backdrop core developers and project leaders are frequently called upon to make important development decisions, with very little information about how site owners and administrators typically use Backdrop CMS and how they configure it. With the release of Backdrop 1.20.0 (and later versions), we hope that situation is getting better, but we need your help.

Preview Release available for Backdrop CMS 1.21.0

There is a preview release available for Backdrop 1.21.0. Please use this version if you would like to help us test the features in the new version of Backdrop prior to the official release on January 15th, 2022.

Please, consider spinning up a new site or testing this preview release on a test site to help us catch any new bugs or regressions. 

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