This is a slightly updated/modified version of this article, written by Wes Ruvalcaba (@wesruv), the creator of Basis (the default frontend theme of Backdrop). It is being republished here with his kind permission. Thanks Wes! ❤️
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Is there a feature that you would REALLY like to see get into the next release of Backdrop CMS, but you don't think you have the skills to write the code for it? Then consider becoming an advocate for that issue.
The Backdrop community has been experimenting with an "advocacy" program, in which we ask community members to identify an issue they feel strongly about, and volunteer some time to help push that issue forward. Often times, the key to moving an issue forward is the involvement of a single individual that is willing to:
BADCamp 2019 is quickly approaching, and as per usual, Backdrop CMS will be making a big showing. In case you haven't heard, this year the camp will be at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza, instead of UC Berkeley.
Here are some of the highlights of our presence this year:
The Backdrop CMS community is excited to announce the release of Backdrop CMS version 1.14! Version 1.14 comes with a mix of bug fixes, improvements to the user interface, as well as several new features:
Flexible layouts (configurable in UI):
This exciting new feature is the highlight of version 1.14. Site editors will now have the ability to create their own custom page layouts through a simple and easy to use user interface (issue #3755).
Backdrop CMS version 1.13 was released on May 15th, 2019. Feel free to take it for a spin! 😄
New features include:
* Link attributes
* Translations in Content Blocks
Usability improvements include:
* vertical tabs on the taxonomy term edit form
* a new vertical tab for multilingual settings on content types
API Improvements include:
* PHP 7.3 support
* field_formatter_settings module included
* entity_access() function added
It's time for the first ever Backdrop CMS mini camp! It will taking place in the Twin Cities this year as part of Twin Cities Drupal Camp, 2019.
What is a mini-camp, you ask?
In this case, we're calling it a mini-camp, because it's a one day event, full of Backdrop CMS related sessions. It's scheduled on training/summit day at Twin Cities Drupal Camp. It's like a camp within a camp. It's a mini camp!
This weekend Jen Lampton will be working with a group of high school students, in the Oakland area, on contributing to Backdrop CMS. In support of these efforts, we have decided to announce an informal Backdrop CMS contribution day. If you are a supporter of the Backdrop project and have been looking for an opportunity to contribute, Saturday would be a great opportunity to jump in and help us with a task, regardless of where you are.
It’s exciting to announce the release of Backdrop CMS version 1.12.0 on Backdrop’s 4th Birthday (and the follow-up security release 1.12.1 the next day)! Backdrop CMS version 1.12 comes with a number of bug fixes, improvements to the user interface, and a suite of new features, such as:
Backdrop core can now self-update.
Here are some notes from the Design / UX and Development meetings that took place on Thursday Jan. 3rd. These notes are not comprehensive, but we have included links to watch the meetings or read the agenda near the end of this post.