6 Drupal blog posts you must read from April 2021

This month of April is celebrated as DrupalFest on Drupal completing its 20 years. With all the virtual events happening in the last month we have seen great blog posts from the Drupal community.

Here are 6 Drupal blog posts from April 2021 which you must read.


1. If I was to rebuild Drupal.org, what would I want it to look like?

Over the last few weeks, I have found myself thinking more and more about Drupal.org and the various websites and services that surround it, such as groups.drupal.org, events.drupal.org, git.drupal.org, api.drupal.org, jobs.drupal.org, Slack, drupalchat.me, drupical.com, drupal.tv, drupalcontributions.opensocial.site, and all the others that don’t immediately spring to mind!

Author: @rachel_norfolk

Read more: https://rachelnorfolk.me/2021/if-i-was-rebuild-drupalorg-what-would-i-want-it-look


2. How to Manage Multimedia in Drupal? Media Module

Author: @grzegorzbartman

Working with multimedia is one of the areas that large websites have to deal with. When multiple editors upload a large number of files, keeping your photos and videos in order can become difficult and time-consuming. Drupal has several proven recipes for managing the media library, which I'll present in this article.

Read more: https://www.droptica.com/blog/how-manage-multimedia-drupal-media-module


3. State of Drupal presentation (April 2021)

Last week, Drupalists around the world gathered virtually for DrupalCon North America 2021.

In good tradition, I delivered my State of Drupal keynote. You can watch the video of my keynote, download my slides (244 MB), or read the brief summary below.

I gave a Drupal 9 and Drupal 10 update, talked about going back to our site builder roots, and discussed the need to improve Drupal's contributor experience.

Author: @Dries

Read more: https://dri.es/state-of-drupal-presentation-april-2021


4. How to Organize Your Drupal Content With Taxonomies

Taxonomy is the process of classifying information. In Drupal, it’s also a powerful core module that allows you to assign labels to your content according to whichever patterns make the most sense for your site.

Let’s take a look at the different ways you can leverage taxonomies within a Drupal site and go over some best practices that’ll help you build your own system.

Author: @leighvryan

Read more: https://evolvingweb.ca/blog/how-organize-your-drupal-content-taxonomies


And now some Drupal 9 upgrade stories...


5. We upgraded to Drupal 9. Here’s how we did it

If you have a Drupal website you are no doubt aware that Drupal 7 & 8 will soon reach end-of-life. Part of your plan for the next 12 months needs to be getting your website migrated onto Drupal 9.

This might understandably feel a little daunting, but fear not, we can help! We have recently migrated our own website from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9, and while at times it was a little tricky, it wasn’t as big, scary, or painful as you might think. It of course helps when you have a skilful team of Drupal experts that researched, tested, de-bugged, and deployed this core versional upgrade. 

Ream more: https://www.equimedia.co.uk/resources/blog/we-upgraded-to-drupal-9


6. Our Drupal 9 Upgrade Story

The Drupal community is super excited for the Drupal 9 release, and so are we! 

In the spirit of our tradition of keeping the QED42 website up to date with the latest Drupal releases, we decided to celebrate the Drupal 9 release day by porting our website to Drupal 9. And we’d love to share our learnings with the Drupal community.

Author: @AshishVDalvi

Read more: https://www.qed42.com/blog/our-drupal-9-upgrade-story