👓 First Look at Live Demo of the Gutenberg Content Editor for Drupal 8 | WP Tavern

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Drupal Europe has just announced its program for the upcoming event in Darmstadt, Germany, September 10-14. The conference will host more than 1,600 Drupal professionals and enthusiasts for 162 hou…

This seems only natural. I do wish both sides would take a stronger look at Micropub though as it’s already built to work with any CMS that would like to use it.

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Checked into Eureka! Dinner

Drupal after dark.
Cocktails and dinner with John Romine, Jen Lampton, Martin Beck, Rebeca Godin, Shawn DeArmond, and the rest of the gang.

Drank: Eureka! Punch: Bourbon / spiced rum / white rum / herbsaint / brandy / bitters / clove / corriander / cinnamon / green tea / clarified milk / pineapple / lemon
Drank: The Penicillin: smoked whiskey / ginger / honey / citrus
Ate: Cobb Salad with chicken / blue cheese / egg / avocado / bacon / tomato / red onion / ranch

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❤️ Dries tweet

Liked a tweet by Dries BuytaertDries Buytaert (Twitter)

What a gift! Dries @s me while I’m at DrupalCamp! I feel like I’ve got some serious Drupal street cred now.

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Reply to zeldman about ALA article on webmention

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As I prep for DrupalCamp LA this weekend I’m considering how fun and impressive it’s been watching folks like Kristof De Jaeger (t) & Dries Buytaert (t) bring Webmention and other #IndieWeb philosophies to Drupal since February.
https://www.drupal.org/project/indieweb

Additional details and documentation can be found on the Drupal page of the IndieWeb wiki.

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👓 Controlling How Webmentions are Rendered | ruk.ca

Read Controlling How Webmentions are Rendered by Peter RukavinaPeter Rukavina (ruk.ca)
Ton continues to wrap his head around Webmention, and wonders about how mentions should be displayed on the “mentioned” site: What strikes me as odd now is how little control I have over how the Webmention and Semantic Linkbacks plugins actually deal with webmention data. The stuff I’d like to...
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👓 Implementing IndieWeb on your personal Drupal site, part 1 | Roy Scholten

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This is my version of the steps you need to take to make your site part of the indie web community. Swentel helped me getting it all setup on this here Drupal site using his indieweb module. It’s all a bit complicated still, so this is mostly me trying to retroactively understand what’s going on...

It’s great to see people using swentel‘s Drupal plugin to better own, control, and use their presence online to better communicate with others! I may have to spin up an instance and check it out soon myself.
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Reply to Your Challenge: Take Back The Open Web

Replied to Your Challenge: Take Back The Open Web by Daniel Bachhuber (WordCamp for Publishers: Chicago)

This year, we’re asking for speaker applications that focus on Taking Back The Open Web. But what does this really mean?

One thought is that the Open Web is inclusive and encourages fair distribution of ideas with no barrier to entry. It exists in opposition to proprietary systems created by companies for the purposes of lock-in, control of user experience, or requiring payment for entry. In 2010, the New York Times pointed out ways in which these platforms trade fair access to ideas for a better-looking web.

It’s 2018 now, and we’ve seen the impact of opaque, tightly-controlled systems. In  “Can We Save the Open Web”, Drupal founder Dries Buytaert asks:

Do we want the experiences of the next billion web users to be defined by open values of transparency and choice, or by the siloed and opaque convenience of the walled-garden giants dominating today?

After helping to implement and post the first “Read posts” within WordPress using the W3C Webmention spec yesterday, I really can’t wait to see what the WordCamp for Publishers: Chicago begins announcing for their upcoming lineup on the topic “Take Back the Open Web.”

Most promising to me is that this WordCamp actively, purposely, and contemporaneously quoted Drupal founder Dries Buytaert in their announcement right after he began contemplating POSSE vs. PESOS and other IndieWeb philosophies.

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👓 The Royal Family using Drupal | Dries Buytaert

Read The Royal Family using Drupal by Dries BuytaertDries Buytaert (dri.es)
An average of 12 million people check the Royal Family website each year

I remember thinking about the signals that were pushed out when WhiteHouse.gov went from Drupal to WordPress, but honestly in the broader scheme of things, I’m really surprised that the Trump administration didn’t slip all the way down to using Wix.com.

In any case, it’s always interesting to see which organizations are using which platforms.

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👓 When should we release Drupal 9? | Dries Buytaert

Read When should we release Drupal 9? by Dries BuytaertDries Buytaert (dri.es)
Thoughts about Drupal 9 release timelines, including how this might impact Drupal 7, Drupal 8 and even Drupal 10.

Interesting to watch the hows and whys of the ways open source projects plan their releases. I wish that WordPress had more outward communication like this for big releases and projects like Gutenberg. Transparent and open communication can sure help a lot of potential problems.

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👓 Defining Drupal’s values and principles | Dries Buytaert

Read Defining Drupal's values and principles by Dries BuytaertDries Buytaert (dri.es)
We need to better document Drupal's values and principles, as it is at the core of everything we do.
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🔖 IndieWeb Module for Drupal

Bookmarked IndieWeb Module for Drupal by Kristof De Jaeger (Drupal.org)
Integrates the philosophy of Indieweb in your Drupal website.
For more information about indieweb, see https://indieweb.org/.

Current functionality:
  • Receive webmentions and pingbacks via Webmention.io
  • Publish content etc via bridg.y, store syndications
  • Microformats for content and images
  • IndieAuth and Authentication API
  • Micropub for creating content etc
  • Creating comments from 'in-reply-to'
  • Microsub link exposing
This is only the tip of the iceberg and much more functionality will be added.
More extensive documentation is in the README file and on the configuration screens.

To install
  • composer require indieweb/mention-client in the root of your Drupal installation.
  • go to admin/modules and toggle 'Indieweb' to enable the module.
  • go to admin/config/services/indieweb and start configuring.
Currently development is happening on Github at https://github.com/swentel/indieweb and is synced back for bug fixes and releases. Create issues on Github.

This looks like a tremendous step forward for folks who want to join the IndieWeb via Drupal. Kudos to Kristof De Jaeger for some fantastic looking work.​​​​​​​​

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