Axel Springer investiert in Augmented-Reality-Startup Magic Leap

heise online Newsticker - 14. Februar 2018 - 9:45
Magic Leap liefert seine AR-Brille immer noch nicht aus, hat aber schon Finanzspritzen in Milliardenhöhe eingesammelt. Nun investiert auch Axel Springer. Das Medienunternehmen sieht das Potenzial für neue journalistische Darstellungsformen.

SUSE: Live-Patching für Linux-Kernel auch für POWER-Systeme

heise online Newsticker - 14. Februar 2018 - 9:45
SUSE spendiert seinem Linux Enterprise Server der ein Update: Das bislang nur für Intel-Systeme erhältliche Patching des Kernels im laufenden Betrieb gibt es jetzt auch für IBMs POWER.

AMD Ryzen 3 2200G und Ryzen 5 2400G: Kombiprozessoren mit Vega-Grafik

heise online Newsticker - 14. Februar 2018 - 9:00
AMDs Desktop-Prozessoren der Serie Ryzen 2000G mit Vega-8- und Vega-11-GPU sollen ausreichend 3D-Performance für eSport-Spiele mitbringen und Intels Core-i3-Prozessoren Paroli bieten. Blog: AGILEDROP: Our blog posts from January

Planet Drupal - 14. Februar 2018 - 8:55
You have already seen what Drupal blogs we trending in the previous month, and now it is time to look at all our blog post we wrote. Here are the blog topics we covered in January.   The first blog post in January was 2017 in review. In this blog post, our Commercial director Iztok looked back in the year 2017 and summarized what differences we made as a company, which Drupal events we have visited, how much fun we had and how do we contributed back to the community in 2017.    The second was Who will get the control of personal data after GDPR? by Ales Kohek. He talked about new set of… READ MORE

Weniger Stau dank Quantencomputer

heise online Newsticker - 14. Februar 2018 - 8:30
In Peking herrscht Stau – bei einem Experiment konnte ein Quantencomputer jedoch Taxis so auf unterschiedliche Strecken verteilen, dass sie deutlich schneller ankamen. Ist die Technik reif für die Praxis?

Thailand verbietet Geldhäusern Handel mit Digitalwährungen

heise online Newsticker - 14. Februar 2018 - 8:00
Banken und Finanzinstituten in Thailand ist der Handel mit und das Investieren in Kryptowährungen verboten. Die Zentralbank des Landes untersagte auch die Kundenberatung - aus Sorge wegen Betrugs.

Commerce Guys: We're sponsoring and speaking at Florida DrupalCamp!

Planet Drupal - 14. Februar 2018 - 5:38

Florida DrupalCamp 2018 finally arrives this weekend, February 16-18! Commerce Guys is a Gold sponsor this year, and I will be heading down to the conference to talk about Reporting in Drupal Commerce.

With Drupal Commerce 2.4 out the door (see yesterday's release notes), our focus is shifting back to the contributed module ecosystem. As Bojan highlighted in our year in review blog post, we have now ported many essential modules and pushed for them to achieve stable releases. With 55 payment gateways, shipping support, and work on recurring payments in progress, we've identified reporting as our next major initiative.

Reporting is obviously essential to eCommerce. Merchants need to know which products are selling, if a marketing campaign is producing new sales, how much sales tax to remit, and more. Each new type of report brings unique challenges related to understanding, querying, and visualizing the underlying data.

At Florida DrupalCamp, I will discuss the requirements and challenges we've identified in reporting within Drupal Commerce and the solutions available to our users in the Commerce Reports and Commerce Google Analytics modules. Finally, I will also unveil Commerce Guys’ newest product, Lean Commerce Reports.

Lean Commerce Reports, which we first showed off at DrupalCon Baltimore, is finally production ready. Over 80 stores use Lean Commerce Reports to add a plug and play sales dashboard to the back end of Drupal Commerce. The dashboard gives store owners immediate visibility into their sales trends, traffic by channel, conversion rate, and top selling products over time. Furthermore, each summary report on the dashboard links to a full report you can further explore, refine, export, etc.

Jonathan and I have worked really hard these last few months to get Lean Commerce Reports to where it is now, and I can't wait to show it off in Orlando. If you miss me there, come find us at DrupalCon Nashville or get in touch if you'd like to try it out while it's still in private beta.

Brian Osborne: Importing Images Within an RSS Feed Using the Drupal 7 Feeds Module

Planet Drupal - 14. Februar 2018 - 4:58

Yes, a blog post about Drupal 7!

I recently worked on an enhancement for a large multi-site Drupal 7 platform to allow its users to import news articles from RSS feeds. Pretty simple request, and given the maturity of the Drupal 7 contrib module ecosystem, it wasn't too difficult to implement.

Brian Osborne: Importing Images Within an RSS Feed Using the Drupal 7 Feeds Module

Planet Drupal - 14. Februar 2018 - 4:58

Yes, a blog post about Drupal 7!

I recently worked on an enhancement for a large multi-site Drupal 7 platform to allow its users to import news articles from RSS feeds. Pretty simple request, and given the maturity of the Drupal 7 contrib module ecosystem, it wasn't too difficult to implement.

PreviousNext: Creating a custom LinkIt matcher plugin

Planet Drupal - 14. Februar 2018 - 3:27

In one of our recent projects, our client made a request to use LinkIt module to insert file links to content from the group module.  However, with the added distinction of making sure that only content that is in the same group as the content they are editing is suggested in the matches.

Here’s how we did it.

by Pasan Gamage / 14 February 2018 The LinkIt module

First, let me give you a quick overview of the LinkIt module.

LinkIt is a tool that is commonly used to link internal or external artifacts. One of the main advantages of using it is because LinkIt maintains links by uuid which means no occurrence for broken links. And it can link any type of entity varying from core entities like nodes, users, taxonomy terms, files, comments and to custom entities created by developers.

Once you install the module, you need to set a Linkit profile which consists of information about which plugins to use. To set the profiles use /admin/config/content/linkit path. And the final step will be to enable the Linkit plugin on the text format you want to use. Formats are found at admin/config/content/formats. And you should see the link icon when editing content item.

Once you click on the LinkIt icon it will prompt a modal as shown below.

By default LinkIt ships with a UI to maintain profiles that enables you to manage matchers.


Matchers are responsible for managing the autoload suggestion criteria for a particular LinkIt field. It provides bundle restrictions and bundle grouping settings

Proposed resolution

To solve the issue; we started off by creating a matcher for our particular entity type. Linkit has an EntityMatcher plugin that uses Drupal's Plugin Derivatives API to expose one plugin for each entity type. We started by adding the matcher that linkit module exposed for our custom group content entity type.

We left the bundle restrictions and bundle grouping sections un-ticked so that all existing bundles are allowed so the content of those bundles will be displayed.

Now that the content is ready we have to let the matcher know that we only need to load content that belongs to the particular group for which the user is editing or creating the page.

Using the deriver

In order to do that we have to create a new class in /modules/custom/your_plugin_name/src/Plugin/Linkit/Matcher/YourClassNameMatcher.php by extending existing EntityMatcher class which derives at /modules/contrib/linkit/src/Plugin/Linkit/Matcher/EntityMatcher.php.

Because Linkit module's plugin deriver exposes each entity-type plugin with and ID for the form entity:{entity_type_id} we simply need to create a new plugin with an ID that matches our entity type ID. This then takes precedence over the default derivative based plugin provided by Linkit module. We can then modify the logic in either the ::execute() or ::buildEntityQuery method.

Using LinkIt autocomplete request

But here comes the challenge, in that content edit page the LinkIt modal doesn’t know about the group of the content being edited, therefore we cannot easily filter the suggestions based on the content being edited. We need to take some fairly extreme measures to make that group ID available for our new class to filter the content once the modal is loaded and user starts typing in the field.

In this case the group id is available from the page uri.

So in order to pass this along, we can make use of the fact that the linkit autocomplete widget has a data attribute 'data-autocomplete-path' which is used by its JavaScript to perform the autocomplete request. We can add a process callback to the LinkIt element to extract the current page uri and pass it as a query parameter in the autocomplete path.

The code

To do so we need to implement hook_element_info_alter in our custom module. Here we will add a new process callback and in that callback we can add the current browser url as a query parameter to the data-autocomplete-path attribute of the modal.

\Drupal\linkit\Element\Linkit is as follows;

public function getInfo() { $class = get_class($this); return [ '#input' => TRUE, '#size' => 60, '#process' => [ [$class, 'processLinkitAutocomplete'], [$class, 'processGroup'], ], '#pre_render' => [ [$class, 'preRenderLinkitElement'], [$class, 'preRenderGroup'], ], '#theme' => 'input__textfield', '#theme_wrappers' => ['form_element'], ]; }

Below is the code to add the process callback and alter the data-autocomplete-path element. We rely on the HTTP Referer header which Drupal sends in its AJAX request that is used to display the LinkIt modal, which in turn builds the LinkIt element

/** * Implements hook_element_info_alter(). */ function your_module_name_element_info_alter(array &$info) { $info['linkit']['#process'][] = 'your_module_name_linkit_process'; } /** * Process callback. */ function your_module_name_linkit_process($element) { // Get the HTTP referrer (current page URL) $url = \Drupal::request()->server->get('HTTP_REFERER'); // Parse out just the path. $path = parse_url($url, PHP_URL_PATH); // Append it as a query parameter to the autocomplete path. $element['#attributes']['data-autocomplete-path'] .= '?uri=' . urlencode($path); return $element; }

Once this is done we can now proceed to create the new plugin class extending EntityMatcher class. Notice the highlighted areas.

namespace Drupal\your_module\Plugin\Linkit\Matcher; use Drupal\linkit\Plugin\Linkit\Matcher\EntityMatcher; use Drupal\linkit\Suggestion\EntitySuggestion; use Drupal\linkit\Suggestion\SuggestionCollection; /** * Provides specific LinkIt matchers for our custom entity type. * * @Matcher( * id = "entity:your_content_entity_type", * label = @Translation("Your custom content entity"), * target_entity = "your_content_entity_type", * provider = "your_module" * ) */ class YourContentEntityMatcher extends EntityMatcher { /** * {@inheritdoc} */ public function execute($string) { $suggestions = new SuggestionCollection(); $query = $this->buildEntityQuery($string); $query_result = $query->execute(); $url_results = $this->findEntityIdByUrl($string); $result = array_merge($query_result, $url_results); if (empty($result)) { return $suggestions; } $entities = $this->entityTypeManager->getStorage($this->targetType)->loadMultiple($result); $group_id = FALSE; // Extract the Group ID from the uri query parameter. if (\Drupal::request()->query->has('uri')) { $uri = \Drupal::Request()->query->get('uri'); list(, , $group_id) = explode('/', $uri); } foreach ($entities as $entity) { // Check the access against the defined entity access handler. /** @var \Drupal\Core\Access\AccessResultInterface $access */ $access = $entity->access('view', $this->currentUser, TRUE); if (!$access->isAllowed()) { continue; } // Exclude content that is from a different group if ($group_id && $group_id != $entity->getGroup()->id()) { continue; } $entity = $this->entityRepository->getTranslationFromContext($entity); $suggestion = new EntitySuggestion(); $suggestion->setLabel($this->buildLabel($entity)) ->setGroup($this->buildGroup($entity)) ->setDescription($this->buildDescription($entity)) ->setEntityUuid($entity->uuid()) ->setEntityTypeId($entity->getEntityTypeId()) ->setSubstitutionId($this->configuration['substitution_type']) ->setPath($this->buildPath($entity)); $suggestions->addSuggestion($suggestion); } return $suggestions; } } Conclusion

And we are done.

By re-implementing the execute() method of EntityMatcher class we are now able to make the LinkIt field to display only content from the same group as the content the user is editing/creating.

So next challenge here is to create some test coverage for this, as we're relying on a few random pieces of code - a plugin, some JavaScript in the LinkIt module, an element info alter hook and a process callback - any of which could change and render all of this non-functional. But that's a story for another post.

Tagged Drupal 8, Drupal Modules, Custom modules

Acro Media: Drupal Commerce 2: Set up a Product Type with Custom Fields

Planet Drupal - 13. Februar 2018 - 23:27

In part one  and two of this Acro Media Tech Talk video series, we covered how you set up a new product attribute and used rendered fields, in Drupal Commerce 2. In part three we set up a product variation type with custom fields.  

In part four of this series, we'll complete our overall product configuration by setting up a product type. The product type defines the type of product that you're creating (i.e. hat, shirt, shoe). This is what your store administrators will see when they add a new product to their catalog. By default, a product type will consist of a title, body, and variation type. We'll add some additional custom fields for things like taxonomy reference (for categorization), short description, specifications, product review, etc. 

This entire video series, when complete, will show you how to set up a new product in Drupal Commerce 2, from start to finish. The video is captured using our Urban Hipster Commerce 2 demo site.

Next week we'll post part 5: How to Add and Modify Product Content

Its important to note that this video was recorded before the official 2.0 release of Drupal Commerce and so you may see a few small differences between this video and the official release now available.

Urban Hipster Commerce 2 Demo site

This video was created using the Urban Hipster Commerce 2 demo site. We've built this site to show the adaptability of the Drupal 8, Commerce 2 platform. Most of what you see is out-of-the-box functionality combined with expert configuration and theming.

More from Acro Media Drupal modules used in this video

Phase2: Managing Your Drupal 8 Migration

Planet Drupal - 13. Februar 2018 - 20:14

In this post, we’ll begin to talk about the development considerations of actual website code migration and other technological details. In these exercises, we’re assuming that you’re moving from Drupal 6 or 7 to Drupal 8. In a later post, I will examine ways to move other source formats into Drupal 8 - including CSV files, non-Drupal content management systems, or database dumps from weird or proprietary frameworks.

Facebook: Landgericht Berlin sieht rechtswidrige Voreinstellungen

heise online Newsticker - 13. Februar 2018 - 18:30
Die nötigen Einwilligungen zur Datennutzung, die sich das Unternehmen einholt, sind nach Ansicht des Landgerichts Berlin teilweise unwirksam.

"Hörensagen": Fake News sind keine Erfindung der Neuzeit

heise online Newsticker - 13. Februar 2018 - 18:00
Fake News sind wie Sagen, zeigt eine Ausstellung in Kassel. Sie widmet sich dem Thema und schlägt den Bogen zu heutigen Falschinformationen im Internet. Dabei können die Besucher selbst Teil einer Fake News werden.

Kostenloses Entschlüsselungstool hilft Opfern des Erpressungstrojaners Cryakl

heise online Newsticker - 13. Februar 2018 - 18:00
Sicherheitsforscher sind in den Besitz von Schlüsseln der Ransomware Cryakl gekommen. Deswegen müssen Opfer in vielen Fällen kein Lösegeld mehr zahlen.

Laser-Kommunikation ins Weltall - und als Glasfaserersatz

heise online Newsticker - 13. Februar 2018 - 17:00
Ein deutsches Start-up setzt auf optische Übertragung per Laser. Daten lassen sich so schneller ins Weltall übertragen, auch die terrestrische Datenkommunikation könnte preiswerter werden - allerdings gibt es technische und physikalische Hürden.

Facebook-Beiträge löschen: Wann muss ich selbst aktiv werden?

heise online Newsticker - 13. Februar 2018 - 17:00
Auf Facebook & Co. finden täglich Rechtsverstöße statt. Oft verletzen Nutzer mit ihren Postings die Rechte anderer – häufig nicht einmal bewusst. Wer haftet bei solchen Verstößen? Und welche Rolle spielt das NetzDG dabei?

Marktforscher: Apple Watch sorgt für mehr Umsatz als Schweizer Uhrenindustrie

heise online Newsticker - 13. Februar 2018 - 16:30
Laut Angaben von IDC ist es Apple im vierten Quartal 2017 gelungen, Rolex, Omega, Swatch & Co. zu überholen. Im gesamten Computeruhrenmarkt ist der Konzern ebenfalls vorne.

Internationale Raumstation: Donald Trump will ISS privatisieren

heise online Newsticker - 13. Februar 2018 - 16:02
Seit Anfang des Jahrtausends ist die Internationale Raumstation eines der wichtigsten Forschungsprojekte der Menschheit. Die US-Regierung will aber wohl nicht mehr bezahlen und die Station der Privatwirtschaft überlassen. Ob das möglich ist, ist unklar.

„Politisches Statement“: Biohacker überträgt Eigen-Injektion von Viren-DNA im Internet

heise online Newsticker - 13. Februar 2018 - 16:02
Auf einer Konferenz und über das Internet vor aller Welt hat sich der CEO eines Biotech-Unternehmens selbst eine Spritze mit Erbmaterial gesetzt, das gegen Herpes helfen soll. Selbst andere Biohacker kritisieren das.