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Update OpenLucius | Major facelift for this social productivity Drupal distro

Update OpenLucius | Major facelift for this social productivity Drupal distro

Last months we had more than 300 people testing the alpha-3 version of OpenLucius: a social productivity platform -build into a Drupal distro. We interviewed them and soon came to the conclusion that the base layouts needed big improvements.

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Drupal Paragraphs: let content managers easily choose a color for background and text in each row/section/block/component

Drupal Paragraphs: let content managers easily choose a color for background and text in each row/section/block/component

Nowadays I use Paragraphs in almost every Drupal project: it's very flexible, has a professional ecosystem, and content managers love it. Also, I never ran into a brick wall when it came to new user stories from product owners.

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Multiple files upload in a custom Drupal form programmatically | Native, clean example Drupal code

Multiple files upload in a custom Drupal form programmatically | Native, clean example Drupal code

Last blog post I shared how to implement rich text in a custom Drupal 9 form, I faced similar issue with files in

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A rich text editor in a custom Drupal form, example code including data sanitization for security

A rich text editor in a custom Drupal form, example code including data sanitization for security

I needed to implement a rich text editor in a custom form (for the Drupal intranet distribution OpenLucius). I couldn't find a complete working solution right away, but I figured it out.

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Sending html mails in Drupal 8/9 programmatically. An example Drupal module including Twig template

Sending html mails in Drupal 8/9 programmatically. An example Drupal module including Twig template

Last month we implemented a user story for our Drupal distro OpenLucius: we needed to send clean html from Drupal 9 modules.

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23 cool Drupal modules for site builders and developers | August 2020

23 cool Drupal modules for site builders and developers | August 2020

As a Drupal developer / consultant I think it is important to stay up-to-date on module releases, so that I don't code unnecessarily and manage projects as efficient as possible. So here's my batch of this month -all Drupal 9 compatible!

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'Simple Like Button' released as Drupal module | A technical explanation on the custom AJAX form -and custom entity implementation.

'Simple Like Button' released as Drupal module | A technical explanation on the custom AJAX form -and custom entity implementation.

During the development of Lucius I build quite a lot of features, that are embedded in the product (an open source Drupal distribution). But we figured some of these might come in handy for other Drupal site owners to use, outside of the OpenLucius Drupal install profile.

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Update OpenLucius | open source drupal intranet | 3 new features and design update

Update OpenLucius | open source drupal intranet | 3 new features and design update

​I collected user feedback from which new functions were built, we also improved existing features and did a design update. The highlights:Group typesThe generic term 'group' turned out to be too abstract, we have now divided this into:

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Update OpenLucius | drupal open source intranet: 'Social Posts' and 3 other new features.

Update OpenLucius | drupal open source intranet: 'Social Posts' and 3 other new features.

Last weeks we again collected user feedback from which new functions were built, we also improved existing features and design. The 4 highlights:

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