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TimOnWeb.com: Creating content blocks programmatically in Drupal 8

July 3, 2017 - 11:54pm

Let's picture this: you've created a custom content block type (let's say, Ad block) in your shiny new Drupal 8 installation and you want to automaticaly create a fresh new block of that type each time you create a taxonomy term (Ad group), so that every ad group has a ...

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Drupal core announcements: Drupal 8 core release window on Wednesday, July 05, 2017

June 30, 2017 - 9:34pm
Start:  2017-07-04 12:00 - 2017-07-06 12:00 UTC Organizers:  xjm catch cilefen Event type:  Online meeting (eg. IRC meeting)

The monthly core patch (bug fix) release window is this Wednesday, July 05. Drupal 8.3.5 will be released with dozens of fixes for Drupal 8. There will be no Drupal 7 bugfix release this month.

To ensure a reliable release window for the patch release, there will be a Drupal 8.3.x commit freeze from 12:00 UTC Tuesday to 12:00 UTC Thursday. Now is a good time to update your development/staging servers to the latest 8.3.x-dev code and help us catch any regressions in advance. If you do find any regressions, please report them in the issue queue. Thanks!

To see all of the latest changes that will be included in the release, see the 8.3.x commit log.

Other upcoming core release windows after this week include:

  • Wednesday, July 19 (security release window)
  • Wednesday, August 02 (patch release window)
  • Wednesday, October 5 (scheduled minor release)

For more information on Drupal core release windows, see the documentation on release timing and security releases, as well as the Drupal core release cycle overview.

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Agaric Collective: Flat comments in Drupal 8 without dangerous secret threading

June 30, 2017 - 7:11pm

Last week we were asked to disable the "threads" in the comments and display them as a plain list in one of our projects, so checking in the Comment field settings we found an option which says:

"Threading: Show comment replies in a threaded list."

Which basically display the comments as a threaded instead of a list of comments. This option is marked on by default, so it seemed that it was just a matter of unchecking this option, but there was a problem with this, that setting did display the comments as a plain list, but in the code they were still being saved as a thread.

The main problem with this is if a comment is deleted and it has replies (even if the option of the thread is unchecked) all the replies are going to be deleted as well.

This is not a new problem there is an 11 year old issue and it seems that this has been happening since Drupal 4. The way to fix this so far was by using a contrib module called: Flat Comments The problem is that this module hasn't been ported to D8 yet.

We decided to fix that and port the module to help others with this problem. You can check the code here: https://github.com/agaric/flat_comments and we are in contact with the module's maintainer to create the D8 branch in drupal.org soon.

Expecting that this can help someone else.

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