Documentation overhaul

August 30th, 2016

One of the biggest content areas on—and one of the most important assets of any open source project—is documentation. Community-written Drupal documentation consists of about 10,000 pages. Preparations for the complete overhaul of the documentation tools were in the works for quite some time, and in the recent weeks we finally started to roll…

Upcoming Changes to the Front Page

August 24th, 2016

In recent weeks we’ve been making several small changes to precursors to bigger things to come. First, we moved the user activity links to a user menu in the header. Next, we’re moving the search function from the header to the top navigation. These changes aren’t just to recover precious pixels so you can…

Drupal 8.2, now with more outside-in

August 23rd, 2016

Over the weekend, Drupal 8.2 beta was released. One of the reasons why I’m so excited about this release is that it ships with “more outside-in”. In an “outside-in experience”, you can click anything on the page, edit its configuration in place without having to navigate to the administration back end, and watch it take effect…

Angular Material – 1.1 and 2.x

August 19th, 2016

We promised in March that you’d continue to see updates on the Angular Material 1.x branch, in addition to ongoing bugfix releases. I’m happy to announce the release of Angular Material 1.1, now available for use with Angular 1.x applications. We’ve also added some new faces to the team. Welcome to Erin, Paul, and Kristiyan…

WordPress 4.6 “Pepper”

August 16th, 2016

Version 4.6 of WordPress, named “Pepper” in honor of jazz baritone saxophonist Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.6 help you to focus on the important things while feeling more at home.

Drupal goes to Rio

August 16th, 2016

As the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro enters its second and final week, it’s worth noting that the last time I blogged about Drupal and the Olympics was way back in 2008 when I called attention to the fact that Nike was running its sponsorship site on Drupal 6 and using Drupal’s multilingual capabilities…

What’s new on – July 2016

August 12th, 2016

Read our Roadmap to understand how this work falls into priorities set by the Drupal Association with direction and collaboration from the Board and community. The Drupal Association engineering team has been continuing to refine our focus for the next 12 months. In July, we worked through the details of setting new priorities for our…

WordPress 4.6 RC2

August 11th, 2016

The second release candidate for WordPress 4.6 is now available. We’ve made over 30 changes since the first release candidate. RC means we think we’re done, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WordPress 4.6 on Tuesday, August 16, but we need…

Angular 2 RC5 – NgModules, Lazy Loading and AoT compilation

August 9th, 2016

Today we’re publishing Angular 2 RC5 – including: Support for @NgModule decorators FormsModule, RouterModule, and Material Design modules make it easier to use these libraries Ahead-of-time (AoT) compilation for components and services Lazy-loading support for the router NgModules @NgModule is a new decorator added in RC5 that provide a number of useful features for both…

Relay: State of the State

August 5th, 2016

This month marks a year since we released Relay and we’d like to share an update on the project and what’s next. A Year In Review # A year after launch, we’re incredibly excited to see an active community forming around Relay and that companies such as Twitter are using Relay in production: For a…