It is over a year since I wrote how to get the current node in a block plugin and promised to write a follow-up post with an easier method. Well, better late than never, here it is!
The previous method works, so why bother with another method? In short, it’s less code and less code is easier to maintain. Also, instead of doing all the work to get the node and set the correct cache contexts/tags, it is better to let Drupal handle that for us.
Drupal 8.8 is out today! This will be the last (minor) release of Drupal 8 (thanks Eli-T) and we are now looking at the release of Drupal 9 soon. Among the many improvements, we’ll talk about the developments in the composer initiative in Drupal.
For years, we have been using webflo’s composer […]
One of my sites has a listing of content shown as teaser. The teaser for this content type is defined to show the title, an image, and a few other fields. In the listing, the image is linked to the content so that the visitor may click on the image (or the title) to open the content. All this is easily achievable through regular Drupal site building.
The meetup started at 10:30 AM with a brief introduction of every attendee. We covered some of the Drupal news such as recent and upcoming events in India and internationally. We also talked about Drupal 9 and other changes in the technology.
Another month, another Drupal meetup in Bangalore. This month’s meetup was held at Athenahealth office on Lavelle Road in Bangalore. Since the last month’s meetup was scheduled a week early, there was more than usual gap since the last meetup. This time, we had a full schedule and exciting sessions planned.
I was trying to build a block plugin in Drupal 8 recently. The requirement was straight-forward. I would show these blocks on node pages of a certain type. Depending on the values in that node, the block content changes.
UPDATE: I wrote a follow-up post with an easier method to get the node.
July’s Drupal meetup was held at 91Springboard in Koramangala. We are back after a long time and that’s thanks to 91Springboard for providing us with the venue. Snacks in the meetup and lunch after the meetup were courtesy of Axelerant.
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I went to the polyglot runtimes meetup after a very long time. This is one of the more enjoyable meetups happening in Bangalore, even though Java is usually the primary subject around the topics at these meetups. This was the first meetup of 2018 and the topics were very broad and attractive.