Content Management, CQ5/AEM

Content Management in the age of Customer Experience Management

Content has become one of the most crucial factors impacting the customer experience. Brands are investing a lot of efforts to improve the content and build stories that sell. The emphasis on content production has never been stronger as it is today. Given the multitude of digital channels that the millennials are using for content...

30-Nov-2017

Content Management, CQ5/AEM

Headless CMS – An Overview

Content has become a new prerogative of companies wanting to improve customer experience. It is content that sells. Storytelling is gaining traction and so is content marketing. Organizations are producing large amounts of data and content, but a heap of data is of no use. Content Management Systems act as a key enabler for managing large...

06-Nov-2017

Content Management, CQ5/AEM

Twitter API Integration with AEM Using Talend

Recently, I came across an interesting use case to fetch tweets from Twitter and post it to AEM instance. Since tweets content can be huge and this use case is similar to that of migration, involving extraction, transformation, and loading of the content, I decided to use an ETL tool called Talend. Talend is a leading open source...

14-Sep-2017

Content Management, Drupal

Why Choose Drupal Over Other CMSs?

Why Drupal? A primary question that comes to our mind before stepping ahead for development is how to choose the best suited CMS for the website from a variety of available CMS? Now, it depends on the requirements, if the website is a blog related website, you will definitely think of WordPress and if the website is E-commerce...

18-Aug-2017

Content Management, Drupal

Drupal 8 Frequently Used Services, Functions, and Statements

In Drupal 8, some important services, functions and statements are frequently used in all projects. These are time-saving statements and perform a very crucial operation. Drupal 8 have multiple statements that are very useful in the project and it is also essential for the performance & Drupal 8 standard. Drupal 8 follow a PSR-4...

17-Jul-2017

Content Management

Infographic – Comparing Drupal, AEM and Sitecore? 7 Key Features to Consider!

We have witnessed a drastic technological transformation in the recent years. Companies are adopting various digital technologies to stay ahead in the competition including Cloud, Mobile, Data, Analytics and more. Out of the multiple advances, content management is also quickly gaining traction. Traditionally, without a Web Content...

29-Mar-2017

Content Management, Drupal

Drupal Module Contributions and Issues Resolved by Experts @ TO THE NEW

Drupal is one of the widely used content management systems across the globe. Drupal continuously upgrades its versions with enhanced features and functionalities. Our team at TO THE NEW has been working on various Drupal versions such as Drupal 6, 7 and the latest version Drupal 8. Outlined below are some of the modules contributed by...

22-Mar-2017

Content Management, Drupal

How to Programmatically Replace the Content in the Custom Block in Drupal 8?

Replacing the content in the custom block is often challenging. In Drupal 8, the best way to replace the content in the custom block programmatically is to use module_preprocess_block alter. We have created a custom block and now we want to replace the value of the placeholder programmatically. For eg. On http://example.com/, we have...

15-Mar-2017

Content Management, Drupal

Overview of Twig Extentions in Drupal 8

Drupal 8 introduces a great templating system "Twig" which is originating from Symfony, a PHP framework. This has brought about a big change in the Drupal community. Unlike Drupal 7, developers can't use PHP functions directly now on. Twig is a template framework and is a direct replacement for PHP template. Twig extension...

28-Feb-2017

Content Management, Technology

Advantages of an ETL Tool in Content Migration

Recently, I was introduced to a new technology called ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) which I can use to simplify and to increase the productivity of my daily tasks as AEM migration developer. There are various ETL tools available, some of them are listed here. I chose Talend, as it is built on top of Eclipse IDE and supports custom...

24-Feb-2017