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, 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

Drupal, Technology

How to Give Back to Drupal Community

Let's start with answering why most of companies/developers do not contribute? We all might know real problems, but I believe the most important is the awareness. In 2008 Dries wrote a blog Contributing back to Drupal for inviting new ideas to increase companies participation. Not sure how many could adapt into the culture of...

20-Jul-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

AWS, DevOps

Image Optimization Using Jpegtran with AWS Lambda

Image optimization is an important thing when designing a website. Through image optimization using the open source Jpegtran, one can reduce their image size while preserving their visual quality, which is also known as lossless compression. This results in saving many bytes or KB. Upgraded pictures utilizing Jpegtran likewise increment...

10-Jul-2017

AWS, Cloud

S3 Bucket Configuration With Drupal 8

Drupal provides both public and private file systems. S3 File System (Amazon S3) provides an additional file system to the Drupal site. S3FS module is used to store files in Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) or any other S3-compatible storage service. You can configure your Drupal site to use S3 File System as default, or use it only for...

19-Apr-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

Drupal, Technology

How to implement Queue Worker/API in Drupal 8?

Before I start my writing about Queue Worker, it is important to understand about cron job in Drupal 8. In generic terms, cron is a scheduled job which runs periodically at fixed intervals. cron manages typical tasks such as database maintenance, sending bulk emails, fetching data from a third-party on regular basis. It manages...

14-Feb-2017