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ENTICE hack meeting on Wednesday 23/05

Hello Entice people,

We will be meeting in the new part of restaurant 1 on Wednesday 23rd of May at 4pm.

Got a question about your website, a problem, an idea, or just want to help other people out?

We'd love to see you there.

Thanks,
The web team

ENTICE hack meeting on Wednesday 25/04

Hello Entice people,

We will be meeting in the new part of restaurant 1 on Wednesday 25h of April at 4pm.

Got a question about your website, a problem, an idea, or just want to help other people out?

We'd love to see you there.

Thanks,
The web team

ENTICE hack meeting on Wednesday 11/04

Hello Entice people,

We will be meeting in the new part of restaurant 1 on Wednesday 11th of April at 4pm.

Got a question about your website, a problem, an idea, or just want to help other people out?

We'd love to see you there.

Thanks,
The web team

ENTICE hack meeting on Wednesday 28/03

Hello Entice people,

We will be meeting in the new part of restaurant 1 on Wednesday 28th of March at 4pm.

Got a question about your website, a problem, an idea, or just want to help other people out?

We'd love to see you there.

Thanks,
The web team

Official ENTICE meeting 26/02 - Drupal 8 pilot and future plans

Hello ENTICE people,

 

A few weeks ago the Drupal 8 pilot was finally launched at CERN with a first version of the CERN theme.

 

We invite you to the official ENTICE meeting that will take place on Monday 26th of February from 15:00 to 17:00 in 31/S-028

 

In this meeting we will cover among other topics how to migrate your Drupal 7 websites to Drupal 8 as well as the functionality and the features of the new themes and how you can use them to build easily beautiful websites.

 

I hope to see you all there!

 

Kind regards,

Sotirios

ENTICE hack meeting on Wednesday 14/02

Hello Entice people,

We will be meeting in the new part of restaurant 1 on Wednesday 14th of February at 4pm.

Got a question about your website, a problem, an idea, or just want to help other people out?

We'd love to see you there.

Thanks,
The web team

Drupal 8 pilot infrastructure opened

We are really happy to announce that the Drupal 8 Pilot infrastructure is already open. So please feel free to start requesting one and create those great websites you always wanted to have.

How to request one Drupal 8 website?

In order to request a Drupal 8 pilot website, you just need to go to webservices portal https://cern.ch/web and select as creation option "Drupal 8 (Pilot)"

There is a new functionality that will let you choose the type of website you want to instanciate, for the moment only two options are available, Blank site and Demo template. But new site types will arrive in the future to tailor specific use cases out of the box.

Please find here the difference between them:

Blank site

Demo template

  • Similar to current Drupal 7 websites.
  • Empty fresh site, without any extra functionality.
  • SSO and new CERN Theme enabled by default

  • Precreate website created by IR-ECO-CO
  • Built on top of a Blank site
  • Used as showroom of the new CERN Theme options and features

 

Migrate existing Drupal 7 website into Drupal 8 pilot

We have evaluated the migration framework provided by Drupal community, https://www.drupal.org/docs/8/upgrade/, and even it evolved pretty well still it's not and never will be a full migration of existing Drupal 7 website. So will be better to clarify here how to request the migration and what to expect from the migration.

How to migrate my existing Drupal 7 website?

In order to migrate your Drupal 7 website these are the steps to follow:

  1. Request a new Drupal 8 Pilot website, for this use case please select "Blank site" profile. This website will be later used to get the migration from the Drupal 7 site.
  2. Once you receive the confirmation message that the website is created, open a request with Drupal infrastructure via service-now https://cern.service-now.com/service-portal/report-ticket.do?name=request&se=Drupal-Service.
  3. In order to quickly resolve the request please include in the request the Drupal 7 sitename and the Drupal 8 sitename created in step 1.

What to expect?

There are lot of things from your existing Drupal 7 website that will be migrated and therefore will save a lot of time, but it's not perfect and there are few things to take into account.

Things to remark that are not migrated, see more here https://www.drupal.org/docs/8/upgrade/known-issues-when-upgrading-from-drupal-6-or-7-to-drupal-8#d7_to_d8:

  • Views, it was decided by the community that Views were too complicated to migrate and therefore they need to be recreated manually by the administrators, more details: https://www.drupal.org/project/drupal/issues/2500547
  • Theme and theme related settings, unless your site is using a community theme that provides the upgrade path (which seems unlikely) the theme and it's related settings won't be migrated. Please also note that for the moment there is no migration path implemented for the CERN theme.
  • Custom modules

Which should work fine includes, content migration, menus, users and permissions, sso settings, blocks.

What to give feedback?

Please use Entice forums for any question regarding with the new infrastructure and themes.

A Feedback form will be provided in the comming hours via this announcement and if possible integrated withing the CERN theme of your website.

For giving feedback using this article, click the button on the right.

 

ENTICE hack meeting on Wednesday 31/01

Hello Entice people,

We will be meeting in the new part of restaurant 1 on Wednesday 31st of January at 4pm.

Got a question about your website, a problem, an idea, or just want to help other people out?

We'd love to see you there.

Thanks,
The web team

ENTICE hack meeting on Wednesday 17/01

Hello Entice people,

We will be meeting in the new part of restaurant 1 on Wednesday 17th of January at 4pm.

Got a question about your website, a problem, an idea, or just want to help other people out?

We'd love to see you there.

Thanks,
The web team

ENTICE hack meeting on Tuesday 12/12

Hello Entice people,

We will be meeting in the new part of restaurant 1 on Tuesday 12th of December at 4pm.

Got a question about your website, a problem, an idea, or just want to help other people out?

We'd love to see you there.

Thanks,
The web team

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