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Mogdesign on Drupal

The next chapter of Mogdesign

23
Sep
2014
Last week was exactly 9 years since I started Mogdesign. My goal was to deliver innovative projects for happy clients that would stay for years. Fast forward a few years later we had a proper company, an amazing team including my co-founder David Lukac and nearly every Drupal expert there was in Slovakia.
 
Over the past few years we have completed a number of amazing projects for our clients and many of them have became our friends. We got to build a network of 150+ websites for Global Entrepreneurship Week - the worlds largest celebration of innovators and entrepreneurs. We’ve also had the privilege to work with amazing organizations like Kauffman Foundation, World Economic Forum, United Nations or Habitat for Humanity who are changing the world to become a better place.
 
We’ve been able to innovate – creating Drupalfund – the crowdfunding platform that's helping to fund key initiatives like Rules for Drupal 8. We also had the privilege of design Drupal 7 & Drupal 8 logo.
 

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#D8Rules As a Proof that Drupal Community Is a Living Cell

16
Jul
2014

When D8Rules project waiting in a Funding phase had just seven days left to be successfully funded, success didn’t seem likely. The project had raised just over 40% of its funding goal so far. The days shortened; the pressure rose. Happiness exploded exactly two days before the finish line thanks to the rescuing amount which came just in time.

The Biggest Nest of Funders So Far

We know that the Drupal Community is generous in donating money. They confirmed it again in the case of the ‘D8Rules - Support the Rules module for Drupal 8’ project. Together, 138 backers funded 106% of its funding goal. It equated to 15.973 dollars. With this number, D8Rules is, for the moment, the biggest project successfully funded on Drupalfund.us.

Public crowdfunding for D8Rules on Drupalfund started on May 13th. In one day, funders covered 8% of the funding goal already—quite good for a start. During the first two weeks the donating line grew and then it became static. The days were flowing away and more than a half of the final amount was still missing. What happened next?!

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3 quick reasons why supporting #d8rules is important for Drupal future

02
Jun
2014

1) Turning point in embracing crowdfunding

I see D8rules project as a key to opening trust and success of future larger crowdfunding projects on Drupalfund. We've seen 7 successful although smaller campaigns, raised nearly $15,000 USD from around 150 funders, but we didn’t have a project of this size yet. I believe that If we raise enough funds to fully support #d8rules project, it will open the trust of our community in crowdfunding and enable us to use crowdfunding as a real catalyst to boost Drupal development.

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3/3 Using Aegir to manage a large amount of sites

02
Jun
2014

This is part 3 of Aegir mini-series.

After all your fancy new sites are up and running, you need to maintain them. Aegir itself is a well-built tool to do that of course, but still there are some nifty hints to make one admin happy.

Updating and upgrading code

Aegir offers a very nice feature for updating and upgrading your code. If you are updating, it’s a no-brainer: - just update the code on the server and you are good to go. But when you upgrade, simply create a new platform, give it some nice version number and migrate all your existing sites to this new platform. Aegir will automatically create a database snapshot before the migration takes place so you can revert anytime you discover a problem.

Some helpful notes:

  • update.php is automatically run
  • it’s possible to run migrations in bulk, or even migrate the whole existing platform to another one

Running stuff on existing sites

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2/3 Using custom fields in the feed/csv

28
May
2014

This is part 2 of Aegir mini-series.

Using feed to install multiple sites at once is a cool feature, but when you start using it, you will quickly realize that you need customizations for your sites. Of course, you will use your own shiny installation profile which you made from lots of coffee*, but how do you personalize every specific site with some special parameters (e.g. site country)? What, hard-coded mapping in the profile? Really? The customer just called, he wants to add 50 new sites... Since you are using feeds already, why not put the specific data into it? Well, it’s not a trivial task for starters - but I am here to guide you through the dark path.

The following custom module for Aegir needs to be created:

hosting_country.install:

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