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Ice Magic

Drupal Themes News - Mon, 10/24/2016 - 16:40

Ice Magic is Bootstrap powered, Modern, responsive and color-able drupal (Google Material Design) template. It is a sub-theme of mbase

Demo Build Themes
  • Bootstrap 3 and Fontawesome as CDN
  • Google Material Design Colors
  • Colorable with color module
  • Integrates with most of the Bootstrap css and JS components
  • Child theme of mbase base theme
Minimum Requirements
  • It is a sub-theme of mbase So you have to install it.
  1. Install the mbase base theme
  2. Download and install this theme

Drupal 7 Theme is on the way

This theme is generated by Online Drupal theme Generator

Minimax Theme

Drupal Themes News - Sun, 10/23/2016 - 07:34

Theme is in development state

Uikitty Starter

Drupal Themes News - Sun, 10/23/2016 - 03:22

The whole point of using the Uikitty Starter theme is for fast setup of a custom Uikitty sub theme of your own design, making available all the features of Uikitty/Uikit without any assumption of design. For this reason, you will want to modify the theme directory and file names from "uikitty_starter" to "your_theme_name". You will probably want to create your own regions by adding them to the *.info.yml file and then using them in your twig templates placing them wherever you like.

Turning on features like slideshow, accordion and parallax require a simple inclusion of a library component using the twig syntax. {{ attach_library('uikitty/accordion') }} This applies to all non-core components individually and makes it so that only the relevant js/css will be loaded for any given page. Check out the components pages on Uikitty for more info and examples for how each component works.

Core components are included by default(in uikitty/uikit) and have most of the common everyday functions you use like buttons, icons, dropdown navigation, navbar, scrollspy(awesome feature), off-canvas menu and more. See core components on Uikitty.

The ARCHITECT - A design savvy sub-theme for Uikitty

Drupal Themes News - Sat, 10/22/2016 - 23:05

the ARCHITECT is an ongoing effort to create a unique, visually appealing theme that takes a new approach to collaborative theme development. We created the Architect with simplicity in mind and background images that allow architectural features(background photos) to stand out.

Please download Architect and let us know how you've customized it and what we could do to make it better.

To use the ARCHITECT theme, you must first download and install the Uikitty base theme.


Boxes - a sub theme for Uikitty

Drupal Themes News - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 23:46

BOXES is a full screen photo focused theme with many great features.

First install and set default "uikitty".
Boxes makes extensive use of the default image included with the article content type. Simply add this field to other content types to enable this image.(field_image)
Create a new image style = Named "Box Ratio 862x498", set to Scale and Crop, 862x498 dimensions. save.

Link to Demo

Boxes is in the very early phase of development and we can use your help! Boxes is developed by designers and needs a drupal engineer to help us with a few last items we havent figured out. If you can help with any of these features, please let us know!

  1. Autocomplete search using drupal's internal search and uikitty search/autocomplete.
  2. How to add a region specific override to offcanvas menus - if we are using a Primary Menu in the header, I want to include that exact same nav in the off-canvas so that mobile users can browse efficiently. However each nav location requires custom classes for the ul. How can we do it?
  3. this is a big one: how can I get a teaser or frontpage view to use a different image style for each consecutive teaser item? so item1 uses teaser1 image style, item2 uses teaser2, etc??? This would allow us to create assorted grid arrays in the frontpage boxes layout using different image sizes and everything fitting together perfectly.

Nasdaq Chooses Drupal 8

Drupal.org News - Fri, 10/21/2016 - 13:47

Republished from buytaert.net

I wanted to share the exciting news that Nasdaq Corporate Solutions has selected Drupal 8 as the basis for its next generation Investor Relations Website Platform. About 3,000 of the largest companies in the world use Nasdaq's Corporate Solutions for their investor relations websites. This includes 78 of the Nasdaq 100 Index companies and 63% of the Fortune 500 companies.

What is an IR website? It's a website where public companies share their most sensitive and critical news and information with their shareholders, institutional investors, the media and analysts. This includes everything from financial results to regulatory filings, press releases, and other company news. Examples of IR websites include http://investor.starbucks.comhttp://investor.apple.com andhttp://ir.exxonmobil.com -- all three companies are listed on Nasdaq.

All IR websites are subject to strict compliance standards, and security and reliability are very important. Nasdaq's use of Drupal 8 is a fantastic testament for Drupal and Open Source. It will raise awareness about Drupal across financial institutions worldwide.

In their announcement, Nasdaq explained that all the publicly listed companies on Nasdaq are eligible to upgrade their sites to the next-gen model "beginning in 2017 using a variety of redesign options, all of which leverage Acquia and the Drupal 8 open source enterprise web content management (WCM) system."

It's exciting that 3,000 of the largest companies in the world, like Starbucks, Apple, Amazon, Google and ExxonMobil, are now eligible to start using Drupal 8 for some of their most critical websites. 

What's new on Drupal.org? - September 2016

Drupal.org News - Thu, 10/20/2016 - 16:37

Read our Roadmap to understand how this work falls into priorities set by the Drupal Association with direction and collaboration from the Board and community.

This month's update comes to you a couple weeks late, but only because we were on site at DrupalCon together with the community to move the project forward! DrupalCon Dublin was a great event, with the entire Drupal Association staff engaged to make DrupalCon the best place to develop your Drupal skills, learn what's coming for the project, and sprint on core and contrib. We are tremendously thankful to the community that joins us for DrupalCon, and to the incredible volunteers that help us put on the event. If you couldn't join us in person, you can still review the session recordings.

Now, on to the updates!

Drupal.org updates New homepage

Certainly the most visible change to Drupal.org in September was the refresh of our home page. As the front door of our community home, the front page needs to be inviting to both existing community members, and people new to Drupal who are just beginning their adoption journey. The changes are more than aesthetic. We also put in place new editorial tools to give us greater flexibility with the front page itself, and with future landing pages that we hope to create in the same highly-designed, attractive style. In addition to these structural and editorial changes we made some content changes as well, cleaning up our news feed, and giving DrupalCon a new, more prominent position on the home page.

And there are more updates to come! Using the same editorial tools we'll soon be rolling out additional content for Drupal evaluators - promoting proven solutions built using Drupal in specific industries. Look forward to this in the coming months.

Membership campaign

We used the same editorial tools that built the new homepage to build a landing page for our fall membership campaign. This campaign showcases how Drupal Association members make community cultivation grants possible - and the stories that those grants create.

These community stories run to the heart of our mission - enabling our global community build connections on the local level, and extending Drupal's reach across the world.

Case studies on organization profiles

In September we also made a small but significant update to organization profiles. We've moved the often unwieldy index of people associated with an organization to a subpage, in order to make room for listing the case studies that an organization has created. We want to encourage Drupal organizations of all kinds to share their stories of success, especially around Drupal 8.

If your organization has never created a Drupal case study before, we have some materials to teach you how to create a case study on Drupal.org.

Issue Credit Updates

The issue credit system has had a remarkable impact on the community. Being able to quantify the contribution of organizations to Drupal's codebase has lead to an unprecedented level of healthy competition between organizations who support the project—each trying to outdo the other with their contributions. It has been amazing to see how generous these organizations are, sponsoring the work of committed community contributors to advance the project.

To maintain this system in a healthy way, we need to monitor it carefully and make small adjustments to ensure that we're creating the right incentives for true contribution, and not a system to be gained for self-promotion. We've made a few small tweaks in september to reduce spurious re-opening of issues in order to 'reset the clock' on credits, and we have a few more fixes on the plate to keep this ecosystem healthy.

We're also looking to expand the kinds of activities that receive contribution credit - so look forward to further updates on that front in the coming months.

Community Initiatives

Finally, here are some updates on our active community initiatives. Community initiatives are a collaboration; with dedicated community volunteers building improvements to Drupal.org with the architectural guidance and oversight of the Drupal Association engineering team.

Documentation Migration

The migration of Drupal.org documentation to the new documentation content types is well under way. Tremendous thanks to tvn and eojthebrave for spearheading this effort and recruiting additional volunteers to help maintain the new documentation guides and move the community over into the new system.

We still need your help! We need community volunteers to take on small sub-sets of documentation to maintain, and make sure they're cleaned up post-migration.

If you don't want to commit to maintaining a guide, you can still help out by doing some of the pending tasks for any of the documentation pages.

Lastly, if any Drupal developers are interested in contributing code to the new documentation system to clean up a few minor bugs and features, please contact tvn.

Drupal 8 User Guide

As outlined in our previous update, the Drupal 8 User guide is a special subset of documentation that's been produced in a highly curated, editorially controlled way - to create a guide to Drupal 8 that rivals the standards of an industry publication. All of the components needed to publish this guide to Drupal.org are now in place, so our final step will be to coordinate some last tweaks and bug fixes with jhodgdon, and then to begin linking it prominently on Drupal.org.


In the weeks leading up to DrupalCon Dublin there was a small crisis in the contributor community. Because of changes in the browser add-on validation process, the incredibly valuable and popular Dreditor browser extension, first developed by sun, and currently maintained by markcarver, andcottser has reached its end of life—or has it?

After a tremendous outpouring from the community a new plan was made, and now Mark is working on porting the features of Dreditor directly to Drupal.org. Work is still ongoing, but as it proceeds, users will be able to optionally enable these features component by component on their user profiles.


As always, we’d like to say thanks to all the volunteers who work with us, and to the Drupal Association Supporters, who made it possible for us to work on these projects.

If you would like to support our work as an individual or an organization, consider becoming a member of the Drupal Association.

Follow us on Twitter for regular updates: @drupal_org, @drupal_infra

Groups audience: Drupal.org

Technical Advisory Committee formed to modernize developer tools

Drupal.org News - Tue, 10/18/2016 - 19:37

At DrupalCon Dublin, I spoke about The Association’s commitment to help Drupal thrive by improving the contribution and adoption journeys through our two main community assets, DrupalCon and Drupal.org. You can see the video here.

One area I touch on was my experience as a new code contributor. Contributing my patch was a challenging, but joyous experience and I want more people to have that feeling—and I want to make it as easy as possible for others to contribute, too. It’s critical for the health of the project.

At the heart of the Drupal contributor community are our custom development tools, including the issue tracker, Git repositories, packaging, updates server, and automated testing. We believe there are many aspects of Drupal’s development workflow that have been essential to our project's success, and our current tooling reflects and reinforces our community values of self-empowerment, collaboration, and respect, which we seek to continue to uphold.

It’s time to modernize these developer tools. To support the Association with this objective The Drupal Association created a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC consists of community members Angie Byron, Moshe Weitzman, and Steve Francia, who is also our newest Drupal Association board member. The TAC acts in an advisory role and reports to me.

Building off of the work the community has already done, the TAC is exploring opportunities to improve the tools we use to collaborate on Drupal.org. The crux of this exploration is determining whether we should continue to rely on and invest in our self-built tools, or whether we should partner with an organization that specializes in open source tooling.

Our hope is that we will be able to bring significant improvements to our contribution experience faster by partnering with an organization willing to learn from our community and adapt their tools to those things we do uniquely well. Such a partnership would benefit both the Drupal community—with the support of their ongoing development—and potentially the broader open source community—by allowing our partner to bring other projects those aspects of our code collaboration workflow.

The TAC will use a collaborative process, working with staff and community to make a final recommendation. The TAC has already begun the process and has some very positive exploratory conversations. The TAC and staff will be communicating their progress with the community in upcoming blog posts.  

SOLID – Multipurpose Theme

Drupal Themes News - Sun, 10/16/2016 - 02:47

SOLID is a beautiful multipurpose theme designed by Black Tie. The Drupal version was completely rewritten as a Bootstrap sub-theme.

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Requirements Roadmap
  • Basic implementation
  • Convert to SASS
  • Add a region Banner between Header and Main
  • Styling
    • Dropdown navigation
    • Nodes (teaser / full)
    • Headings (including special ones)
    • Blocks (including menus)
    • Blog
    • Portfolio
  • Social icons using Font Awesome
  • Documentation

doTerra Wellness

Drupal Themes News - Fri, 10/14/2016 - 17:54

doTerra Wellness is a theme targeted at doTerra Wellness advocates and Builders.

Sales Zymphonies Theme

Drupal Themes News - Thu, 10/13/2016 - 18:03

Sales Zymphonies Theme is a free Drupal responsive theme with modern and clean design. It has custom slider with advanced theme settings option. it is fully responsive and retina ready. This theme design suit for any kind of business or corporate websites.

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Theme designed by FreeBiezz.com & developed by Zymphonies.com


  • Implemented Sass and Compass
  • Business and corporate website
  • Light weight theme
  • Mobile-first theme
  • Fully responsive
  • Bootstrap framework
  • Google fonts
  • Font awesome icons
  • Google map
  • Easy to use/customize theme
  • Social media links
  • Custom slider with unlimited slides
  • No additional module required for Slider
Slider/Banner Configuration

Slider can configure completely from theme settings page. It has control to specify no of required slides, upload image, add title and description etc.

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  • Free theme customization & additional features
  • Drupal custom theme development
  • Drupal website design & development
  • Drupal website migration

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Drupal file upload by anonymous or untrusted users into public file systems -- PSA-2016-003

Drupal.org News - Mon, 10/10/2016 - 18:09

Recently the Drupal Security Team has seen a trend of attacks utilizing a site mis-configuration.
This issue only affects sites that allow file uploads by non-trusted or anonymous visitors, and stores those uploads in a public file system. These files are publically accessible allowing attackers to point search engines and people directly to them on the site. The majority of the reports are based around the webform module, however, other modules are vulnerable to this misconfiguration as well.

For example, if a webform configured to allow anonymous visitors to upload an image into the public file system, that image would then be accessible by anyone on the internet. The site could be used by an attacker to host images and other files that the legitimate site maintainers would not want made publicly available through their site.

To resolve this issue:
  1. Configure upload fields that non-trusted visitors, including anonymous visitors, can upload files with, to utilize use the private file system.
  2. Ensure cron is properly running on the site. Read about setting up cron for for Drupal 7 or or Drupal 8).
  3. Consider forcing users to create accounts before submitting content.
  4. Audit your public file space to make sure that files that are uploaded there are valid.
Awareness acknowledgment

The Drupal Security Team became aware of the existence and exploits of this issue because the community reported this issue to the security team. As always, if your site has been exploited, even if the cause is a mistake in configuration, the security team is interested in hearing about the nature of the issue. We use these reports to look for trends and broader solutions.

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This post may be updated as more information is learned.

Contact and More Information

The Drupal security team can be reached at security at drupal.org or via the contact form at https://www.drupal.org/contact.

Learn more about the Drupal Security team and their policies, writing secure code for Drupal, and securing your site.

Minimal - A super minimal blogging sub theme for uikitty

Drupal Themes News - Mon, 10/10/2016 - 01:18

Less is more. Make things as simple as possible, but no simpler.
-1879 Albert Einstein

A Beautiful minimal sub-theme for uikitty. Harnessing the power of UIkit and Drupal 8.
This is a great little responsive blogging theme. It takes a minimal approach and is very easy to understand. Its a great starting point for your own sub theme or can be used as is.

Minimal is the recommended starting point for bloggers using Uikitty and is a good way to get to know the Uikitty/Uikit/Drupal Integration.

Check out Uikitty.com for more info

Pixel Theme

Drupal Themes News - Sun, 10/09/2016 - 14:58

Pixel is a lightweight, responsive, three column layout theme which gives a
premium look and feel to a website. Pixel's modern look and suit perfectly
for showcasing your work, personal blogs or corporate and media websites.

10 Features of Pixel:
  1. Modern & Clean Design
  2. Full Responsive
  3. Responsive Superfish menu
  4. Three column layout
  5. Classes added for development
  6. Mini framework
  7. Total 20 regions for a better layout
  8. Offcanvas Region (Under development)
  9. Powered by SASS & Compass
  10. Use of Web Safe Fonts.

Breeze: A Drupal 8 Bootstrap Theme

Drupal Themes News - Fri, 10/07/2016 - 16:46

A Drupal 8 Theme Based on OSTraining’s Breeze Design

Breeze is fully responsive and uses the Bootstrap framework.

How to Install Breeze in Drupal 8

Breeze is a sub-theme of the very popular Bootstrap theme (link), so we'll need to install both.

  • Download and install the Bootstrap theme.
  • Download and install the Breeze theme.
  • Go to the "Appearance" tab.
  • Click "Install and set as default" next to Breeze.
  • Go to Structure > Block layout.
  • Ensure the blocks are placed in the correct locations.

For a more detailed guide, click here for Breeze documentation and screenshots.

Need to learn more about Drupal and theming? Try our Drupal 7 training and Drupal 8 training.

Drupal 8.2.0 is now available

Drupal.org News - Wed, 10/05/2016 - 10:57

Update: Drupal 8.2.1 is now available.

Drupal 8.2.0, the second minor release of Drupal 8, is now available. With Drupal 8, we made significant changes in our release process, adopting semantic versioning and scheduled feature releases. This allows us to make extensive improvements to Drupal 8 in a timely fashion while still providing backwards compatibility.

What's new in Drupal 8.2.x?

This new version includes additional experimental modules to place blocks on pages, to edit configuration related to blocks without leaving the page, to create content moderation workflows, and to use date ranges. Several smaller authoring experience, site building, and REST and decoupled site improvements are included as well. (Experimental modules are provided with Drupal core for testing purposes, but are not yet fully supported.)

Download Drupal 8.2.0

Easier to place and configure blocks on pages

The new experimental Place Block module allows placing blocks on any page without having to navigate to the backend administration form. After selecting the region for placement, block configuration can be adjusted in a modal dialog allowing full control of all the details.

There is also a much easier way to modify block configuration, with the experimental Settings Tray module. Editing a block opens a tray in a sidebar with the block's title and other settings. For the site name block, for example, you can edit the site name directly in the sidebar. For menu blocks, you can adjust the menu there.

Content moderation now included

Drupal has always supported both published and unpublished content, but more granular workflow support was not available in Drupal core. The new experimental Content Moderation module, based on the contributed Workbench Moderation project, allows defining content workflow states such as Draft, Archived, and Published, as well as which roles have the ability to move content between states.

Support for date ranges

The Datetime module included with core only supports storing single points in time. The experimental Datetime Range module provides a new field type that also allows end dates. This is important for helping contributed modules like the Calendar module to work with Drupal 8 core.

Site building, content authoring, and administrative improvements

Drupal 8.2.0 also improves stable functionality for administration, site building, and authoring. Drupal now enables revisions by default for new content types, to provide better accountability, to create a "safety net" for recovering from unintended changes, and to integrate with future workflow features. Content editors will enjoy a more seamless experience, as CKEditor's built-in dialogs are now styled to match Drupal-native dialogs, and creating any entity will always display a message linking to the new entity.

Other incremental enhancements include:

  • The user interface text has been improved on numerous administrative pages.
  • The redirection of site-wide contact forms is now configurable.
  • The comment view mode can now be selected in the display formatter form.
  • Relative URLs are converted to absolute ones in generated RSS feeds (ensuring that images and links work wherever the feeds are used).
  • Administrators can now elect to remove a module's content entities in order to uninstall the module.
  • The internal page cache has been improved for 404 responses.
Platform features for web services

The Drupal 8.2 release continues to expand Drupal's support for web services that benefit decoupled sites and applications, with bug fixes, simplified configuration, improved responses, and new features. It is now possible to read (GET) configuration entities like vocabularies and content types as REST resources, resolving a significant limitation for REST functionality in 8.1.x and earlier. Login, logout, and user registration are also now possible with REST. The authentication mechanism used by a REST Export Views Display is now configurable, and a cors.config service parameter was added for enabling and configuring cross-origin resource sharing (CORS). REST resource configuration is now also significantly simpler.

Developer API improvements

Minor releases like Drupal 8.2.0 include backwards-compatible API additions for developers as well as new features. Read the 8.2.0 release notes for more details on the improvements for developers in this release.

What does this mean to me? Drupal 8 site owners

Update to 8.2.0 to continue receiving bug and security fixes. The next bugfix release, 8.2.1, is scheduled for November 2, 2016.

Updating your site from 8.1.10 to 8.2.0 with update.php is exactly the same as updating from 8.1.7 to 8.1.8. Modules, themes, and translations may need small changes for this minor release, so test the update carefully before updating your production site.

Drupal 6 site owners

Drupal 6 is not supported anymore. Create a Drupal 8 site and try migrating your data into it as soon as possible. Your Drupal 6 site can still remain up and running while you test migrating your Drupal 6 data into your new Drupal 8 site. Core now provides migrations for most Drupal 6 data, but the migration of multilingual functionality in particular is not complete. If you find a new bug not covered by the known issues with the experimental Migrate module suite, your detailed bug report with steps to reproduce is a big help!

Drupal 7 site owners

Drupal 7 is still fully supported and will continue to receive bug and security fixes throughout all minor releases of Drupal 8.

The migration path from Drupal 7 to 8 is not complete, especially for multilingual sites, so you may encounter errors or missing migrations when you try to migrate. That said, since your Drupal 7 site can remain up and running while you test migrating into a new Drupal 8 site, you can help us stabilize the Drupal 7 to Drupal 8 migration path! Testing and bug reports from your real-world Drupal 7 sites will help us stabilize this functionality sooner for everyone. (Search the known issues.)

Translation, module, and theme contributors

Minor releases like Drupal 8.2.0 are backwards-compatible, so modules, themes, and translations that support Drupal 8.1.x and Drupal 8.0.x will be compatible with 8.2.x as well. However, the new version does include some changes to strings, user interfaces, and internal APIs (as well as more significant changes to experimental modules). This means that some small updates may be required for your translations, modules, and themes. See the announcement of the 8.2.0 release candidate for more background information.


Drupal Themes News - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 13:36

this theme goes to eleven!

placeholder for the next couple of weeks as we need to breathe post drupalcon


Drupal Themes News - Tue, 10/04/2016 - 12:30

Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.

Sensible is a clean and minimalistic theme based on bootstrap
This theme can be used for websites, blogs or just a base theme for your project.


Release Branch - a software focused sub theme for uikitty

Drupal Themes News - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 00:04

First release now out, please download and send us your feedback.

Release Branch is a sub-theme for uikitty. To use the Release Branch theme, you must first download and install the uikitty base theme.

It is recommended to also get an understanding of how uikitty works by looking at other sub themes for uikitty.

This theme is the actual theme for the uikitty site. Demo and Documentation of this theme are at the uikitty site.

Important note: After installing this theme, there is a folder called component pages that must be deleted completely. It is located in the templates directory of the theme. This folder contains templates specific to the uikitty.com site to enable each component's page. While they may serve as an example, because they are overriding based on the node id, they will immediately cause pages to be overridden and might be confusing, so its best to delete the folder completely. This will be added to the next release but for now, simply delete the folder.

The first annual Drupal CEO Survey reports that there is a bright future for Drupal in the enterprise segment

Drupal.org News - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 10:42

Results from the global Drupal CEO business survey conducted by One Shoe and Exove, in partnership with the Drupal Association, indicate that Drupal will adopt a role as an enterprise level platform. The Drupal CEO Survey has been carried out this year out for the first time and gives insights in the key issues that Drupal agency owners and company leaders worldwide face.

Among the surveyed 75 Drupal companies, the C-level respondents mainly work at digital agencies (37.8%) and software companies (27%). Most of the surveyed companies were small to medium sized enterprises. Only 9.9% said they have more than 80 employees, while 21.9% reported five or less employees.

A bright future for Drupal in the enterprise segment

A vast majority (90.5%) believes that Drupal has reinvented itself with the release of Drupal 8, the newest version of the CMS, released in November 2015. Even though Drupal has become somewhat more complex, respondents don’t think this is a turnoff for developers (77.1%). As one respondent said, "Some developers will resent the added complexity, but I see it becoming the defacto standard for 'Enterprise' CMSs." This respondent is not the only one: 89.2% of the respondents think that the popularity of Drupal for clients will grow in the next three years. Drupal is seen as being a leader in larger enterprise deployments in the future. As one respondent stated, "Drupal will see continued growth for clients who are committed to their digital strategy and see its importance as part of their overall business goals. But it will probably tail off for clients who just need a website." Or, as another respondent sees it: "Drupal will become the platform of choice for enterprise level solutions."

Drupal is popular for enterprise healthcare projects

The surveyed companies serve clients in numerous industries. From enterprise perspective, the major industries are healthcare and medicine (40.0% respondents have clients from this industry), banking and insurances (38.7%), and retail (37.3%). Overall, Drupal companies also work with charities and non-profit organizations (64%), government and public administration (56.0%), media (49.3%), IT (45.3%), and arts and culture (36.0%).

The cost of an enterprise solution project varies from company to company. Most of the companies (28.0%) work in 100,000 - 250,000 euro range, while 18.7% of the companies charge 250,000 - 500,000 euro. Another 18.7% charge 50,000 - 100,000 euro for an enterprise level solution built on Drupal. Only a handful of companies, 4.0%, charge between half a million and one million euro. Compared to the typical cost of enterprise level solutions, Drupal based solutions are implemented with less costs. This is due to the good fit of Drupal to the enterprise needs, flexibility of the platform, and huge amount of readymade modules.

Drupal empowers growth

The most important strategic priorities of the companies also focus on growth: finding the right talent, 53.3%; ensuring financial growth, 45.3%; and developing new growth strategies, 41.3%. The executives expect to face challenges in the coming three years on the same areas: finding the right talent, 59.5%; talent retention, 36.5%; and ensuring financial growth, 33.8%.

While finding and retaining the talent is seen challenging, 60.0% of the respondents do not outsource work to vendors. Companies operating in Europe less use outsourcing, as 67.0% of these companies do not employ vendors. European companies outsource work to Asia (17.0%) and Europe (17.0%), while non-European companies use vendors in North America (25.0%), South America (25.0%), and Asia (19%).

Also illustrating the growth-empowering aspects of Drupal is the geographical presence of companies. One third (31.1%) of the surveyed companies have offices in more than one country, and 12.0% has offices in five or more countries.


The survey organizers Janne Kalliola from Exove and Michel van Velde from One Shoe are very happy with the results. "This survey confirms a number of positive indications about Drupal which we have been seeing in our markets. I am especially happy with the strong enterprise focus of Drupal companies across the globe, as our experiences with enterprise customers have confirmed that Drupal is an excellent fit to enterprise," Janne Kalliola says. Michel van Velde continues: "We are foreseeing steady growth of Drupal in a number of markets. There are so many untapped opportunities for Drupal and it’s great to see that Drupal 8 is now equipped to compete with closed source solutions like Sitecore and Adobe.”

Megan Sanicki, Executive Director at Drupal Association says, "I am excited that this survey has been made and so many Drupal companies have answered the call. The results validate the positive and energetic feeling we see and hear in the Drupal marketplace. To help the agencies, the Drupal Association is working together with the Drupal business community to amplify Drupal’s success on Drupal.org. We connect enterprises evaluating Drupal with agencies providing Drupal services, we organize DrupalCons to attract and train new talent to work with Drupal, and we support the local business communities in countries around the globe."

Dries Buytaert, the Drupal founder and project lead, President of Drupal Association, and CTO of Acquia, says, "The results of the survey verify my understanding of the situation of companies in the Drupal business community. I am very proud of the new opportunities and prospects these companies are creating for Drupal - and also feel satisfied that Drupal is seen as so good fit for their needs. And it gets even better with the soon to be released Drupal 8.2."

About Exove

Exove delivers digital growth. We help our clients to grow their digital business by designing and building solutions with agile manner, service design methodologies, and open technologies. Our clients include Sanoma, Fiskars, Neste, Informa, Trimble, and Finnlines. We serve also start-up companies, unions and public sector. Exove has offices in Helsinki, Oulu and Tampere, Finland; Tallinn, Estonia; and London, United Kingdom. For more information, please visit www.exove.com.

About One Shoe

One Shoe is an integrated advertising and digital agency with more than 10 years experience in Drupal. With more than 40 specialists, One Shoe combines strategy, UX, design, advertising, web and mobile development to deliver unique results for international clients like DHL, Shell, Sanofi, LeasePlan, MedaPharma and many more. For more information, please visit www.oneshoe.com.

About Drupal Association

The Drupal Association is a non-profit organization headquartered in Portland, OR, USA. It helps the Drupal project and community thrive with funding, infrastructure, and events. Its vision is to help create spaces where anyone, anywhere, can use Drupal to build ambitious digital experiences. For more information, please visit association.drupal.org.


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