Turtlereality have been specialist Drupal developers since 2008. Here are some articles about the Drupal CMS (Content Management System)

Migrating Turtlereality from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8

Posted on Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:04
Drupal 8 Migration

Over the Summer we've been busy behind the scenes upgrading turtlereality.com from Drupal 7 state to Drupal 8 - and it's been an intersting and elightening process!

The Drupal migration system is not quite in its finished state, but it's useable enough for simple sites without too many complex data types or data display scenarios. The turtlereality.com site is fairly simple - compared to most of the sites we build for clients - there are a few data types and only a handful of different display types, which currently have to be rebuilt on the new platform.

Drupalgeddon 2 Averted - or How we Patched Everything in 2 Hours

Posted on Wed, 04/04/2018 - 14:29
Drupal Security

Last week we had advanced warning of a critical security update to Drupal core versions 6, 7 and 8. The message was that we should do these updates immediately as a remotely exploitable hole was being fixed.

The patches were due for release at  7pm GMT and we waited with developers across the world as the Drupal site crashed briefly. By 8pm we had the new code and by 10pm all of our sites were either patched with the short term fix supplied by Drupal or updated to the new secure release.

Why We Love Drupal

Posted on Sun, 09/10/2017 - 16:47
We Love Drupal

The other day we were talking to a prospective client about how we make websites and we started talking about Drupal, which is the open source content management system that we have been using for several years, and I'm embarrassed to say that we sounded a bit gushy!

The truth is that Drupal competely changed the way we build sites - and we've not looked back! So, what is it about this oddly-named software that gets us so excited?

Using Drupal Commerce Discounts to Ease Stress

Posted on Fri, 05/26/2017 - 15:34
Drupal Commerce Discounts & Coupons
Peak times of demand such as Christmas and Easter can put strain on an E-commerce site's physical resources. Encouraging customers to buy ahead of time might help to ease this - and e-commerce discounts can be a good way to do this. Here is a quick round up of the discount and coupon offers available through our Drupal Commercebased systems:

Types of offer

  • £ off - fixed amount off total order
  • % off - fixed percentage off total order
  • free shipping

Web Design Workflow, Reliability Through Drupal & Git

Posted on Wed, 05/03/2017 - 11:29
drupal git workflow

One of the biggest changes in the way we work over the last few years has been the introduction of version control into our workflow. As systems get ever more complex, we need better tools to manage them and this has led to using something called "Git". Git is great because it allows us to easily manage our workflow of "dev", "staging" and "live". Let's break that all down a bit and explain what it means.