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Powerful Ways to Extend and Develop Drupal 8

November 2, 2015

Earlier this year, Manhattan Associates launched a redesigned website that became one of the world’s first fully i18n capable Enterprise Drupal 8 projects. We've partnered with Acquia on a blog post series to explore Manhattan's website redesign and key considerations for transitioning to Drupal 8.

Last week, we talked about some of the front-end considerations that drove Manhattan Associates’ move to Drupal 8. Our partners at Acquia showed how D8’s mobile-first approach, improved theming, and Twig template system are meeting the demands of Manhattan’s fast-paced business and global customer base.

However, what really spurred Manhattan to become an early adopter was the window of opportunity to extend and develop Drupal 8, including:

  • Internationalization: Improved language handling and interface translation mean that D8 is a whole new world for multilingual sites, an essential to represent Manhattan’s global presence.

  • Integrating Web Services: With D8’s web services, Manhattan Associates was able to integrate with Eloqua, their preferred marketing platform. Mediacurrent contributed to updating the Eloqua module for Drupal 8 as well as continued integration, support for capturing form information and gated content.

  • Improved Config Management: New collaboration tools helped to save time and money, improving workflow for Manhattan’s own development team and projects with outside partners like Mediacurrent. 

For part 2 of our Manhattan Associates and Drupal 8 series, head over to Acquia’s blog to read Powerful Ways to Extend and Develop Drupal 8. 

Manhattan Associates Drupal 8 homepage

D8’s improved language handling means that admins can natively install in 94 different languages and every element of the site is translatable. 

Next week, Mediacurrent’s Director of Client Services will recap on lessons learned and share advice for project planning, risk management, and handling modules. Drupal 8 was still in beta when Manhattan Associates embarked on a website redesign, but with Mediacurrent’s help they were able to complete a successful migration from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8.

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