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Webinar: Panelizer and Drupal

by Damien McKenna
November 14, 2012

The Panels module, by prolific Drupal contributor Earl Miles aka "merlinofchoas", gave Drupal site developers tremendous flexibility for building page layouts and made it easier to create reusable functionality by aiding with separating the output vs the architecture. While early versions could be slightly cumbersome to manage, more recent versions have added inline editing to make page management even easier for site editors & maintainers to manage. One of Panels' remaining problems was that it was still difficult to make customizations to individual node pages, so let me give you a tour of Earl's solution for this need: Panelizer




Meet team member, Damien McKenna

In his role as Community Lead, Damien directs internal initiatives that strengthen Mediacurrent’s commitment to open-source principles, collaboration, and sharing knowledge to strengthen the Drupal community. Regularly ranked as one of the ten most active contributors on, Damien has been a significant member of the Drupal community since 2007. In addition to writing documentation, writing & reviewing patches and mentoring others, Damien maintains Metatag, Views, Date and several other SEO-focused modules.

Prior to Mediacurrent, Damien spent five years building content management systems and frameworks using multiple languages (PHP, ColdFusion, Ruby), before he was first introduced to Drupal in 2007. A year later, he delved deeper into Drupal 5's architecture while migrating two popular skiing sites off a proprietary system. While becoming increasingly involved in his local Drupal community, Damien led the development of several successful content-rich platforms including a US radio station network spanning ten individual sites. Damien joined Mediacurrent in 2012 as a Lead Drupal Architect and has been involved with planning the architecture of new sites, project estimates, lots of hands-on development work, and guiding the company towards Contrib First processes.

When not working with Drupal, Damien enjoys exploring and kayaking with his family throughout NH and the wider New England region.

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