Using simplytest.me as a project demo

Evaluate Drupal projects online

Target audience: Drupal project maintainers.

On Drupal project pages you might find a 'Try a demonstration' link to evaluate it. A good project demo is one where you can fiddle with the settings and for this you need to provide admin access in a temporary sandbox. This is where simplytest.me comes in handy by allowing anyone to create a temporary Drupal website with any module, theme or distribution.

Migrating a subfolder from one project to another while keeping its full history (commits, tags, ...)

Upon taking over maintainership of the Performance project, once started by kbahey, I was asked to migrate the Performance module from the Devel project in such a way that all development history regarding the Performance submodule was preserved.

Creating and testing full projects and releases

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Gather concepts about releases, review processes, and other meta-project info... use the child pages for the HowTo. These are still, in general not specific about the git tool in use.
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Full project overview

Full projects are typical modules, themes, and installation profiles you download from the download and extend section of Drupal.org.

In contrast to sandbox projects, full projects offer the following benefits:

  • Human-readable shortname in the URL rather than numeric ID (for example, /project/projectname rather than /sandbox/username/node-id)
  • Downloadable releases for end users
  • Usage statistics
  • Increased ranking in search results
  • No Experimental Project warning message on project page
  • Project appears in the Main project issue drop-down
  • Full support for Drupal Translations

Once you have both obtained basic Git access on Drupal.org and completed a one-time approval process, you have two ways of creating a full project:

Downloading & installing Features module

The Features module follows the standard installation process – download the module from its project page, put it in your sites/all/modules folder, and activate it from your modules administration page.

The Features module will automatically find compatible modules to work with – no further installations or settings are necessary.

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