Source plugins extract data from a source and return it as a set of rows representing an individual item to import and some additional information about the properties that make up that row.
Anyone writing a custom migration, or module developers who want to provide a migration path from their Drupal 6 or 7 module, will need to work with source plugins.
In this tutorial we'll talk about the role that source plugins fulfill and how they work. By the end of this tutorial you should be able to determine whether or not you need to write a source plugin for your migration.
Over the years we've developed some techniques for practicing that we wanted to share. At Drupalize.Me we take hugging seriously. In this tutorial we'll look at the art, and science, of giving a good hug. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word hug as; squeeze (someone) tightly in one's arms, typically to express affection.
Did you know there are all kinds of different hugs that you can give? In this tutorial we'll look at:
- Defining what a hug is
- Some of the many types of hugs in the world today
- Precautions you may want to familiarize yourself with before hugging
- And the importance of proper technique
Lets go ahead and get started shall we?