"Site preview" module suite for Drupal 7.x
Zariz is a suite of Drupal modules and methodology, that models content (nodes) creation and editing similar to Git's branches, and allows generating static sites from the Drupal backend.
Posts and videos
- Zariz in pics
- Drupal, only x5 faster
- Video - Modules Unraveled Podcast
- Video - jam's Drupal Camp session: Zariz - Continuous Deployment for Content
- Launch a sandbox in http://simplytest.me/project/zariz/7.x-1.x
- Navigate to
/live/userand login (user: admin pass: admin)
- Navigate to
admin/content/migrateand migate the content
- Back in the homepage, you can now branch, create and edit content, and merge
The OG (Organic groups) group type
Branch is equivalent to a Git branch.
// Create a new "master" branch. There can be only a single master on the site. $live_node = zariz_create_branch('live'); // Branch out fom the live branch. $dev_node = zariz_create_branch('dev', $live_node);
We can check if there are merge conflicts - meaning that there is already a newer content in the "to branch". Zariz will auto-detect the parent branch.
$conflicts = zariz_get_merge_conflicts($dev_node->nid);
If there are no conflicts, we can merge - meaning that content from the "from branch" will be cloned into the "to branch".
$snapshot = zariz_merge_branch($dev_node->nid);
Working with Snapshots
Snapshots holds information about the content of a branch at a certain time. This is done by simply holding the last entity ID (e.g. node) that existed. The last entity ID can keep changing as long as the snapshot is not locked.
// Get the last snapshot from a branch. $snapshot = zariz_get_snapshot_from_branch($live_node->nid); // Check if a snapshot is locked. $snpashot->isLocked() // Lock a snpashot. $snpashot->lock()
Zariz can alter a query to the node table, to reflect the content in a certain branch.
The altering is opt-in, by settings the
zariz query tag. For example:
$query = new EntityFieldQuery(); $result = $query ->entityCondition('entity_type', 'node') ->entityCondition('bundle', 'article') // Set the Zariz query tag. ->addTag('zariz') // Set explicitly the Branch ID. If this Metadata is omitted, the // OG-context will be used. ->addMetaData('zariz', array('branch_id' => $branch_id)) ->propertyOrderBy('nid') ->execute();
The same query tag can be also used in Views. For example in
Query settings =>
Query Tags notice that the
zariz tag was added.
"Zariz commerce" module integrates with commerce and allows smart revisioning of commerce products.
Typical permissions setup
admin/people/permissionsgrant authenticated user
Branch: Create new content
admin/config/group/permissions/node/branchgrant non-member and member roles the following permissions:
Create Article content
Edit any Article content
zariz_example module and follow its README
Here is the Drush command to download and install Zariz Example:
drush dl entityreference_prepopulate replicate node_clone drush dl og --dev drush en zariz_example
It is possible (and optional) to export Zariz sites in a scalable manner using generator-zariz.
Developed by Gizra