Where Block module beats Layout Builder


Drupal core ships Block and Layout Builder modules.

  • Block module is in business of placing blocks.
  • Layout Builder module is in business of placing blocks.


Block placements are decentralized: Each block placement is a config entity. Several modules can work together to place blocks on the same page. In other words, a module providing a block placement, doesn't know if a different module is also providing a placement on the same page or even on the same region.

Welcome Drupal 8!

First Drupal 8, the Release Candidate 1, is out after a fantastic work of more than 3,200 core contributors. Although we are a small company, we are proud to have contributed to this effort.

Drupal 8 has revamped its user interface; added WYSIWYG and in-place editing; significantly improved mobile support; added and improved key contributed modules including Views, Date, and Entity Reference; introduced a new object-oriented backend leveraging Symfony components; revamped configuration management; improved multilingual support; and added hundreds of other improvements. The fastest Drupal ever is here.

Read the official announcement of the Drupal 8 RC1 release.

Hola, Barcelona!

Drupalcon Barcelona 2015, 21-25 September

Again, I'm packing for Drupalcon. This year the most important European Drupal event will take place in the unique city of Barcelona. This year's conference will be marked by the long-awaited release of Drupal 8 and it's expected that the launch of Drupal 8 Release Candidate to occur right during the Drupalcon, in Barcelona. I'm a contributor to Drupal 8 and I'm very excited about the huge transformations that this release will bring to users, business and developers.

Drupal 8 is now part of our Training Curricula

As the date for Drupal 8 stable release is approaching, we’re excited to announce that Webikon has extended its training modules to include also Drupal 8 along with the existing Drupal 7.

Starting with the „8” release, Drupal has adopted the modern PHP concepts and standards, object-oriented programming, and the Symfony framework. While a lot of the Drupal concepts (Fields, Views, Entities, Nodes) continue to exist in Drupal 8, they are now implemented using object-oriented programming design patterns.

Briefly about Drupal DevDays Szeged 2014

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Drupal DevDays Szeged was one of the most successful Drupal events I ever attended since 2008. Let me explain why...

Today Drupal is 13 years old

In the early 2000s I wrote my own CMS, of course using PHP 3 (!) and MySQL. Everything was so simple, flexible and… funny. I thought I would never switch because it was so easy to extend and the system was so responsive. What I didn’t realize at that time, was that the web itself was rather simple.

But at some point, in the middle of decade, everything changed: the Web 2.0 came into the scene. Web API, web services, all together with XML, RSS and feed aggregation. Rich web user interfaces and then the amazing user interaction and social networking or social-media. After getting used to the changes, I finally realized that my CMS is dead. There was no chance to keep the rhythm.

With Drupal people, in Târgu Mureș

Our company was born in the Drupal community. We were involved from the early days of Romanian Drupal movement in supporting this great open source product and its enthusiasts. That's why we are again in the place that brings together drupalers from Romania or nearby countries: Drupalcamp Târgu Mureș 2013. is proud to support the 4th Romanian conference taking place in the lovely city of Târgu Mureș. See you there :)

Proud to support Drupalcamp Arad 2012

We are proud to support again the Romanian Drupal community with organizing its major 3rd event. Webikon is joining Drupalcamp Arad 2012 as a gold sponsor.

Together with my partner, Gabriel Dragomir, we were involved from the very beginning in the Romanian Drupal community by founding the Drupal Romania Association and organizing the first two camps in Timișoara (2010) and Bucharest (2011).

Packing for Drupalcon Munich 2012

Munich, here we come! We are ready for the great bavarian Weisswurst, Brezel und Bier. But moreover it is the great Drupal Community that is bring us there, between 20 and 24 of August 2012.

Basics of Developing with Drupal7

04/21/2012 - 00:00 to 04/22/2012 - 00:00

Registration closed

"Basics of Developing with Drupal 7" is an open training to be delivered in Bucharest during 21st and 22nd of April 2011, that will provide you with a solid basis for web application development using Drupal 7 CMS. After the first day of training, you will be able to build and customize a basic Drupal website. The second day will introduce you to advanced techniques for content and user interface building. This is an interactive training, as 60% of the training sessions are "hands-on" activities.