Migrate to Drupal 8 - Exciting features you want to grab

Drupal 8 Beta has been released and the full stable release is just around the corner. There is lot of excitement amongst Drupal developers and open source community. Lets see what goodies and features are in store for us, I am sure you will be waiting to upgrade to Drupal 8 just like me.

Drupal pay with tweet / social media

In case you are wondering if it is possible to show only a snippet of a block of text/content and allow people to see the complete content or enable a download only after they have shared it on social media - like twitter, facebook, google plus, etc, in drupal , then some of your problem will be solved with a contributed module.


Drupal cron problems - not running , white page

Drupal cron job is really easy to setup. However for some old running websites cron job stops working after updating drupal to new version. For one of my websites I had similar issue. The cron job was not running. Neither automatically not manually. Running cron job used to return a blank white page, which means you dont know what the issue is. I even tried installing poormanscron module still it used to fail.

Drupal integration with other applications

Drupal being a top CMS, its very important that it integrates with other third party applications. We generally want the following

  1. Use and implement some standard functionality of Drupal
  2. Build some custom functionality that should seamlessly integrate with Drupal eg same users, same permissions, etc...
  3. Use Third party modules for front end or implementing key functionalities. 

Headless Drupal - Overview and resources

Headless Drupal is already a thing and people have started using it for building websites. Lets see what is headless drupal and why it is required.  Headless drupal concept will mainly be of help to theme developers (front-end). Today we can create great themes using HTML, CSS, Javascript. however when we try to integrate with drupal framework, we have to spend days to make things working.

A Handy guideline on using Drupal 8 Condition Plugins API

Drupal has undoubtedly emerged as one of the finest open source web development platforms. With its latest version 8, Drupal has introduced new features, functionalities, bug fixes etc., which have helped web designers and developers build out-of-the-box websites and web applications. The amazing collection of Drupal plugins and extensions makes room for creation of feature-rich web apps and portals.

How to block spam user registrations on drupal website

Before the user can post spam content, comment , he must be registered user. If you have not allowed anonymous posts on your drupal website,  then you must focus on reducing spam registrations on your drupal website. Following modules can be used effectively in drupal 7 to prevent Spam user Registrations.


What are the pros and cons of using Drupal

Drupal is a popular and one of the best CMS. While in initial stages of adoption one does wonder , what are the pros and cons of using drupal. Should I go with Drupal, Wordpress, Joomla or something else. Lets find out Some outstanding pros and cons of using drupal for building your website or blog.


Drupal site down - 500 Internal server error , blank page , heavy usage of resources

One of my drupal websites suddenly went into lot of issues 1) It became extremely slow and I had not done any changes to the website, and all my modules and scripts were upto date 2) It became inaccessible and was throwing 500 Internal server error and max database connection error.

Drupal Awards - BlueDrop 2014 Celebrating Innovations

The 2014 Blue Drop Awards nominations are starting. These awards are to recognize Drupal contribution. Over last few years Drupal has grown incredibly . There are many blogs and websites which provide free drupal support and valueable information . Bluedrop awards were created to promote drupal to greater technology community and to recognize innovative, next-generation websites and the companies that built them. Since 2012 there have been 387 nominations from 27 countries and winners in 7 different countries. There are 1 million active drupal websites and 31000 Drupal developers.


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