Do more people prefer Drupal now instead of Wordpress ?

The question is -  Do people prefer Drupal over Wordpress. Is the ratio changing ?. Has the Drupal Ecosystem Changed recently ?. Lets take a look at some data points to see if we can answer these questions.


Top Drupal Resources for Drupal Developers

Collection of top drupal resources from around the world wide web. I have listed below only the websites which are important and has value. With 100s of websites on drupal, its difficult to follow. Check out Drupal training videos, Drupal top blogs, resources , ebooks, Books etc.  Bookmark this page for your future reference. 

Drupal site is slow ?. What should be done to improve performance ?

Drupal can scale if you have the right server architecture. There are numerous large sites such as the  that use Drupal. When you find performance issues on your website, its not one magic stick that will work. First check some modules to start debugging the issue:

Error - 'max_user_connections' active connections in lock_may_be_available()

An active drupal 7 website, one fine day was throwing the following error PDOException: SQLSTATE[42000] [1203] User ******** already has more than 'max_user_connections' active connections in lock_may_be_available() (line 167 of ******************/includes/ There were no changes done on the website nor to my webhosting so it was quite surprizing to suddenly see this error. However my website was not down. It was still working, Every time I get the error I would use refresh button in my browser and the page would appear correctly.  However I did the following

EDIT - 24th March 2015 -  Using the new module Asynchronous prefetch database query cache seems to solve this issue of locking. 

White empty screen on Save and viewing Status report page

One of my clients has a very simple website. Using Articles, Gallery, Views module and some utility modules. The website was running for a year on 7.14 and recently I upgraded it to 7.24. Upgrade from 7.14 to 7.24 went almost fine and website and theme was working fine.

Some pages I was getting a white empty screen like on Admin >> Status report. However I did not care that that , I thought it must be an issue with my browser cache.

None of the Themes rendering on drupal website

Today I had a weird problem with one of my drupal websites. I did not make any changes to this website and it has been running for some years. Suddenly my theme is completely broken and its not appearing either on website or admin pages

Drupal 7 Code Snippets for Blocks Pages

Sharing some of the code snippets related to Drupal 7. As you know that in Drupal 7 the API has changed and the SQL snippets that you used in Drupal 6 will no longer work in drupal 7. This was a big problem for me. This article will be useful if you dont know much coding, but can manage minor changes to code.

Upgrading to Drupal 7 from Drupal 6 - Experience Sharing

Recently I upgraded one of my websites, which had large content, but mostly using out of box features 

1. Book , page, story, forum, polls
2. Contributed Quiz module.
3. Contributed modules for SEO, Spam control etc. 
I did not have any CCK types, so I was expecting it to be a fairly simple upgrade, but I had some challenges which I have listed below. I used the following steps

Neither Admin nor Users are able to access the "Edit" user profile page in drupal website.

Another issue which I faced one day for my drupal website.

Users and Admin not able to login to drupal site - redirect loop

On one of my websites, I had this weird issue one day suddenly . Both users and admin was not able to login to website. It was going into redirect Loop and it used to display page not found "404" or it used to just be on the login page. I read in forums on and several other pages. There were many solutions proposed, which were actually quite confusing and not convincing I had not changed anything on my website to cause this issue, they why suddenly no-one is able to login.


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