The Week in Drupal: October 28, 2011

A look back at interesting modules, articles and other Drupal news of October 21 - 28, 2011.

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Drupal News

Drupal 7.9 released

Dries Buytaert: Mobile for Drupal 8 - More details: Palantir: The Drupal 8 Mobile Initiative

Drupal 8 adopts Symfony2 and PHP-standard autoloading

Vote Drupal for Best CMS & Best Community in 2011 Packt Publishing

Great Posts and Tutorials This Week

Saving node's fields without saving the node itself

Lullabot: Module Monday: Entity Cache

What Symfonic Drupal means

Metal Toad: Drupal UI: The Usability Challenge

Customizing WYSIWYGs beyond module settings

Interesting New Modules and Themes

Absolute Messages - Pin status messages to the top of the page.

Persistent Dismissable Messages

Dropkick - Make fancy dropdown select boxes with jQuery.

WYSIWYG Tools Plus

Commerce Custom Line Items

Commerce Services Integration

Commerce Card on File - Allow customers to reuse a stored credit card

Commerce Price History

Fit Text - Automatically resize fonts to fit adaptive layouts

Get File - Create a "Your download will start in a few seconds" type page for Filefield files.

Media upload directory - Set upload directory per file type with the Media module.

Webform Template

Anniversary Views Field - Have date fields like birthdays that happen every year.

Select More - Add an optinal textbox to checkbox fields (for the user to add more information)

Admin Frosting - Replaces Drupal's standard acmin screens with others created with the Views module.

HotBlocks - Move blocks around the page with goung to admin page.

Node autosave

Teaser Pane - Give content mangers more control over ordering and placement of items on a landing page or home page.

Wayne Eaker
October 28, 2011