The Week in Drupal: April 20, 2012

A look back at interesting modules, articles and other Drupal news of the last weeks: April 13 - 20, 2012.

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Drupal News

DrupalCon Munich: Submit a session for Munich until May 11!

Improved Session Selection Process for DrupalCon Munich

Great Posts and Tutorials

Creating a Custom Apache Solr Facet

Build advanced content listings – with Apache Solr, Search API, Facet API

Squeeze! Save disk space with MySQL compression - Not totally Drupal, but useful for Drupal devs.

Interesting New Modules

Image Delta Formatter - P provides a custom formatter for imagefields, that allows the user to specify which values (deltas) should be displayed.

Hierarchical Term Formatter - Provides hierarchical term formatters to display a taxonomy term reference on, say, a node as Parent > Child, rather than just Child.

Feeds hierarchical taxonomy - Import nodes with taxonomies such as Clothes > Children > Blue and automatically create terms as a hierarchical taxonomy tree.

Bendy - A feature module that creates a content rotating banner using the Views Slideshow module, Client-side Adaptive Image module and some CSS sorcery.

UUID Link - Allows use to link to entities using UUIDs, rather than ids. This prevents links breaking as content moves from one environment to another.

Entity Sync - Allows Rules driven synchronization of entities between Drupal installations.

Post Bookmarklet - Allows you to create bookmarklets to quickly create new nodes based on an external URL.

Wayne Eaker
April 20, 2012