The Week in Drupal: May 4, 2012

A look back at interesting modules, articles and other Drupal news of the last week: April 27 - May 4, 2012.  

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Drupal News

Drupal 7.14 and Drupal 6.26 released - A security release for D7, bugfixes only for D6. The security issues are described here: SA-CORE-2012-002.

Dries Buytaert: Announcing Spark: authoring improvements for Drupal 7 and Drupal 8

Update on DrupalCon São Paulo 2012

Drupal core announcements: Save the Date: Midwest Drupal Developer Summit in Madison, WI, July 26-27, 2012

Great Posts and Tutorials

Drupal Views now supports queries of Google Analytics report data

How to bootstrap Drupal in custom scripts

Selenium: testing Javascript with Simpletest on Drupal 7

Mobile Drupal optimization results

Achievements 7.x-1.5 released

Liberate your Drupal data for a service-oriented architecture (using Redis, Node.js, and MongoDB)

Commerce Module Tuesday: Commerce Card on File

Interesting New Modules

Menu Select - For responsive design websites, allows menus to be rendered as select boxes.

Save Form State - Auto save forms using the jQuery Sisyphus plugin, which is a lightweight jQuery plugin.

VoIP Poll - Facilitates the creation of polls that are accessible via web, phone and SMS.

Registration Commerce 2 - Integration between Entity Registrations and Drupal Commerce enabling paid registrations.

Article Templater - Allows content authors to create content templates and reuse them within any content type you have on your Drupal site.

Obnoxious Overlay - Best module description ever. Go read it.

addressfield_tokens - Extends the addressfield module by adding full token support. Lets you use pieces of the address separately.

Views Sexy Throbber - A modal HUD-style loading graphic for Views. It looks like this screenshot. (SFW) 

Commerce Actions - A bunch of actions to use with Rules module on your Drupal Commerce store.

Views Sprites - A sprite generator for Views. What?!

Yelp Reviews Plus - Provides a block which displays Yelp reviews about a specific business with the option of displaying review excerpts.

Conditional Variables - Allows for changing Drupal variables depending on configurable conditions. It currently utilizes Rules, but may support additional methods down the road, such as Context.

Role Delay - enables the configuration of one or more user roles that all new users are automatically granted after a specified period of time from registration.

Password Flow - In core, when a user clicks on the password reset link they end up on a page with a login button, which is potentially confusing. Password flow allows you to remove this additional step and send the user directly to their user edit page to reset their password.

Wayne Eaker
May 4, 2012