Some of the most interesting new modules and themes I saw posted to drupal.org in October:
Some of the most interesting new modules I saw posted to drupal.org in September:
Attention Michigan Drupalers! Mark your calendars for DrupalCamp Michigan, Saturday January 31 at Henry Ford College in Dearborn. For only $15, you get a full day of Drupal presentations, discussions and lunch!
If you've ever written a lot of custom code for a Drupal site, then you know it can be a tedious and error-prone experience. Your IDE doesn't know how Drupal's data structures are organized, and it doesn't have a way to extract information about configured fields to do any autocomplete or check data types. This leads to some frustrations:
Michigan Drupalers! Let’s get together for DrupalCamp Michigan, Saturday October 12 in Ann Arbor. A great program has just been announced, including sessions on security, integrating Drupal with external systems, mobile app development, and Drupal 8. Registration is $15, which includes lunch and t-shirt. It’s a small venue, and there are limited tickets, so register soon to make sure you can attend.
At last night's Ann Arbor Drupal Meetup, a question was raised about how to write an import script to create Drupal nodes that include a Filefield CCK field. Filefields and Imagefields present a particular problem for import because the file must be stored into the Drupal files table before you can save them to the node.
This week I’ve been working on fixing some duplicate content problems on our site coming from the Site Map module. In doing so, it’s become obvious that the design of Drupal’s taxonomy module makes it very easy to accidentally end up with Google indexing multiple copies of your term pages. This SEO problem isn’t just happening to Drupal rookies. Even top Drupal firms are screwing this up.