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ygerasimov's picture
Oct 12, 2011

CTools is a powerful toolbox for Drupal developers, but there are many features of this huge module that aren't well known or used. I would like to share some of my experience with using one of those lesser-known features: CTools Access Rulesets.

In this article you'll learn how to utilize the nice CTools Access Rulesets GUI in combination with some custom code to limit file downloads based on certain criteria. This promotes generic code and separates the access logic out to a place where it is customizable by a site administrator.

ygerasimov's picture
Sep 22, 2011

In this article I would like to talk about creating low bandwidth versions of websites running on Drupal 6.x.

The times of dial-up and other types of slow internet connections are (almost) over, but sometimes it's still important to give your users the option to experience a light version of your website. I will explain how to implement such functionality using the context module. This will also serve as a good example of how to write context conditions.

ffranz's picture
Aug 24, 2011

Note: I am hosting a BoF at DrupalCon London about this: Join us in Room 333 on Thursday 25th August from 11:00 - 12:00 (second half).

Varnish and Boost are normally seen as one-or-the-other. However this does not need to be the case. This article introduces a configuration which allows any site running Boost to run Varnish additionally and make the site both much faster and much more scalable. It also allows you to make use of Boost's advanced expiration features (until the expire module is finished) and combine this with Varnish. I'll show an easy howto method for adding Varnish, and - for those being more experienced in VCL - why this works the way it does.

vmirgorod's picture
Aug 02, 2011

We would like to announce the creation of the Webform Bonus Pack module which allows you to do email routing and to send submissions digests in specific formats to a configured set of emails on cron.

This blog post aims to show different approaches of email routing (i.e.conditional emailing), to explain pros and cons of these approaches, and to show how to handle email routing efficiently using Webform Bonus Pack module.

ffranz's picture
May 18, 2011

Facebook continues to grow at a rapid pace, and many sites have started to integrate Facebook Connect as a single sign on solution. Drupal has two modules available for integration with Facebook Connect: FB Module and Facebook Connect Module. This post uses our recent experiences to show how Facebook Connect can be extended in Drupal to offer a one-click to full profile (including image) solution. The results can look like this:

franz's picture
Mar 17, 2011

Contextual links is a great addition for the admin UI of any website. So much so that it has become part of the core in Drupal 7.0. It adds administrative links on nodes, comments, views... But it doesn't cover absolutely everything. What if you want contextual links for the nodes inside a view? What about views rows? That depends on your rows. It works out of the box when using the "Node" row plugin, because of the native node contextual links. If you're using field rows though, you'll have to do some hacking to get it there.

franz's picture
Mar 02, 2011

Apache Solr integration with drupal is already a well-known way to boost search functionality on Drupal, either by increasing performance or by the flexibility provided for the search pages and results. It has introduced faceted search in a very organic fashion, and there is little doubt about its popularity. It can even be found in use on Drupal's official community site .

vmirgorod's picture
Feb 17, 2011

The Features module allows you to create and manage Drupal features, sets of components that can be exported and imported: content types, views, contexts, etc. Using Features allows you to group your favorite Drupal components together in a coherent feature and recreate it on another Drupal website. You can read more about the Features module here.

jventura's picture
Feb 15, 2011

A Drupal site is composed of many parts, often similar to a puzzle. Just like a puzzle, you need to be able to control the pieces at any time. In the software development world, where software exists in the form of source code files, this is handled by a version-control system (such as CVS, Subversion or git - naming just the ones we use for Trellon). By using a VCS, you're able to check-in and check-out all the PHP files that make up Drupal and all the contrib and custom-made modules that compose a site.

jventura's picture
Feb 08, 2011

With the recent release of Drupal 7, the community should now focus on upgrading existing Drupal 6 modules to Drupal 7.

Having already upgraded the print module from 4.7 to Drupal 5, and from that to Drupal 6, I can tell you that this time the process will be both harder and easier.

A lot harder

mhaggerty's picture
May 25, 2010

People at Trellon have been working on the Dashboard module as part of the Drupal.org redesign. A new version came out the other day, and we could use some help testing it and getting some feedback.

kcunningham's picture
May 20, 2010

This post is an entry in our 20 APIs in 20 Days series. Learn more about how best practices lead to sustainable development at www.trellon.com.

Often, the most important part of a website is the users of the site itself. They are unique individuals who form the basis of thriving communities. It's vital to support users by delivering content in predictable and personalized ways.

kcunningham's picture
Apr 08, 2010

This post is an entry in our 20 APIs in 20 Days series. Learn more about how best practices lead to sustainable development at www.trellon.com.

There's not much that has not been said about Drupal's Forms API, and it can be a challenging concept for developers who are used to working with other platforms. Any series talking about the underlying framework would be incomplete without some discussion of how it is used.

mhrabovcin's picture
Apr 05, 2010

This post is an entry in our 20 APIs in 20 Days series. Learn more about how best practices lead to sustainable development at www.trellon.com.

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