Posts about Drupal

July 1, 2014 by JD Collier
Insert a block into the WYSIWYG in Drupal

Sometimes what you are looking for is right in front of you. I have been searching for a module to allow me to insert a block into a WYSIWYG field. I tried looking for a Drupal implementation like Wordpress Shortcodes, perhaps the SimpleAd module would do what I'm wanting, maybe there is a Ckeditor plugin written for this? I came up short.

June 3, 2014 by JD Collier
Cache all the things but still run dynamic code

There are quite a few caching options out there, and we frequently combine several services to cache every little piece of a site. Think about it: standard Drupal cache, Varnish, Memcache, Redis, various files coming from CDNs, and more.

April 15, 2014 by JD Collier
Crawling vs. indexing: robots.txt and sitemap.xml

Sometimes you need to prevent a site, page or everything at a particular path from showing up in Google search. I've heard people say to just disallow the page in robots.txt file. This is actually incorrect.

February 25, 2014 by JD Collier
Why I love Pantheon for Drupal hosting

We have been using Pantheon for several months now and I am ready to declare it a strong winner for us. If you haven't experienced it, Pantheon is a hosting platform that is optimized for Drupal.

January 16, 2014 by Mark Figart
Static websites paired with a good CMS is a match made in heaven.

I’m going out on a limb by saying we may be on the cusp of a revolution as it relates to how we build, deploy and manage websites. That’s a strong claim, but witness the new Reese’s candy of web technologies: Static files combined with the content management system.

September 25, 2013 by Oliver Yin
Drupal Views

Drupal is definitely not something you can master or even comprehend in a few weeks, or even a few months. All the little details start to take their toll after a while. But my personal savior and motivator as a Drupal newbie came in an immensely useful package that most Drupal developers might recognize.

September 18, 2013 by Jonathan Dale
In Open Source Software, forking is a feature.

"In Open Source Software, forking is considered a feature. Nevertheless, the Drupal community has generally frowned upon forking. We’ve been a fairly cohesive community. We work together, share what we’re doing (even while we compete with each other), collaborate with each other, offer help, contribute patches, all in support of the commons we love: Drupal." -...

September 11, 2013 by JD Collier
Simple tips to improve Drupal for your content managers

During a website project there are distinct phases that allow us to plan for the various audiences of a website. In this process, I have often seen an audience omitted: content managers. We need to ensure we are also weighing the needs and expectations of the content manager when we build a site. Remember content managers are an audience too.

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