Development

Why do I use WordPress for my personal blog?

It’s something I’m asked every now and then. “If I’m just making a blog site, should I just use WordPress, or should I still use Drupal?” To be fair, it all comes down in the end to a matter of personal taste. But, there are still some factual points on either side of the Drupal Blog vs. WordPress Blog argument. Firstly, some…

Drupal Databases: The Next Generation

It sounds kind of like Star Trek, but trust me, this is a lot more exciting!  Drupal 7 will access databases using PDO (PHP Data Objects), which allows Drupal to support many different Database Servers in the future (and will bring us one step closer to Drupal running on a SQLite3 flat-file database, woohoo!). A few people covered the patch arriving in…

It pays to keep track

One of my oldest non-committed Drupal core features is the deceptively-simply named “Add Referrer Banning“.  It’s been around since 2005 when 4.6/4.7 was cool 🙂  It’s been re-rolled 5 times, the last to make it compatible with the HEAD that will be 7.x, that was March 3 of this year. Since then core has changed a lot, and most importantly, the core…

New version of Drupal is out

Today a new version of Drupal, one of the best opensource Content Management Frameworks, has been released. Version 4.7 took more than a year to develop and includes many new features for the user, the site administrator and the Drupal coders (API’s). The new version rocks, try it yourself! read more