Tag: Drupal

Installing Drush on a Shared DreamHost Account

[box type=”note”]If you have issues with these directions, please read the alternate directions for installing on a shared host manually without using Pear. MediaTemple is one provider where you must use the alternate directions to get Drush working.[/box] One of the easiest and most convenient ways to get your hands on Drupal is on a shared hosting environment. It’s pretty much where everyone is going to start from…

Productivity in Drupal’s Development (part 1 of n)

Some of you may recall that a couple of years ago (wow, that long?) I wrote an article on this blog entitled “Artificial Intelligence and Repetitive Tasks in a CMS” describing some of the biggest causes of grief I had when using Drupal (and other online presence/communication creators). I felt it was time for another one of these posts in the same…

What, no bit.ly Drupal module? Bam! Now there is.

If you ever wanted to allow your site’s users to be able to generate bit.ly URLs cleanly from within Drupal? Well, now you can! The newly written bit.ly module provides OAuth access to allow visitors to sign into their bit.ly accounts, acquire their API keys, and create links in their names’ as well as retrieve statistical account data. More is to be…

Version 1.6 of Add Another Module for Drupal Released

Add another module has been recently updated with another new time-saving feature; you can now display “Add another” tabs on certain node types.  I’m also taking the time to think of what else can be done to make the usual node creation workflow easier for end users. I’ll be looking for suggestions on how to improve the UI and workflow of node submissions and…

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…