Drupal Development

Why you need to choose Drupal as your website development framework?

September 01, 2015 - 11:00

Drupal has been used and adapted by millions of websites across the world and not without reason. This top open source CMS is extremely flexible and robust and has found favour amongst the developer community due to the various qualities it possesses. Across the world, many renowned websites such as virgin.com, weather.com, theeconomist.com and london.gov.uk have applauded its versatility and flexibility, and used the Drupal development framework to their benefit.

Key features of Drupal 8 to be genuinely excited about

August 24, 2015 - 10:31

The last release of Drupal was about three years back and Drupal lovers - site builders, developers and administrators - are more than excited to get their hands on the hottest addition to the Drupal Web Development family, Drupal 8. With over 1700 contributors working diligently at building the latest version of Drupal, it comes as no surprise that Drupal 8 has exceeded the expectations of its loyal users and arrived with a bang.

[Drupal] How to fix the incorrect pager display in drupal 7?

July 02, 2013 - 23:28

In a recent project, I had to make use of pagers in two views. As per the requirement, I had to display different numbers of contents per page for both views. For the first view, I had to display 2 items per page and for the second one(search-results view) 10 per page.The problem I faced was, Eventhough if I had less than 10 search results, the page displayed the pager-links as per the contents of the first view. ie, both the views showed same number of pagers, which was wrong. If you want to know, how I fixed this, please read on.

Should you use Wordpress or Drupal for your company Website?

When you set out to build a website for your company there are a lot of aspects that you should be considering while deciding on the technology decisions. Based on these different aspects and based on how you prioritize between them the technology decisions that you take would vary. Going for a Content Management System is a no brainer if you wish to manage the content on your site. Both Drupal and Wordpress are good choices for building your new company website. However there are differences between them and this is an attempt to help you make a decision on this.

Test cases/checklists to check against while testing Global Redirect Module on a Drupal site

Global Redirect is a functional module which ensures the correct redirection of users to the alias of a given drupal path, thus avoiding duplicated content from multiple URLs. This is very important for SEO because otherwise search engines will see the same content at the Drupal path as well as at its alias causing it to believe that the site is duplicating content at two different URLs

Test cases/checklists to check against while testing Image upload fields on a Drupal site

Just as for File Upload fields, Image Upload fields are equally prone to hack attempts. They also have additional functionality to do post-upload, such as passing the image through various image processing filters / presets. While testing Image Upload Fields, you have to take into consideration all these points. Here are some test cases to help you test image upload fields on a Drupal site:

Test cases / checklists to check against while testing Roles and User Permissions on a Drupal site

In a Drupal site, user roles and permissions are an important way of controlling access to the site. This is more so important when there are multiple individuals besides the website owner who administers the site. Other people can be assigned certain 'roles' which define the kind of access that is to be granted. Basically in Drupal, the Site maintainer and Administrator roles are given all the available permissions and Drupal Administrator role receives all permissions throughout the lifespan of the site. This is not the case for other 'roles', where access within admin permissions and time limits only are granted to users linked to those roles.

Test cases/checklists to check against while testing links on a Drupal site

You might ponder as to why test a link, or even include it as a test case when there are several other major functionalities to be tested in a Drupal site. Every site, be it Drupal or non-Drupal, contains numerous links, some of which lead to external sites and some that whirl within the site. The 'web' works extensively through links, and it is through links that sites are navigated to and get found. Links are also the underlying indicators for security of a site. So links should be paid attention to and be tested thoroughly. Here are some test cases to help you get started:

[Drupal Development ] How to create Drupal Triggers and Actions - Part I

Triggers and Events are very important concept in the Drupal world. If you want to get your hands dirty tweaking Drupal or dive into Drupal development or simply configure a Drupal website properly you need to be familiar with the Drupal Actions and Triggers. If you want to know more about Drupal Triggers and Actions then read on to find out.

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