How to Deploy Security Updates to Drupal 7 Site through Kraftwagen
3 years ago

Kraftwagen is an Open Source deployment tool that is built entirely on top of Drush. Kraftwagen makes Drupal “easy to use” for developers, who customize Drupal extensively, need staged deployments, and use version control systems to collaborate. It provides a set of commands for 'drush make' based Drupal development workflow.Benefits of using Kraftwagen for security updates

By using Kraftwagen to deploy security updates, the benefits are multifold, which include

  • Kraftwagen stores configuration as code in version control as opposed to other methods which store it in a database.
  • No need of copying files to project instead refer to external code resources (Drupal core, contrib modules and external libraries). This means that your project repository is very slim.
  • Effective single command deployment to multiple deploy targets (Development, Staging, Production).

Deploying Security Updates to Drupal 7 Site

Usually deploying security updates to Drupal 7 project can be a painful process. Basic Drupal 7 site update workflow is as follows:

  1. Backup database.
  2. Backup codebase.
  3. Download newer version of modules or make use of drush command drush up.
  4. Manually investigate if the modules have been hacked or patched.
  5. Then for database changes, run update.php in browser.

But with Kraftwagen this whole process becomes easier. All Drupal 7 core and contrib projects are saved by just version number in a .make file. Everything will be downloaded at the time of site building. This itself makes updating process easier since we only need to update version number in our .make file and rebuild the site.

Steps to Deploy using Kraftwagen

  1. Update version number in .make file.
  2. Build site using command drush kw-build.


So it is very evident that deployment to a Drupal 7 site through Kraftwagen put developers at ease with an otherwise hectic process. This is for more serious developers who crave for some single trigger deployment unlike other file transfer or dashboard based deploy environment. Deploying with Kraftwagen helps keep your git repo simple and slim.



on 01st January 2008 / by webmaster
We have added a few new modules to our site recently. Drupal Technical StumbleThis Sean (not verified) access_time 21 Sep 2021 - 18:10 Hi there, I uploaded the files, enabled the modules to use SU, and now I see the link, but there is no icon... How can I fix this? Thanks, Sean webmaster access_time 21 Sep 2021 - 18:10 In reply to Icon doesn't show by Sean (not verified) What do you see when you view the source? Search for stumblethis_button and you should be able to see the code for the image and the URL. Then you should be able to troubleshoot from there. Juicy Couture Addict (not verified) access_time 21 Sep 2021 - 18:10 thanks for the post. would love to hear more of you. by the way, drupal's really popular nowadays as it has easy and fast features. you agree with me? thanks.

on 16th January 2008 / by webmaster
Most webmasters do not realize this, but a lot of the content on lot of websites can be accessed from multiple URLs. A simple example would be where and leads to the same page. This is a fatal mistake in Search Engine Optimization and search engines penalize you for duplicate content. The correct configuration would be where the above two urls will lead you to the same page but will redirect you to with a 301 (Moved permanently) status which will not result in search engines penalizing the page. It is very easy to configure 301 redirects using Apache .htaccess file and the process is the same for a Drupal installation also. Drupal Technical Apache htaccess SEO Anonymous (not verified) access_time 21 Sep 2021 - 18:10 Hello. I'm trying to make show as, and I'm running into difficulties. I'm on Apache 2.0 and using the following lines in my httpd.conf file: RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^xxxxxxxxxx\.com$ [NC] RewriteRule ^(.*)$$1 [L,R=301] When I go to, I get (as expected). However, when I go to (it's a Drupal site), I get a 404 thrown and the URL changes to Same thing with Any suggestions? I want to run without Drupal's .htaccess file (instead incorporating these calls into my httpd.conf file). webmaster access_time 21 Sep 2021 - 18:10 In reply to Rewrite including filesystem path by Anonymous (not verified) I think the problem is with the base path which results in the redirection to /var/www/ part. The best approach I would think is to start with drupal htaccess and then strip out parts and move to httpd SNVC (not verified) access_time 21 Sep 2021 - 18:10 This is definitely a good guide. Thanks for this. wellyson access_time 21 Sep 2021 - 18:10 This is really nice and helpful.

on 08th February 2008 / by webmaster
Attachment Size slashdotit.tar.gz 173.55 KB Similar to the StumbleThis module that we had created earlier we have created another bookmarking Drupal Technical Slashdotit Shlomi Fish (not verified) access_time 21 Sep 2021 - 18:10 Hi! I'm interested in this module, but Drupal 6.2 complains that it's incompatible with it. Can you please update it or tell me how? Regards, Shlomi Fish webmaster access_time 21 Sep 2021 - 18:10 In reply to Can you update it for Drupal-6.x? by Shlomi Fish (not verified) Sure we are working on this currently and will post an update soon. Also we will post this module on as well Cheers Anoop John Team Zyxware Anonymous (not verified) access_time 21 Sep 2021 - 18:10 Hello! Nice Article very interesting, thanks