Drupal Modules

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Drupal is a very secure content management system and provides a lot of security for website owners out of the box. Drupal 8 and 9 come with flood prevention capabilities that protect against brute force login attacks on your website. However, if you want to go that extra mile and prevent access to the user/login page to anonymous users, you can use Disable Drupal Login Page module.
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Drupal stands apart from open-source content management systems, such as Joomla and WordPress, due to various reasons. What gives Drupal a far greater edge over other content management systems is the the development of tightly configured sites that are scalable and secure. Moreover, the Drupal modules are simple and iterative, thus easing the burden of administering Drupal.
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One of our clients requested us to come up with a Drupal based web application to generate a PDF file from an HTML template. The client's site which runs on Drupal 7 allows users to create envelopes based on the custom designs submitted by the user through that Drupal website. The online envelope editor uses an HTML template during the edit phase of the envelope and generates a PDF file of the sample template when the edit process is completed. If you are looking to know how to generate a PDF file from an HTML template using dompdf then read on.
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Although the Drupal core provides all the basic functionality to run a website you need to have additional contrib modules installed to extract the full capabilities of Drupal. Here are 18 essential modules we have come up with for building a simple Drupal site. You might also find our list of the Top Drupal SEO modules and Top Drupal 6 modules to be of help. Contact us to get professional help to build your Drupal website. Drupal Theming and Drupal Migration are just two of the legion of Drupal services we have on offer.
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Trying to build the next Facebook? Then build it with Drupal. Use Drupal’s vast collection of modules to convert a basic Drupal site to a social network that can rival MySpace or Linkedin. We have listed the 10 essential modules for building a social networking site using Drupal. If you are looking for professional Drupal expertise for building your social networking site using Drupal, contact us. We can provide a host of Drupal services including but not limited to Drupal Performance, Drupal Security & Drupal Theming.
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A majority of the websites on the web are personal blogs and they are a very popular use for a CMS. Drupal provides most of the functionality required by a personal blog out of the box. However Drupal is not just a blogging tool, it is a full fledged Content and Workflow Management System which means that you can prepare for success once you blog takes off in a big way. Having the 10 essential modules for building a personal blog with Drupal will ensure that it takes less effort to have a successful Drupal blog. If you want to build your personal blog using Drupal, do get in touch with us. We also provide Wordpress to Drupal Migration services so that you can provide migrate your existing Wordpress blog to Drupal.
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Corporates will find Drupal immensely useful for building their web portfolios. Drupal comes with a good collection of corporate themes as well as a plethora of modules for easy creation and a maintenance of such websites. Here are 10 essential modules for building a corporate website with Drupal. Having Drupal experts to assist you is the fastest way to build a corporate website. We provide a wide range of professional Drupal Services like Drupal Migration Services, Drupal Security Services and Drupal SEO. Contact us to know more
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Drupal provides an extensive collection of community contributed modules that are specifically designed to make your Drupal website more visible to Search Engines. Although high quality relevant content is what ultimately decides your Drupal sites ranking in Search Engines, these modules allow you to further increase your chances of getting better rankings. Having had considerable experience in doing SEO on our own site we have identified the Top 6 SEO modules for a Drupal website. Also checkout the Top 6 Drupal modules for Drupal 6. If you are looking to get professional help to help SEO optimize your Drupal site do contact us. We can provide assistance in Drupal SEO and a wide range of other Drupal Services.
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Drupal is build to be modular in nature. Drupal's core functionality is provided by a core set of modules. Its functionality can be extended by the use of user contributed modules and custom modules. Currently Drupal has a huge selection of user contributed modules. User contributed modules which were found to be indispensable were later moved to the core. Have a look at some of the Top 5 Drupal modules which have become almost indispensable while using Drupal. Still not sure about what modules to start with for your Drupal site? - We can provide a wide range of professional Drupal services to help you build your Drupal site. Please get in touch with us to know more.
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While trying to fix an issue with Drupal Views, I wanted to use a single custom table to store the char count of the body field of different content types instead of creating separate CCK fields for each content type to store the same. The question that came to my mind was how to integrate my custom database table with Drupal Views? Drupal's Views module provides a hook for doing this - hook_views_data().
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WP-Super Cache WP-Super Cache is a Wordpress plugin that generates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. After a html file is generated your webserver will serve that file instead of processing the comparatively heavier and more expensive WordPress PHP scripts. Boost is the popular alternative in Drupal for static page caching.
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NextGEN Gallery NextGEN Gallery Wordpress plugin is a fully integrated Image Gallery plugin for WordPress with a slideshow option. Before I started writing the plugin I studied all the existing image and gallery plugins for WordPress. Some of them are really good and well designed, but the gap I filled was a simple administration system at the back end which can also handle multiple galleries.
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Wordpress is a popular blogging platform and is popular among many bloggers as it was designed more or less for the end users. If you need to setup a good looking blog quickly and without going too deep into the technical stuff, then Wordpress should be the most likely choice for you. Like Wordpress, Drupal is also a Content Management System build around PHP and MySql with almost all the strengths of Wordpress. Nevertheless Drupal is more developer centric and customizable and robust when compared to Wordpress and is gaining popularity very rapidly. We have already done a post on how to upgrade a Drupal site. Due to its huge fanbase and ease of programming, Wordpress has numerous plugins at its disposal. There are Drupal equivalents for most of these. Here is our take on a few popular Wordpress plugins and their equivalents in Drupal.