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.
Drupal Technical | 1 min read
GTranslate GTranslate is a Wordpress plugin that provides an automatic translation service to translate your web page with Google power. With the ability to translate over 58 available languages your site will be available to more than 98% of Internet users. GTranslate for Drupal does the same thing in Drupal and has been coded by the same author.
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.
Zyxware is conducting a Drupal workshop in association with COMSOC of College of Engineering Trivandrum and IEEE Student Branch of Younus College of Engineering and Technology. The workshop will be held at Central Computer Facility, College of Engineering Trivandrum on the 20th of August 2011. You can register for the workshop at http://ieeesbcet.org/stac-drupal-workshop/
How to mix public and private folders in a Drupal installation | Creating a private folder in Drupal
Drupal Technical | 3 min read
By default, Drupal serves all its files publicly via http. This means that any unauthorized user can directly access all the files through a browser by entering its path. This is also true for files which have permissions for them. The solution provided by Drupal, which is to make the entire file system private is resource intensive and can bring down the server. However there is another less costly workaround to this issue. Read on to find out more.
Drupal Technical | 4 min read
Zyxware, in association with Vidya Academy of Science and Technology(VAST), is conducting a one day workshop on Drupal at VAST, Thrissur on March the 26th, 2011. The workshop will be conducted by Drupal developers, Smruthy Rajendran and Jijimol K. John of Zyxware Technologies. The workshop is targeted at beginners who wish to learn the basics of building a website using Drupal. Update:The workshop has been rescheduled from the 26th of February to the 26th of March, 2011. The request form remains the same.
Announcements | 2 min read
We are looking for more Software Engineers to join our fast growing team of Drupal developers. Like earlier we are looking to hire people with 2+ years of experience in PHP/MySQL. Visit Zyxware Careers to get a general feel of the qualities we expect in prospective hires. As always we would love to hire Free Software contributors, so if you have creditable Free Software contributions do mention it in your resume. Confirmed Full Time Positions Open
News | 2 min read
One of the more cried about limitations of Drupal has been the seeming lack of quality themes. Wordpress, another popular CMS framework, has a vibrant design community and therefor has some breathtaking themes. Additionally all themes published on Wordpress.org are GPLed. We have taken one of the recently created wordpress themes - icandy - and have ported this to Drupal and have contributed it to the community. You can see the Drupal icandy theme here
Drupal is an extremely versatile platform when it comes to the ease of integration with other services or APIs. So we did not have a second thought when a client of ours came up with a request to create a website to provide Free SMS Service. We decided to integrate the SMS Gateway API with Drupal and create the site.
Adding to the growing list of community contributions we have taken up the support for yet another Drupal Module - MailQ. Zyxware Drupal Profile now boasts commit rights for 6 different modules. A few more modules are in the queue and should be out there soon.
News | 5 min read
We have been working with Drupal for the last 3 years now and we just love Drupal. Every day we work with it, we get more and more reasons to love it even more. As a token of our respect for this system, we have become official paid members of Drupal association. We can now proudly flaunt the association badges on our site.
Drupal Technical | 1 min read
Drupal is one of the most popular(if not the most), stable and beautifully architectured Free Software content management solutions out there in the market. One of the biggest problems associated with Drupal is the shortage of commercial themes like Joomla or Wordpress does. But that is going to be history. We have for sale over 170 different Drupal themes that are professionally designed and ready to use in your Drupal installation. Check out our Drupal themes and buy. Priced between 50$ and 80$ these themes are a bargain. So make most of this opportunity and buy a beautiful theme for your favorite CMS - Drupal. Also do check out other Open Source Software Themes
Technical Solution | 2 min read
One of the most important aspects of any website is its look and feel. If you create a website that does its job well but does not look good, it is bound to become a failure. On the other hand if you create a exceptionally good looking website which too does its job it is more likely to succeed. Every web application project requires you to design the website. Why spend too much time and effort in doing this when you can go ahead and buy a readily available design. This is what our new website - OSS Themes - offers you.
Drupal is one of the most popular, stable and beautifully architectured Free Software content management solutions out there in the market. But one of the biggest problems associated with Drupal is in its shortage of beautiful themes like Joomla or Wordpress does. But that is all going to be over. We have for sale around 150 different Drupal themes that are professionally designed and ready to use in your Drupal installation. Check out our Drupal themes and buy. Priced between 50$ and 80$ these themes are a bargain. So make most of this opportunity and buy a beautiful theme for your favorite CMS
Drupal Solution | 6 min read
We have recently completed the development of a Drupal based College Website System. We have also successfully implemented this for one of the prestigious educational institutions in the city. Now we are ready to implement this for any other college/university who wants to have a highly scalable and flexible system at very affordable rates. If you would like us to build your school/college/university website/portal Contact Us
Drupal Technical | 6 min read
// Are you a software developer working on drupal and frequently uses site:drupal.org search on google? Are you tired of typing site:drupal.org whenever you search something drupal related? Well here is our simple solution to your problems. Now you can do drupal site search directly from Firefox.
News | 2 min read
We are happy to announce the release of yet another Drupal module. This time it is the "Comment Subscribe" module that will allow anonymous as well as registered users on a drupal site to subscribe to replies to their comments. The module will send notifications to the subscribed users about the replies to their comments or replies to their comment's children.
News | 3 min read
We have volunteered to take up the maintenance of a very useful Drupal module - Search404. As of today we are the official maintainers of this very useful Drupal module. We know that this is going to be a challenge for us, being a young company and with a young team. But we do feel that it is our responsibility to give back to the Drupal community at least some part of what it has given us.