The Drupal Menu System handles both the navigational system (visible menus and links) as well as the Drupal callbacks in the back end. The menu links listed on the header of a Drupal site is normally the primary menu or the secondary menu. These menus are sets of static links that you create via the Drupal admin interface. However sometimes it is useful to have a login / logout link in the primary or the secondary menu depending on whether the user is logged out or logged in. Here is how you add this.
Drupal is supposed to be a very secure CMS and the Drupal security team is a highly efficient team of people scouting the Drupal camp to find and sort out security issues as soon as they crop up. But no amount of programming will fix security issues caused by incorrect configuration of a Drupal site. Here is a checklist of items that you have to confirm after you deploy a new Drupal installation.
Drupal performance tuning tips - Running Drupal on shared hosting (GoDaddy / HostGator / Dreamhost etc)
Running Drupal on a shared hosting environment could become a challenge when the site starts getting a lot of visitors. So f you run your Drupal installation on one of the shared hosting providers like GoDaddy, Hostgator, Dreamhost etc and your site is reasonably popular then it is likely that you would have run into performance issues if the site is not configured correctly. If you configure your Drupal site correctly you should be able to stick with shared hosting for a longer period of time before moving on to dedicated hosting.
Lightbox Plus Lightbox Plus is a Wordpress plugin that permits users to view larger versions of images, simple slide shows, videos and content all in an overlay. It uses the popular colorbox jquery plugin. Colorbox module for Drupal will provide full integration of the colorbox plugin.
WP- DB Backup WP-DB-Backup is a Wordpress plugin that allows you easily to backup your core WordPress database tables. You may also backup other tables in the same database. In Drupal the Backup and Migrate module (is the best automated backup solution integrated with Drupal.)
WP e-Commerce WP e-Commerce is a free WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin that lets customers buy your products, services and digital downloads online. Ubercart is the popular tool for ecommerce applications in Drupal. It is a superior e-commerce solution available when compared to the wordpress equivalent and has tons of features.
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.
Redirection Redirection is a WordPress plugin to manage 301 redirections and keep track of 404 errors without requiring knowledge of Apache .htaccess files. Path redirect is the popular alternative in Drupal
Simple Tags Simple Tags add some tools for taxonomies like Terms suggestion, Mass Edit Terms, Auto link Terms, Ajax Autocompletion, Click Terms, Auto terms, Advanced manage term In Drupal: By default Drupal taxonomies support tags with auto-complete option. Other features like tagcloud and manage tags can be done using the
Yet Another Related Posts Plugin Yet Another Related Posts Plugin (YARPP) gives you a list of posts and/or pages related to the current entry, introducing the reader to other relevant content on your site. Similar Entries is the Drupal equivalent module that can do this same task.
Akismet Akismet is a Wordpress plugin that checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not and lets you review the spam it catches under your blog's "Comments" admin screen.
Social plugins Wordpress comes with the popular social plugins Addtoany and Addthis. Both of these plugins provide share icons of the popular social bookmarking websites. Add-to-any allows integration with google analytics and Addthis allows customization of the social icons.
Google Analytics for WordPress The Google Analytics for WordPress plugin allows you to track your blog easily and with lots of metadata. The Google Analytics module for Drupal incorporates all the features of the Wordpress plugin for Drupal.
All in one SEO pack All in one SEO pack is a Wordpress plugin with a collection of tools to optimize your WordPress blog for Search Engines Drupal has several tested and proven modules available in the Drupal core as well as in the contributed section. The most popular ones are
Contact Form 7 Contact Form 7 is a Word press plugin that can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with a simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.
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.
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/