Something I’ll be putting on the portfolio here soon – a redesign of my personal blog. This is a redesign of the blog, which runs on Drupal 6 and features a blog and photo galleries. It’s not the first Drupal-based theme I’ve ever created, but certainly the one I’m happiest with.
Drupal 6 offers built-in actions that can be performed whenever something happens on your site. Typically, you want to use this to get an alert when someone publishes content on the site, or a new user signs up. You might even want to mimic WordPress and get an email alert every time someone leaves a [...]
Developers Dries Buytaert and Benjamin Schrauwen have announced the release of an all new anti-comment spam system called Mollom. Since Dries is the mastermind behind the community-building CMS Drupal, Mollom seems to have a wider remit than you might find with comparable systems like Akismet. They’re not just going after the usual automated comment spam [...]
If you’ve got a community website using Drupal, you might want to protect your site from spammers by applying the rel=”nofollow” attribute to any links your users generate. The theory behind this is that you protect your site from linking to ‘bad neighbourhoods’ an possibly incurring penalties with Google for spammy links. Rel=”nofollow” is your [...]
I spent a frustrating hour searching for the comment configuration area in Drupal 6, so I’m putting this post together to hopefully save you time setting up comments in Drupal. Basically, in contrast to previous editions of Drupal, comments are now configured by content type – allowing you to permit comments on blog entries, but [...]
I’m currently wrapping up on a Drupal installation for a client I’ve been working with for a while. One of the finishing touches on the new site is a contact form. Thankfully, Drupal has a contact form module built in, so there’s not really much work to do to get it up and running. Here [...]
Here’s a short and sweet tutorial on how to install the Drupal XML Sitemap module. This module automates the creation of a sitemap – an inventory of the files on your site – and automatically submits it to the major search engines as well. An essential SEO step for users of the Drupal CMS.
I came across this very interesting article by urlgreyhot on how to style the default Drupal buttons for that they provide some visual cues as to which buttons are most important. In most of the standard Drupal themes, the Preview, Publish and Delete buttons are styled in the same way, which gives equal visual weight [...]