Introducing CRM Core

Mar
21
By Michael Haggerty | Filed Under: CRM Core, Drupal

CRM Core is a set of modules for managing contact records within a Drupal site, providing support for contacts, relationships and activities. It provides the basic tools organizations need to effectively track the relationships they maintain with people, along with a framework for extending that support to handle other use cases.

Our team has been working on CRM Core the release of Drupal 7, keeping in mind the idea that Drupal now has the potential to be a lot more than a CMS. Originally started as a proof of concept, this set of modules has grown to become a solution we have used when working with groups that don't work well with traditional CRM approaches. Now that it is being used by a number of organizations, we wanted to share some information about the system and how you can put it to work as a solution for managing contact information. Read More >>>

Creating your own entities with Entity API

Feb
03

There have been plenty of articles about Drupal 7 and entities already. Entities are great. They provide a unified way to work with different data units in Drupal. Drupal 7 is all about entities. They are everywhere: nodes, users, taxonomy terms, vocabularies...

Let's take a closer look at how developers can create their own entities using the Entity API module, which is a great toolbox. Read More >>>

Customizing Apachesolr facets built by FacetAPI with the power of CTools

Nov
14

The Apachesolr module (7.x) allows us to build sites that use powerful search technology. Besides being blazingly fast, Apachesolr has another advantage: faceted search.

Faceted search allows our search results to be filtered by defined criteria like category, date, author, location, or anything else that can come out of a field. We call these criteria facets. With facets, you can narrow down your search more and more until you get to the desired results.

Sometimes, however, the standard functionality is not enough. You might want or need to customize the way that facets work. This is controlled by Facet API. Unfortunately there is not much documentation for Facet API, and the API can be difficult to understand.

This post will change that!

In this post, you will learn how to use FacetAPI to create powerful custom faceted searches in Drupal 7. I will take a look at the UI of the module as well as its internals, so that we can define our own widgets, filters, and dependencies using some cool ctools features. Read More >>>

Looking ahead to Drupalcon Denver

Nov
11

With each week that DrupalCon Denver is coming nearer, the excitement in the community grows. At Trellon, we're not immune to that excitement, and we're proud to be a Platinum sponsor of Drupalcon Denver. We're looking forward to seeing members of the Drupal community there, both old friends and new. We're excited about the opportunity that Drupalcons give us not only to learn more about the direction of Drupal, but to help shape it. We're eager to learn what new and exciting things people around the world have been doing with Drupal. Read More >>>

DrupalCamp Foz - New steps for Drupal in Latin America

Oct
28

Last week I attended LatinoWare 2011 in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, which also hosted, among a number of events, DrupalCamp Foz. There hasn't been a Drupalcamp in Brazil for some time already, so this was a really important event for the Drupal community in Brazil. The community is growing in Brazil and other Latin America countries. At the Drupalcamp, we had representatives from Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, and Mexico. We also had the presence of our dear Drupal creator, Dries Buytaert. Read More >>>