The features module


A Drupal site is composed of many parts, often similar to a puzzle. Just like a puzzle, you need to be able to control the pieces at any time. In the software development world, where software exists in the form of source code files, this is handled by a version-control system (such as CVS, Subversion or git - naming just the ones we use for Trellon). By using a VCS, you're able to check-in and check-out all the PHP files that make up Drupal and all the contrib and custom-made modules that compose a site. Read More >>>

Upgrading modules to Drupal 7

By João Ventura | Filed Under: coder, Drupal, modules, upgrade

With the recent release of Drupal 7, the community should now focus on upgrading existing Drupal 6 modules to Drupal 7.

Having already upgraded the print module from 4.7 to Drupal 5, and from that to Drupal 6, I can tell you that this time the process will be both harder and easier.

A lot harder

Trellon Launches Scribd View Module

By Campbell Vertesi | Filed Under: Drupal, modules, product

PDFs have historically been difficult to integrate into Drupal. Site owners were forced to include PDFs as attachments to content, and accept the interruption to the site layout that the external plugin presented. Building on the excellent Scribd API, our new module allows PDFs to be displayed on your site without the Adobe Reader plugin. Scribd Field integrates with the well-supported Filefield module, and allows you to integrate your PDFs into the look and feel of the rest of your site. Read More >>>

BDUG March Meetup: Review

By Dan Kurtz | Filed Under: Berkeley, DUG, modules

The Berkeley Drupal User Group's March meeting was a week and a half ago, but I'm still thinking about it, and now, in the "better late than never" spirit, I'm writing about it. Read More >>>

Slow Performance: Sharethis/Addthis


In between sessions at Drupalcon DC I was asked if Trellon generally implements bookmarking tools such as, sharethis or addthis, for clients? I started to answer that we have no preference but stopped myself when I remembered a client situation with Sharethis. When the Sharethis component was installed it made page load times slow and it had some script caching issues. In this situation it resulted in page loads of over 20 secs and obviously lead to us having to seek an alternative solution. Read More >>>