Drupal is a free and open-source content management framework written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. It is used as a back-end framework for at least 2.1% of all websites worldwide ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites including whitehouse.gov and data.gov.uk. It is also used for knowledge management and business collaboration. The standard release of Drupal, known as Drupal core, contains basic features common to content management systems.
Drupal 6.0 was released almost 6 years ago in February 2008. The Drupal community is committed to release Drupal 6 bugfixes until Drupal 8.0 is released and with recent changes provide security fixes much longer.
Drupal 8 will be the most customizable and adaptable release of Drupal ever! Drupal 8 offers countless new ways to customize data structures, listings, and pages, and adds new capabilities for displaying data on mobile devices, building APIs, and adapting to multilingual needs. There is something for everyone to love.
This page contains an overview of the features and capabilities of Drupal 8, guidance on where the release is in the development cycle, and information on how you can get involved.
On a community website, it's a good idea to send some type of follow-up email a week or month after a user registers.
This email can be used to ask for feedback or promote useful features. This type of functionality can be built in a few ways. You could use a 3rd party email service like MailChimp or AWeber to send the follow-up as an auto-responder.
Another possibility, is to send the follow-up email directly from Drupal.
It’s not a secret that QA engineers work with technical specifications, but sometimes there are no specs regarding the search functionality on a site and you end up with something like “Default search module”, or your PM will just say - “Simple search, nothing to test”. In this situation you can use only your imagination. This blog post is for those quality assurance engineers who might not know what “Standard Search in Drupal 7” really means, or how to test it.
The Daily Dose of Drupal is a collection of Drupal training video tutorials containing all different types of Drupal related topics. We try to post a Drupal training video tutorial almost everyday (or at least as often as we can). The Drupal video topics will vary, but the basic idea is to provide step by step videos on how to do something in a short Drupal video. We try to keep it short, and try to cover a wide variety of topics. If you would like to see something a little different shoot us an email and let us know what Drupal topics you would like us to cover.