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Adding multiple SKUs of a product

By jojy.alphonso Mon, 07/27/2015 - 16:10 1 Comments

This is tutorial #2 in the Drupal Commerce tutorial series. In the previous article, we showed you how to add a basic product along with a display to showcase that product in the front end. This article makes product addition and management smoother by using the Inline Entity Form module.

Adding A Drupal Commerce Product And Product Display

By jojy.alphonso Sat, 07/25/2015 - 00:19 1 Comments

This article is the first in a tutorial series that teaches beginners how to configure a Drupal Commerce site. Follow this series to gain a basic understanding on how to build online stores of your choice. If you would like to see the full list of articles in this series, go to Drupal Commerce Tutorial page.

Drupal Commerce Tutorial - Create your first e-commerce store

By neerav.mehta Fri, 07/24/2015 - 22:37 1 Comments

Drupal Commerce is a distribution capable of building e-commerce sites. In this series of tutorials, you will learn how to create a Drupal Commerce site from scratch. You will know how individual modules in Drupal Commerce suite fit together to build an e-commerce store, whether you are selling products, services or subscriptions. Following topics are covered:

Using IcoMoon To Convert SVG Icons Into Icon Fonts

By jojy.alphonso Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:30 Comments

Icon Fonts are popular vector-based graphics that can be used in projects by applying CSS styles. They are scalable, small in size and browser-friendly. Icon fonts differ from conventional fonts because they don't feature numbers or letters. Instead, they feature glyphs and symbols.

IcoMoon allows you to build custom icon fonts that can be used in projects of your choice. In this article, we will import SVG icons and convert them into icon fonts.

Should you create a Page View or a Block View?

By neerav.mehta Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:38 2 Comments

You need to show a list of content on a page. You know that you need to use Views for it. But you are wondering whether to create a Page View or a Block View. Here is a simple question you need to ask yourself to decide.

What is headless Drupal?

By neerav.mehta Mon, 06/29/2015 - 06:27 4 Comments

Recently you must have heard of the term "headless Drupal". You may be wondering what exactly it is. How is it different than standard Drupal and how can you implement it? If these are the questions that are plaguing you, then this is the post for you.Conceptually headless Drupal is pretty simple. It involves two changes from standard Drupal:

Drupal Performance Optimization Checklist

By neerav.mehta Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:45 10 Comments

You must have read plenty of articles on how to tweak your Drupal site to improve its page load times. This post assembles an exhaustive list of all the configuration changes you can do that help in Drupal performance tuning.

Testing blocks using Red Test

By neerav.mehta Thu, 06/18/2015 - 02:00 Comments

Have you ever worked on a large project where out of the blue, one day, the client says that editors are not seeing a block of new blog posts in right sidebar on so and so page? It's generally pretty easy to fix this problem. Just go to the configuration form of that block and see what the conditions are for displaying the block. Or it could be a block written by you in a custom module and then you'll need to check hook_block_view() in your module to see where the problem lies. But you are still unhappy because the bug was caught on production.

15 minutes to your first Drupal integration test

By neerav.mehta Fri, 06/12/2015 - 01:22 7 Comments

This post will help you write and run your first Drupal integration test using Red Test framework in less than 15 minutes. By end of this post, you will be able to write an automated test to make sure that superuser is able to create two pieces of content, one published and the other unpublished. We'll test that anonymous user is able to view the published content and is not able to view the unpublished content. You can follow along these steps on any Unix or Mac machine and have automated tests running in a matter of minutes.

How to Install Red Test

By neerav.mehta Tue, 06/09/2015 - 19:30 1 Comments

In previous article, we explained why integration tests will greatly benefit your Drupal automated testing efforts and also announced that we are making Red Test, an integration testing framework for Drupal, open-source. In this article, you'll learn how to install Red Test to get started with your integration tests for Drupal. Here are the steps:

1) Go to your Drupal root and clone the github repository.

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