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12 Of The Best Drupal Themes For Businesses

By jojy.alphonso Wed, 01/07/2015 - 17:35 1 Comments

Themes play a central role in the development of Drupal sites. Themes that feature clean and easy-to-understand navigation are preferred by site creators. The more user-friendly the theme is, the greater chances of it being accepted by users. For businesses, it is important to adapt to responsive themes that can make a quick and positive impression. This article makes things easier for you by featuring 10 such responsive themes to highlight your business. This list features some of the best Drupal themes. The list includes Office Responsive, Elegant and WebMate, among others. Go through this article to make an informed decision while choosing a responsive theme for your site.

11 Project Management Tips For New Managers

By jojy.alphonso Fri, 12/12/2014 - 18:04 1 Comments

Project management is not for the faint-hearted. A Project Manager will be called upon to take upon several aspects of a project – from handling employees to managing technical requirements, all this while ensuring deadlines are met. If you are looking for sound advice to handle project management better, then this article is for you! In this article, we feature 11 tips to help you succeed as a Project Manager. It doesn't matter whether you work on Drupal or any other software platform – these tips will help you drive projects in the right manner. Read through these tips and prepare yourself to become a better manager!

A Checklist Of Must-Have Features For Intranets

By jojy.alphonso Fri, 12/05/2014 - 15:19 2 Comments

This article lists the must-have features for Intranets. It’s a fact that most businesses simply opt for Intranets without realizing the potential that can be achieved through them. In reality, there is a lot that can be achieved for your business by leveraging the power of Intranets. We make things easier for you by preparing this list of must-have features for Intranets. Use this article to prepare a comprehensive Intranet application for your business. An Employee Directory, a Knowledge Sharing Center, a Blog and a Recreation Corner are some of the features listed in this list, among others.

5 Drupal-powered Sites That Are A Must-see!

By jojy.alphonso Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:47 1 Comments

Drupal ranks among the best open source CMS solutions available in the world today. Widely used to power large websites, Drupal has gained a reputation as a solid CMS performer. The powerful features provided with Drupal have given it an edge over other solutions such as Joomla and WordPress. The purpose of this article is to highlight some of the best sites powered by Drupal. A glance at this article will show that they all represent different domains of life. You will see screenshots and links to popular Drupal sites for famous entities and celebrities such as the White House, Michael Jackson, Virgin, Prince Charles and Zynga (the gaming website).

5 Reasons Why Drupal Commerce Is The Right Solution For Your Ecommerce Business

By jojy.alphonso Fri, 10/17/2014 - 17:56 1 Comments

The article explains why Drupal Commerce is popularly used to build quality e-commerce websites. Ever since its launch in 2009, Drupal Commerce has steadily gained a reputation as a proven performer. Over the years, Drupal Commerce has gone ahead of WordPress and Joomla offerings as well. Hundreds of websites from around the world are already powered by Drupal Commerce. If you are looking for the perfect solution to power your online store, then look no further than Drupal Commerce! Check this article out for the 5 reasons provided for its popularity. Low costs and a high degree of SEO compatibility, among other reasons, have been highlighted in this article.

Say Hello world to Drupal 8! [Basic steps involved in Creating a custom module in Drupal 8]

By rakesh.james Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:22 13 Comments

This article takes you through the steps to create a custom module in Drupal 8. If you have worked with module creation in Drupal 7, you will realize there are a couple of more steps required in the new version. The differences stem from the fact that Drupal 8 uses Symphony 2 components. This means you will be dealing with object oriented code in Drupal 8.

The article shows how to create the .info.yml file and the .routing.yml file. The Route Controller Class is also created along with hook_menu().

Follow the instructions provided in this article and enable the module to get the simple output "Hello world!".

How to detect which module creates a session cookie

By neerav.mehta Fri, 09/19/2014 - 18:52 4 Comments

A good number of Drupal sites use front-end Varnish proxy to ensure pages load faster. The most commonly used Varnish configuration caches pages for anonymous users and lets requests with cookies pass through to the backend. At times, a contributed module updates the $_SESSION variable, setting up the session cookie even for anonymous users. This increases page load times. You have probably encountered this problem several times. To fix this problem, you need to know which module is updating the $_SESSION variable. Sometimes this is not immediately clear. This article will detect the module that is updating $_SESSION.

How to install and configure GlusterFS Server on Ubuntu

By neerav.mehta Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:30 3 Comments

GlusterFS is a distributed file system that allows you to launch a single storage volume that spans multiple disks and machines. This open source application was acquired by Red Hat in 2011 and has gained in reputation as a powerful and reliable tool.

In this article, we explain how to install and configure GlusterFS on 3 Ubuntu servers. A replicated volume is created in the example so that if a file is stored on one machine, it gets replicated to all other nodes in the cluster. Sounds interesting? By the end of this article, you will be familiar with GlusterFS installation and configuration.

Drupal vs. WordPress vs. Joomla: A Friendly Comparison

By jojy.alphonso Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:37 4 Comments

A popular question is tackled in this article. Which CMS is the right choice for your business? Is it Drupal, WordPress or Joomla? This article provides an unbiased look into determining the best CMS solution for your business. The article also features a couple of websites powered by each of these CMS sites. Go through the article and choose your CMS carefully. In case you wish to provide insights on the topic, you can do so by providing feedback in the comments box.

How to set up Percona XtraDB Cluster on Ubuntu

By neerav.mehta Mon, 09/15/2014 - 01:36 4 Comments

This article is targeted at those who have worked with Percona XtraDB Cluster installation on Ubuntu.

Rather than setting up MySQL in master-slave mode, it is always advisable to use Percona XtraDB Cluster with a minimum 3 servers so that MySQL can be used efficiently in high-availability, multi-master mode. This ensures that the application will continue to read and write to the MySQL database even if any of the nodes go down.

This article demonstrates the steps to install Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6 on Ubuntu 12.04. The article goes through the process on a step-by-step basis. Use the code provided to achieve results.

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