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How To Perform A Registry Rebuild Manually In Drupal?

There are several cases where you will have to rebuild the registry in Drupal. I have encountered one such case in the form of this error:

Fatal error: require_once(): Failed opening required '/files/mailsystem/HTMLMailSystem__SmtpMailSystem.mail.inc'  

This error seems to be occurring in many scenarios.

Ideally, a Registry Rebuild would take care of the issue. But it didn’t help in my case.

I even tried to run a drush rr command but it didn’t work.

Drupal Testing Methodologies Are Broken - Here's Why

That's right! I said it. Currently available Drupal testing methodologies are broken. They are nowhere close to being enterprise-ready. All Drupal developers who have worked on long-term projects have felt this pain. Yes, Drupal 7 ships with Simpletest module. But there are two big problems with it:

How to install Drupal 7 with Nginx, PHP-FPM and MySQL on Ubuntu 14.04

Ubuntu 14.04's package manager (apt) installs PHP 5.5 by default. Although Drupal 7 core works on PHP 5.5, some contributed modules may not. In that case, you may either need to fix the module or downgrade to a lower version of PHP. In this article, we will show you how to install PHP 5.3.29 with PHP-FPM from source on Ubuntu 14.04. On top of this, we will install Nginx and MySQL to have a working Drupal 7 website.

Using Views Exposed Filter In Drupal 8

The Views Exposed Filter functionality helps users select or filter data on the display. In our example, we are going to cover the basic steps involved to use the Views Exposed Filter.

Here, we are going to create a views display with content titles by setting an exposed filter for the content types. The resulting display will look similar to the one below:

Views Exposed Filter screen

For achieving this, we need to do the following steps.

Using REST Export With Views In Drupal 8

In a recent project, I had the opportunity to explore the world of REST web services with Drupal 7. It was a really good experience. I used a couple of modules such as "Services" and "Services Views". It took quite some time to configure the settings and end points to get it in views display.

All You Need To Know About SaaS

This article sheds light on an important question - What is SaaS? This article also discusses SaaS's origins, its working model, its benefits and the different types associated with it.

Working With Drupal Pathauto

The primary goal of Drupal Pathauto module is to automatically generate aliases for all kinds of content types. These aliases are based on configurable rules that can be set up by you. This module will help you give the URLs on your website a clearer structure and easier readability. A clear URL will also ensure your link gets noticed by search engines. 

If you have experience working with Drupal, then you may have already dealt with Pathauto. This article is targeted at newbies who haven’t worked with this module yet.

Why is Drupal Pathauto important?

 
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