Drupal 7

Learn how to use Domain Access module in 10 easy steps

There are times when you want to make want to make a site which when access through a particular place will show particular content or specifically speaking when accessed from different domains will show different content.so in this blog i am going to tell you about the domain module which can be used to show different content to the user according to the URL referred.
Before reading I would recommend to read this.
Here are the steps

1. Install Drupal as you do normally

How to secure your Drupal site

When you create a website you spend lot of time and effort in creating it.It would be very bad if the site got hacked.here now i am going to tell you how make your drupal site secure.

First of all install security review module from drupal.org.
This module runs various checks which helps you to know if all things are configured for your site correctly or not.By this module you get a checklist of errors by the help of this you can take steps to rectify the errors.

Commonly used Drupal modules and basic site configurations

Drupal is a very powerful CMS for building websites. Drupal is powerful not just because of its core modules but also due to availability of various contributed modules. A new Drupal developer could easily get overwhelmed when starting to build a website in a Drupal. So in this post I will tell you about the some basic configuration and commonly used modules of Drupal used at Sparxsys which makes site building easier for us.

Different ways to change the Drupal password of admin account

When you install Drupal, it setup a first user admin account. This account is primarily used for doing all the administrative work on your site as a super user, of course you can create more users and give them admin rights but this first user with user id 1 will always have admin rights. Losing the password for this account can be very irritating especially if you didn't know how to reset your password, so let us discuss different ways to reset your admin account password.

Using Drush.

Definite guide to kick start your Drupal learning

Submitted by ravisagar on Thu, 09/24/2015 - 05:38

Do you want to learn Drupal but not sure what is it? or you have little information about Drupal but not sure if it is the right tool for your next project or not? Well this guide is intended for people who just want to start their Drupal learning process and need a direction. We hope this guide will clear your doubts.

This is going to be a long blog post. It should take around 20-30 minutes to read it.

How to use Drupal 7 multisite feature

At Sparxsys we have a client who run one internal website in their company. Now recently a requirement came from one of the department that they also want to run a similar website with exact same features but with little modifications here and there. Earlier we thought that we will deploy a totally new Drupal installation but then we realized that this is a perfect use case for Drupal multisite feature.

Display only parent terms in the View

Submitted by ravisagar on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 02:59

On one of our website for our client, we have used one taxonomy for all the states in India and each state further has various districts. These districts are added as the child term. This taxonomy is used in one of their content type, now few days back our client wanted to see a simple tabular report in which a count of all the nodes for each state can be viewed in real time.

10 Drupal best practices for creating a solid website

Submitted by ravisagar on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 20:55

Learning Drupal is not difficult at all. You can learn to create a decent website in Drupal in few months only but when your site grows both in terms of content and functionality then you need to make sure that the site performance is not hampered and also it should be easy to maintain it.

There are lot of mistakes that new Drupal developers do when they create big Drupal sites. Today we will highlight some of the things to keep in mind for creating and maintain a Drupal site.

Have you ever wanted to replicate/clone a node in Drupal?

Submitted by ravisagar on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 20:52

If you have been working on Drupal creating websites then I am sure you must had a need to clone or duplicate a node. Let me give you an example. These days I am working on a website for one of my client where we need to display electronic house hold products like Water Heaters, Ventilation Fans, Cooks Tops etc. Now most of these products in the same category have similar attributes but only difference in size or color. Now when we add a new product it is a pain to fill all the fields that contains the product specifications. I thought there must be a way to clone it.