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Switch PHP version of Drupal on Webfaction

Submitted by ravisagar on Mon, 05/16/2016 - 10:29

Often we encounter problems when hosting Drupal site on shared servers like webfaction. The PHP version that we used while development of the site is not there on the hosting server. If you are using webfaction then the steps below can be used to switch your site's PHP version.

Create a symlink to the version of php you want.

ln -s /home/php-cgi/php56.cgi php56.cgi

This symbolic link will work for webfaction. Check with your hosting provider the location of php56.cgi file path.

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 use contextual filter and relationship in views

Views is a very powerful module of Drupal. You can use it to show data in various ways which is not easily possible. Today we are going to tell share with you the two advanced and powerful features of views namely Relationships and Contextual filters.


Relationships are basically a fancy way of saying that table A will join with table B in order to retrieve data related to it from there and the join will happen on some common field in both tables.

How to use entity registration module to create event registration

There are times when you are organizing an event and want people to register for events. For taking registration you should have some way for people to register to the event. Today we are going to share with you about the Drupal Entity Registration module for taking registration of people for the event.

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.

How to generate contact form as block in Drupal

Drupal comes with a core module known as contact. This module provides a site wide contact form to the visitors for communicating with you. This module will give you a page with a form where people can type in their name, email and message. after submitting an email is sent to the mail that you configured. It can be used to provide feedback, suggestion, ask for technical support etc. The contact form is available on the contact page of the site the url is like /contact.