If you've ever used Organic Groups, chances are that you have come across the Entity Reference Prepopulate module. If not, you might still have come across it, since it's a well known module, incredibly useful to prepopulate some node or entity fields on forms when certain arguments are present in the URL of those forms.
Content bound for the Drupal Planet blog feed.
One of the hardest parts of any migration to Drupal is getting hold of the data in the first place. And once you do get hold of it, there’s every chance that it might not be a format that’s easy for you to work with.
One recent migration was from an unsupported application built upon SQL Server 2000. Policy meant that I couldn’t even try connecting to it directly. I was given a flat file export, but found I couldn’t install an old enough version of SQL Server to import it.
Might be useful? What kind of a title is that? Surely it *must* be useful??
One of our clients is redeveloping the front-end of their site and wanted to take the opportunity to upgrade from Drupal 6 in the process. As the basic data structure was to remain the same, it made sense to go for a straight upgrade, following the instructions in the UPGRADE.txt file from Drupal 7.
I didn't actually blog this at the time, but now the video is finally online, here's my talk from DrupalCamp London earlier this year on configuring a VM, quickly and easily, to get great performance on a low budget for your Drupal website:
My slides are here:
With the inclusion of entities in core, the way developers approach development in Drupal has dramatically changed in the last few years. Not too long ago nodes were the core of pretty much every aspect of a Drupal project. Nowadays it's not too difficult to find projects in which entities are the backbone of the project. Developers used to have to hack, or at the very least, write the core behaviour of a site by using mechanisms supposed to be there just for additional functionality. Now, they can dictate how the system should behave.
This weekend I'm hanging around at DrupalCamp Paris in the Microsoft campus, in the west of Paris on the banks of the Seine. I am writing a few blog posts around this event because, as I always find, there's a wealth of information and nice people here. I love DrupalCamps in general, and Paris is no exception!
Drupal has become a hugely popular framework for building big websites and is becoming more and more widely used in government and public sector. The likelihood of these organisations wanting to offer SSO to their users is pretty big also.
The Drupal Lightweight Directory Access Protocol or “LDAP” module allows, for organisations that hold their user data in an Active Directory installation, their users to login to the Drupal site using those credentials.