Drupal 7

Over One Million Drupal Sites

Over One Million Drupal Sites 10 March 2014 As of February 22nd 2014 there were 1,014,252 web sites using Drupal. According to the usage statistics, which are compiled from sites running the core update status module, Drupal hit the one million mark back on the February 1st. This is a huge landmark for Drupal as a CMS


Drupal 7 performance gains with Views cache

Drupal 7 performance gains with Views cache 18 April 2013 The Views module is the most powerful tool for a Drupal developer, and so much loved that from Drupal 8 the Views module has made it's way into Drupal core. As for Drupal 7, Views is still a contributed module and not all that famous for it's performance. This


How to effectively dump a Drupal database?

15 November 2012 With search data, statistics, cache tables, and log messages Drupal databases can get pretty big, but a lot of the data is disposable. Search data can be reconstructed, caches can be rebuilt, and old log messages can be ignored. So thanks to the help of Jonathan Webb I have


Drupal cron failing? Not sure why? here's a handy drush command.

25 June 2012 More often than I'd like I see issues where Drupal's cron fails or exceeds the time limit. Here is a handy Drush command which will run all cron hooks on your site and the time it takes to run. This will allow you to see which cron it fails on,


Build a job listing website

20 June 2011 This month I have an article in .net magazine. If you are a subscriber you may have seen it already, if not you will have to head down to the shops later this week and buy yourself a copy. In the article I discuss using Drupal 7 - how