drupal

10 Essential Drupal 7 Plugins

Since I became a Drupal convert last Spring, I have built half a dozen sites on D7 and have begun to establish a very reliable list of plugins that I consider essential for most Drupal builds. These plugins provide critical functionality to the Drupal core to both enhance the user experience and to increase flexibility for the developer. They can be broken down into three categories:

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Drupal ramblings

I've been using Drupal almost exclusively for the past 8 months now, and I can't really express how much I love it. The flexibility, power, and community support are all leagues ahead of the other systems I've used, primarily Kohana and WordPress. I can't believe it took me more than 5 years of professional web development to get into Drupal.

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Fighting Spambots

After my switch from WordPress to Drupal a few weeks ago, one problem instantly popped up that I'm still dealing with - spambots. WordPress' akismet support did a fantastic job of filtering out spam accounts and comments, and I'm trying to configure Drupal to be set up similarly. I downloaded the AntiSpam module, but that didn't seem to do much. I probably have it set up wrong. Now I downloaded the CAPTCHA and reCAPTCHA modules to add a reCAPTCHA challenge to the new user account page.

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Drupal switch

Rather than switching my old site to Drupal, I've decided to just migrate to a new Drupal site. I will no longer be posting on visual77.com and will begin anew here on stevephillips.me. A number of factors led to this decision.

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