Jan 032014
Speaking again about Drupal, today was announced a maintenance release, 7.25 which mostly isĀ  fixing issues underlined by contributors. This release also fixes some missing links in documentation and minor bugs. 

Here are some major changes since previous release (7.24) as in Drupal 7.25 release notes:

  • Performance improvement: Prevented block rehashing from writing blocks to the database on every cache clear and cron run when the blocks have not changed. This fix results in an extra ‘saved’ key which is added and set to TRUE for each block returned by _block_rehash() that actually is saved to the database (data structure change).
  • Fixed a bug which caused cached pages to sometimes be sent to the browser with incorrect compression. The fix adds a new ‘page_compressed’ key to the $cache->data array returned by drupal_page_get_cache() (minor data structure change).
  • Fixed broken tests on PHP 5.5. Continue reading »
Dec 302013
    Multilanguage DrupalThis days I am dealing with a Drupal multilingual installation which could be difficult if don’t know how it works. Drupal speaks over 100 languages, perhaps you know already. It comes obviously with English like native language.

A good start is at Translating content argument at Drupal.org

All modules has to be downloaded and installed from the web interface or by uploading all in the yoursite.ext/public_html/sites/all/modules/ folder

Some dependencies (for example Locale or Content translations) has to be checked to enable all modules.


  • ctools
  • i18n
  • l10n_update
  • languageicons
  • libraries
  • pathauto
  • token
  • transliteration
  • variable
  • views

After it has to be enabled in the yoursite.ext/admin/structure/types all the type of contents that will be translated from the native language.

Best practice is to set at multilingual settings:

and also enable multilingual support for this content type. If enabled, a language selection field will be added to the editing form, allowing you to select from one of the enabled languages. You can also turn on translation for this content type, which lets you have content translated to any of the installed languages. If disabled, new posts are saved with the default language.


Mar 222013
    Create lists, tables, and feeds of content. This can be nodes, comments, users, or entities of any type.
  2. Token
    Use generic placeholders to display dynamic data. Token is usually installed as a dependency for another module.
  3. Chaos tool suite
    Provides APIs and tools. This module is generally installed as a dependency of other modules such as Views.
  4. Pathauto
    Automatically create search engine-friendly, human-readable URLs based on customizable patterns. An example URL alias is http://drupal.org/project/pathauto (in place of a URL that might have originally looked like http://drupal.org/node/1234).
  5. Date
    Creates a flexible date/time field and provides an API for other modules to use.
  6. Administration Menu
    Provides a horizontal, drop-down style administration menu at the top of each page, with one-click links to all major administrative tasks.
  7. IMCE
    Provides a file browser with basic file management and image manipulation.
  8. Wysiwyg
    (What You See Is What You Get) provides a word processor-style content editor in the browser, similar to the interface of popular office applications like LibreOffice or Microsoft Office.
  9. Webform
    Create custom input forms for surveys, contest entry forms, contact forms, petitions and the like.
  10. Google Analytics
    Adds the Google Analytics web statistics tracking system to your site.