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Going bulk on site spam

10 Jun 2013

Got spam? Sure you do. I use the Mollom module and service to control spam on Drupal sites, including the (now Drupal 7!) Drupal Ace. Mollom reports heavy action on the front lines: It's blocking over 1,000 spam attempts a day on this site, and on one day late last year, whacked over 16,000 urgent missives concerning Air Jordan-wearing Russian brides refinancing viagra at Canadian pharmacies. Read more about Going bulk on site spam

Drupal Ace: Now with Drupal 7!

18 May 2013

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. – Walt Disney

It just wouldn't be a picnic without the ants. — Author Unknown

Troubles. Adversity. These are the tests that wake us from complacency, allowing us to see the good around us. So it is, too, with the update from Drupal 6 to 7. Struggling through the update's attendant troubles, a Drupal user is rewarded in the end with a renewed appreciation of a true wonder of the Web:


But. While it's true that I've migrated a simple site or two to WordPress for learning purposes, it would hardly be kosher for a site called Drupal Ace to run on a platform sans pointy-headed mascot. So. After much delay and hesitant tests, I've finally moved this site to Drupal 7. And it works!...

...sort of. Here's a very shortened look at some roadblocks I hit, and some of the weirdness that remains in the D7 site: Read more about Drupal Ace: Now with Drupal 7!

Coming up: Review of Packt Publishing's "Drupal 7 Mobile Web Development"

1 Jun 2012

Something's been nagging me for quite a while now. The world is going mobile, but my Drupal sites aren't.

Drupal 7 Mobile Web Development hits a timely topic. While Drupal was born for the desk, it's ready to hop off of it. I know that Drupal can and is being used to create mobile-specific sites. I also know that the transformation is a big topic and a big job. It's good to see resources popping up to help people make the move. Read more about Coming up: Review of Packt Publishing's "Drupal 7 Mobile Web Development"