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Protect Your Webforms From New Malware Injection Method

Hackers are always looking for ways to sneak malicious files onto other people’s websites. Recently we discovered a new technique they are using – actually, Google’s Webmaster tools detected it and warned about a Malware issue. It's a clever tactic involving the Webform module and PDF files, and it's really easy to defend against. Read more about it

Enhancing CKEditor in Drupal 8

It was a happy day for me when CKeditor was incorporated into Drupal 8 core. Out of the box, Ckeditor is great. But there a lot of things you can do to make it better and more user friendly for your clients. In this post, I’ll show you some easy additions you can make to enhance your end-user's content editing experience. How to easily make Links to other content How to easily add Files and Images (and manage them too) Adding Custom Styles Adding Templates Other helpful CKEditor Add-ons that are available. Read more

Who To Choose for Hosting Your Drupal Site

Finding a great hosting company is kind of like winning the lottery. You never know who to choose or who to trust with your own website or your client's websites. With the help of the Drupal Linkedin Group and my own 20+ years of website experience, I've put together a list of some great hosting options for your Drupal Website. Whether you need cheap Drupal hosting for a startup or top-notch hosting for a huge client, there are some great Drupal hosting options for you. Read more

3 Things You Should Hide In Your Drupal Site (Many of you aren’t hiding them)!

There are 3 things that Drupal can display without your knowledge. Before you launch any Drupal site you should make sure you address these items. These items may not always be a security risk. But you should at least be a good developer and take care of them – it shows you care and run a tight ship. I’ll give you a few tips for why and how to hide these items. I’ve also included a free simple module for hiding the one which bugs me the most. You’ll be a better Drupal site builder if you check these items before you launch a site. Read more

Our First Site Built with Drupal 8 - How we did it.

I'm happy to say that we relaunched our parent agency's site on Drupal 8 within one day of Drupal 8's release. In this write-up, I'll cover how we did it, the highlights of our experience, and even throw in a few mini-tutorial for How to do a Custom Panel Layout and How to add Meta Tags in Drupal 8.  Read more

How to quickly add SSL to your Drupal Site

Something that new Drupalers struggle with is getting their site secured with SSL, the little lock in the browser or https://. Their first reaction is, “There has to be a module for that” and there are a few modules for getting your site HTTPS friendly, but there is a much easier solution. Read on to find out how to do it simply through your .htaccess file.

The Secret to Stop Form SPAM in Drupal

Form Spam plagues everyone's website. In Drupal, we have numerous options for reducing Spam, but which way is the best way? Read on to discover the secret weapon to beating form spam.

Sending email from Drupal more reliably

Are your Drupal emails failing to send? Are they not getting to their intended recipients. Find out how to bullet-proof Drupal's system emails.

Why you shouldn’t install Drupal updates… yourself

If you're a Drupal end-user or website owner, it can be tempting to install your own security and code updates. However it's not as simple as you think and could really harm your website if not done correctly. Read on to find out why.

Drupal Speed - Little things you can do to reduce your load time

One of the most common questions we get is how to your Drupal site load faster. Your site's speed is important because it can effect your SEO ranking, your visitor's stay time, and the time it takes to manage the site. Let's run through a few quick little wins you can achieve within the Drupal interface itself.