Are plugins for Drupal that extend and enhance Drupal. Modules are not part of Drupal core releases and are independently maintained by third parties.

Redirect authenticated Drupal users

posted by Ishmael Sanchez on Oct 28, 2010

So I was recently working on a project and there was a requirement to have anonymous users view a simple homepage with a sign up form. This is easy enough, create a page (/node/add/page) and add the sign up form (See below, quick and dirty), and set the default front page to this newly created node on /admin/settings/site-information.

Drupal Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

posted by Ishmael Sanchez on Jun 20, 2010

I have done some SEO work with a handful of different Drupal sites and I find myself installing the same modules over and over again so I thought I would share my recipe with other Drupalistas. There are a lot of other SEO modules available (Some which I use) but the ones listed below are pretty much used on every site I manage.

Drush, streamlining Drupal maintenance

posted by Ishmael Sanchez on May 22, 2010

I have written about upgrading Drupal modules, but at that time I was working on only a handful of Drupal sites. Now, I'm working on quite a few Drupal sites. So manually upgrading modules was becoming a bigger pain and I needed a way to automate the upgrade process.

Upgrading Drupal 5 to 6

posted by Ishmael Sanchez on Aug 29, 2009

Drupal upgrades are a pain. Even minor version upgrades can cause problems. Major Drupal version upgrades require special attention. Having successfully done a handful of Drupal 5 to 6 upgrades I put together the list below as a resource based on my upgrading experiences.

DrupalCampLA - Maintain and Dominate Drupal

posted by Ishmael Sanchez on Aug 09, 2009

I gave a presentation at DrupalCamp LA about Maintaining your Drupal site. I covered content management, monitoring the activity on your Drupal site, basic security, upgrading contributing modules, and upgrading Drupal core.

Upgrading Drupal Contributed Modules

posted by Ishmael Sanchez on Jul 29, 2009

Staying current with Drupal contributed module releases' is one of the biggest challenges and pains when working with Drupal. Hopefully you've upgraded all your contributed modules at the very least to the latest security release. If you don't have experience upgrading a Drupal module this article is for you.

Reducing Comment Spam in Drupal

posted by Ishmael Sanchez on Apr 27, 2009

Today I received my first comment spam. Honestly, I thought it would take longer, but I'm not interested in dealing with it more than I have to. So I have modified some Drupal settings to prevent spam. First I made sure on /admin/user/permissions that the proper permissions were set.

Drupal Contributed Modules: Basics

posted by Ishmael Sanchez on Apr 14, 2009

Having built several Drupal sites, the following contributed modules should be installed on most, if not all Drupal websites. I know there are many great modules out there, but the modules listed below will help you get started and are great for adding lots of functionality to your Drupal site quickly. Also, these modules are pretty much standard throughout the Drupal community and I don't really see any Drupal sites that wouldn't use them.

Ishmael Sanchez