Drupal News

Scheduled downtime Tuesday 2010-01-12 5PM-6PM PST

January 12th, 2010

On Tuesday 2010-01-12 from 5:00PM to 6:00PM Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8), will be down for scheduled maintenance. We will be rebooting our main file server for security updates and preparing to transition to a highly-available file server. This reboot should not take the entire window, but is more likely to take around 30 minutes….

New Book: Sams Teach Yourself Drupal in 24 Hours

January 11th, 2010

Sams Teach Yourself Drupal in 24 Hours helps you get up to speed with Drupal quickly. Whether you’re starting from scratch or working to fill in some gaps in your Drupal knowledge, you’ll find descriptions, examples, and Try It Yourself numbered steps to walk you through working with Drupal. This book introduces you to Drupal…

“Drupal: Creating and Editing Custom Themes” training video series from

January 7th, 2010

New training to help you learn how to build Drupal themes is available online from Drupal: Creating and Editing Custom Themes shows how a Drupal theme can alter the look and feel of a web site. Drupal evangelist and author Chris Charlton introduces the core themes that ship with Drupal, how to install and…

Scheduled downtime Thursday 2010-01-07 6PM-7PM PST

January 5th, 2010

On Thursday 2010-01-07 from 6:00PM to 7:00PM Pacific Standard Time (UTC-8), will be down for scheduled maintenance. We will be deploying updates to our automated unit testing architecture and expect everything to go smoothly. It is unlikely we will actually be down for the extent of our window, more likely we will be down…

New Drupal Book: Drupal for Dummies

January 4th, 2010

My new book, Drupal for Dummies, is now available. My intended audience is non-technical, so if you’ve got a friend who wants you to build a Drupal site for them, this might be worth mentioning to them. The companion Web site, was created using only the information presented in the book. You can find…

Predictions for 2010

December 31st, 2009

With 2009 closing and 2010 coming, it is time to look back over our shoulder and see what a great year we had. And it is time to look ahead and predict where the future of Drupal will lead us to in 2010. 2009 Lets start with looking back. Drupal turned eight and in CMS… redesign sprint Jan 8th

December 31st, 2009

Over the last year, the redesign has been progressing with many infrastructure and feature improvements. We have had 6 sprints in both Europe and North America. On January 8th, 2010 we are going to have a redesign virtual sprint. Many members of the Drupal community and the infrastructure team have participated in…

Drupal + Services Module + Beer = BeerCloud on Android and iPhone

December 23rd, 2009, a Drupal 6 site, powers BeerCloud, a mobile app available in the Android Market and iTunes App Store that helps you pair beer with food, track down your favorite beers in your neighborhood, and pull up a full description of any beer with a scan of its barcode. Whether you’re a beer consumer who…

Genomeweb – a science publisher

December 21st, 2009

Genomeweb, a print and online publisher for the molecular biology research community, has successfully migrated its web site to Drupal. Cyrve built the Drupal site and migrated data into it from a legacy Microsoft SQL Server application. Drupal craftsmen Moshe Weitzman and Mike Ryan developed the site, and Maureen Lyons authored the theme.

National Theatre Wales launches with Drupal

December 18th, 2009

At 12.30pm on November 5th 2009, John E McGrath Artistic Director of National Theatre Wales (NTW) announced the company’s first year of work at a press briefing in Cardiff. It was simultaneously broadcast through video streaming to the world. Attracting nearly 3,000 internet users from all around the world, they joined staff, guests and artists…