Responsive Views Grid in Drupal 8

5 July 2017

Before Drupal 8, it was rather difficult to easily build a responsive grid in Views.  This was largely due to the fact that Drupal 7 Views did not use DIV.  The consequence was that in order to build a responsive grid with Views, it was necessary to employ the use of contrib modules such as Bootstrap Views.

Fortunately, Views grids in Drupal 8 core have been replaced with DIV so you can just create responsive grid without the need for any contrib module.


10 Drupal modules that will help improve your site’s load time

3 June 2017

Drupal has built in to its core performance improvement features that help with site performance.  The most obvious of these is the performance options that can be found in the configuration options.

However, with site building and development, other external relevant factors come it to play that is outside the scope of the core’s performance features.  Some of these external factors include the size of images, the size of the site, content and contributed modules.

Replace Open Cart captcha with reCAPTCHA (v.1.5x)

10 April 2017

Open Cart version 1.5x does not come with reCAPTCHA preconfigured.  This has been addressed in version 2.

 There are premium modules you can buy to overwrite the standard captcha for website running version 1.5x.  However, manually replacing the Open Cart standard captcha is easy to do and will save you a few pennies. (This tutorial assumes you have already registered the website and have the public and private keys setup.)

Create map locations based on nodes or taxonomy terms in Drupal

28 February 2017

Using the location and Gmap modules, you can create map locations based on content types in Drupal. 

For example, if you are working on a real estate (or estate agency) website, you can automatically link the property page with a map location of the property.  Other examples include business directory websites or a business with multiple office locations.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to setup and use the location and gmap modules.

Add captcha to any webform in Drupal - A quick guide

22 February 2017

Drupal’s captcha module allows site owners to add captcha (spam prevention) to variety of forms. 

The captcha form placement is defined by the individual form ID and the module comes preconfigured to identify core form IDs.

Add captcha to any webform in Drupal  - Creative Eighty

However, the captcha module can also integrate with other webform modules such as the popular Webform module.

10 modules for Drupal SEO greatness!

6 February 2017

Drupal is great for SEO.  Here are 10 essential modules for Drupal SEO greatness!

1. Pathauto

The Pathauto module automatically generates URL/path aliases for various kinds of content (nodes, taxonomy terms, users) without requiring the user to manually specify the path alias. This allows you to have URL aliases like /category/my-node-title instead of /node/123. The aliases are based upon a "pattern" system that uses tokens which the administrator can change.


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