Drupal modules

Fix for Drupal 'Social Share Counter' module - Facebook Counter Not Working

July 16, 2019
I have been using Drupal's Social Share counter module for some time already. It worked great until recently it stopped and all posts were showing 0 shares. After a quick research on the modules issue page, I found the solution: Facebook share counter not working Facebook has changed its API recently, so...

How To Merge Vocabularies on Drupal (Taxonomy Manager)

June 04, 2019
A couple of years ago I launched the Piece of Life project in the frames of this blog. The idea was simple - instead of building a separate website for our photo stories, incorporate it in already established blog After a quick brainstorming  - it was realized using additional content types and...

How To Setup Google Analytics For Drupal 8 Website

June 17, 2018
Setting up Google Analytics for a Drupal 8 powered website is as simple as it is with Drupal 7 website, luckily for us, there is a small and neat module doing the hard work for us. Google Analytics is one of the essential modules to have for any website, see: Building Drupal 8 Website From Scratch - Part 3,...

Building Drupal 8 Website From Scratch - Part 3, Essential Modules (Pathauto, Google Analytics, Disqus)

June 15, 2018
In the third part of Drupal 8, website building from a scratch series I will focus on a few essential must have, modules to boost Drupal website's SEO and usability. Before continuing to learn how to build a successful Drupal 8 Website, make sure to check out previous articles in the series: Building...

How To Enable Custom Google Fonts For Drupal 8 Website

September 23, 2017
There are several options how to enable custom fonts for Drupal 8 website, in this article I will stick with one of the easiest - using a custom module - @font-your-face As usual, for this Drupal tutorial I will use a real-time scenario: For Tourgeorgia.eu website I'm using custom Premium theme adapted for...

Speed Up Drupal site by 76% Using Image Lazyloader

April 07, 2017
In this article you will learn how I managed to increase load times for a Drupal powered site (the one you are currently reading) by more than 76%. Now the following tip will apply for Drupal sites heavily loaded with images. My website, which is now more than 3 years old,  features about 80% of photo stories...

How To Setup Pretty URL's For Drupal 8

October 20, 2016
It seems just yesterday I wrapped a simple Drupal tutorial on how to enable pretty URL's for Drupal 7 site. Turns out already three years have passed. Time flies, newer versions of Drupal emerges, but the question remains pretty popular. I could point you to the previous article, but things have changed a little bit...

Drupal 7.50 introduces User warning messages for incorectly removed modules

August 16, 2016
The other day I did perform a minor upgrade from Drupal 7.43 to Drupal 7.50, and was a bit scarred when noticed a huge warning page, at first I thought there are some problems with my files and folders or I have done something terribly wrong. Thus I learnt that this is a new feature, implemented starting Drupal 7....

Drupal Patch For Location Module To Update Province List for Latvia With Latest Data

May 09, 2016
Made a simple Drupal patch for Location module to display latest administrative divisions of Latvia. Default one is still showing outdated data using old "Rayon" as administrative divisions of Latvia. Will try to submit this patch to official module release on Drupal.orf From Wikipedia:  ...

Drupal String Overrides For Comment form + Translated Month names

April 27, 2016
In yesterday's article How to hide Drupal comment Subject line and help text I talked about a simple and neat module Simplify, with help of whom I was able to get rid of confusing Subject line field and help area under Drupal comments. I was working with a Drupal for a non-English language website and...

How to hide Drupal comment Subject line and help text

April 26, 2016
There are several ways of hiding Input format options for Drupal comments, the simplest (but the wrongest) way is by just hiding area with CSS (display:none), second -  you can use the hook_form_alter function to make changes to a form before it is rendered (See article: How to Theme the Comment...

Drupal - How To Add Read More Link To Copied Text (addtocopy)

April 25, 2016
Time after time I have received negative comments on my blog, where users were complaining about disabled copy functionality from my blog - For a very long time I had disabled to copy any text and images from my blog using simple but neat Drupal module: Copy Prevention. See case study here: How To Protect...

How to replace all "http" hyperlink with "https" Drupal

April 03, 2016
Recently I made a switch from http to https. I was pretty pleased with results, and started to wait for possible SEO boost from Google. As time passed, instead of boost some traffic drop started to appear in my Google Analytics account. I cannot say for sure is this because of https thing or some major update...

How to Speed up your Drupal site: CDN integration using KeyCDN

February 29, 2016
In today's Drupal development series I will show how easy you can setup a true CDN for your Drupal site using third party CDN provider -  KeyCDN.  Get a free $10 bonus by signing up for KeyCDN About Content delivery network A content delivery network or content...

How to develop Native Drupal app using Drupalgap - Part 1: Custom Front Page Using views - Images and Date

February 11, 2016
There was a time when I was really eager to develop native Drupal app, back then I decided to stick with Drupalgap. Now, more than a year has already passed since, and I haven't achieved my goal (s) yet. Until recently, I decided to finish works on native Drupal app I started back in 2014. Speaking of my app...