Drupal 7.3 and Drupal 7.4 released

Today Drupal 7.3 and Drupal 7.4 has been released.

In version 7.3, only include security fixes that are discovered by numerous people, including Sascha Grossenbacher, Khaled Alhourani, and Ben Ford. Version that affected are Drupal 7.0, 7.1 and 7.2, so you should upgrade your Drupal sites to newer version immediately.

Besides releasing version 7.3, version 7.4 has also been released at the same time, and this is the fourth maintenance release of the Drupal 7 series. In version 7.4 there is no security improvement, and only contains bugfixes to the core.

You can read the Drupal 7.4 release here, and download the Drupal 7.4 here.

Create your own URL shortener using Drupal

With the growing proliferation of social networking sites, than the sites that provide a services to shortening the URLs is grew rapidly, real example are bit.ly and Google with goo.gl.

You can also creating similar service using Drupal, simply install a particular module, then your Drupal site can turn into a URL shortening services easily. Below are a few module you can use to creating your own URL shortener:

  • Short URL
  • This module is an API module that allows developers to create short URLs, this module only specialized to the developers.
  • Shorten URLs
  • Shorten URLs module provides an API to shortening URLs using almost any service (the default are 25 services).
  • ShURLy
  • This module wrote for Lullabot URL shortener: http://lb.cm.

Your own URL shortener is very important if you want keeping your brand in your tweets or status updates.

Metropolis Drupal theme

Metropolis is a nice Drupal theme, with a very strong corporate feel, the theme is great choice for your business website. Although this theme also very suitable for use in blogs, e-commerce site and others.

This theme supports a variety of browsers, from older browsers such as Internet Explorer 6 to modern browsers like Firefox 4, the latest Safari and Chrome.

Below are the features of the Metropolis theme:

  • Support 1 and 2 column layout
  • Tableless design for SEO
  • Superfish drop-down menus
  • Image slideshow. Slideshow region is provided so you can change it using a module for the slide
  • User picture in profile, comments and post
  • Primary links and secondary links
  • Supports custom logo and favicon
  • Support features like site name, slogan, mission
  • Custom login and logout
  • Heading H1 optimization for SEO

This theme is presented by DrupalByCity of Comprendo.

Visit Metropolis project page here and the demo site here.