Drupal 7.9 released!

Drupal community released Drupal 7.9, the latest release is mainly to fix bugs found in the OpenID and some other small bugs. Apart from bug fixes there are also several additional new features, read the release note for more information about this release.

The last release was on 1 September 2011 and version 7.9 is almost two months later, it is recommended to upgrade your site to Drupal 7 so it will be easier for you to maintain your site in the future.

Download Drupal 7.9 here.

PayPal and eBay using Drupal

After previously Twitter using Drupal now X.commerce which is the developer community of PayPal, eBay and Magento also using Drupal and follow many companies that have previously been using Drupal for their developer community site like Symantec or DivX.

Drupal is the right choice if you want a large-scale sites and not just a blog. Congratulations to the Drupal community.

Is Backlinks and PR still important?

With many development carried out by Google on his algorithm in order to rank a site in the Search Engine Result Page (SERP) with more accurate, then a lot of speculation about how Google rank a site these days.

Examples of such speculation is that the backlinks and PR is not important anymore, or linking is not a factor and only On Page Optimization is the factor. But is it all true? and I think an answers that can be trusted is the answer from Google's own employees.

You can visit this page that discusses backlinks and PageRank that are answered directly by Google's employees Susan Moskwa.

Danland and Metropolis usage statistics

Finally Danland is on top four and currently used by 11.852 sites, with the number of users that much then Danland already passed the number of users of the Acquia Marina with 11.335 users.

The increase was also experienced by the Metropolis theme that has reached more than 900 users. This is a pretty good achievement, judging from its release time is not quite two years for Danland while for the Metropolis was released about four months ago.

I still remember that at first I only target to pass through Acquia Slate but in fact Danland exceeding my initial expectations.

XPS Annotator reach the 80K milestone on CNET

XPS Annotator is a freeware to manage XPS documents for Windows OS. Until today already downloaded more than 80.000 times on CNET and become the most popular XPS documents tool (third party software).

This free tool does much more than the native Windows utility, but it's just as easy to use. XPS Annotator is recommended to anyone who handles XPS documents. Reviewed by CNET Editor.

The next milestone is 100K of downloads at CNET site only, and predicted if XPS Annotator can reach the 100k of downloads next year. XPS Annotator is highly rated by CNET editor and they give the XPS Annotator rating with four and a half stars and recommend it to anyone who need a software to manage XPS documents.