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.

Google PageRank Update June 2011

On 27 June, Google has updated its Pagerank globally. Currently the value of Pagerank is not as important as a few years ago, however Pagerank is something exciting to follow. Google could changed his algorithm on SERP in the days to come, and than give Pagerank to be one of a few important value to improve the SERP, so the safest is to keep trying to improve Pagerank value.

On this June Pagerank update, almost all of my websites pagerank values ​​have increased, the following are the Pagerank value from some of my websites after updated:

  • www.danetsoft.com
  • Pagerank of my personal company site has increased very rapidly, before the pagerank update this website only has PR 4, but now has PR 8.
  • www.danpros.com
  • My blog now also has a PR 8, the improvement of my blog is very fantastic because before the PR update happen, this blog only has PR 0. Fabulous!
  • www.xpsdev.com
  • This webiste now has PR 6, previously is PR 5. I got PR 6 for this site, increasing two grade from PR 4.

Improvement also occurred on my Twitter and Facebook page, all rise to PR 6. But the most phenomenal is the increase that occurred in my blog because it rises eight levels, from 0 to 8.

Get indexed in less than two days

My previous article talked the purchase of new domain. Of course we already know that buying a domain that had expired, sometimes emerging concern that these domains have a bad history.

And these fears did not materialize due to less than two days, the domain already indexed by Google.

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.