Web Development and Design

How to update "changed" date for all nodes in Drupal 7 - the fastest way

I hate this template!

One more thing. I really hate this website theme (TB Sirate). It's such a pain in the a$$! I'm so keen to migrate the entire website completely to a more user friendly Drupal 8!

Yeah, I said it!

PS: Does this make me a hater?

Drupal 8, a love - hate relationship

Drupal 8

I just started to get my hands dirty with Drupal 8, after almost 3 years of Drupal 7. 

Whoa! I was shocked at first impression. Every f*** thing is bloody different. It's like learning Drupal again and again. The shock from D6 to D7 wasn't that big though I hated Drupal when I first saw it.

"No available releases found" - Drupal error fix

No available releases found Drupal 7 error

Just figured out how to fix the "No available releases found" in Drupal 7.5x. It's that error on the updates page where all or almost all modules are grayed out with an exclamation mark.

After reading countless posts related to this error, I finally found a solution.

Why Amazon should hire a designer with tech skills

On one of my websites I'm using was using a "set and forget" banner from Amazon. Very comfortable I'd say, but that hurt my traffic a lot during a month time.

It's already well known that a low (read "not green") Google Pagespeed ranking does hurt a lot a website ranking in Google search results. 

Cloudflare on Drupal 7 - some thoughts

As you know, spam is a pain in the arse and you would do almost anything to stop it. I've read on some blog that Cloudflare service helps stopping spam. Great, I said! I will also benefit from their CDN service, all in one package!

Yeah, right!

Buy cheap .ru domains with Paypal

I was looking to buy a cheap .ru domain but all cheap options were from russian websites. Unfortunately, they do not allow payment with Paypal and the others, like Godaddy, had very expensive domains. So, I luckily found DoHost, where you can buy a relatively cheap .ru domain with only $6/year! Renewal fee is also $6.

Drupal throws 404 error after sharing a link on Facebook [Solved]

I had a strange error today. Lukily, a friend of mine warned me about it. I could hardly be aware of it without his help. (Thanks, Iosif!) So...

Why does Drupal 7 throws 404 error (Page not found)?

There could be plenty of reasons, but I guess the reason here is a bit stranger. All urls looked absolutely normal to me. I am using Pathauto with clean urls on. So why only SOME users get the page not found error? While looking at access logs, it seemed absolutely random to me. Of course, I had no 301 or 302 redirection component in case of errors.

I also didn't display a nice and friendly page for 404 errors (I thought I hadn't any). Pretty ignorant, huh? Visitors were discouraged and left away without even bothering to use the search box.

Check if your site has Heartbleed vulnerability

Heartbleed Logo

According to The Heartbleed Bug website, 

The Heartbleed Bug is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).

Magento error fix: "Cannot retrieve payment method instance"

Thinking about upgrading and optimizing Magento? Think again if you have plenty of extensions installed and later on, you want to get rid of some of them, especially when they are payment methods. I don't know if it's Magento's fault or some extensions are poorly written, but believe me, some errors can drive you nuts when you don't know where to start debugging.


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