Drupal

This category is for entries related to the Drupal CMS.

How To Easily Add HTML5 YouTube Videos to Your Drupal Site

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For my last article, I wanted to include a couple of videos from YouTube.

First, I pondered using the standard YouTube embed code, but I wanted a more simple, elegant solution. The Drupal RepTags module supports powerful macros and it comes with some pre-built YouTube macros, so that wasn't bad.

But I wanted more: HTML5. Read on and see how easily you can create your own Drupal RepTags, including the code I use to add HTML5 support for the Drupal YouTube RepTag.

How to Customize Your Drupal Theme and Make it More Blog Friendly in 9 Easy Steps

Over the weekend, I redesigned the theme of my blog. I hope you like the result!

While I'm not a web design nor a theming expert, it was still quite easy to find a nice theme, and apply some blog-friendly customizations to it. Here are a few tips to get you started in Drupal theming:

How To Get Drupal To Work Through Strato's SSL Reverse Proxy

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Yesterday, I had two hours in a cafe, a Cappuccino on my table, a piece of lemon cake and free WLAN. "Cool", I thought, "I'll write an entry for my blog!". How romantic.
Right after I entered my blog user's password, it dawned on me: The connection to my blog wasn't encrypted! Anyone able to sniff on the local WLAN would have been able to catch my password as I entered it and steal my blog user ID!
It took me some time (slightly more than the 2 hours I had...) to figure this out, so here's a howto on how to make your login/admin tasks secure for a Drupal instance running on Strato as the hoster.

Blogging Platforms - Why I Chose Drupal and Which Useful Resources Helped Me Get Started

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When creating this blog, I faced the question of what blogging platform to use: Hosted blogging, Wordpress or one of the many CMS systems out there? Here's a discussion about blogging options and why I chose Drupal as my platform of choice, plus a couple of really useful resources that helped me tailor it to my blogging needs.