Drupal 7.x

Example list of service tags for AddThis module

The list of services available for the AddThis button can be edited at admin/config/system/addthis (in Drupal 7) of your site.

A very basic set of common, popular services:

favorites, email, google, facebook, reddit, digg, delicious, twitter, newsvine, more

The list of all services is available on the AddThis configuration screen.

Common strings (words) stripped out of URL aliases generated with Pathauto

By default, Pathauto removes the following strings from the node title when automatically generating URL aliases:

  • a, an, as, at, before, but, by, for, from, is, in, into, like, of, off, on, onto, per, since, than, the, this, that, to, up, via, with

To maintain these words in the URLs, simply clear the field in Pathauto settings.

Configuring GoDaddy shared hosting for Drupal performance

Here are some basic tips on getting the most out of your GoDaddy shared hosting account for Drupal:

  • Ensure that RewriteBase is set in Drupal's root .htaccess file
  • Ensure that there is only one instance of php.ini in your hosting root
  • To get changes you make to php.ini picked up by PHP, change the the name of php.ini to php5.ini
  • Increase your PHP memory limit in php5.ini
  • Disable FastCGI
  • Use the Boost module

Performing major Drupal revision upgrades

In Drupalese, upgrade is typically used to refer to the process of migrating to the next major release branch of Drupal, as in upgrading from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7. The related term, update, refers to the process of performing minor stability or security updates for modules and core within in the same major release branch of Drupal, as in updating from Drupal 6.19 to Drupal 6.20. This guide covers major revisions upgrades only. 

These notes were compiled in the process of upgrading from Drupal 6.20 to 7.0-rc3. Links to reference resources can be found below.

Installing multi-core Apache SOLR and Tomcat6 for Drupal 7 with Tika on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)

First, open up your command line interface, and perform your system updates:

Download updates:

sudo apt-get update

Install updates:

sudo apt-get upgrade

Next, install the suite of Tomcat6 server packages since you can use aptitude to do this. The packages are:

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