Drupal is an open-source content management system (and web application framework)written in PHP and distributed under the Gnu General Public License. It is used in around 2% of all websites worldwide (2012).

Twig in Drupal Core

Last week it was announced that Twig will be incorporated into the next release of Drupal, version 8, due for release later in 2013. Drupal has previously used the PHPTemplate system in order to separate business logic from the presentation layer.

Migration to Twig makes Drupal theming far more secure, and potentially will make sites faster and accessible to a wider community of designers and developers.

Drupal Hosted on Google

Google App Engine (GAE) now supports PHP. This means that sites built on platforms such as Drupal or Wordpress can be hosted within the massive Google infrastructure. GAE charges by CPU usage instead of instance hours so, for sites with low traffic, hosting can be much cheaper. And if your site suddenly gets hits from lots of users, the load is spread across the Google's vast vast computing cloud so your users still get their pages served quickly.
The only current problem is that GAE is not quite an out-of-the-box solution for Drupal: there's an excellent tutorial on installing Drupal on GAE at Boombatower.

DrupalCamp Scotland 2013

Quick reminder for the main Drupal event in Scotland this year: Drupal Camp Scotland 2013. To be held in the IET Teacher Building, in St Enoch Square, Glasgow on Saturday 20th April. Early bird (£15) registration closes on 5th April.

Rob is hopefully presenting on flexible content too.

Full details at http://camp.drupalscotland.org

Drupal Scotland - Business Day and Camp

In a few weeks, Scotland's premier Drupal event for 2012 will take place at the University of Edinburgh, and we're going to be there. Rob is helping to organise the Drupal for Business day and community Drupal Camp, due to be held 25-26 May at the Informatics Forum. He'll also be taking on both days, with a brief case study on Friday (applying Drupal in a university environment), then a few more technical talks on the Saturday.

Why Drupal?

Drupal has been in development for over 10 years, with millions of downloads, and hundreds of thousands of successful sites. It is a completely free, open source content management system that many intelligent companies are using today to provide for their needs. Drupal's many features and add-ons allow it to be used for a variety of website needs; perhaps for marketing, internal communications, informational websites, or for social networking purposes. If a needed feature is not currently available, it has a proven community of developers who can be paid to do the work for you.

Install Drupal Remotely with SSH & Drush

A brief guide on how to make yourself more productive by using the command line to install Drupal on a server: either a local, development or live system.