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Issue 9 November 17, 2011

With Drupal Con Denver approaching the Planet Drupal Feed is really heating up. Some good articles didn't make the Drop this week, only the best made the cut. This week we welcome our first sponsor Droptor.com. Gave it a whirl this week and it's a pretty freaking cool service for monitoring your Drupal sites. Check it out for FREE. No credit card required.

News

Core's directory structure reorganized

This may sound trivial but we've all met that person who downloads Drupal and hacks a core theme or module. The changes should make that less common. Now most of the core files live in the core directory.

Drupal Individual Membership + Drupal T-Shirt

Donate $50 or more to the Drupal Association and get a T-shirt designed by mortendk!

Hosted CiviCRM at Koumbit.org

Over on the CiviCRM Blog, long time Aegir Project contributors Koumbit have announced they will soon be offering hosted turnkey CiviCRM installations. If you haven't given CiviCRM a whirl in a while, this may be a good time to give it a try.

Greg Knaddison and Drupal security

Long time Drupal security expert Greg Knaddison has agreed to be the Drupal Security Team lead for the next two years. Thanks Greg.

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Articles

Using Google+ Pages for Modules

Kris explains why he is using Google+ to improve the experience of maintaining the Contextual Administration module. Definitely an interesting use of Google+.

Drupal + India = opportunity

Dries gives us an update on his recent trip to India. Looks like Drupal is taking root in India.

Hit-list for top Drupal 7 module stabilization

Angie Byron says, "you can help Drupal 7, and the maintainers whose code you rely on!"

OpenLayers Facelift

Creating orders with the Drupal Commerce API

Theming

Does my site look drupally in this?

Heather James of Acqua gives us 6 things that are often overlooked in the theming process that can help you make your site look less Drupally.

Advanced Theming in Drupal 7

Drupalize.me has a new series covering Advanced Drupal Theming and you can watch the first two videos for free!

Evaluating Base Themes

Emma Jane is back again this week giving us her two cents about choosing a great base theme. She's even included a screencast for good measure!

Leveling Up Your Themer (lvl2): Base Themes

In part 2 of his Leveling Up Your Themer series David Needham of Chapter Three gives us a primer on using Base Themes. Not sure how I feel about the Evolution of a Themer illustration though.

Podcasts

DrupalEasy Podcast 67: Randrew’s Open Source Socks

The Drupal Easy troop talks with Emma Jane Hogbin and Erich Ludwig and also give TheWeeklyDrop a shout out! Thanks guys.

Acquia: Acquia Podcast 36: Neil Hastings on Solr and OpenLayers in Drupal 7

Video

Advanced Theming in Drupal 7

Drupalize.me has a new series covering Advanced Drupal Theming and you can watch the first two videos for free!

How to push changes from production to dev

In this week's partner video from BuildaModule.com Chris shows us how we can use Git to push changes from our production site to our dev site.

Learn Organic groups

Johan Falk is up to it again with another screencast series. He is walking us through the Drupal 7 version of Organic Groups. If you're familiar with OG for D6 don't miss all the new features in the D7 version.

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