The Week in Drupal: March 21, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014
Wayne Eaker

A review of interesting modules, articles and other Drupal news of the last week March 14 - 21, 2014.

Drupal News

DrupalCon Latin America 2015 Site is Selected

Acquia certification for Drupal

Draft charter for Security Working Group posted

And the Drupal Job Board Will Be Built By...

Announcing the Newest Addition to the Association Staff: CTO Josh Mitchell!

Great Posts and Tutorials

Coding as a team: content fixtures - cool idea on using Migrate to fill in demo content during development.

Drupal 8 Now: Writing Drupal 7 code with an eye towards Drupal 8

Drupal 8 Now: PSR-0 code in Drupal 7

Drupal 7 Tutorial: Using Entityqueue with Views

Have you heard about Drupal’s Community Working Group?

Interesting New Modules

IMCE Rotate - Provides the ability to rotate images in IMCE.

Galaxy - An interesting new way of packaging Drupal site distributions and scripting the deployment of new sites.

Easy Chart - Provides a way to create charts based on the Highcharts plugin ( This module comes with a Chart Content Type, a Chart field and a WYSIWYG plugin.

Commerce Separate Capture - Provides a plugin frame for capturing "prior auth" transactions. The module currently only contains a plugin for, but others can be written to follow a similar pattern.

Commerce Drush - Allows you to execute Commerce operations from the command line. It provides the following commands: "commerce-order-add" (coa).

Apachesolr Wysiwyg Files - Allows an admin to index all files contain in a wysiwyg.

Dev Roles Users - This module creates a use for each role on a site. The user's password is always the same as the name of the role.

Ladybug (Extensible PHP Dumper) - An alternative to Devel's dpm() function that is capable of inspecting a greater range of variables, such as MySQL results.

Isotopia - A Drupal implementation of the jQuery Isotope plugin, with a backend interface for applying isotope on your site using (mostly) configuration alone.

DS Extra Layouts - Adds additional layouts for Display Suite.

XML Export - Allows users to export a node and its fields to XML and apply XSL transformations. This is useful if you need to generate some PDF documents out of your content.

Ts-University - Nice looking drupal core theme.

Field Group Access - Allows a site builder to hide any field group based on a ctools access rule.

EntityInfo - Adds a page to the administrative menu that gives, at a glance, technical information on Entities included in your Drupal 7 project, including fields attached to those entities.