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Drupal 7 Feeds XPathParser RSS Import Tutorial

Here's a screencast tutorial I have made for importing RSS feeds into Drupal 7 websites using the Feeds and Feeds XPathParser modules and fetching the data from Scalemates nginx Drupal 8 configuration with Microcaching and 410 Wildcards

Sample nginx webserver configuration files for use with Drupal 8 CMS. The blog also includes a configuration for Microcache with nginx which is useful for short-term caching of dynamic content, and the configuration for generating HTTP 410 Gone Away errors within nginx using wildcards. Under the Hood

My previous blog My first Drupal 8 Website highlighted my first foray into Drupal 8 development and the successful launch of my site from inception to launch. This blogs takes the narrative further - how I developed the site. My first Drupal 8 Website

Drupal 8 was released on November 18th 2015 and represented a stop-change for Drupal developers. It moved towards OOP and MVC with the suggestion that it will be less accessible for the hobbyist end of the market and more attractive for enterprise solutions.

For Drupal devs it's imperative to get to grips with this new technology asap, and I took a few weeks off over Xmas for familiarisation and building my first D8 site which launched over the weekend. The Drupal game-changer

Traditionally the open source Drupal CMS has been the mainstay of the corporate / NGO and charity market since it lends itself perfectly to the rapid development of websites in those sectors. It also has traction for social media sites, being possibly the best equipped CMS using contributed modules for that functionality; and in addition for news portals and blog networks too.

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