My Drupal Developer Stopped Drupaling! What Now?

by Elliot Christenson on August 1, 2019 - 12:39am

If you have a Drupal website, then you have a Drupal developer. In some cases, that might be you. In other cases, that could be an employee or intern on your staff. In other cases, it could be an employee or team from a consulting team or "Drupal Shop". For all sorts of reasons, any or all of these types of people may eventually not be able to continue to maintain the website they built for you. Read on!

Drupal is Under Non-Stop Attack. Wizards & Robots Save Websites!

by Elliot Christenson on June 6, 2019 - 7:53am

All versions of Drupal are under attack - no different than other software. What can be different is that websites are often custom, complex, and can be attacked seconds after an exploit is made public. myDropWizard's Support "Wizards" and our automated process "Robots" are continually working to keep you backed up, supported, and secured from all types of threats.

Tired of Emergency Drupal Security Updates Yet? (They're Never Going to Stop!)

by Elliot Christenson on February 21, 2019 - 8:02am

You run a Drupal Agency - or you're an independent Drupal Developer. Did you have to drop everything for the security update yesterday? Don't you have project deadlines to meet? Why deal with that frustration and anxiety?

What if there were a better way? Do the profitable things - and let the robots at myDropWizard handle your Drupal security updates smoothly and automatically?

Drupal 7 Long-Term Support ... for after official support ends!

by Elliot Christenson on April 11, 2018 - 9:24pm

You may already know that we've been providing Drupal 6 Long-Term Support (D6LTS) for over two years.

What we have been hearing over and over lately - especially at Drupalcon - is "what about Drupal 7?"

Typically, only two major versions of Drupal are supported at once: the latest version, and the previous one. Right now, that means Drupal 7 and Drupal 8.

We don't know when the community's support for Drupal 7 will end or if the community itself will do some kind of LTS. But we do know that community support will come to end at some point. While the details will depend on what the community does, we just wanted to let everyone know...

We intend to provide Long-Term Support for Drupal 7, in order to keep your site going long after the end of official support!

Read more to learn more about our plans for D7LTS...

Outsourced Drupal 7/8 Maintenance Can Give Better Support Than You Can!

by Elliot Christenson on March 14, 2018 - 8:20pm

We see two chief types of Drupal developers day-to-day. First there are those of you who are full-time developers with NGO's or medium to large business. Second, there are those developers that work independently or as part of larger agencies. In both cases, I believe outsourcing maintenance for your Drupal 7 or Drupal 8 websites is better from a quality standpoint and/or a cost standpoint. That might seem a little controversial to you, but stick with me, dear Drupaler!

It's Security Update Wednesday - You're Just Chillin'

by Elliot Christenson on March 1, 2018 - 7:35am

Last Wednesday, February 21 was a security update that impacted Drupal 8, Drupal 7, and even Drupal 6 "LTS". Hundreds of thousands of website operators need to immediately update their websites! A huge percentage of them are not "web developers". Many don't even know they need the update!

Drupal isn't known for its ease of use for site owners. It's come a long way, but it remains difficult for most. That's expected and sometimes even exciting for Drupal developers.

What about the (non-developer) site owner? We don't believe your site should be left vulnerable. We believe you should be able to "just chill" rather than stress about your Drupal site security!

Read on for a peek behind the curtain to see what the Wizards do so you don't have to.

How to create a sponsor slideshow for your non-profit Drupal site!

by Elliot Christenson on May 17, 2017 - 10:03pm

Lots of non-profit organizations use Drupal - they're actually our biggest group of customers! In working with so many non-profit organizations, we've come across some common problems non-profits have with their Drupal sites. We're going to do a series of articles with tips for non-profits -- this is this first one! (click here to subscribe and get them all via e-mail)

One of the most common problems is how to promote and acknopwledge sponsors, donors, in-kind volunteers on their website. Where to fit all the logos/names?

In this blog post, I'm going to tackle one of the most popular solutions: putting them in a sildeshow.

(There's other techniques which we'll look at in future articles!)

Read more to learn how to add a sponsor slideshow to your site!

Put Drupal 7 on MDW Life Support

by Elliot Christenson on February 28, 2017 - 6:57pm

Drupal 7? What About Drupal 6 & 8?

Drupal 8 is the future of Drupal. No doubt. It's awesome.

Drupal 6 is still a reality for a large number of critical websites.

At myDropWizard, we spent a lot of time focusing on Drupal 6 over the past almost 2 years. We love the service we are able to provide to our Drupal 6 clients - I think most of them love our service too!

We've also spent a lot of time thinking about the future of Drupal 8 - just like you probably have.

Drupal Site Audit Security Surprises

by Elliot Christenson on January 10, 2017 - 6:51pm

I thought it would be a good idea to take a look back at some of our site audits. We undergo a gamut of automated and manual reviews of our clients' site file and databases. Because we have such a diverse array of clients, I surprisingly only saw a few strong trends.

5 reasons you should outsource Drupal maintenance and support

by Elliot Christenson on August 29, 2016 - 6:55pm

You run a Drupal Agency - or you're an independent Drupal Developer. Your customers need support. You try to do support. You try to get back to project work. You try to do support. You try to get back to project work. You get the idea. Ad nauseum. That's your life.

What if there were a better way? What if you could spend time doing more profitable things - and spend your spare time like the attached image: on the beach?

We've been there, and we've come up with a handful of key reasons why we feel you should consider outsourcing your Drupal Support and Maintenenance.

Read more to find out!