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Notice Killer

Drupal Modules - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 4:15pm

Nice little module that splits out PHP notices and warnings from the normal Drupal dblog and syslog modules.

Three tools to scan a Linux server for Malware and Rootkits

Howto Forge - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 3:00pm
Servers connected to the internet are seeing a constant level of attacks and scans all day. While a firewall and regular system updates are a good first defense to keep the system safe, you should also check regularly that no attacker got in. The tools described in this tutorial are made for these sanity checks, they scan for malware, viruses and rootkits.

Reference value pair

Drupal Modules - Fri, 12/02/2016 - 1:57pm

The reference value pair combines an entity reference with a free text value field in one new field type.
Site builders often end up using field collection or entity reference modules when all they want to do is store a value and a reference.
This module bundles the two things, a reference to some entity and a value together in one field. It can reference any entity, the value field is a simple text field.

One typical use is storing a measurement with its unit where the units are stored in a taxonomy (e.g 50 liter, 20 cm, 80 %).

Measuring Docker IO overhead

MySQL Performance Blog - Thu, 11/02/2016 - 8:38pm
DockerThis will be another post on using Percona Server via a Docker image.

How to install LiteSpeed web server on CentOS 7

Howto Forge - Thu, 11/02/2016 - 2:48pm
LiteSpeed web server is a popular choice for replacing an Apache web server. Its features include an optimization of the web content and content delivery which maximizes the download speed and combines better performance with a smaller memory footprint. Being compatible with Apache features is also an added benefit, which helps to reduce downtime during migration from Apache to LiteSpeed. This tutorial shows the installation on a CentOS 7 server.

Encrypt PHPSecLib Encryption

Drupal Modules - Thu, 11/02/2016 - 1:46pm

This module provides an EncryptionMethod plugin for the Drupal 8 Encrypt module.
It uses the 3rd party PHP Secure Communications Library to provide AES encryption.


It is strongly adviced to use an encryption method that has been recommended by the Encrypt module maintainers. Usage of this module is discouraged.

Core Views Facets

Drupal Modules - Thu, 11/02/2016 - 10:17am

This module is Drupal8 only!

This is a sub-module to Facets. It provides integration with Views. With this module enabled, exposed filters and contextual filters can be used as facet sources on views pages. Core Views Facets depends on Facets and Views. Search API is a weak dependency through Facets as well, but it does not need to be configured.

HTTP Field Update

Drupal Modules - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 10:27pm

HTTP Field Update (HFU) is an extremely lightweight module for updating entity fields via HTTP requests. This is not a RESTful implementation and is not intended to be one. Its aim is to provide a very simple and quick way to do bulk updates or have an external system make quick, simple updates to an entity.

What it does:

It's pretty simple, HFU provides the following endpoint:

/hfu/<entity type>/<entity id>

To update a field on that entity, use query parameters in the form of:

Percona Live featured talk with Sergej Jurecko: ActorDB — an alternative view of a distributed database

MySQL Performance Blog - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 9:28pm

Estimating potential for MySQL 5.7 parallel replication

MySQL Performance Blog - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 6:19pm
Unlike MySQL 5.6, where parallel replication can only be used when replicas have several schemas, MySQL 5.7 replicas can read binlog group commit information coming from the master to replicate transactions in parallel even when ...

How to Install Kolab Groupware Server on CentOS 7

Howto Forge - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 3:26pm
In this tutorial, we will install Kolab groupware on a CentOS 7 server. Kolab is a free open source groupware server. It is a scalable and reliable collaborative software that provides shared email, calendar, address books, tasks and a file cloud. Kolab supports several client environments: on Windows you can use Outlook, on Linux, you can use KDE Kontact, on all OS that have a web browser you can use the web interface.

Turning Drupal outside-in

Dries Buytaert's website - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 10:49am

There has been a lot of discussion around the future of the Drupal front end both on (#2645250, #2645666, #2651660, #2655556) and on my blog posts about the future of decoupled Drupal, why a standard fram

Desktops, Rolling vs Stable, and New Internet Security - original work by srlinuxx - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 9:46am

There is a lot of Linux news to report today as a lot of interesting things have been happening last few days. Over the weekend Jeff Hoogland, Bodhi Linux founder, briefed folks on the many graphical desktops for Linux including his own. Yesterday, Matt Hartley compared and contrasted long term versus rolling released Linux distributions and Jack Wallen said desktop Linux isn't really important anymore. Today, Jack Germain said Mandriva offshoot Rosa is a "real powerhouse" and the LF announced collaboration with the White House on new Internet security measures.

MCIT Press Release | ICT Minister Announces Four Internet Licenses in Upper, Lower Egypt within Weeks

MCIT RSS Feeds - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 6:00am
ICT Minister Announces Four Internet Licenses in Upper, Lower Egypt within Weeks
Press Release | 8 February 2016

§ The technological parks first phase in Assiut and Borg El Arab will be completed before the end of 2016
§ The executive structure of the electronics industry initiative will be formed soon
§ 4G licenses will be offered to the four telecoms by the end of the year

Read Time

Drupal Modules - Wed, 10/02/2016 - 4:36am

Read Time displays the time it will take to read content on your site.

A pseudo-field is added to each content type that you can show or hide from the Manage Display page. You can also configure the fields that are used to calculate the read time, average reading speed of your site's audience, format of the read time and how the read time is displayed.

EXPLAIN FORMAT=JSON: buffer_result is not hidden!

MySQL Performance Blog - Tue, 09/02/2016 - 8:41pm
EXPLAIN FORMAT=JSONTime for another entry in the EXPLAIN FORMAT=JSON is cool! series. Today we’re going to look at how you can view the buffer result using JSON (instead of the regular [crayon-56ba616badac0718620095-i/] command. Regular [crayon-56ba616badad3413045400-i/] does not identify ...

FacetAPI Views Bridge

Drupal Modules - Tue, 09/02/2016 - 5:48pm

This glue module helps building SearchAPI Views that use Exposed Filters and Facet blocks.
For more Information see its Origin at #1797616: Marry facets and Views exposed filters and the Readme.

How to install Fail2Ban on CentOS 7

Howto Forge - Tue, 09/02/2016 - 2:44pm
Most Linux servers offer an SSH login via Port 22 for remote administration purposes. This port is a well-known port, therefore, it is often attacked by brute force attacks. Fail2ban is a software that scans log files for brute force login attempts in real-time and bans the attackers with firewalld or iptables. This tutorial shows the installation and configuration of Fail2Ban with firewalld on CentOS 7.

Cookie Law Consent

Drupal Modules - Tue, 09/02/2016 - 2:19pm

An integration with Cookie Consent 2, a lightweight JavaScript library built by Silktide under the MIT licence. 3.5Kb min js.

For reference, there are other similar modules and old sandboxes out there:

Better Jump Menu

Drupal Modules - Tue, 09/02/2016 - 11:07am

Better Jump Menu is a module who provides:

  • The Drupal menu blocks with menu links in a select box instead of a list.
  • A views style plugins to display links into a select box.

This module has been made to cope with bugs in the original CTools implementation.

  • Properly indent menu items if there's a hierarchy in the links
  • Try to use most of the existing API from CTools.
  • Provide an option to open links in a new window.


Drupal Modules - Tue, 09/02/2016 - 9:51am

Provide a PDF generation link for printing the statistics to a PDF displayed on SimpleAds node Statistics page.

Module Dependencies:

Third Party Integration

Menu Picture

Drupal Modules - Mon, 08/02/2016 - 10:21pm

Module provides a field to upload an image and associate it with menu item. The module based on Managed File which gives the possibilities to choose style for an image and see the preview of uploaded file.

Managed File

Drupal Modules - Mon, 08/02/2016 - 8:23pm

This module extends a default managed_file widget which is a part of Form API by a set of useful features. See examples below to be involved.


These additional options for element with #type = 'managed_file' is come with this module:

Add the Browse files link before the file input to use one of available file managers:

// Also could be "ckeditor".
'#widget' => 'imce',

Tired to add an image styles for every managed file field?

YAML block

Drupal Modules - Mon, 08/02/2016 - 8:09pm

Provides a base block that allows block configuration settings to be edited and maintained using YAML.