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MailChimp today announced a new integration with the Drupal Content Management System as part of the MailChimp Integration Fund. This comprehensive addition to Drupal brings MailChimp's feature set directly into the Drupal user interface. Now Drupal owners can also send transactional emails using MailChimp’s STS solution.
Building Your Blog With Drupal 7 is an e-book in Adobe PDF format. It's out now. You can find it herealong with much more information. In short, it is a step-by-step guide that shows you how to build a blog-style website with Drupal 7. You'll find that the instructions are very detailed and the many screenshots are helpful as well.
In this lesson I show you how you can use the Drush script to streamline Drupal site administration. Drush is a command line interface for your site that allows you to enter short codes to perform a wide variety of site administration tasks including downloading and installing modules, updating modules, updating core, clearing the site cache and much more. Although I don't show you how to install Drush in this lesson you can see a good video on installing Drush at the Level Ten Design blog. The installation of Drush begins at about the five minute mark.
Drupal News is a collection of interesting Drupal related links and news items that I have found over the past week.
Drupalcon NA 2013 Straw Poll
This “straw poll” from the Drupal Association is intended to gauge community interest in various potential DrupalCon North America host cities. This list is not intended to be exhaustive, and community members are welcome to suggest alternative options.
We are changing Drupal Commons to Commons. We believe this will help non-Drupal experts to look beyond the robust Drupal platform as a technology, and focus on the business value of what Commons provides enterprises.
There are many new features in Drupal 7. For many one of the most notable enhancements will be the changes to the Views module. First of all, in Drupal 7 Views requires the Chaos Tools Suite in order to function properly. There are also changes to the process of creating views and to the interface. I have spent a little time working with Views on D7 and I think that the changes are a nice step forward in terms of usability.
As you can see in the image below when you create a new view you are presented with a host of very basic options that allow you to create a basic view very fast. For the example I set it up to display a page that lists links to the Page content type. I have also chosen to create a block along with the page view.