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Friday, February 14, 2014 - 10:52am

In an effort to continue helping organizations engage and stay sticky with their customers, we partnered with Silverpop to release the Silverpop Engage Drupal module. Silverpop, a leader in marketing automation, partnered with Mediacurrent to provide direction on the module’s feature set and API integration. Now, digital marketers can seamlessly add Silverpop’s visitor tracking capabilities to their Drupal website by installing the module and entering a few configuration settings. 

Let’s take a look at features that are available in the this initial release of Silverpop Engage.

  • Web page tracking
  • Custom event tracking
  • Webform lead integration

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 10:06am

Introduction to Jay’s Winter List

It has been awhile since I have published a top modules list for Drupal so I thought with Drupal 8 coming out soon it was time for one last top Drupal 7 modules list. As I have stated in past blogs on this subject, it can be very challenging to sort through the literally thousands of modules available for Drupal. Therefore, what I like to do as an 8 year veteran of Drupal is routinely publish a list of modules that I use most often on projects. In doing so I hope to give newbie developers a good list to start with. Some intermediate developers might also find a handful of less obvious modules that can help them out on their next project as well.

Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 3:30pm

Drupal, at the heart, is a content management system (CMS) or content management framework (CMF) depending on who you ask. Out of the box the concept of publishing is built in with a content type, such as an article, plus an ability to promote items to the homepage. What modules really make Drupal shine in the everyday use of the publishing industry though? Here are ten modules that will help any Drupal publishing website.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 4:05pm

One of Drupal’s best practices is to break up the site’s CSS and JavaScript into smaller files to make maintenance easier. Along with this, many modules will include their own CSS and JS files, so before long a site may have twenty, thirty, or more CSS and JS files that are downloaded by the visitor in order for the site to look and work correctly.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 10:02am


During my trip to Drupalcon Porltand this year I discovered a new grid system/framework called Singularity Grid System or Singularity GS for short. Since then, I have taken some time to work with this framework and I have to say it's pretty awesome. It took me some time to get my mind around this novel way of creating grids and layouts, but after I created a few, things started to click. 

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 9:57am

Introduction to Jay’s Summer List

Check out my latest D7 top modules list!

There are literally thousands of modules available on The funny thing is, most developers tend to use only a small percentage of those modules. So out of 16,000+ modules, many developers have only installed up to 200 different modules across their various projects. Furthermore, I think you will find that developers continually use only a few dozen of the same modules on almost every project. It's for that reason why from time to time I like to put together a list of my most-used modules. By doing so, I hope to help new developers figure out what modules they need by narrowing down a list of 16,000 down to around 50 or so modules.

Late last year I released my first...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 9:30am

In Part 1 of my article on The Drupal Maintenance Challenge & How to Manage It, I raised some interesting problems inherent to planning out and executing a Drupal website project. Now in Part 2, I will give some advice on how to address these challenges based on what I’ve learned in my time as a web developer.

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 9:13am

One of Drupal’s greatest strengths is it’s huge catalog of modules and themes. At the time of this writing, Drupal boasts over 15,000 modules and almost 1,500 themes on The challenge is knowing which modules, themes to use and how to maintain them with custom code and other customizations throughout the life-cycle of a website. While there are tutorials and blogs out there that can help, there isn’t exactly an instruction manual on which modules to use and which to avoid for production sites.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 10:03am

Introduction to Jay’s List

As we enter the 2011 Holiday season, who doesn’t love a freshly updated Drupal 7 contributed modules list?

These modules are great stocking-stuffers for every Drupaller on your list!

In all seriousness, as I mentioned in my last top modules list, the sheer number of Drupal modules (in the thousands) can be very intimidating. For the new developer how do they decide which modules to use? Google search can help you find a module for a specific use case, but it doesn’t help you find the most common modules that seasoned developers use on every site.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 10:55am

Drupal 7’s release earlier this year came with a lot of changes to defacto standard Drupal features. One of the biggest changes is the introduction of the Fields system. Field, a core module in Drupal 7, replaces the Content Contstruction Kit (CCK) contributed module that’s been a part of Drupal since version 4.7. For those developers and content managers that are used to using CCK in past versions of Drupal, the new Field module opens a whole new way of thinking about content modelling in Drupal 7.