20
Feb 2013
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You may ask me: why to have page titles for views?

Views in Drupal, technically, are used to display a list of content. Translating to business language, it will be used for category pages. For example, if you build a shopping website in Drupal to sell mobile devices, you will use "views" to construct the page of Apple products (and also Samsung products, LG products, etc ...)

These category pages are very important (second most after your homepage). You will definitely want they appear on top of Google search results for relating keywords. To achieve it, one of the best SEO practices is to set good focused titles for them.

When I developed the website for Exotic Voyages, a luxury travel agent, it has many category pages. They are pages for hotels, tours, destinations, cruises, photos etc ... all are built by Drupal 7 views. The SEO team of Exotic Voyages required me to let them set custom titles for these pages.

A tour page built by Drupal views - Exotic Voyages website
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7
Dec 2012
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This topic is not new, but unfortunately I only knew all tricks about it recently when I have a request from my customer: "How to make page titles different from node titles, with and without patterns?"

 

1. Why to have 2 types of titles?

The reason is, node title is for readers, page title is for SEO. A page title of a web page is displayed on top of your browser window and the current tab.

Drupal page title vs node title

It is also selected by Google as the title of a result on the search list. Below is the page title o...

26
Nov 2012
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ST Flabiol was used to be a premium Drupal theme. We have decided to convert it to Drupal 7 as a free theme. It was first made with politic style, but it is also very suitable for a business or organization, the kinds of institutions that require no fancy theme but trusted and gentle feelings.

Updated Jun 2013: This theme is now available on Drupal.org. You can download it at Flabiol on Drupal.org

Demonstration

See the demo here: Drupal theme ST Flabiol demo

Drupal theme ST Flabiol demo - Mobile screen   Drupal theme ST flabiol demo - Tablet screen

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26
Sep 2012
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The "Master Drupal in 7 hours" tutorial was released on 2010 for Drupal 6 and it has alot of positive feedbacks. We have revised this Drupal tutorial for Drupal 7 and incorporate it as an ebook: "Master Drupal in 7 hours - the Drupal 7 version".

We have a lot of Drupal books for users and developers, from beginners to experts. What this book makes the difference is that

It is written for Drupal beginners and written BY a Drupal beginner

Being a beginner, I know what all beginners fear. Just like I first learnt ball room dancing, it took me almost 2 months to move like a robot, to struggle with music rythm and sway at the same time. I had to overcome the temptation of quitting several times before I could actually progress and enjoy the dances. Some of my friends, unfortunately, took the quick path to just give it up. 

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24
Aug 2012
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Drupal out of the box - Rage comic