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How to setup a Drupal LAMP development environment on Linux (Ubuntu)

Here are my notes for setting up a brand new Linux/Ubuntu server for Drupal development. If you are cool with the command line, then you might find this handy.

1. Install Apache/MySQL/PHP via tasksel


> sudo apt-get update
> sudo apt-get install tasksel
> sudo tasksel install lamp-server

You will be asked to provide a mysql root password.

Drupal application architecture that doesn't make you bleed

It's a Drupal site... it's good if you actually know Drupal

I'm working on a Drupal 7 project right now where the site was built by another company. This isn't the first time I've “inherited” a project, and I'm sure it won't be the last. Before this project, my other experiences with taking over existing Drupal sites weren't terrible. Yeah, there were issues with the sites and things could have been better architected but, on the whole, I could jump in and figure out how things were glued together and fix issues or make improvements as needed without too much head-scratching.

Drupal 7 Localization and the Commerce module

This post explains how to configure some Drupal Commerce module package functionality for multiple countries and languages. This information was originally going to be part of my Drupal 7 Multilingual Sites book but I ran out of room!

Drupal... come for the code, stay for the sprint

I'm sitting in the Denver airport killing time before flying back to California. As everyone in Drupal-land knows, we just finished up the very successful DrupalCon Denver conference with over 3000 attendees!


Drupal 7 Multilingual Websites Book Errata

I will keep track of any errata for the Drupal 7 Multilingual Sites book here and/or point off to the Packt errata page(s).

Nothing yet!

Drupal 7 Language Sections module

If you have very simple content translation needs, you might want to check out the Language Sections module.

How to access translation features in Drupal 7

There are different ways to access Drupal translation functionality depending on what is being translated. Here's a quick reference table for the various translation access points.

Drupal 7 Multilingual Sites Extra Topics

I was not able to include everything I wanted into my Drupal 7 Multilingual Sites book due to space limitations, so here is a list of some extra topics, tips, and tricks that didn't make it in:

Drupal 7 Multilingual Websites Book

My new book will be out soon!!!


Drupal 7 Internationalization Issues

Here are some Drupal 7 internationalization issues to track:

I'm a Speaker at DrupalCon Austin

I'm a Speaker at DrupalCon Portland