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Drupal modules and other configuration (June 11, 2008)

Drupal is such a pleasing piece of software.

Just a few days ago I found some very cool new (to me) hidden functionality. Additionally I’ve installed some more modules which I want others to be aware of.

available updates email notification

Let’s start with the “hidden” functionality: Drupal 6 incorporates some parts of a Drupal 5 module which notifies you about available updates (see /admin/reports/updates). Pretty easy to stay updated with that alone. But I thought I’d had to check that page frequently for new updates. Not so! Say hello to the tab “Settings” on the very page and insert your email address to stay updated via email. Satisfying and built-in… dumb me searches in vain for a module with that functionality…

Yet it brought my interest to other useful modules:

Logging and alerts

The Logging and alerts module gives you a way to send emails to an email address of your choice in case of errors etc. Pretty neat since I don’t want to lose time by regularly scanning my log entries…

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