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May 6 2014

I Need a PDF Viewer for my Drupal 7 Website

Recently I was working on a Drupal website and needed to add a new feature: to upload and display PDF files in the browser. As I browsed the options on drupal.org, I realized I would need to choose from several modules and decide on the most appropriate one for the job. Here is an account of my decision making process.

1.       The first step is to perform needs analysis. In other words, I needed to define what I wanted. Do I want to have fancy page-turning feature that some third-party vendors supply? Not at this time.

2.       My website is built with Drupal 7 so I need to have a Drupal 7 version. I also want to follow the general guidelines for choosing a Drupal module. Bascially, I want to choose a module that has several thousand downloads. This will ensure that it is stable and widely used and being actively supported with current bug fixes and security fixes. I try to avoid contributed modules that have a licensing fee.
Mar 26 2014

Drupal Maintenance and Understanding the New Release Cycle

We provide Drupal updates for our clients. Every month we apply the most recent updates to Drupal core and contributed modules. Currently there is no set schedule as to when a minor release of Drupal will be released. For example, a minor release is when Drupal is updated from 7.23 to 7.24. So in November 2013, Drupal 7.24 was released. It contained security fixes. It was recommended to upgrade immediately after reading the security announcement.
 
On January 3, 2014, Drupal 7.25 was released. This is a maintenance release including bug fixes and small feature improvements only. Drupal 8 is under development and significant new features are only being added to the new Drupal 8 release.
 
This release was followed quickly by Drupal 7.26 on January 15, 2014. This release fixes security vulnerabilities. Website owners are urged to upgrade immediately. However, some Drupal sites reported a major site slowdown after upgrading to Drupal 7.26 so we have postponed this upgrade.
Feb 19 2014

Updated: CSS Styles lost when aggregating, compressing CSS in Drupal 7.24

Note: This problem happens with a Shared hosting server using Nginx.

I recently launched a website using the latest version of Drupal 7.24. After launching, I went to the Admin page at sitename.com/admin/config/development/performance and checked the box to Aggregate and Compress CSS files. All my site's CSS styling promptly disappeared. So, of course, I disabled this checkbox.

Then I checked the box to Aggregate Javascript files and my Admin Menu toolbar promptly disappeared.

I don't know what's causing this problem. Could it be the new .htaccess files that are included with the new Drupal 7.24? I understand that the new .htaccess files in the sites/default/files/css and /tmp directories is helpful to prevent hacking. 

Anyone else have problems with CSS styling disappearing?