Fighting back from Drupal hacks

The last thing any website owner, developer or administrator wants to hear is that they've been hacked. Whether the cause was the fault of insecure passwords, problematic file permissions, a vulnerability in the underlying code or the myriad other potential issues, it's an undesirable situation to be in. When Drupal…

Don't mess with files

One thing that's been causing me some issues recently is storing managed files and the effects of changing various properties of them. Since the files have a number of things recorded in the database; changing these properties can have unwanted effects. The file_managed table is where records are stored…

My initiation to clean URLs code

The setup I have been working on a firewalled (remember this for later) development server over the last couple of weeks at the AMA. With entries into host files, .htaccess files and firewall rules to prohibit those not developing the updated site from accessing it we considered it pretty locked…