Drupal, ModSec, and the post that wouldn't save

"Are you sure it's not something on the server?"

"Can't see how it could be. Maybe it's some Drupal security thing that's being triggered."

Lara's blog post wouldn't save, and no error was being thrown. When she tried to save it, it just reloaded the edit page.

You know how this goes. After insisting it couldn't be the server, and that nothing had changed, I remembered that a few days ago I had enabled Apache's mod_security module.

7 ways to optimize your Drupal content with Metatag

If you use Drupal 7.x and care about SEO, there's a good chance you have the Metatag module installed. But do you use it to its full potential? Metatag has come a long way since its former incarnation as Nodewords and boasts an expansive toolset for content writers and editors who want to optimize their Drupal pages for search engines and social networks. 

Create an interactive community map in Drupal 7 with Leaflet

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a clickable community map where each community represents a Drupal node.

On simplicity and usability

"By cutting away things that people don’t need, you focus their attention on the smaller amount of information and the smaller number of features. Everything added to the interface is something else users could do wrong or that could get them in trouble. Shaving away stuff hones design."

- Dr. Jakob Nielsen, usability expert

The 404 page is your friend

Melanie Seibert over at Razorfish writes:

"If you’re in charge of content for a website, befriending your 404 page is important. It can turn an otherwise unsatisfactory user experience into an okay—or even delightful—one. I know this may be tough for some of us to accept—me included. But a 404 is not the end of the world."

Prevention is obviously key, but sometimes 404s just happen. So what then?

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