Updating a Drupal site may be the experienced Drupaler’s bread and butter, but sometimes it may not be the easiest thing—not for everybody, at least. Keeping a Drupal site up-to-date may require spending some time to familiarise with the relevant processes. It may entail some anxiety on carrying out everything right and not breaking anything. It may even require some research with regard to module dependencies before proceeding. Taking care of all of this then for multiple sites, becomes even more of an issue at times.
Our users quite often share relevant concerns with us, asking for assistance. Which is how we designed, and (slowly) rolled out our Drupal Security Service, which ensures that you always have your Drupal website updated, to all the latest & greatest strength, security & goodness. Here are your main benefits when you sign up with our Drupal Security Service.
The Drupal Security Team works hard by continuously analyzing the core or contributed project code in order to locate potential errors, weaknesses or threats that compromise the security of Drupal. Our Drupal Security Service, guarantees that your Drupal website will be always running the most secure code released.
Stay on the edge. All the “Bells and whistles” of the hard work the community does are bundled every once in a while in a new Drupal release. Our Drupal Security Service, guarantees that your Drupal website will be always running the latest and greatest code. This is translated to better performance and better user-experience for your visitors.
All of this is done regularly, ensuring minimal or no down-time at all and you will really have no need to worry about anything. You will be in good hands. Our techies are on your disposal and will take care of everything for you.
Apart from the benefits, our Drupal Security Service is designed to be custom-tailored to your exact needs, depending on the size of your site and, of course, your budget. And it doesn’t end here; volume discount is available in case of multiple sites.
With this kind of excellent service in mind, we would like to take advantage of the Drupal Security service for our four Drupal sites, all with MtT themes.
Alpha Video & Audio, Inc.
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Throughout the second half of 2013 we introduced several new themes with a 1200 px width, as well as out-of-the-box integration with Drupal Commerce: Best Brand, MarketSquare and Genteel. As monitors get wider and resolutions higher nowadays, this is bound to quickly lead to new “industry standards” for site widths.
On top of that, and in line with our determination to keep working on great new, free themes as well, for everyone in the Drupal community to use, in 2013 we also embarked on exploring something new and very promising: Bootstrap 3. This led to the release of our free Bootstrap Business theme. This is slowly but steadily proving to be another highly successful experiment, as people seem to love it with all the unparalleled responsive flexibility the Bootstrap framework brings.
So, all of the above led to the next logical step, which was to work on a brand new, premium theme that would combine all those goodies. And yet it wouldn’t stick to just those.
Mobile+ is based on original design work of Gökhun Guneyhan whom we’d met via Bēhance and who had also designed the original looks of MarketSquare. With Mobile+ Gökhun presented yet another very modern, detailed and well-thought design with his typical bits of visual eccentricity here and there, which brings a totally different touch compared to most themes in the market. And yet again, Mobile+ isn’t just about design. It’s a state-of-the-art Drupal theme with lots of Drupal and non-Drupal related features. Here are some of its highlights. The complete list of features is provided on the theme presentation page.
Built on great foundation—the most popular front-end framework for developing responsive, mobile-first projects on the web.
State-of-the-art code base, using HTML5 and CSS3, compliant with best practices and avoiding hacks and workarounds that could break things along the way.
10 carefully selected, awesome color schemes to choose from: Green, Blue, Night Blue, Orange, Red, Turquoise, Pink, Dark Pink, Purple and Gray. Just pick the one that fits your brand with a single click through the theme-settings.
Why not have the freedom to have one, two, or three column layouts? Mobile+ supports all of those and, guess what, they’ve all been carefully crafted to work great.
Among the great things about the Web today, is the ever wider use of icon fonts, providing access to scalable, quality icons for every use. Check out the complete set of icons.
Mobile+ comes with gorgeous, responsive, built-in pricing tables, so that you can easily setup your product and service selling pages.
Making it easy for your visitor to locate your business on the map plays an ever-growing role nowadays, and Mobile+ does great in this direction.
Drupal Commerce is simply awesome. The best e-commerce solution for Drupal-powered sites at the moment. So, we started out with Top Hit, we continued with Best Brand and, as we said before, Drupal Commerce will from now on be an option available for every new theme of ours that falls under the Corporate category or has a related use-case scenario. Our Pro & Enterprise versions of MarketSquare come bundled with an extra installation profile that includes Drupal Commerce providing you a turnkey e-commerce solution right after installation.
Mobile+ is designed not only with eye-catchiness in mind, but with flexibility as well. The multiple built-in colour schemes and typographic options, the font-awesome goodness and the 1, 2 or 3-column capability, all make it easy to build different, high quality of websites, to present (and sell) services or products, to feature client showcases and testimonials, and to blog and interact with your audience through Drupal and via social media. Add to all of that the carefully thought and crafted use of Views and there you have a powerful tool.
More about Mobile+ | Screenshots | Live demo | Commerce Live demo
Drupal Commerce is a precious toolset used to build eCommerce websites and applications of all sizes based on Drupal.
Currently, the submit buttons in the Checkout Pages of Drupal Commerce are usually labeled as “Continue to next step”. This may be confusing in some cases, as it implies that there is another step to go before your Credit Card or your PayPal account is charged. That’s why there is a need for some users to customize the button label on the Order Review page. It also seems that in some countries, the law for customer protection specifies that the button text itself has to explicitly express that this click is subject to charge. It needs to say “BUY”, “PURCHASE” and words like “Order”, “Continue” etc., may not be sufficient.
So, how do you customize the label of the button into something more specific, in accordance to your preferences?
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We’ve been quite happy to see most of our themes being extremely successful across the Drupal community. PressBlog, originally released back in 2011 and thoroughly updated in 2012, has been one of those. With its flexibility and thoroughly crafted use-case scenario, it’s been the theme most of our academic and news/portal users prefer.
Homepage of Abadia a.s. built on Drupal.
Theme used: Best Brand
What started from scratch less than four years ago and with just one freebie, has now turned into a quickly and healthily growing full-time business, and this has been an incredible year for More than Themes.
In 2013, we released a number of new responsive free Drupal themes, starting with Corked Screwer, then SimpleCorp, and then Bootstrap Business. We also released a much requested responsive version of BlueMasters.
This year we also released several new, responsive premium Drupal themes. It all started with the extremely flexible Social Style, and then we released an update to Top Hit that came bundled with Drupal Commerce and, in typical MtT fashion, was free for all existing users. The reception of this was so warm that we then went on with three more new, premium themes, all of which came bundled with Drupal Commerce as well: Best Brand, MarketSquare and Genteel.
Our themes now power more than 65,000 Drupal websites. This is an astonishing number.
Nevertheless, 2013 was not just about new theme releases. During the year, we undertook several new custom projects for a variety of clients from around the world. Furthermore, slowly but steadily, we started rolling out a series of new services custom tailored to Drupal site owners and users: our Drupal Security (initially named Managed Drupal Updates or MDU), our PSD-to-Drupal Conversion, and we also laid the ground for our Cloud Dedicated Hosting for Drupal, which is in private beta and coming shortly.
Success, acceptance and financial goals aside, what’s most important, at least from a human standpoint, is that during 2013 and over the last couple of years in general, we got to know and interact with some amazing people out there. It’s people that use our themes, provide feedback, identify and report bugs, spread the word via Twitter or Facebook, shoot ideas and overall help us become even better.
These people are you – our users and customers.
We have an incredible relationship with our users and customers. We’ve got customers that have sent us bottles of wines(!) in the office (really – when we opened those bottles we captured videos and emailed those videos back in gratitude). We’ve got (overseas) clients that have invited us to dinners out. We’ve even got clients that suggested they’d love to be able to… attach a chocolate or a few beers(!) in an email to us, along with gratitude (with the Internet of things coming, who knows whether – in some unexpected way – it might soon be possible to do so).
So, like we did the previous years, we have decided to celebrate the end of a great year, and the anticipation of an even better one, with one great offer. From today until Jan 2nd, 2014, get any of our themes or packs or services, with a 20% discount by using the following coupon:
A big Thank you from More than Themes to all these people, our users and customers – YOU. Everybody have a great holiday.
George, Stavros and Evan
Cofounders at More than Themes
Homepage of www.weekendofjazz.org built on Drupal.
Theme used: Success Inc.
The homepage of Sound Ex Machina built on Drupal.
Theme used: MarketSquare
There’s no doubt SPAM is always a pain. While a couple of different solutions are being researched, CAPTCHA is up to this point the sort of industry standard. It becomes of some importance then figuring out how you can add CAPTCHA to your Drupal forms. We’re getting this kind of questions quite often, which is how we decided to create a step-by-step tutorial and make it available via our Support Center.
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This October we released MarketSquare which, following Best Brand, was the second theme in a row to feature a 1200px width and the third, along with Top Hit, to come with out-of-the-box integration with Drupal Commerce.
The response has been overwhelming and the newly introduced goodness seems to be appreciated by nearly everyone in touch with us (thank you for the nice words!). Could we then take the technical robustness of these themes with the distinctly flat and trendy look’n’feel, and build something really-really chique, elegant, classy and with a touch of timelessness on top them?
We think we nailed it.
Genteel is first and foremost about looks.