DrupalModules.com Acquired by iO1

It's true, after four years of running DrupalModules.com, I'm moving on.

It's been an interesting ride, to say the least. When I started building the site back in 2007, I knew the idea of combining powerful search tools with user reviews had real potential, but looking back, it's amazing to see just how much impact it had.

To date, DrupalModules.com has served more than 1.8 million people (and 17.5 million page views), according to Google Analytics.

DrupalModules.com stats

Thanks to the thousands of people who submitted reviews, rated modules, reported bugs, and helped spread the word about my little project.

To the thousands of Drupal developers that use the site every day, don't worry, you're in good hands. iO1 has the time and resources to continue bringing innovation to the site, and I look forward to seeing where it goes next.

Thanks to all my sponsors over the years: Acquia, DrupalConnect, AN Hosting, DrupalCon, OSTraining and iCopyright. And a very special thanks to everyone who donated personally. Keeping the site running all these years wouldn't have been possible without you.

Posted by John on 2012-01-30

My Startup in Hacker Monthly

My Photoshop effects business was recently featured in a special edition of Hacker Monthly, a digital and print magazine for hackers and startups.

hacker monthly article

The article covers my journey from launching on Drupal.org to making my 100th sale, complete with lessons learned and sales charts.

The digital edition of "Hacker Monthly: Startup Stories" is free to download, and you can check out the original article in HTML form here.

Posted by John on 2011-05-23

A Drupal-Powered Success Story

Photoshop Layer Styles

When I launched my Photoshop layer styles business on the front page of Drupal.org last year, I wasn't sure what to expect. Fast-forward to 2011, and I'm happy to report that business is booming. January brought me my 100th sale, and to celebrate, I'm sharing my revenue numbers with the world.

How I Made My First 100 Sales

Interested in starting your own small business? Find out what worked and what didn't in the full article, How I Made My First 100 Sales.

Posted by John on 2011-01-25

Searching for Drupal Modules Just Got Easier

Behold the new and improved Module Finder!

drupal module finder search

Now with color coded direct download links, perfect for copy and pasting into Drupal 7 or your command prompt.

I've also added direct links to each module's project page, issue queue, and usage statistics. Now you can see the module's maintenance status and user count right from within the search results!

Finding and downloading Drupal modules has never been faster or easier. :)

PS: Your donations make it possible for me to keep working on stuff like this. Thanks for your support!

Posted by John on 2010-10-27

Top 10 Drupal 7 Books: An Early Look

With the Drupal 7 beta right around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at the new crop of Drupal 7 books coming to market. Surprisingly, more than ten Drupal 7 books have already been announced and some of them are already shipping. Here's a quick look at the top 10:

Pro Drupal 7 Development

Pro Drupal 7 Development book

What's in the book?: Deep knowledge of Drupal core, building modules from scratch, optimizing Drupal performance, security best practices, and more. Generally regarded as the best developer-focused Drupal book.

Who's the author?: Todd Tomlinson ("Beginning Drupal 7" author), and John K. VanDyk, 7 year member of Drupal.org and seasoned module developer (Workflow, Actions, etc).

When can I get it?: October 2010.

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Posted by John on 2010-09-21

Major SEO Mistake Affects Most Drupal Sites

Every day, millions of people use Google Image Search to find pictures, products, and people. If you're using Drupal, chances are you're not getting any of this traffic.

no results?

Here's why:

Drupal's robots.txt file contains a major mistake. Amazingly, the mistake has been there for years, and very few people seem to know about it.

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Posted by John on 2010-08-30
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