Drupal 7.4 Released

As expected, this week the Drupal development team released Drupal 7.3 and Drupal 7.4. 

Drupal 7.3, a maintenance release which fixes security vulnerabilities is now available for download.

Drupal 7.4 also fixes other issues reported through the bug tracking system.

Upgrading your existing Drupal 7 sites is strongly recommended. There are no new features in these releases. For more information about the Drupal 7.x release series, consult the Drupal 7.0 release announcement.

I usually don't mention upgrades of content management systems that introduce no new features to the user. However, this particular upgrade was personal as it rolled back some previous changes that were causing a lot of grief for a number of contributed modules I want to use on this site.  Needless to say, I upgraded my sites to Drupal 7.4 within hours after the new version was made available to the public.

With a little more confidence in Drupal 7, I've pushed forward on some of the missing "features" I had when CMS Report was running on Drupal 6. Namely, the ingesting of news feeds into Planet CMS has been restored. I'm using an alpha version of the Feeds contributed module to get job done (wouldn't quite recommend it yet for widespread use). I also need to do a little bit of work making sure I'm only storing a "teaser" of the original content as the preference is for readers to read the original article at the original source (not here). My thanks to Dave Reid (@davereid) for answering some of my questions regarding the Feeds module this past week.

I'm also continuing to playi with the layout. The look and feel of this site will continue to remain fluid (no theming pun intended) the next couple months until I'm comfortable with the changes. The latest changes is my attempt to merge two columns into one column. Please, let me know if you like or dislike the layout change via comments or Twitter!