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    Daumen hoch Drupal 7.0 is available!

    KORTRIJK, BELGIUM & CHICAGO, IL — JANUARY 5, 2011 — Drupal's worldwide community, along with the Drupal Association, announces general availability (GA) of Drupal 7, the most innovative web platform available. Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. Notable websites are and the many top music artist’s sites of Warner Media Group. Drupal version 7 (D7) features the latest web technologies and remarkable improvements to user experience (UX). Drupal 7 is already in production use by sites such as, which is among the top 100 in the United States. After relaunching in Drupal 7, Examiner’s traffic grew 19% in a single month, attracting more than 22.4 million monthly unique visitors.

    "New Drupal 7 features such as the field API, pluggable storage and cache, enabled us to use Mongo as a "NoSQL" solution for high performance and scalability, while the new unit testing framework ensures a very stable core, even over several large core-merge efforts throughout the project., with its high traffic volume and instant publishing capabilities, would have been very difficult or impossible to implement on earlier versions of Drupal.” said Jim Davidson, President,

    The Drupal 7 development program used a combination of contracted professional guidance and community-sourced feedback to arrive at best-in-class solutions for the Drupal 7 user experience (UX). UX enhancements provide easier administration, update management, accessibility, and content creation.

    Angie Byron (aka Webchick), Drupal 7 core maintainer, affirms, "Drupal 7 sports an improved new user interface, accessibility improvements, better image handling capabilities, support for rich content metadata, security features, scalability and database interoperability enhancements, a suite of 30,000 automated tests to ensure stability, and more. In short: it's a tremendous leap forward for the project and for website builders everywhere, we are thrilled to formally release Drupal 7 to the world."

    Drupal is an open-source software project powered by more than half a million people in more than 200 countries, who speak more than 180 languages. Nearly 1000 members of the Drupal community are direct contributors to Drupal 7 core, and thousands more develop contributed modules.

    "Drupal's phenomenal growth arose from Drupal 6; Drupal 7 represents a major leap forward in terms of usability, performance and capability," asserts Dries Buytaert, founder and project lead of Drupal. "We welcome the world to a new chapter of developing for the Web and celebrate with worldwide Drupal 7 launch parties on January 7, 2011.

    Important new capabilities in Drupal 7

    * UX Enhancements by a design for the 80% of users that makes common tasks easy,
    default settings smart, privileges the content creator, and simplifies administration.
    * Image handling out-of-the-box, resize, crop, etc.
    * Built-in, automated test environment featuring a continuous integration test suite
    running against every patch for long-term stability of the project
    * Version upgrade manager and migration from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7
    * Performance and scalability improvements that serve web visitors faster via advanced
    caching, content delivery networks (CDN), and master-slave replication
    * Custom fields in core, native data item fields for any content type, but also for users,
    taxonomy, and other entities, plus support for translations
    * Database abstraction layer, enabling the use of many databases, such as Maria
    DB, Microsoft SQL Server, MongoDB, Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL
    , or SQLite

    "NPR Public Interactive has been using Drupal 7 since the early alpha releases to build and pilot our next generation CMS platform for Public Radio and Television Stations," said Doug Gaff, Director of Technology at NPR. "Our customers are thrilled with D7's polished OOB experience, and we're excited with the many architectural and functional enhancements of the D7 platform."

    Drupal is open to the world with multi-lingual support and accessibility for people with disabilities. Drupal was recently used by the Dutch government for a project that required 100% compliance with the World Wide Consortium’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0).
    Native RDFa Semantic Web Technology In Core Drupal 7

    Drupal 7 is pioneering the rollout of RDFa for broad adoption of the Semantic Web. Increasingly, Google and Bing will rely on machine-readable structured data from websites they crawl. The design of Drupal 7 embeds semantic meta data that makes machine-to-machine (M2M) search native for a Drupal 7 website. RDFa can add value by giving search engines more detail, details not visible to humans, such as the latitude and longitude of a venue for display on a map; or providing the ISO date format for
    localization and proper display in the search results for different countries.
    About the Drupal Association

    The Drupal Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the Drupal project flourish. The Association helps the Drupal community with funding, infrastructure, events, promotion and distribution.

    The Drupal Association [] is incorporated in Belgium. Learn more or download Drupal at ((login for URL))

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    Hello James,

    i have downloadet Drupal 7 and i have tested it.
    I've noticed that there is produced Duplicate Content when i use url-Aliases, and Google dont like this.
    The Content is reached over two adresses.
    Example: ((login for URL)) and the Second one ((login for URL))

    Can you tell me how do i avoid this?


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    it's simple! when you activate url aliases with pathauto module, all urls on the site will be the alias ones, so google is not going to index urls in this style node/X since it can never see any.
    plus if you're paranoid you can use module "global redirect" which i never use on any of my sites

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    Thanks for your Answer,

    i have looked at the Modules.
    Can you tell me, why you dont use the Module "global redirect" ?

    Tanks and regards

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    because as I said there is no problem of duplicate content if you start your site directly with pathauto module (on D6) then google will never see urls in node/X format, so all pages will be indexed with their alias url.

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    Drupal is very good CMS but for pure blogging Wordpress is better

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    And for SEO dont use Drupal7.
    You cant use Meta Tags and Meta Description in Drupal7
    And many of the Templates use "h1" in several sections.

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