Our core technology expertise is with Drupal. For over 10 years, we've worked with hundreds of Drupal sites doing anything and everything from regular marketing sites to employee directories to association and event management sites, often with e-commerce sprinkled in.
Clients for Drupal
The product owners of the mEducation Alliance website contacted us in September, 2015 to provide ongoing monthly Drupal security and module updates. The site is a partnership between World Vision, USAID, Peace Corps, and UNICEF – just to name a few. World Vision reached out to us to take over the monthly maintenance and retainer development support on the Drupal 6 site.
World Vision decided to partner with Freelock in September of 2015 for their Chinese and Korean websites. Headquartered in Federal Way, Washington – this was a perfect fit! We took plenty of time discussing the pain points their product owners were having with the sites, then building out an appropriate retainer plan to provide support services.
In June of 2015, our colleague recommended our Drupal maintenance services to the National Center for Science Education. Our colleague was looking forward to large project and just didn't have the bandwidth to maintain their website. But, since we have our maintenance processes streamlined and love taking on new clients, this was a no brainer!
Snoqualmie Tribe contacted us in December of 2014 in desperate need to secure their website. It turns out, they were susceptible to the Drupalgeddon attack and needed the Drupal 7.34 core security update. We were able to apply that core security update and identify any other areas that were at risk. In addition, we provided other site fixes, as they needed.
Since the partnership began, Snoqualmie Tribe has opted into our Standard Drupal Maintenance plan, with a budget for additional site work.
Freelock built an informational website for the Northwest Wall & Ceiling Bureau (NWCB), an international trade organization for the wall and ceiling industry. We delivered a snappy and dynamic site that provides resources for products, services, standards, and best practices to contractors, architects, suppliers, manufactures and others. The site includes user profiles for individuals and businesses, a photo gallery, and registration for industry events.
Posts related to Drupal
If you have a current Drupal site (built in Drupal 8 or later) you no longer need to entirely rebuild your site -- ever again. That doesn't mean it couldn't use a freshening up now and then.
Websites can do far more than just present information. Many business applications have moved onto the web, and with a CMS like Drupal in the back end, your website itself can be an integral part of your business.
Seems like every day this month I've answered the same question: Why should I use Drupal instead of WordPress? And this is the answer I've come up with. They are entirely different applications, about as different as Microsoft Word is from Microsoft Excel.
Glitzy websites are all the rage these days. Everybody seems to be looking for easy ways to create multimedia-rich pages with ease.
New versions of Drupal core dropped today, to fix a file handling issue.
After assessing the patches, statements, and risks associated with this update, we have decided this is an important update to apply, but not urgent for most of the sites we manage.
A client asks about yet another hosting option:
The VPS-2000HA-S includes the following resources:
6GB RAM (burstable)
150GB SSD Disk space
5TB Monthly Bandwidth
4 free dedicated IP's
No, you should not. You should let us worry about them, and go back to your business.
Seriously, we're getting questions from all kinds of people about whether this matters. I'm a bit surprised that there is any question about that. Would you be concerned if your top salesperson was selling for somebody else? If your cashiers were jotting down credit card numbers when they charged a card? If your office became a well-known spot for illicit drug or gun dealers? If your office had a bunch of scammers squatting and running a pyramid scheme? If your confidential client information could be revealed as easily as using a bic pen on an old Kryptonite lock?
We've seen some variation of every single one of those scenarios. And all of them are possible with a remote code execution flaw in a web application, like yesterday's Drupal security vulnerability.
And yet people still
Drupal security updates generally come out on Wednesdays, to try to streamline everybody's time. WordPress security notices come out... well, whenever whichever feed you subscribe to bothers to announce something.
If you need something done with your Drupal site, we can help!