If your website is powered by Drupal, you were probably excited when the much awaited Drupal 7 Release Candidate 1 was posted on December 1, 2010. Following close on heels of the RC1 release, Janrain is equally excited to announce social login and social sharing support for the latest version of the web content management platform that powers an estimated 7.2 million websites including popular destinations such as The Economist, The White House, and data.gov.uk.
The Janrain Engage Module allows Drupal 7 based sites to offer quick sign ups and logins for their users via their social network identities from Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo!, LinkedIn and others. Engage also enables social sharing of comments or other activities on the website with users’ friends on multiple social networks. Websites can import a user’s profile picture from their social network for use as their Drupal profile picture.
Drupal 7 based websites have the flexibility of mapping user profiles to either Drupal’s core profile fields or to the more extensible Profile 2 fields. Janrain Engage not only simplifies the process of pre-filling site registration forms with a users’ profile from social networks but also minimizes set up and implementation time associated with profile mapping. Since Engage normalizes all user profile data returned by social networks to the portable contacts format, websites only need to set up the mappings once via the Drupal 7 administrative interface. Website administrators, and more specifically online marketing managers, can easily modify the choice of social networks offered for the purposes of signing into the site without needing to reconfigure the mappings.
Screen shot below shows the initial configuration of profile mappings via the Drupal administrative interface.
Configuration of social networks used for signing in shown below.
To see this Engage for Drupal 7 in action and experience the sign-in and social sharing experience from the perspective of your website users, click here. Please let us know what you think.