Every small finding is worth sharing. This blog post is no except for this fact. Drupal ships with a module for blogging since a long time. This mighty module offers a potential multi-user blogging feature to Drupal site. This is an essential module for most of the contents publishing site. Blog content has been architectured to leverage node. A new blog can be created by any user with permission "Blog entry: Create new content" as of Drupal 7.
Pager: no new to the dictionary of Web, plays an important role in reducing long scrolling and improvises the visual look of the site. One of the pages in my site lists statistics based details. It wasn't that appealing to go ahead with this page which had almost 100 plus items to display. At this point I had a sudden idea to split the statistics with the help of pager.
Earlier I wrote a blog about different ways to reset admin password, one of those was using Drush. Sometimes you will need only momentary admin access to site. It happened recently to me when I had to deploy a new feature to live site but unaware of Drupal admin password, however I had command line access to server.
Search plays a crucial role in content driven websites. Drupal and the Open source enterprise search platform Solr form a effective combination. Drupal 7 has apachesolr module which integrates Drupal with the Apache Solr search platform. I am going to detail on how to alter the solr query to get better and precise results.
One of the Drupal sites we did recently had a requirement to set browser tab (or window) title from Drupal menu. Usually it will be h1 title of the web page in Drupal that will be shown as tab title. Even the modules like page_title module doesn't seem to have any configuration for our case. But there is always some APIs and hooks to rescue the developer. For our case, the following eight line snippet did the trick,
KnackForge has been offering professional support to many of the Drupal sites that are using quiz module. In this endeavor we have developed a new cloze module for one of our potential clients. The module essentially adds a new question type to conduct Fill in the blanks kind of Quiz. In eLearning parlance it is also known as cloze test.
I was a part of Learn Drupal on Global Drupal Training Day!, Drupal Chennai event to deliver a talk about installation and Drupal in general. The attendees were from different genre, but majority of them were students. After the presentations, Shyamala propounded to form teams and let the student participants to try a Drupal installation and come up with a site of their own taste and novelty.
Lightbox a powerful module in Drupal arena., proved its mastery once again! I was involved in trying to find a way to display nodes in popup, the apparent module that struck my way was Colorbox-Node. Things looked as if it would be a cake-walk but went beyond what I thought. The Colorbox-Node holds the ability to display nodes in overlay effect, but it needs huge template and jQuery level customization.