01
Sep, 2014
sivaji's picture

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We wanted to have a quick clear button for any text field (similar to address bar of browsers in mobile and tablet devices). Snapshot below might explain it much better. In this you are seeing email search field in newsletter filter form.

While I was in search for creating this, I found HTML5 is as the way to go. One can simply create that by using "search" input type. The proper HTML tag for the same is below,

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26
Aug, 2014
sivaji's picture

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Although Webform module comes with limited integration to expose the submitted data in Views, it lacks the fine control to make View by Webform field as rows and columns. There is a workaround to achieve this though which I would like to briefly run through in this blog.

Webform MySQL Views together with Data and Schema modules with a patch to Webform MySQL Views from issue #889306: Allow the designation of a primary key for MySQL views makes this feasible.

Webform MySQL Views, as the name implies, allow us to create MySQL view from Drupal, leveraging the Data module which counts on Schema module.

Data module wraps a bundle of sub-modules, among them Data Search provides Views Integration and Data Admin UI for accessing its administrative pages.

Once the mentioned modules are enabled. You can see a sub-menu "MySQL Views" under Administration » Content » Webforms. Tick the Webform node whose fields are needed in Views. This form is only meant to create MySQL view.

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26
Aug, 2014
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0 Comments | Submitted by Pathirakaliappan

In a Drupal site, if we have any module upgrade or configuration related work to be done in our live site, it is recommended to put the site in maintenance mode, so we can prevent end users from experiencing glitches.
 
When the site is operating in maintenance mode, any page request would return only maintenance message. Some pages are allowed to access though. The login functionality for instance will work in the maintenance mode. Recently, I faced such a requirements in which a custom module's callback to be invoked as to let Single Sign On (SSO) work for admin in maintenance mode. I would like to explain the way I fixed the same in this blog.
 
There is a hook in Drupal 7 for that, hook_menu_site_status_alter(). With this hook we can control the site status before menu dispatching, So we can change the site status for the particular path.
 

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01
Aug, 2014
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Contextual link is a nice addition made into Drupal 7 to favor usability. It offers, quick links to pages performing administrative operations. By default it is available for core block and node teaser view. But designed to be made extendable for other items too - Views, panels, and so.
 
Custom contextual link (aka ccl) module is the best choice for adding custom link items.
 
But I have faced some problems in ccl module while adding a custom contextual link for a block. I would like to share the problems and how I overcame the same.
 
ccl relies on hook_contextual_links_view_alter() which will only alter or add links if there is already a #contextual_links element in the renderable array. The main content block doesn't get the default Configure block contextual link (see _block_get_renderable_array()), and therefore ccl doesn't affect it by default. 
 
In my case I have added the block on a panel, So the ccl modules doesn't affect my block. So I had to find a workaround. Problem explained in detail below,
 
I needed to create a contextual link for my follow block (from Follow module). The destination of the link is admin/config/services/follow. Then we have to create a menu for contextual link with the path in hook_menu()
 

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09
May, 2014
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0 Comments | Submitted by selvam

Joyride, the nice guide/tour library based on jQuery, does not work in older version of jQuery (like 1.3 or 1.4). We had a Drupal 6 project, where we wanted it. Our Drupal 6 site used jQuery 1.3 version.  We tweaked the joyride code to make it work in jQuery 1.3. Basically,

1. We included a function that is not a part of 1.3 version (isEmptyObject) 

2. Older versions of jquery seems to differ in the way constructor context are being utlized. Hence we had to find the correct next li item using a bit of code,

  1. var index = settings.$tip_content.index(settings.$li);

You can download the modified Joyride code from here. We hope this helps someone in need :)

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