It is apparent that we modify any form in drupal by implementing hook_form_alter(). But there are cases when even the hook_form_alter() cannot offer a solution in altering the form fields. I recently faced such a situation, when I was trying to empty the labels in the password & confirm password fields in the user registeration form in Drupal 7.
No Drupal Developer needs introduction about Drush. The power and features of Drush has made the job easier for many developers. Drush by default has a list of commands that we can make use of, the entire list can be seen here. But apart from that, the Drush does has the feature to allow custom commands.
Creating Vertical tabs in Drupal 7 forms is an easy task, but to accommodate the design needs we at times have to use different style. For instance, horizontal tab might be needed. The same makes more sense for shopping cart check out like pages. And here the need for looking solutions outside the Drupal core arises as horizontal tabs are not readily available in core.
It is no surprise that production sites at times may work differently from dev / stage due to various factors. And in such circumstances, there is a need to login as real site user to be able to reproduce the issue. Of course it is not easy to fix a bug unless it is really reproduced by developer.
In one of my recent works, I found a simple trick using Drush to get access to real user account without distrubing his/her account credentials like login name, email, password, or similar.
Downloading PDF from a site has almost become a fashion to share some contents related to the site. This information can be a e-book, certificate, catalog, letter and the guess goes on. But one of my recent projects had the feature of allowing user(only authorized users) to download a certificate.
It would be more than surprising to know if any Drupal developer hasn't had interest to get his hand dirty with Drupal 8 yet! It is quite known that Drupal embraces new notion in every major releases, the same excitement goes with Drupal 8 as well. To name a few better configuration management, RESTful Web Services (based on Symfony), Twig framework for theming, HTML 5, Views in core, and Mobile friendly are some the major features introduced in Drupal 8.
Once the installation of a Drupal instance is done, I guess almost 90% of the developers would first download "What You See Is What You Get". Inline formatting, Text format options, Hyperlinks, Media and iframe support all these makes WYSIWYG a heaven to opt first after installation. No developer would have the heart to say any shortcoming in this feature rich but yet simple module, I am no exception to this too !
An essential feature of a dynamic site would be to let its users add some contents to it. Often this is done using HTML forms. Drupal offers a rich and relatively simple way to use API for building forms for its Developers. In Drupal parlance it is referred as Form API (or FAPI).
This is a follow up of earlier blog post How import / export quiz questions to Drupal. As mentioned earlier Quiz questions import (qq_import) module is the one of the potential modules to import quiz question into Drupal from external sources. The Drupal 7 version of the same has been just released and this version includes a major architectural change from the previous release i.e. we have developed to take the advantage of Feeds module.