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Jul
02

Adding 'Last edited by name some time ago' information

Administrators are presented with a special marker when content is new or has been updated in the Administration section of their site at webSite.com/admin/content/node. Additionally, in node lists, the module tracker informs any logged-in user if he or she hasn't read a particular (recently created) node (using the marker new), or if a node he/she's read already was modified (using the marker updated). You, the themer, may want everyone, including “anonymous users”, to be informed of updates to nodes right inside their content. This information may specify who last edited the node and when. Note that the last editor of a content may not be the creator of that content, and I'll take this into account in my “solution”. In the following theming tweak, you'll add Last edited by name some time ago information to your nodes' content. Read more →

Jun
20

Putting some order in your terms

In Wordpress, unlike in Drupal, terms are not lumped together in posts. Each Wordpress vocabulary has its own “template tag”, and the ones that come out-of-the box are: the_tags(), and the_category(). The following theming tweak is about putting order in Drupal terms before they're output to screen. It you need to break up your terms by vocabulary before you display them, read on.  Read more →

Jun
18

Quick edit and delete links for the Administrator

You want to add quick edit links to the teaser view of your nodes — one link to edit the node, and another to delete it, and you want these links to be shown only to users with the 'administer nodes' permission. Alternatively, you may want these links to be viewed only by the user with uid (user ID) 1. Read more →

Jun
17

Displaying the content type name

You want to print the content type name along with the 'submitted' info. This will be particularly useful for those who have created custom content types, with or without CCKRead more →

Jun
17

Theming comments by the node's author

You want the comment style to be different for comments added by the author of a node — who's commenting on his own node. For example, you may want to highlight the node's author's comments, so that any visitor skimming through the comments will easily differentiate them from other comments. Read more →

Jun
17

My top 10 favorite theming tweaks for content

Here is a collection of my 10 favorite 'tweaks' to content template files in Drupal 6. I will add one simple tweak a day, starting today.

Jun
16

Simple redirect using the path module

You can use the path module to force a simple redirect in Drupal. Say you have a Drupal site with only one blog. When people access the page myWebsite.com/blog, you may actually want them to see the page at myWebsite.com/blog/x where x is the ONE blogger user hi-dee. (The page at myWebsite.com/blog has for title Blogs.) A simple redirect is achievable using the path module, part of the default Drupal distribution. Read more →

Jun
13

Drupal hook mechanism explained

I am currently reading not just any other Drupal book. With its steady flow of publication goodness, Packt Publishing has always been, in my opinion, the perfect B+ student: hardly ever outstanding. But its latest Drupal title, Learning Drupal 6 Module Development, is exceptional. Read more →

May
27

Theming the contact form in Drupal 6

The following exercise consists in theming the contact form in Drupal 6. Once we're done, it will look like we'll have created two fall-back-on 'pages' for contact forms, one page/form to 'request a quote' at Randy.com/contact/quote, and an other page/form for general inquiries at Randy.com/contact/info. The trick here — if there's one — consists in theming the contact form differently based on the requested URI.

This exercise will show you how to:

  • recognize when a module has not registered a specific theming function for a form it generates,
  • register a theming function for a Drupal form in your theme, using HOOK_theme,
  • work with template suggestions,
  • use the Devel module function dsm() to inspect complex variables, such as Drupal forms.

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May
24

Iniciativa Colectiva Magazine

Iniciativa Colectiva : A collective for artists, by artists. Tell everyone.  Read more →

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