Drupal

By shane
2015-01-20 09:18
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If you are not already using Git on your Drupal websites or projects, now is the time to learn. Over the next week or two, I will be going over a brief introduction to Git in 5 parts. In the following post, I will provide a quick overview of Git and Git hosting services. In subsequent parts, I will walk through examples of Git commands and what they do. In the 5th and final part I will bring it all together with examples of how Git is commonly used with Drupal.

By adam
2015-01-16 06:27
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #191

Just like your grandparents, the Superfish menu module is an oldy but a goodie. Since 2010, Superfish has been helping site owners implement the infamous dropdown menu. Over the years Superfish has been improved to include various features for touch screens, and responsive needs.

By shane
2015-01-15 07:11
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #190

The Drupal 7 Auto Assign Role module allows you a lot of flexibility in deciding what roles users receive on your Drupal 7 website. If you have ever needed to allow a user to select their own role, or if you have ever needed to automatically assign a role to every user on your Drupal site. This is the module for you.

By shane
2015-01-09 09:01
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After creating hundreds of Drupal videos and blog posts on various topics, and after receiving many comments and email's, we started to realize a few trends over time. One of the things we received a lot of questions and interest in, was creating ecommerce sites in Drupal.

By adam
2015-01-08 07:45
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #189

The Drupal 7 Smart Trim module allows you complete control over how you want text to be displayed when shortened. Put another way this is the module to use if you want to display a teaser or a beginning part of a longer text area.

Once installed you are able to set a variety of things. These include: shorten length by either words or characters, what to display for the ellipse (...), if you want a "read more" link to appear and what you want the link to say and lastly if you prefer to use the Drupal summary option.

By adam
2014-12-31 07:16
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From time to time we get a question that we feel would be beneficial to more than just the person asking. Yesterday, we had one of those questions.

Hi Shane,

I just bought your eBook today and have enjoyed some of your tutorials too.

I come from the WordPress side of development, but recently sunk my teeth into Drupal and I'm working hard and fast to get up to speed as quickly as I can, which is one reason I bought your eBook today.

By shane
2014-12-28 18:50
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #188

Note: This is episode 188 NOT 187 as stated in the video!

The Drupal 7 Draggable Captcha module is not like most captchas. A captcha is a way to catch or capture spam and prevent a bot from completing a form. This is one of the most widely used ways to prevent SPAM on a website. Drupal has many different types of captchas available and the Draggable Captcha is one of the more fun and easy ones.

By adam
2014-12-23 07:43
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Ho! Ho! Ho! 2015 is fast approaching which means the Holiday season is upon us. As a little "gift" to you, we have put together our rendition of "Let it Snow". Of course since everything we cover on CodeKarate.com is Drupal, we thought it would be fitting to do a Drupal version of his holiday classic.

Hopefully this brings a little smile to your face. From all of us from Code Karate we wish you a happy holidays and new year! Onto 2015!

By adam
2014-12-18 07:19
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #187

The Password Reset Landing Page or PRLP module is honestly one of the simplest modules you have come across. The sole purpose of the module is to provide the ability for users who request a new password to be able to reset their password on the password reset landing page instead of having to do so on the user edit page.

By shane
2014-12-18 07:18
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #186

The Drupal Rules Filter Module is a simple module that makes it easy to sort through a long list of Drupal Rules. This is a module that is especially useful on those larger scale Drupal websites that rely heavily on the rules module and have many contributed Drupal modules installed.

By shane
2014-12-13 19:00
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #185

The Drupal 7 Sweaver module makes it easy to change the style of your Drupal theme without having to write any CSS code or dig through any template files. The Sweaver module provides a simple to use designer toolbar that sits at the bottom of the page and allows you to instantly change the look of your Drupal theme.

By adam
2014-12-11 07:18
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #184

The Smart Paging module is one of those "nice to have" modules. This module allows the ability to break content on a particular node into multiple pages. It is important to remember though that this doesn't mean you have to create multiple nodes or Drupal pages. This module works off of the same node. Neat!

By shane
2014-12-05 17:27
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #183

By default a Drupal site has a lot of flexibility when it comes to assigning user roles and permissions. There are times however when the default flexibility is not quite enough. The Drupal Role Assign Module extends this flexibility a little by allowing more fine grained control over setting user roles.

The Drupal RoleAssign module allows you to allow other roles to assign users roles... confused yet? An example might be helpful. Assume you have the following Drupal roles on your site:

By adam
2014-12-04 08:08
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #182

Drupal: Configuring Override Node Options Module

All the best modules are simply built, and override node options is exactly that. The purpose of this module is to give you individual control over the fields with the authoring and publishing fieldsets on Drupal nodes.

Within permissions you are able to set access control (based on role) to show or hide these fields. Some of the fields include sticky at top of page, promoted to front page, authored by and authored on.

Over the summer I was able to attend three different Drupal Camps (Drupal Corn Camp, Twin Cities Drupal Camp, and Drupal Camp Atlanta). While talking to other attendees or during my sessions, I made it a point to ask about hosting providers and what other Drupal developers, designers, and site builders were using.

By shane
2014-11-26 09:04
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #181

The Drupal 7 File Resumable Upload Module is a great way to allow your Drupal site to upload large files. This is especially helpful if your server limits the size of files you can upload to your Drupal site. The module simply replaces the standard Drupal file upload field with a better alternative that allows:

By adam
2014-11-21 10:48
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #180

In this video we look at the Protected Pages module for Drupal 7. This module allows for password protection on paths in Drupal. In other words, this module will prompt a visitor to a specific page to enter a password before they are able to see the content.

This is one of those modules that exists to just make this use case simple. There are a ton of other ways to accomplish this with permissions and roles in Drupal, but it is always nice to have a simple way to accomplish this task.

By shane
2014-11-19 06:49
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #179

The Drupal FullCalendar module makes it easy to build an interactive calendar using the power of Views. The Drupal FullCalendar module uses the JQuery FullCalendar plugin to make it easy to create an event calendar that allows event dates to be changed by drag and drop.

In this episode you will learn:

By adam
2014-11-14 15:31
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #178

In this episode we look at the Imagefield Focus Module. This module adds another option to the image styles on a content type field. With this module you are able to specify a focus and crop area of your image. Once you have selected either or both of those areas the module then resizes and focuses on the certain area you specified.

By shane
2014-11-07 16:57
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So let me guess: You either have a Drupal website or are going to create one and need a place to host your Drupal website.

Let me guess one more thing. You are looking for a simple, affordable, and reliable Drupal hosting option. There are tons of good options for hosting your Drupal website, in this article we will discuss how you can setup Bluehost Drupal Hosting for a new Drupal website, or for an existing Drupal website.

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