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By shane
2015-03-19 18:57
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #198

In this episode we cover the Drupal Subuser module. This module makes it easy to allow your users to manage other users on your site. This works great if you want to allow a site manager to be able to add in users of a specific role, but not have access to the full Drupal User Administration pages.

By shane
2015-03-13 08:11
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I recently received an email from someone who finished reading the 5 Secrets to Becoming a Drupal Ninja eBook. The question was how to set up Git for an already existing Drupal website. The question is a great one because almost everyone that uses Git now had this question at some point.

By adam
2015-03-12 07:11
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #197

In this installment of the Daily Dose of Drupal, we are looking not at a module, but rather how to exclude a node from a view using the node/content ID.

The video explanation will put a lot more context around exactly what I mean, but the general idea is using a view we will be able to exclude the current node id we are on (grabbed from the URL) from the view. In other words, if you are on a page about grasshoppers the view possibly on the sidebar that displays other insects won't have the grasshopper listed (ie since we are already on this page).

By shane
2015-03-07 23:19
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #196

Sometimes you need to display something dynamically based on the page the user is currently viewing. Sure you can accomplish some of this with blocks, or even just panels, but sometimes it's nice to have the best of both worlds.

By adam
2015-02-27 07:04
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #195

You ask and you shall receive. That is exactly what happened. Roman, the supporter of the Range Module, asked us to review his module. So that is what we did.

By adam
2015-02-22 17:35
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #194

Today, there exist many different options to digest content. One of the most popular options is Apple products like the iPhone and iPad. A unique thing about iOS is that they use specific icons when users want to add your website as a bookmark on their home screens. This icon is then used to quickly launch your website, similar to how you launch a bookmark in your browser.

Normally, websites don't have this icon available so what almost always ends up happening is Apple using a screen shot of the webpage as the icon. Having a generic screen shot can effect your branding message.

By shane
2015-02-19 10:46
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #193

The Drupal 7 Interval Field module provides a simple way to create a duration or interval field on any Drupal 7 field-able entity. A common use for this might be on a content type that generally keeps track of dates. Sometimes it easier to summarize a group of dates to a user or visitor using an interval field rather than selecting multiple dates.

An interval field is useful for keeping track of data such as:

By adam
2015-02-12 08:20
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #192

We kept things simple for this episode of the DDoD. The options element module uses Javascript to create an easy way to create radio button and checkbox options for fields on a Drupal content type. Before this module you had to add key|value for each options you wanted. Using this module the key and value is broken down into two fields making it easier to distinguish the difference.

By shane
2015-02-05 03:18
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In An Introduction to Git Part 4, you learned the basics of Git branches. You are now ready to push your Git repository to a Git hosting service such as Github or Bitbucket. After that, we will bring it all together and discuss possible ways to use Git in your next Drupal project.

By shane
2015-02-03 19:58
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In the last section, An introduction to Git Part 3, you learned about adding and committing files to your Git repository. In this section, you will learn about Git branches and how using Git branches can help your Drupal development process. You will also learn a few different Git branch methodologies you can try out in your own Drupal projects.

By shane
2015-02-02 11:01
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Code Karate has recently posted numerous times on the importance of hosting and finding a reliable hosting service for your Drupal website. In this post I will introduce Site5 Hosting and demonstrate how it can be used to set up a Drupal website. If you are looking for a Drupal host, Site5 provides great service and support. If you are not sure yet, the instructions below are still useful for many hosting provides as it goes over the basics of CPanel (used by many shared hosting providers).

By shane
2015-01-29 00:00
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In An Introduction to Git Part 1, you learned what Git is and how to download it on your computer. In An Introduction to Git Part 2, you learned how to configure Git and create your first Git repository. In this section you will learn how to add and commit files to your new Git repository.

By shane
2015-01-27 14:49
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In An introduction to Git Part 1, you learned a little about what Git and Version control is. You also installed Git on your computer. You are now ready to configure Git and set up your first Git repository. Whether you are using Git for the first time on a Drupal project, or for the 100th time, creating your Git repository always follows the same simple steps.

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.

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