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By adam
2014-09-26 08:12
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #170

In this DDoD we look at the jReject module. This module allows you to display a modal popup notifying the user / visitor that their browser is outdated and wont work well with the site. In the video, you will see that jReject comes with a wide variety of customizations to fit your brand and preferences.

By adam
2014-09-24 10:03
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As with all sites that are growing you inevitably are hit with SPAM. In our case, we were getting around 50 SPAM comments a day, besides the obvious benefits of knowing how to acquire "Cheap Louis Vuitton handbags", all these comments were getting annoying to clean out on a daily basis.

By adam
2014-09-19 07:48
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #169

In this tutorial you will learn about the Honeypot module. The Honeypot modules is a SPAM prevention module that uses a hidden form field to catch SPAM bots from posting onto your site. This tutorial shows you how to configure the module to work on various forms on your site.

By shane
2014-09-18 08:53
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #168

Following up on the previous Daily Dose of Drupal episode on the Entity Registration module, this episode looks at some of the additional Entity Registration add on modules.

In this episode you will learn:

By shane
2014-09-17 08:02
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There are many different ways to host a Drupal website. These ways each have their pros and cons depending on your specific website needs. In this article I will break down Drupal hosting into three major categories: Drupal specific hosting, Cloud/VPS Hosting, and shared hosting. There are probably arguments for other categories and some possible overlap, however it's a good starting point when beginning to look for a Drupal hosting provider.

By shane
2014-09-12 06:57
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #167

The Drupal 7 Entity Registration Module makes it easy to host sign-ups or registration forms directly on your Drupal 7 website. This solution works great for event, conference, webinar, or training signup forms.

In this lesson you will learn:

By adam
2014-09-04 08:39
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #166

In this episode you will learn how the Drupal 7 Node Class module works with the basic page content type. The simplicity of the Node Class module provides an easy way for site builders and themers to add a CSS class directly to the wrapper on the node. Using this module allows for various different layouts and styles to be called based on defined CSS rules.

By shane
2014-08-29 08:58
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #165

The Drupal 7 Node Expire module allows you to use the power of the Rules module to perform actions on nodes at a specific point in time (when the node "expires"). This is useful for things such as unpublishing your content after a certain amount of time, or removing your content from the front page after it's been published for a week. You can also create rules actions to send an email at a specific time to serve as a reminder to do something related to a node on your Drupal site.

By adam
2014-08-25 08:23
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #164

In the last installment of multiple views you will learn how to change the look of the view using the two classes you set in the previous video. By using CSS, you will be able to display content in two ways depending on the choice of the viewer. This is a nice advantage to provide options for the visitor to your site.

By adam
2014-08-21 06:47
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #163

In part 2 of the multiple views series you will learn how to add the jQuery needed to switch between multiple classes. By having the ability to use multiple classes, we will (in part 3) be able to use CSS to change the look and feel of the same view.

Here is the jQuery code used to switch between grid and list view:

By adam
2014-08-14 06:50
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #162

In this episode you will learn how to set up the foundation of building a view that can display content in multiple ways. This video highlights how to set up the content type and view to display the content. In the coming videos in this series you will learn how to style and apply jQuery to change how the view displays the content.

By shane
2014-08-06 20:48
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There are times when you want to programmatically embed a node display in a block or panel pane. You can do this by creating a block. You might try to use the node_view function to display the node. Doing so in a module might look something like this:
/**
 * Implements hook_block_info().
 */
By shane
2014-08-01 06:40
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #161

The Drupal 7 Entity View Modes Module allows you to define custom view modes for your entities. A view mode allows you to configure which fields on your entity you want to display. For example, Drupal by default has a Teaser view mode that you can set up to display different fields from your Full Content view mode. This module will allow you to add your own view modes on top of the ones Drupal gives you by default.

In this lesson you will learn:

By shane
2014-07-30 07:57
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #160

The Drupal 7 Panelizer Module allows you to panelize (or use panels) for any entity type on your Drupal 7 site. This allows you to change the layout of a node page, user page, or any other type of entity that you can think of. Although it's a little more complicated to set up, the Panelizer module allows you to set up a slimmed down panels interface for other site managers to use.

By shane
2014-07-25 07:10
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #159

The Fieldable Panels Panes module allows you to create re-usable and fieldable entities that can easily be dropped into Panels pages. This can be useful if the traditional Add Content panes inside Panels is too limiting for you. This also allows using fields (which are translatable) for your Panels content.

In this episode you will learn:

By adam
2014-07-23 06:36
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #158

In this episode we cover the Splashify module. This module is used to display splash pages or popups. There are multiple configuration options available to fit your site needs.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to set up Splashify
  • How to configure Splashify
  • How to get Splashify to use the Mobile Detect plugin
  • How Splashify displays to the end user
  • How to be awesome
By shane
2014-07-11 06:12
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #157

The Mobile Friendly Navigation Toolbar is a replacement for the standard administration toolbar that comes with Drupal 7. This administrative toolbar is responsive making it much easier to administer your Drupal website from a tablet or mobile device. There is nothing particularly difficult about the module, however the installation process is a little more complex than most modules. This video walks you through the setup process and shows how to download the necessary libraries to get this module working.

By adam
2014-06-27 07:19
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #156

In this episode of the Daily Dose of Drupal we go over the Jammer module. This simply module allows you to show/hide content type elements from various roles. This elements could include author panes, menu panes, comment panes, revision panes, etc.

By shane
2014-06-25 07:29
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I recently ran across a problem of needing multiple Drupal Commerce add to cart buttons on a single page. Instead of trying to add a second add to cart form, I decided it would be easiest to create a custom link that could then be used to add products to the cart. This is useful if you need to create multiple add to cart links on the same page, or if you just need to create custom add to cart links to place in other areas of your Drupal Commerce website.

By shane
2014-06-13 06:25
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #155

The Drupal 7 Calendar Module makes it easy to build event calendars in Drupal. It makes use of the Views module to make it all happen.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to build a content type with a date field to use in your Calendar
  • How to build a basic Drupal 7 Calendar to display events
  • How to use Views to change the settings of your Calendar
  • How to create a calendar legend using a taxonomy term
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