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By adam
2015-05-01 06:28
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #206

As a request from David over at luxor.me, we checked out the Mmenu module. This little gem allows you to use various javascript libraries to create a mobile friendly navigation. The navigation it produces is similar to the slide in menus you find side a lot of mobile applications.

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. If you are new to views, you can check out our Drupal views introduction.

By adam
2014-10-15 07:36
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #173

In episode 173 you learn about how to make a simple countdown timer using the jQuery Countdown Timer module. This module, which uses jQuery, allows you to specify an end date which the countdown timer will countdown to. The countdown timer is available as a block and can be placed in any region that you desire for your website. Also, at this recording their was a minor bug that didn't allow for countdown dates to extend beyond 100 days (wouldn't display the third digit).

By adam
2014-05-30 06:26
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #154

In this episode, we are taking a looksie at the Drupal 7 Multiblock module. This gem, allows you to create separate instances of your site blocks. This is a helpful tool when you want to display blocks in different regions of your site without having to create separate entities or blocks. Note, at this time of recording we are using the Drupal 7.x-1.1 version. Even though this isn't a recommend release, it seems to function properly.

By shane
2014-05-07 06:15
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #147

The Drupal 7 Nodeblock module is a simple but handy module that can be used to turn nodes into blocks on your Drupal 7 website. Essentially you pick a content type that you want to use to create new blocks, and when you create this type of content, it's now available on the block administration page. This can be really useful for you to set up client websites using this module, this way someone unfamiliar with Drupal does not have to learn how to use the standard Drupal Block administration and can instead just edit the content.

By shane
2013-03-25 22:56
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #131

The Drupal 7 Floating Block module makes it easy to float a Drupal block along the sidebar as you scroll down the page. It uses a simple CSS selector to determine which blocks to float.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to install and configure the Drupal 7 Floating Block module
  • How to determine the CSS selector to use for your block
  • How to get a Drupal block to float as you scroll down the page

There are some times in Drupal 6 where you push the limits of what the blocks interface can do. If you need to display the same block, multiple times on the same page, you will start to see these limitations. An example of where this is useful is a Newsletter signup form. Sometimes a client may want a newsletter signup form to be in the footer of every page, but also displayed more prominently on the contact form page.

By shane
2013-03-05 23:53
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #122

The Drupal 7 Block Class module provides an easy way to add a CSS class to a Drupal block.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to use the Block Class module to add a CSS class to a Drupal 7 block
  • Cases that having a CSS class on your Drupal block might be useful

Thanks to Drupalize.me for sponsoring this episode of the Daily Dose of Drupal.

By shane
2013-02-15 15:06
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #109

The Drupal 7 Block Up Down module allows easy management of your blocks from the front end of your site (rather than having to go to the Administer Blocks page).

In this episode you will learn:

  • What the Block Up Down module is used for
  • How to use the Block Up Down module to re-position or disable blocks on your Drupal site

Thanks to Drupalize.me for sponsoring today's episode.

By shane
2012-09-26 23:16
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #16

In this episode you will learn the very basics of Drupal 7 module development. From the info file, Drupal hooks, and the module file, this is a crash course to get you started.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to create a very simple Drupal 7 module
  • How to create a Drupal 7 module .info file
  • How to create the main .module file
  • The importance of Drupal hooks and how they can be used to interact with the Drupal API
  • How to create a custom block inside your created Drupal 7 module using hook_block_info() and hook_block_view()
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