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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 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 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 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.

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. As you will see in the video, this module can be used when displaying a staff page showing only head shots and then loading to a full page where the entire image is shown all with the same image.

By adam
2014-10-31 06:38
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #176

In this video we look at the Publication Date module. This module allows content creators to use the date in which the content on their website is published and NOT just when it is created. In other words, if you create a post a week prior to publishing it, this module will use the date in which the post goes to published. Again, this is a simple module but can be extremely helpful if you post a lot of content or have a habit of writing content days or weeks prior to publishing.

By shane
2013-02-28 15:42
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #117

The Drupal 7 jQuery SelectBox module is a simple module that makes HTML select boxes easier to style. It replaces the HTML form select element with easier to style HTML markup.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to download and install the jQuery SelectBox module
  • What the jQuery SelectBox module is doing in the background to make the select boxes on the site continue to work correctly

Thanks to Drupalize.me for sponsoring this episode.

By shane
2013-02-07 00:10
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #104

The Drupal 7 Conditional Fields module makes it easy to build dynamic and complex forms with Drupal 7 Fields. Any Drupal entity that has fields can pretty much be built into a dynamic and conditional form. The Conditional Fields module essentially lets you set conditions for how specific fields act based on another dependent field on the form. The simplest example is that this module can hide or show a field based on the value of another field. If you are still confused at what this module can do, watch the video to find out more!

Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #97

The Drupal 7 Field Collection Views module makes the Field Collection module even better by allowing you to harness the power of the Drupal Views module to make the display of a Field Collection extremely flexible.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to use the Drupal Field Collection Views module to change the Field display formatter for a Field Collection to a custom view
By shane
2013-01-15 21:16
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #87

The Drupal 7 Fences Module is a lifesaver for the HTML purist in all of us. By default Drupal adds a lot of extra markup that is not always needed. The reasons Drupal adds the extra markup is to make sure it can work out of the box for as many different requirements as possible. However, in many cases this markup is not needed. This is where the Drupal Fences module comes in. This module not only lets you choose how to structure the markup around your Drupal 7 fields, it also comes with a wide variety of completely customizable field templates.

By shane
2013-01-08 23:50
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #83

The Drupal 7 Formatter CSS Class module (not to be confused with episode #82 and the Field Formatter Class module), can be used to add a CSS class to the display of a node based on a specific value in that node. For instance, it can be used to add a class based on what the user selects for a dropdown value when creating the piece of content.

In this episode you will learn:

    By shane
    2013-01-07 18:52
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    Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #82

    The Drupal 7 Field Formatter Class module allows you to add classes to the display of individual fields that are output by Drupal using the Field API. This module is useful to help save you from writing as many lines of CSS as you can use this to implement common classes across multiple fields or even use it to differentiate the same field used across multiple content types. This is a flexible tool for those site builders or themers that need a little extra help when styling the display of their Drupal fields.

    By shane
    2012-12-03 22:36
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    Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #59

    The Drupal 7 Field Collection module allows fields to be grouped together and then dynamically added to another content type. In this example, we go through how to use the Drupal 7 Field Collection module to add songs (with song title, and song artist fields) to a Drupal content type called Playlist. This example is based on the documentation of the Drupal 7 Field Collection module.

    In this episode you will learn:

      Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #56

      In the second part of this module investigator episode, I continue looking at the Drupal 7 Email field module and how the module implements Drupal 7 hooks to interact with the Drupal 7 Field API.

      This is part 2 of the Daily Dose of Drupal episode 55. Unfortunately this one was even longer than part 1. I will try to shorten these videos up a little bit going forward.

      In this episode you will learn:

        Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #55

        This is the first ever Module Investigator episode of the Daily Dose of Drupal. In a Module Investigator episode, I walk through the module PHP code of a module that I have covered in another Daily Dose of Drupal episode.

        In this episode I look at the code of the Drupal 7 Email Field module that I covered in the Daily Dose of Drupal episode 42.

        This is a rather long episode, but it covers a lot of important topics.

        In this episode you will learn:

          By shane
          2012-10-17 12:59
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          Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #31

          Have you ever had the need to enter the location of a place and display that location on a map in Drupal? If so, the Geolocation Field module will be a huge help. The Geolocation Field module allows you to not only select various ways to input the location of a place, but also gives you various options for how to display that location to users.

          In this episode you will learn:

          • How to create a Drupal 7 content type that uses the Geolocation Field module.
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