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By shane
2014-06-13 06:25
10 comments
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
By shane
2014-05-21 06:50
3 comments
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #151

If you want to learn how to use Drupal 7 Entity Reference fields with the Views module you have come to the right place. I first covered the Drupal 7 Entity Reference module in the Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #7, but I never went into the details of how to use it in a view. In this episode, you will learn how to create a couple Entity Reference fields and use the Drupal 7 Views module to display the referenced/related content. This episode goes over the basics of how to use Views Relationships and Views Contextual Filters.

By shane
2014-05-07 06:15
4 comments
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
2014-04-30 07:38
1 comment
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #145

The Drupal 7 ContactPlus module is a simple module that adds extra features to the core Drupal contact module.

By shane
2014-04-11 07:19
4 comments
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #143

The Drupal Site Map module can be used to provide you Drupal website visitors with a high level overview of the content on your Drupal 7 site.

By shane
2013-05-22 19:33
6 comments
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #141

In this episode we continue learning about Drupal Commerce and dive into some of the layout aspects of building out Drupal Commerce product displays.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to modify the layout of a Drupal Commerce product display
  • How fields are used to control the Drupal Commerce product display layout
By shane
2013-04-03 23:59
4 comments
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #136

Another episode covering the Drupal 7 Panels module. This time we continue learning about Panels module contexts, but focus on using Panels module contexts relationships with an entity reference field.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to set up and use Panels context relationships
  • How to include related node information from an entity reference field
By shane
2013-04-02 21:37
2 comments
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #135

Another episode on the Drupal 7 Panels module, but this time we cover Drupal Panels Contexts.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What are Drupal Panels module contexts
  • How can Drupal Panels module contexts be used to load in additional information in a panel page
  • How can Drupal Panels module contexts be used to load in dynamic information based on a page argument
By shane
2013-04-01 20:12
1 comment
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #134

In this episode we continue learning about the Drupal 7 Panels module and go into how visibility rules can be used to control the display of individual Panels items within your Drupal panels content.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What Drupal 7 Panels module visibility rules are
  • How Panels visibility rules differ from Panels selection rules
  • How to use Drupal Panels visibility rules to hide and show content based on URL path
By shane
2013-03-31 23:52
1 comment
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #133

This episode continues with the Drupal 7 Panels Module and goes over how to use variants and selection rules within a custom panel page.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to create multiple variants for a single Drupal 7 Panel page
  • How to use selection rules to display a different Drupal 7 Panel variant based on a URL path
  • How to use Drupal 7 Panels module selection rules to display a different variant based on a user's role on the Drupal site
By shane
2013-03-20 10:30
0 comments
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #130

In this episode we continue learning more about the Drupal 7 Panels module and go over how to use the panels flexible layout builder to easily build complex layouts using the panels module.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to use the Panels flexible layout builder
  • How to convert a standard Panels layout to a flexible layout

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

Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #129

This continues with the Drupal 7 Panels module and goes into more detail on how the Panels module can be used to override the display of the node view (or content type) pages.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to use the Panels module to override the node view page on a Drupal 7 website
  • How to use Panels to completely customize the layout of content type pages for specific content types using selection rules and variants
By shane
2013-03-13 23:57
4 comments
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #128

The Drupal 7 Panels module allows the creation of customized page layouts using an easy to use drag and drop page builder. Panels can be used to build custom pages, change the layout of node (or content type) pages, and even modify the Drupal user profile or account page.

In this episode you will learn:

  • An overview of what the Drupal Panels module is and how it can be used
  • A quick overview of Drupal 7 Panels options and configurations
  • How to create a custom Drupal 7 Panel page
By shane
2013-02-12 23:55
6 comments
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #107

The Drupal 7 Views Accordion module allows you to build a Drupal View with results displayed in jQuery accordion tabs.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to install and configure the Drupal Views Accordion module
  • How to build a simple Drupal View using the Drupal Views Accordion module
  • How to change the Drupal Views settings to alter how the Views Accordion module works
By shane
2013-02-07 00:10
2 comments
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!

By shane
2013-01-31 23:27
2 comments
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #99

The Drupal 7 Entity Connect module makes it extremely easy to add or edit referenced entities from within an entity reference field. If you have ever used the entity reference module, this module is definitely one you need to check out.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to add a new node from within an entity reference field
  • How to edit an existing node from within an entity reference field
By shane
2013-01-30 23:50
12 comments
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #98

The Drupal 7 Entity Reference Prepopulate module allows you to automatically populate an Entity Reference Field from the URL. This is similar to a Drupal 6 module called Nodereference URL widget, but works with all entities.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to configure the Entity Reference Prepopulate module
  • How to construct the URL to get the Entity Reference Field to fill in automatically
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
2013-01-23 23:56
3 comments
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #93

The Drupal 7 Flag module allows you to build very dynamic and flexible flagging/bookmarking systems on a Drupal website. You can use this to create a favorites section, create a bookmarks page, or even allow users to flag content as inappropriate or offensive.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to install and configure the flag module
  • How to create a simple bookmarking system
  • How you can use views to edit the bookmarks page
By shane
2013-01-11 22:22
15 comments
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #86

The Drupal 7 Entity Construction Kit Module (ECK) can be used to build your own entities on a Drupal 7 website. In this long episode of the Daily Dose of Drupal, I attempt to go through what I know about the Entity Construction Kit module and how it can benefit a site builder in order to build their own custom entities.

In this episode you will learn:

  • An overview of Drupal 7 entities and how the Entity Construction Kit can fit into the mix
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