Site Administration

By shane
2015-05-01 06:18
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #205

Sometimes you have a situations where your normal Drupal administration menu just won’t cut it. Maybe you have someone that needs to perform some administrative tasks on your site such as managing content and comments, or perhaps something more complex such as managing the Drupal blocks. This person might be a technical wizard, but there is also a good chance that they might not be. In fact, they might be the person in the office that calls you when their “computer is broke”.

By adam
2014-12-18 07:19
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #187

The Password Reset Landing Page or PRLP module is honestly one of the simplest modules you have come across. The sole purpose of the module is to provide the ability for users who request a new password to be able to reset their password on the password reset landing page instead of having to do so on the user edit page.

By shane
2014-12-18 07:18
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #186

The Drupal Rules Filter Module is a simple module that makes it easy to sort through a long list of Drupal Rules. This is a module that is especially useful on those larger scale Drupal websites that rely heavily on the rules module and have many contributed Drupal modules installed.

By shane
2014-11-07 16:57
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So let me guess: You either have a Drupal website or are going to create one and need a place to host your Drupal website.

Let me guess one more thing. You are looking for a simple, affordable, and reliable Drupal hosting option. There are tons of good options for hosting your Drupal website, in this article we will discuss how you can setup Bluehost Drupal Hosting for a new Drupal website, or for an existing Drupal website.

By adam
2014-10-17 07:40
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #174

In episode 174, we look at a new way to display administrative messages. In other words, absolute messages is a module that changes how status, error and warning messages are displayed. For the most part, this is a nominal improvement, but does allow for hiding and showing of messages.

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
2014-07-11 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
2013-03-11 21:54
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #126

The Drupal 7 Menu Admin Per Menu module is a simple module that allows you to grant permissions for users to administer specific Drupal menus based on their role. This module for instance would allow you to allow one role to modify the Main menu, while not allowing the role to modify a separate menu on your Drupal 7 website.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to allow a specific role to administer the user menu on a Drupal site without giving them access to modify the Main menu
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
2013-02-14 07:02
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #108

The Drupal 7 Coffee Module is a handy module that streamlines the administration of a Drupal 7 site by allow a quick search like mechanism for navigating to various administrative screens or for adding new content to your Drupal website.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How the Drupal Coffee module can speed up your Drupal administration tasks
  • How to use the Drupal Coffee module to navigate around Drupal administration pages
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #100

The big 100th episode! In this episode I go over my company's Drupal development environment (http://beginr.com). I discuss how we use Aegir (http://www.aegirproject.org/) to manage and deploy our Drupal websites. I also mention how the development process works using development and live environments spread across multiple servers dedicated to hosting Drupal websites. I mention what operating systems we use along with my personal preference for browsers.

One thing I didn't mention is that I use Komodo Edit for my code editor. I think it is pretty awesome.

Nov 14, 2014 - Update My development environment and process has changed drastically over the last few years. However, take a look at the 5 Secrets to Becoming a Drupal 7 Ninja Ebook as I cover setting up you Drupal Development Process extensively.

Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #95

Drupal 7 has the ability out of the box to block specific IP addresses from accessing the site. On top of that, the Drupal User Restrictions module can be used to block specific usernames or email addresses from creating accounts on your Drupal website.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to block IP addresses on a Drupal 7 website
  • How to use the User Restrictions module to block usernames and email addresses
By shane
2013-01-16 23:35
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #88

The Drupal 7 Node Clone module allows you to easily make a copy of any node on your Drupal 7 website. This can be useful in many situations such as make a copy of content before making changes on a production site (for those that do not have a staging environment) as well as using an individual node as a template to make other nodes out of. The Drupal 7 Node Clone module is also very configurable.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to use the Drupal 7 Node clone module to make a copy of an existing Drupal node
By shane
2012-11-30 21:52
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Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #58

The Drupal 7 Field Permissions module can be used to customize the view and edit permissions on individual Drupal 7 fields. It is a very flexible permissions management system that gives the Drupal site builder fine grained permissions control allowing you to give certain users access view/edit fields while not allowing other users. It is based on the Drupal 7 roles system for allowing the setting of the field permissions to specific user groups (roles).

In this episode you will learn:

    By shane
    2011-03-19 21:33
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    If you are a Drupal developer and are not using the Drupal features module to help with your workflow, you are missing out on a huge opportunity. What kind of opportunity you may ask? How about an opportunity to make your life easier, allow you to develop Drupal websites faster, and provide you with simple ways to version control your exportables (views, cck, panels, variable settings, etc). I am going to give a brief recipe of how I use features in my workflow in hopes that maybe you will get some new ideas (and perhaps send ideas my way as I am always looking to improve the development process).

    If you want a complete walk through and introduction to the Features module as well as more information on crafting a Drupal development process. You can check out my 5 Secrets to Becoming a Drupal 7 Ninja Ebook.

    If you are interested in a video on the Drupal 7 features module, check out my Drupal 7 Features module introduction.

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