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By shane
Thu, 2012-11-01 00:39
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #41

This episode continues on where the Daily Dose of Drupal episode 40 left off and goes over how a Drupal 7 theme function and theme template that has been created in a module, can be overridden inside a Drupal 7 theme.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to override the output of a theme function inside your theme
  • How to override the output of a theme template file inside your theme
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #40

Learn how to add theme functions and template files to you Drupal 7 module. This episode builds upon the my_example module created in the last episode and adds in a hook_theme implementation along with simple examples on how to create a theme function and template file in your module.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to add a hook_theme implementation to you your Drupal 7 module
  • How to add a theme function in your Drupal 7 module
  • How to create a theme template file (.tpl.php file) in your Drupal 7 module
By shane
Mon, 2012-10-29 19:19
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #39

Printing out straight HTML in your custom modules was so Drupal 6. Learn all about Renderable Arrays in Drupal 7 to make your Drupal 7 pages even more flexible.

In this episode you will learn:

  • The basics of Drupal 7 Renderable Arrays
  • How to implement a simple Renderable Array Drupal 7 example
By shane
Fri, 2012-10-26 18:53
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #38

The security of any Drupal website is a very important matter. The Drupal 7 Security Review module aids in helping you make your Drupal site more secure. The module itself does not actually do anything to make your site secure, but in fact runs a number of security checks and provides you detailed information for what you can do to fix any security issues that may exist on your Drupal website.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to configure the Drupal 7 Security Review Module
By shane
Thu, 2012-10-25 18:08
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #37

Have you ever wanted to be able to select how the image gets cropped when you upload an image to Drupal? If so, you are in luck with the Drupal 7 Imagefield Crop module. This module will allow you to upload an image and immediately select a cropped region from the image for display purposes.

In this module you will learn:

  • How to use the Drupal 7 Imagefield Crop module to allow you to select which portion of an uploaded image to display
By shane
Wed, 2012-10-24 18:52
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #36

If you have used Drupal for awhile, you will undoubtably have run into a fair share of breadcrumb management headaches. I know I sure have. The Drupal 7 Path Breadcrumb module aims to solve that... and it seems to do a great job.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How the Drupal 7 Path Breadcrumbs module helps make managing Breadcrumbs on a Drupal website simple
  • How to create different breadcrumbs to display on different types of node pages using the flexible UI of the Path Breadcrumbs module
By shane
Tue, 2012-10-23 22:01
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #35

The Drupal 7 LoginToboggan Module provides additional features to enhance the standard Drupal login system. Some of these features include allowing a user to use their email address to log in, or to be automatically logged in when creating an account.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to use the Login Toboggan module to allow users to log into a Drupal 7 website with their email address.
  • How to use the LoginToboggan module to allow users create a password and log in automatically when creating an account.
By shane
Mon, 2012-10-22 18:21
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #34

In what is the shortest episode of the Daily Dose of Drupal ever, we will go over the Drupal 7 Module filter module. This module allows you to easily search through your modules page to more efficiently and effectively manage the modules on your Drupal 7 website.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How the Drupal 7 Module Filter module can make managing modules on a Drupal website easier.
  • How to configure the Module Filter module to display with and without tabs
By shane
Fri, 2012-10-19 18:57
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #33

The Drupal 7 Profile 2 module is a great module for extending the information you collect and display about Users on a Drupal 7 website. The modules allows the separation of profiles from the traditional User entity and allows you to build complex Drupal sites with multiple profile types. This is useful for building Drupal social networking sites along with many other use cases.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What the difference is between the core Profile module and the Drupal 7 Profile 2 module
By shane
Thu, 2012-10-18 23:04
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #32

If you are working on a Drupal website and need to switch users, you probably log out and log in as the different user account. If you are having trouble remembering all of the various accounts you need to test with or are tired of having to log in and out many times, the Drupal 7 Masquerade module can help. It allows you to easily and quickly switch between various users on your Drupal website.

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to use the Drupal 7 Masquerade module to switch between users on your Drupal 7 website

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