Drupal ToDo Filter Module: An Easy Way To Add Checkboxes

By adam
Fri, 2015-04-24 08:56
Daily Dose of Drupal Episode #204

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In this episode of the Daily Dose of Drupal, we looking at the ToDo Filter Module. As I mention in the video this is one of those modules that probably isn’t going to wow you and honestly won’t be used a lot. However, this module does have its place in your Drupal module repertoire.

As demonstrated in this video the ToDo Filter module allows you to add checkboxes into any body or long text field. It is important to note that this isn’t a separate field type. I know, it should be. Once you enable this module within one of your site’s input filters you just have to make sure to set the processing order of the To Do Filter to last. If you don’t your other input filters will override the custom syntax used by the module. To see this all in action, make sure to check out the video.

Off the top of my head I think this module can be used if you need to track a support checklist or the obvious to do list. One neat feature that this module uses is the node_save function. By using this function you are able to check or uncheck a box and this automatically saves the node. Using this function eliminates the task of having to make changes to the node via the edit page.

Overall, this is a well put together module. It doesn’t do a lot, but what it does it does well. Check it out and let me know what you think.