Drupal 7

May 10 2012

Menus get duplicated in Admin Menu for Drupal 7

Problem: Menus are showing up duplicated in Admin Menu

#25 hermes_costell commented on August 25, 2009 at 11:08pm

I had most menu items either as triples or higher, and the whole admin system was going berzerk. I'm not yet sure if the issue is resolved yet... but steps I took:
May 1 2012

Frustrated by spam comments left on your blog?

Recently, my blog got a lot of attention. At first I was excited to see the large number of comments left on my blog posts. But as I read through them, I noticed they all contained links to websites that were off-topic. Spammers! They go to your blog and leave compliments and then post links to other websites that have nothing to do with your topic.
What to do?
It is frustrating for many bloggers when spammers leave mulitple comments on their  blog posts. Some have turned off commenting all together. There is another option. In blogs built with Drupal, you can require that all comments be approved before they are posted live.
So I have changed the settings in Permissions so that all comments must be approved before they get posted to the site. If a spammer leaves a complimentary comment with a spam link, I take out the spam link and leave the compliments. As the blog editor I have the job of editing comments and making sure they are on topic.

I encourage my readers to leave comments, add your opinion and other information that will add value to my articles and blog posts. You are welcome to post a link to your own website in your signature. All comments must be approved before they are posted live.
Apr 30 2012

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Apr 29 2012

How to customize "Submitted by" text in Drupal 7

In Drupal 6, you could modify the theme function called theme_node_submitted. But this function has been removed in Drupal 7. This is how I customized the "Submitted by" text using Advanced Theming technique involving adding the theme_preprocess_node function.
Apr 12 2012

I like building websites using Drupal 7

I like building websites using Drupal 7. Now that it’s very secure and has many contributed modules available, I feel better about using it now that it's been out for over one year to build complex websites. Download Drupal 7 here
I like the improved admin interface although it took me awhile to get used to it. I turn off the admin overlay, it takes too long to load for my taste. I like to set up shortcuts to add content types as it saves a few clicks. It’s much easier to download and install new themes and modules, just click to upload the compressed file.
I recommend the Sky theme for Drupal 7. It’s a great starter theme. It looks great out of the box. Most starter themes have no styling to start with. http://www.drupal.org/project/sky
Feb 15 2011

HTML5 & Drupal 7 - Surrey Drupal Meetup on Mar. 10, 2011

On March 10, 2011, we are proud to present a video presentation by Scott Vandehey (@spaceninja) of Metal Toad Media, Portland, OR.

HTML5 is ready to use today, and Scott will show you how to use it in your Drupal themes. During this session, you will learn the answer to these questions:

  • What is HTML5?
  • What features does it offer me?
  • How do I set up my themes to use it?
  • How well supported is it?
May 7 2010

What to say about Drupalcon San Francisco?

It was an amazing experience to be in a room with 3000 people listening to Dries Buytaert give his bi-annual State of Drupal address. It was also live streamed for those in Europe who couldn’t make it due to the volcanic ash cloud drifitng over Europe. Only 100 critical bugs left to be fixed in Drupal 7 before it can be released. Volunteers worked hard and the number of critical bugs was down to 90 before the week ended. The earliest expected release date for Drupal 7 is June 2010 and the latest is September 2010.