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drupal  modules  testing  from twitter
november 2012 by Aetles
Drupal core javascript not being loaded for anonymous users | IT Consultant and Contractor - London
Drupal will NOT load any javascript (including jQuery and drupal.js) if it “thinks” that they are not required. It will only load the scripts if any other module or script requires them. For example, if you add scripts in your .info file or using the drupal_add_js() function in the hook_init(), Drupal will detect it and load its scripts.

Now, let's assume that you developed a module that adds its own scripts in hook_footer() using the drupal_add_js() function. At the time when hook_footer is executed, it is too late for Drupal to add scripts to the header and hence jQuery and drupal.js will not be added. If your javascript depends on them you will see error messages in your console such as:

Drupal is not defined
jQuery is not defined
The solution is to include at least one script earlier – for example in hook_init() so that Drupal loads its scripts.
drupal  javascript  modules  development 
may 2012 by Aetles
Jay's Top 50 Drupal 7 Modules | Mediacurrent Blog Post
As we enter the 2011 Holiday season, who doesn’t love a freshly updated Drupal 7 contributed modules list?

These modules are great stocking-stuffers for every Drupaller on your list!

In all seriousness, as I mentioned in my last top modules list, the sheer number of Drupal modules (in the thousands) can be very intimidating. For the new developer how do they decide which modules to use? Google search can help you find a module for a specific use case, but it doesn’t help you find the most common modules that seasoned developers use on every site.

So what I have done is trimmed my list down to the top 50-ish modules that I am most likely to use on any given project. Most of these modules I have used on real projects, many of them have been carried over from Drupal 6. Several of these are new Drupal 7 modules that didn’t exist in Drupal 6 and some others are Drupal 7 replacements for Drupal 6 modules.


I hope that this helps both newbie developers as well as newcomers to latest version of Drupal. Enjoy!
drupal7  drupal  modules 
december 2011 by Aetles
Seven Modules You'll Be Using Next | Drupal Watchdog
With the release of Drupal 7 earlier this year, it's a great time to take a look at some lesser-known modules that you might find yourself using in the future. None of these 7 modules are considered top-tier modules...yet. In fact, none of them are even in the top 150 most downloaded modules. Modules were selected based on their usefulness and their proven ability to do something extremely well without getting in the way of other tasks. In fact, the majority of these modules are quite small demonstrating that you don't have to write 10,000 lines of code to make a big contribution in the Drupal community. All module statistics are accurate as of publication deadlines.
drupal  modules 
july 2011 by Aetles
Module Monday: Hacked! | Lullabot
Drupal is a great platform for building web sites as it can quickly and easily get a site up yesterday. Eventually, some customization will need to be made to a website's code to implement evolving features and designs. A small markup change here, a text alteration there, or modifying a function like user_load(), and in most cases Drupal will continue to work fine. While all might seem OK, without realizing it, your site has been Hacked!

Well, not hacked in the way that a site is broken into maliciously, but hacked in that Drupal itself or contributed modules have been changed on your site. Without knowing what has been changed, it can be very difficult to track down bugs, as the code on your site is no longer the same as the code everyone else is running. Updating Drupal or contributed modules becomes a huge hassle, and important security updates are often ignored due to the work involved in re-implementing code hacks.
drupal  modules 
june 2011 by Aetles
Module of the Day: Field Validation | Lullabot
Field Validation is a new arrival to the Drupal module directory: its 1st release was just a week ago, and it's designed for Drupal 7's new Field API. What does it do? Field Validation allows you to add simple validation rules to custom Drupal fields, using a simple UI.

The module was inspired by Webform Validation, which adds similar validation to WebForm components. Right now, only basic regular expression validation rules are supported support but the module provides hooks for implementing other validation rules.
drupal  drupal7  modules 
may 2011 by Aetles
Lullabot's feature_faq at master - GitHub
Features-based FAQ is a Drupal module created using Development Seed's excellent Features module.

This module creates a FAQ page at yoursite.com/faq. The page has a table-of-contents listing of questions at the top of the page which links to question/answer pairs at the bottom of the page. This is a classic design pattern for FAQ pages throughout the web. However, this module uses Views to create the page and you can go in and tweak the output to your heart's desire. Administrators can also sort and rearrange questions using an easy drag-and-drop interface.
drupal  modules 
september 2010 by Aetles
Revisioning | drupal.org
Revisioning is a module for the configuration of workflows to create, moderate and publish content revisions. You use it in scenario's like this:

Authors write content that prior to being made publicly visible must be reviewed (and possibly edited) by moderators. Once the moderators have published the content, authors should be prevented from modifying it while “live”, but they should be able to submit new revisions to their moderators.
Both authors and moderators should be allowed to only access content relevant to their department (or region or division etc.).
Finally, we shouldn't have to grant these roles “god-like” powers (e.g. "administer nodes" permission) to implement this.
drupal  modules 
september 2010 by Aetles
Publication Date | drupal.org
This module adds to each node a field containing the date when it has been
published.

Without this, the only dates available are the creation date and the
update date.

This new field can be used for example in any templates or in any views.
drupal  modules 
july 2010 by Aetles

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