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Definitive list of render array properties

So, I've been working on getting into Drupal 7, and render arrays are presenting a massive challenge for me. All the documentation I can find says that the Forms API documentation is compatible with ...
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Where can I get MySQL structure documentation for drupal?

I want to understand the way things are structured in mysql database. Where can I get documentation on the meaning of various table columns in database?
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Where is Drush documentation?

On the official Drush page (https://drupal.org/project/drush) there is no documentation for installing Drush through PEAR. That page points you to the github repos that points you to the README that ...
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How to use the TableForm module?

How does one use the TableForm module? There doesn't seem to be any documentation and I can't seem to find any reference to it anywhere in my D7 site after I've enabled it (and the included example ...
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Table Description Documentation

Is there a document that briefly describes Drupal 7 tables, their general use, common issues, growth patterns, and the effect of truncating? I'm not understand why my database grew from 11MB last ...
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End-user Documentation Generation

Is there a way to automatically generate end-user documentation (likely in a stubbed or skeletal format) for content types that you have setup? Perhaps there is a module that does this?
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How does Drupal render a node

I'm helping someone to maintain a Drupal site and I still have not figured out how drupal actually works, it's driving me bonkers. I need to make a change to the way some content is displayed, but ...
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In Drupal 7, how do you git clone a module project quickly?

There doesnt seem to be any good documentation on a quick way to git clone a module project. I have already read this: https://drupal.org/project/examples/git-instructions The following format does ...
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How do I contribute to contrib module documentation

Recently I have used a good contributed module Recipe in my site. The documentation of this module is not available so I had to explore the module to use its features. I want to add the documentation ...
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How do I enable the “extra” stuff in the OpenPublic distribution?

OpenPublic is a Drupal distribution that is supposed to be for NGOs (and government). I've downloaded and installed the distribution as a tarball from their site using the big download button. The ...
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How were api.drupal.org and drupalcontrib.org built?

I have always found them useful and I may be looking to build something similar from another code base. I am guessing that there is something like a migrate from doxygen. But I would assume that ...
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working example of node_save [closed]

Is there any resource where drupal begginers can find out the working example of hooks for eg, hook_node_presave, hook_node_save, hook_node_insert etc.
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Documenting development process

I want to document development process, so people who will later support the site would be able to easily understand, for example, why this particular view is made in this particular way, how it works ...
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Where can I find complete documentation of hook_field_info?

When I looked into the API documentation page of hook_field_info, it seems to be quite complete. But I could not see the complete details of the return array ingredients. Where can I find allowed ...
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How to Style the OM Maximenu using an AT Base Theme in Drupal 7

I am trying to install the Om Maximenu while keeping the AT Base Theme's menu styling. I have followed the following instruction: Main Menu - You have the option to make this as your main menu. ...
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Feeds: use custom field as unique field for mapping

I am using D7, Feeds, XPath Parser. For mapping, I need to use a custom field as the unique field. I am retreiving data from booking.com and the unique value their is the hotel id, so i need to save ...
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List of all active modules used in a site

Is there a way of having a list of all the used (active) modules on a site ? I am in the process of documenting a site and would like to list all the active modules, I know I can take them from ...
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Is drupal safe against brute force login attacks?

A brute-force attack is an attempt to gain unauthorized access to a website by continually generating and inputting various combinations of a password. This task is usually done by automation software ...
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Where else can I look for info on missing feature between versions?

I needed to find which tables my installed version of the module draggableviews was installing, because the draggableviews Issue queue says so. I find this post on the command drush schema-describe ...
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How do I update the documentation on someone elses module?

I want to update the documentation on the Agenda module on Drupal to provide a bit more clarity on how to get it set up. I have contacted the author and he said great! How do I do this on ...
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A module for generating a report on Drupal 7 website structure and more

I would like to generate a report (website, pdf, etc.) which contains all structural information concerning my Drupal website. This would be very useful for many things: site documentation, site ...
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Drupal Table Documentation

I haven't been able to find good documentation on this subject, but is there documentation out there that explains what each table in a core Drupal installation is for and how Drupal interacts with ...
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Is there a Drupal Wiki documentation site?

Like on other Drupal support sites, there are many questions and very few answers here. The community appears to divide into two Drupal groups, coders and users. I am a user trying to make a website ...
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How do I find out the content type within template.php?

I'm using THEME_page_alter to give my site a meta description, and is working fine. However I can't find the variable which defines the content type - I need to use it as an argument to give different ...
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Illustrated Drupal 7 Documentation for end users

I am making documentation for my client, with sections such as "How to add contents with inline images and videos", "How to create pages" etc. Is there existing reusable and easily understandable ...
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What is a good book for learning how to develop Drupal 7 modules? [closed]

I am a programmer with a background primarily in Java and Android programming. Is there a book out there that will teach me how to develop modules for Drupal 7? I know that it requires PHP, and I ...
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Embed videos using the YoxView module

How is it possible to embed videos using the YoxView module in Drupal 7? Alas, this module doesn't seem to have documentation on how to use it. It seems ALL possible on the YoxView Official Website. ...
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Mapping web design concepts to Drupal concepts

I'm looking for resources on 'intermediate' Drupal education. Most of what I've found is either too beginner (Here's how to make a web page with your name and a picture of your cat on it!) or too ...
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What are the different types of hooks?

In an old blog post, Larry Garfield refers to "registry-style" hooks and hook_nodeapi type hooks. When it comes to breaking down the different types of hooks, there doesn't seem to be any ...
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What is the default value for $operator in condition()?

Looking at the documentation for QueryConditionInterface::condition(), the default value for $operation is reported to be NULL, while Conditional clauses reports the default value is '='. What is the ...
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Is there a good editor's guide?

I am starting to let some editors onto my site, and I have been asked to write some documentation. I am very aware: that extensively documenting Drupal administration is a time consuming task that ...
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Views theming basics

I'm starting with Drupal 7 and Views 3, and I want to learn how to modify the templates of my own views. This sentence in the Views project page worries me since I cannot use Views 2 with Drupal 7: ...
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Where can I find a guide to convert an existing site layout to a Drupal theme?

I plan to gradually transfer a website to Drupal; the first step is to convert the existing layout to a Drupal theme, but unfortunately the official documentation for doing this has not yet been ...
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Developer workflow: What are the best practices? [closed]

What are some cheap tricks or techniques to get drupal configured and up and running quickly from local development environment to a live site? Here some ideas that i have that I wanted to share: ...
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What type of PHP tutorials should I be doing to learn Drupal module development? [closed]

In a book I was reading on Drupal module development, it is suggested that Drupal uses all procedural PHP, not object oriented. It seems most tutorials out there focus on object oriented PHP. What ...
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Is there any site like api.drupal.org for the functions implemented by third-party modules?

Is there any equivalent of api.drupal.org for third-party modules, that list the functions implemented by the modules, and the hooks they use? In particular, is there such a site for Drupal 7 modules? ...
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What does “sanitized” mean (in api documentation)?

Hi I see the word "sanitized" quite often in Drupal API documentation. For example, this page: theme_username($variables) $variables An associative array containing: account: The user ...
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Documentation for the API exposed from Pressflow

Reading How do Pressflow Drupal sites handle user Cookies?, I discovered that Pressflow 6 has a function that is not present in Drupal 6, but that is defined in Drupal 7; although, the code for that ...