I have installed the Media Gallery module for someone's site to upload fotoalbums with; it's need to add a file size restriction because quite a bit of pictures are coming in.
I can't tell what the exact error is in English; the site's language is Dutch. When I want to edit fields in my Media Gallery content type, I get a message that says the settings are stored in the database, locked and I can't change those settings anymore.

Update: There is a similar issue at Drupal.org; it looks like it isn't possible. Or is it?

  • Whats your Question ? – niksmac Apr 19 '12 at 8:33
  • I would like to change the settings but I can't – Immers Apr 19 '12 at 8:38
  • There is a configuration page for sure. Take a look at tuts here drupalgardens.com/documentation/gallery – niksmac Apr 19 '12 at 8:40
  • This is a tutorial for those who want to install and use Media Gallery. What I need is to edit the cck fields of the content type as posed in my question: "But when I want to edit fields in my Media Gallery content type..." – Immers Apr 19 '12 at 8:46
  • also the answer drupal.org/node/1202642#comment-5073842 – niksmac Apr 19 '12 at 9:36

You can make the 'dirty solution' from the link posted by @NikhilMohan into a more 'clean' one pretty easily:

function MYMODULE_form_media_gallery_node_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state) {
  if (arg(1) == 'add') {
    // Get the language code from the node object. Should be reliable.
    $langcode = $form['#node']->language;

    $form['settings_wrapper']['presentation']['media_gallery_allow_download'][$langcode]['#default_value'] = 0;

If you're not comfortable writing a custom module you can easily drop this function into your theme's template.php file instead, but change the name of the function to MYTHEME_form_media_gallery_node_form_alter. Once you clear Drupal's caches the hook will start to be called.

Don't forget that Media Gallery is still in beta so you have to expect a few bugs/missing configuration options. Using hooks to alter the fields you need to is pretty much the only option you have here, without going directly into the database.

  • Awesome. So yes it's beta and hasn't been updated since okt2011 so it looks like brave php attempts are needed – Immers Apr 23 '12 at 8:42

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