I'm trying to create a bookmarklet. This is not working:


The Prepopulate module is not ported for D7. Any recommendations?

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    I think you need some more detail here on what you're trying to accomplish.
    – jhedstrom
    Commented Jun 15, 2011 at 4:54

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Out of the box, Drupal 7 doesn't support form population from the URL. Just like Drupal 6. That's why the Prepopulate module exists. Prepopulate is about 100 LoC, porting it to Drupal 7 is probably the best option. The effort has been started, see issue #935990.


As Pierre noted, the Prepopulate module is your way to go. I just installed it for Drupal 7 and it seems stable enough (works for the post title and body, anyway). The USAGE.txt that comes with it includes some info on using it for a bookmarklet for exactly this purpose.

However, I found that the code offered there didn't work for me: I had to change the variable name used for the body text from edit[body_field][body] to edit[body][und][0][value]. My guess is that this is because the site was previously upgraded from Drupal 6 to 7, but I can't say for sure.

Not to self-promote or anything, but I just published a long blog post about this, including the gotchas I found (like the variable name for the body field) and the version I wound up using: http://www.drupaldork.com/2011/08/mimicking-wordpress-press-bookmarklet-drupal-7

UPDATE September 11, 2011: I just released the QuickPost Bookmarklet module to add a frontend to make it easier to customize your bookmarklet. It requires Prepopulate, but it seems to be reasonably stable at this point—at least, for simple usage like this.

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