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Rebuild imagecache

I have an imagefield per node that's run through imagecache. Since imagecache caches on-demand, cache files/variations aren't created until they're first requested. So if I update a bunch of images, ...
21
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4answers
315 views

How do I backup my site w/o the command line?

Nearly all the documentation on backing up my Drupal site seems to require using the command line. My hosting service does not provide command line access. How do I backup my site without using the ...
3
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3answers
2k views

What file and folder permission changes does the Microsoft Web Platform Installer make when it installs Drupal?

I have used the Microsoft Web Platform Installer to install both Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 on my Windows Server 2008 R2 servers running IIS 7.5. (see: http://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx) ...
5
votes
4answers
1k views

Distributed authentication system (different domains, separatate databases)

We got multiple small websites (microsites) and one main high traffic one with big users base. Right now the requirement is to build authentication system which should allow users to loign with the ...
7
votes
4answers
2k views

How to maintain a local mirror on my Mac?

I have a personal Drupal 6 site being hosted commercially, and I would like to maintain a mirror of the site on my local MacBook for the purposes of developing custom modules and themes before ...
6
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5answers
4k views

How to determine if the current page is a search results page?

How can I determine from within a module or theme if the current page is an Apache solr search results page?
9
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3answers
1k views

How do you load extra javascript files required for wysiwyg api plugin on node/edit pages?

I'm building a plugin using the WYSIWYG API module for Drupal 7 that will add a button to the toolbar of supported editors. I'm using the hook_wysiwyg_plugin() hook to create a new button on editor ...
92
votes
9answers
8k views

Do non-enabled modules affect performance?

Does having Drupal modules present, but not enabled have any effect on the performance of a Drupal site? To put it another way.. Would removing disabled modules from a Drupal site have a positive ...
77
votes
5answers
32k views

How to take a site offline using Drush?

How can I take a site offline using Drush?
6
votes
2answers
207 views

What are the major differences between Drush versions 3 & 4?

What are some of the biggest differences between Drush versions 3.x & 4.x?
81
votes
7answers
8k views

Suggestions for settings.php - Local dev, Development server, Live server

Basically, one of the greatest questions of all time: What are some ways you're using settings.php in your development/staging workflow? Right now, I have my settings.php file set up like the ...
36
votes
4answers
23k views

What's the proper use of EntityFieldQuery?

In Drupal 7, the API documentation for node_load_multiple() specifies using the $conditions parameter has been deprecated in favor of using EntityFieldQuery. How does one use the class to generate a ...
78
votes
10answers
44k views

How can I change a user's password?

How can I change a user's password from the command line using Drush?
12
votes
8answers
6k views

How can I change the Apache Solr search URL?

How can I change the default Apache Solr URL path from "search/apachesolr_search/term" to something else?
5
votes
3answers
203 views

Drupal accounts with dead addresses: how to de-activate?

on my drupal website, there are a lot of users with an invalid email address. I know because, either they have never logged in or their mails bounce. But I have to check manually, which is not good. ...
11
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0answers
280 views

What are the “Gotchas” for a developer learning core 7? [closed]

So, I've stood up about 20 Drupal 6 sites for personal and professional use, written and contributed to Drupal 6 modules, and even co-maintain one. Just when I feel like I've gotten to know D6 ...
3
votes
3answers
1k views

Documents as a node/block/field

I'm working on my first Drupal site. Using FileViewer I can load a PDF saved in a field, for viewing of various types. I haven't found something that does the same for Word Docs, Excel, etc. Does ...
7
votes
6answers
13k views

How to get nodeid?

How to get nodeid in Drupal for the current page without using the information from the page url? I.e.: if(arg(0)=='node' && is_numeric(arg(1))){ $nid = arg(1); } I do not want to use the ...
6
votes
3answers
2k views

Block template suggestions

Is there a way to use a custom template for each block by title? For example, if I named my block "test1", and it is in the region "left1", I want to use the following template suggestions: block-...
5
votes
1answer
4k views

Override comment.tpl.php file with theme

Objective: Override comment.tpl.php file output in drupal core modules. Assumption: My best guess is that I need to create a comment-[type].tpl.php file in my themes folder. Requirements: template....
2
votes
1answer
727 views

How should I create a main page with a mix of dynamic and static content?

I apologize for the terribly basic question but I'm not even a particularly adept web dev. I've read that Drupal is great if you know exactly what you want to do (then the API is handy) but I don't ...
3
votes
2answers
395 views

Which drupal hook to implement to react on module installation?

I have module A installed that defines some custom hooks. Module A wants to be notified when another module B is installed, so that it can inspect and see if module B implements its hooks (for ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

Drupal 7 and MongoDB module howto

Just installed 7.x-1.0-beta1 to Drupal 7rc1. Should I see some new option in the configuration? Where should I set the connection settings? I have no idea how to use this module...
4
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4answers
169 views

What are the limitations of the theming system?

Can every theme function in include/theme.inc be overridden by a template (*.tpl) file? Can preprocess functions be used to add variables to any theme function?
5
votes
4answers
4k views

How to access data from external MS SQL database tables in a Drupal site running on MySQL

I am currently working a academic medical department that uses a lot of MS SQL databases because faculty set them up - making us the maintainers :( We also recently launched Drupal 6 site on LAMP, ...
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4answers
369 views

Can I import the current look of my website to Drupal?

I currently have an homemade CMS running on the backend of a large file distribution site. The site has to look like every other sub domain, but is the only section that requires a CMS behind it (if ...
4
votes
1answer
190 views

How can I access profile fields with a % variable in Drupal Actions?

I have an action setup in drupal to e-mail me when a new user registers for the site. Right now it is only telling me their user name (%username). Is there a variable that can access added fields so I ...
6
votes
1answer
166 views

In Open Atrium is there a way to assign a user to a case that user is not in?

I would like to be able to have an admin be assigned to a case that is in a group that user is not a part of. In Open Atrium. Is this possible?
5
votes
5answers
2k views

How to display cck node fields' values at the search result page?

I need to display some specific cck fields such as Telephone Number, Address, etc. at the search result page. As I see the search-result.tpl.php, there is no $node->... So how can I get the node ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

How do I create my own tokens?

I use the Rules module. I want to add 1 to a CCK integer field on an action. Someone told me to create a custom token doing this addition. So, I installed the tokenSTARTER module. Now, how do I ...
7
votes
4answers
4k views

Sending a value to JavaScript

I have set theme handler for a form in Drupal and this handler has a template file. What is the easiest way to send a value from PHP to JavaScript in that include file?
12
votes
3answers
11k views

What does vid mean

I have designed a view and I see this query in the preview section: SELECT node.nid AS nid, node_data_field_crm_history_brokerid.field_crm_history_brokerid_value AS ...
47
votes
9answers
55k views

Where does Drupal store the content of a node's body?

In the node table, you'll find everything except the actual body. Where can I find this body text? I'm assuming it's being stored as a blob somewhere.
22
votes
6answers
31k views

User Registration Module for Drupal

Drupal uses email for user registration purpose. Instead of the out-of-box Drupal user registration that requires user to specify a username and email address, I want a full-fledged user registration ...
7
votes
7answers
12k views

How do I enable WYSIWYG editor on fields added using CCK?

I added couple of Text fields on a content type in Drupal; however, only the in-built "body" fields is WYSIWYG editor enabled. I am using FCKEditor as the WYSIWYG editor (installed under the Wysiwyg ...

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