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How do I write automated tests?

I saw that Drupal 7 includes some kind of testing framework (I haven't tried it out yet since my existing sites are still in Drupal 6 and likely won't migrate any time soon). How can you write ...
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How do I manage collaborative development on a Drupal site?

I work with another developer on a Drupal site. We have struggled to find a good way to work on different parts of the site at the same time without getting in each others way. We've tried working on ...
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Is it possible with Drupal Views to have AND and OR in a filter set?

I am attempting to build a view with four filters (A, B, C, D). With Views 3 it is possible to select whether you want these filters to be chained with AND statements or OR statements. Is there a way ...
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Correct way to change the active Drupal theme programmatically?

What is the correct way to change the active Drupal theme programmatically?
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Exporting Taxonomies to code

I'm looking for a way to export Taxonomy vocabs and their associated terms. So far I've found and tested: Taxonomy Export -- Exports to code using features but doesn't import. http://drupal.org/node/...
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How do I merge changes from a development copy of the site to the live site without losing new content?

What is the best procedure for merging work done on a development copy of a site to the live production copy? Often times there has been a lot of new content added to the site since development ...
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How do I create custom regions in a theme?

I want to add a new area which will be site wide. Describe the process of getting this new region into my theme, if possible generalize it for adding any new, custom region.
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Any way to add CSS for a single page/node?

I'm cleaning up my big crazy style sheets (possibly pertinent to a future question) and I'm wondering the best way to add custom CSS to a specific node or page. In particular, my work site's home ...
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What are your GoDaddy cron settings for Drupal?

I own a lightweight blog hosted on GoDaddy (I know..). I could never get cron to automatically run so I manually run it when necessary. Does anyone have a working GoDaddy cron config?
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How do I add an access condition to a menu item?

How can I add new conditions on top of existing conditions that determine whether a menu item is visible? These conditions should not be limited to permissions settings. As an example use case (not ...
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1answer
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What security issues are involved with cross-domain logons using OpenID?

I want to implement cross-domain logons for 3 sites. Is OpenID the best tool for protecting my site and users?
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Duplicate taxonomy terms from view

So I haven't yet been able to find a solution to this without using a preprocess function to check for duplicates or just using the 'tagadelic' module.. it'd be nice to get some closure. How do I ...
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7answers
8k views

How can I get more than 10 search results on one page in Drupal 7?

By default search page shows only 10 results. How can I change it to display unlimited number of results?
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Can I turn cache off for the development deployment?

On development platform caching can be a pain. Can I turn it off? Will it affect any of the modules that require it?
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1answer
4k views

How to create relationships between Taxonomy vocabularies?

I'm trying to build a site with similar content conventions to Craigslist. The problem is, I don't really know a good way to create multiple vocabulary relationships in drupal. Here's the end result I ...
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Is it possible to replace the original RSS content?

Is it possible to replace the original RSS generated for the front page by custom content? I know how to create custom RSS channels using views, but not how to replace the original RSS.
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Running Drupal in a Windows environment (IIS, SQL Server)?

We are in the process of evaluating Drupal to replace our in-house .NET CMS. We run an IIS 7.5 web farm with a SQL Server 2008R2 on the back end. To make matters worse, we use sql server merge-...
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11k views

Custom query in Views?

At some point I found the need to modify an SQL query generated by Views, in the end I overrode views_pre_execute and changed the query for that specific view. This feels like an ugly hack to me and ...
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2answers
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What can cause a site to hang when deleting a user?

When I try to delete users the whole site hangs, i.e. Drupal does not respond anymore. What can cause that? The site does not have any special user profile modules installed. Edit: There is only one ...
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Is there a media-handling module that can handle midi files?

I've been using MP3 Player to provide an on-page mp3 player, but I also need to be able to handle midi files. Right now the best I can do is allow them to be uploaded into the "mp3 file" field, but ...
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4answers
2k views

Views 2 Conditional Filter

How can I apply a conditional fitler to a view (using views 2)? For example: I have a view which displays the teasers for several different node types using a filter on Node:Type in [Blog entry, ...
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1answer
453 views

What should I take into consideration while planning a site in Amazon EC2?

Are there any specific requirements for module development and in site architecture for running "heavy" drupal site in several ec2 instances with load balancers?
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4answers
3k views

What is the recommend process for migrating a Drupal 6 Ubercart site to Drupal 7 / Drupal Commerce?

I'd like to migrate a client's site from Drupal 6 and Ubercart to Drupal 7 and Drupal Commerce. Is there an easy (i.e.: no manually munging data in the database) migration path? Do I need to go to ...
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4answers
754 views

Redirect on Login?

I have tried making this a rule as well as used hook_user with no luck. It definitely gets inside of the login case (had a watchdog log), but the redirect doesn't happen and they are still sent to /...
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1answer
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Authentication for iCal feeds

I have a calendar feed (using the Drupal Calendar module) on a site and I'd like to add this calendar to Google Calendar. I have this working for a publicly accessible calendar and it works fine. The ...
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6answers
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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, ...
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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 ...
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3answers
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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) ...
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4answers
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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 ...
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4answers
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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5answers
35k views

How to take a site offline using Drush?

How can I take a site offline using Drush?
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2answers
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What are the major differences between Drush versions 3 & 4?

What are some of the biggest differences between Drush versions 3.x & 4.x?
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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 ...
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4answers
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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 ...
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10answers
51k views

How can I change a user's password?

How can I change a user's password from the command line using Drush?
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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?
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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. ...
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3answers
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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 ...
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6answers
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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 ...
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3answers
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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-...
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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....
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1answer
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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 ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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2answers
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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...
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4answers
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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?
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4answers
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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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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 ...

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