Submitted by webthingee on Thu, 06/03/2010 - 13:17
This is the tale of a sites with their own classified ads, when they wanted to track how often users who post a classified, were "contacted". Their goal was to be able to see if the classified were successful, based on the volume of responses to the classified ads. A great idea... now I have to implement it.
The setup and layout for this content type is pretty basic.. The Classified Listing is displayed as a panel. The top half is info about the listing (node), and the bottom half is a contact form (send user email form), that sends and email to the user who posted the listing, from the logged in user.
Submitted by webthingee on Tue, 01/05/2010 - 08:55
Last year I would have tried to approach this problem with some kind of image/text replacement... This year it's a whole new ballgame. The Drupal theming layer is like an onion and I continue to pull back the outer pieces and get to better and better stuff. Maybe it is more like a Parfait (thanks Donkey from Shrek) ;)
So here's what I wanted to do. Drupal gives us a teaser output with comment links.
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Submitted by webthingee on Wed, 10/21/2009 - 17:15
Sometimes... most of the times... I don't want the "split summary at cursor" option on the sites I develop. There are any number of reasons I don't want it. Most of the times, it just isn't relevant and others... I just don't want the users asking a milion quesitons.
And inevetibally, there is more stuff I don't want in my forms, want differently, or want moved.
My solution has been that on all the sites I develop I have a custom module. In this modules is one of my most used hooks... form alter. I have it all set up and commended out some of the lines but leave them in for quick reference...
I'll show it to you, then explain a little more....My module name is theme_thingee, and here's how I have it set up.
Submitted by webthingee on Sat, 09/26/2009 - 11:23
Submitted by webthingee on Tue, 05/05/2009 - 12:00
the world is a better place because of imagecache, imageAPI, and filefield image. Imagecache has more and more contributed/add-on modules... it is without a doubt the premier image handler in Drupal
this little gem has saved me from delving into php code on so many occasions. The ability to consistently use imagecache is always a good thing.
Submitted by webthingee on Tue, 02/03/2009 - 10:00
I spent quite a bit of time trying to get that Flickr to work with my blog. It was a nightmare... Hopefully someone will come across this blog and find their solution much, much faster than I did.
The user id
I got all kinds of errors no matter what I tired.
error 1 user not found error 2 undefined or something unknown...
Submitted by webthingee on Mon, 01/26/2009 - 11:00
Getting and Installing the Modules
For my purposes I have enabled:
Modules - CCK
Modules - Location
GMap Macro Builder
GMap Taxonomy Markers
Submitted by webthingee on Sun, 12/28/2008 - 09:00
Getting images to play nicely is not always easy. A content management system like Drupal has so many advantages, and so many options, and so many ideas. The options around images is no joke. Lots of options, lots of solutions, and benefits to many different choices. This blogthingee is to discuss one of those options, specifically, displaying images inline in Drupal 6.
Submitted by webthingee on Mon, 12/15/2008 - 10:45
There is more to maintaining a blog than writing stuff to share and hope someone reads it. The time involved, the technology to make it happen, the not to mention the shameless promotion. This blogthingee is about the tech behind the drop that gets some of the work done for you.