An Overview of Panels The Panels module allows a site administrator to create customized layouts for multiple uses. At its core it is a drag and drop content manager that lets you visually design a layout and place content within that layout. Integration with other systems allows you to create nodes that use this, landing pages that use this, and even override system pages such as taxonomy and the node page so that you can customize the layout of your site with very fine grained permissions. Integration with CTools module Panels 3 utilizes the CTools' system of "context" so that the content you place on the page can be aware of what is being displayed. Panels uses Contexts - What are they? In a Panel, you can create contexts, which represent the objects being displayed. In addition, these contexts can be checked for information and use that not only to make content available to be displayed, but to choose which layout to display! Panels can also be used for items smaller than pages.
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Panels BreadcrumbsPanels Breadcrumbs allows you to set your breadcrumbs directly from Panels configuration, and also allows you to take advantage from Panels arguments and contexts as placeholder tokens. Exportability The Breadcrumb configuration is saved along with the page, which means that if you export the page through a Feature, the breadcrumbs you've set will also have been exported. New in 2.x Support for Panelizer and configurable breadcrumb panes. Screenshots Page Variant ConfigurationDisplayed Breadcrumb Development sponsored by DRI Discovery/Reinvention/Integration/ Also Need to configure meta tags within Panels? Looking for a lazy cache mechanim within Panels?
DateThis package contains both a flexible date/time field type Date field and a Date API that other modules can use. The D5 and D6 versions of the Date field require the Content Construction Kit (CCK) module. The D7 version works with the core Field functionality. D8 includes Date in core. The Drupal Handbook pages are at Date/Calendar Documentation. Be sure to read Debugging Information before reporting a problem. Get Involved Help us to solve issues! D8 Version The D8 branch is being upgraded with a hope to getting some of it into core. D7 Version Due to work on getting Date into Drupal 8 core, the D7 version is currently being minimally maintained. Please see #2074655: Assign Co-Maintainership [Mark Date/Calendar modules as unsupported] if you are able to help with on-going maintenance. D7 Notes I've added preliminary support for SQLLite and SQLServer. Token support is not working in D7. D7 Videos/Tutorials D6 Version D6 Notes PHP 4, 5.0, & 5.1 are no longer actively supported. D6 Videos/Tutorials
Panels 3: Creating a new front page with Views and Panels 3Last updated May 10, 2012. Created by esmerel on January 6, 2008.Edited by dan3h, Francewhoa, bekasu, VM. Log in to edit this page. When you have tools as useful as Views and Panels 3, you'll want to be able to use them together. To figure out how to use them together, let's create a new front page. Drupal's standard front page is useful, but we want something a little more. The first thing to do is make sure you have both Views and Panels 3 installed. Looking for support?
RulesThe Rules module allows site administrators to define conditionally executed actions based on occurring events (known as reactive or ECA rules). It's a replacement with more features for the trigger module in core and the successor of the Drupal 5 workflow-ng module. Example use cases Build flexible content publishing workflows changesSend customized mails to notify your users about importantCreate custom redirections, system messages, breadcrumbs, ...Build an eCommerce store using Drupal Commerce And many more... Features Obviously, you may use reaction rules to react upon any event with custom conditions and actions.Allows functionality to be re-used via components (Drupal 6: Rule sets only).Flexible scheduling system that allows scheduling any component / action.Users can share their customizations by using the built-in import/export feature. Integrations Modules may use the Rules module's API to provide new events, conditions, actions or default rules, which can be customized by users.
Chaos tool suite (ctools)This suite is primarily a set of APIs and tools to improve the developer experience. It also contains a module called the Page Manager whose job is to manage pages. In particular it manages panel pages, but as it grows it will be able to manage far more than just Panels. For the moment, it includes the following tools: Plugins -- tools to make it easy for modules to let other modules implement plugins from .inc files.
LinkModule description The link module can be count to the top 50 modules in Drupal installations and provides a standard custom content field for links. With this module links can be added easily to any content types and profiles and include advanced validating and different ways of storing internal or external links and URLs. It also supports additional link text title, site wide tokens for titles and title attributes, target attributes, css class attribution, static repeating values, input conversion, and many more. Requirements / Dependencies Drupal 6: Custom content module (CCK)Drupal 7: Fields API is provided already by core [no dependencies].Drupal 8: Link module is in core now. INFO Since some misleading user reports we need to clarify here - Link module is NOT about to add links to any menus or the navigation nor primary/secondary menu. Installation Configuration Configuration is only slightly more complicated than a text field. Example Theming and Output Useful References User Reports
Display SuiteDisplay Suite allows you to take full control over how your content is displayed using a drag and drop interface. Arrange your nodes, views, comments, user data etc. the way you want without having to work your way through dozens of template files. A predefined list of layouts (D7 only) is available for even more drag and drop fun! By defining custom view modes (build modes in D6), you can define how one piece of content should be displayed in different places such as teaser lists, search results, the full node, views etc. Watch a screencast to see it all in action! Advanced options ExportablesAdd your own custom fields in the backend or in your codeAdd custom layouts in your theme (D7 only)Change labels, add styles or override field settings (semantic fields).Full integration with Views and PanelsExtend the power of your layouts by installing Field GroupOptimal performance with Object cache (D6) or Entity cache (D7) integration Drupal 7 Modules included: Drupal 6 Information Credits
Entity APIThis module extends the entity API of Drupal core in order to provide a unified way to deal with entities and their properties. Additionally, it provides an entity CRUD controller, which helps simplifying the creation of new entity types. Requirements Drupal 7.2 or later; suggested Drupal >= 7.15 Documentation You can find documentation in the handbooks. Overview For site-builders This is an API module, so it doesn't provide any end-user features. A Views display plugin and field to render or link to any entity (by view-mode)A CTools content plugin to render any entity (by view-mode)It ships with the Entity tokens module which makes sure there are tokens for most entity properties and fields, i.e. it provides token replacements for all entity properties (or fields) that have no tokens and are known to the entity module (read about the entity property info API below). For developers Changes Credits The project has been sponsored by Maintainer Wolfgang Ziegler (fago)