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Administration menu

Administration menu
Provides a theme-independent administration interface (aka. navigation, back-end). It's a helper for novice users coming from other CMS, a time-saver for site administrators, and useful for developers and site builders. Administrative links are displayed in a CSS/JS-based menu at the top on all pages of your site. It not only contains regular menu items — tasks and actions are also included, enabling fast access to any administrative resource your Drupal site provides. Showcase and Quality Assurance Test-drive in various themes on the demonstration site or watch a short demo reel or a installation tutorial video. Behaviour and Integration Works in all themes and all browsers.Exposes all administration links including all tabs/tasks and actions to provide direct access to any page.Extensible with add-on features by other modules. Related modules Installation Documentation Credits Current maintainers: This project has been sponsored by: unleashed mind Drupal consulting and development. Related:  Drupal 7 : Essential Modules

Token Tokens are small bits of text that can be placed into larger documents via simple placeholders, like %site-name or [user]. The Token module provides a central API for modules to use these tokens, and expose their own token values. Note that Token module doesn't provide any visible functions to the user on its own, it just provides token handling services for other modules. For Drupal 6, the Token module provides a "Token Actions" module which can be enabled separately. Modules that use the Token module and provide tokens via the API include Organic Groups, Pathauto, Comment Notify, and Commerce. Pledges #D7CX: The basic token API is now a part of Drupal 7! #D7AX - I pledge to make this module as accessible as it can be.

A Recipe for a Rapid Drupal Site--Part I, Gathering Your Resourc Building a Drupal site can be done very quickly and inexpensively under the right circumstances. You need no programming or CSS skills and limited skills using FTP as long as you are willing to make compromises. Yesterday, my wife and I launched Trauma Adoption after about a week of effort in the evenings. There is still more to do on the site, but it was very quick to put together. We will use a contributed Drupal themeWe will use only contributed Drupal modulesThe extent of "custom" work will extend to using CCK and ViewsWe will live with what Drupal outputs out of the box The steps... A) Obtain a domain and secure hosting. B) Sketch out what you want the site to do and the main areas that people will go to. What we have here is user roles/experience at the most basic level. C) Gather your resources! Drupal 6.x From the Modules section on Drupal.org: Get yourself a contributed theme from Drupal.org's Theme Repository.

Panels Extra Layouts Extra Layouts for the Panels Module Panels is one of the most, if not the most, powerful modules for laying out a page in Drupal. Panels builds on CTools which is a swiss army knife for doing all sorts of elaborated things in Drupal without having to hack the drupal core. The Bottom Line This module provides a set of fixed and adaptive layouts for Panels. Fixed layouts are those that have a fixed geometry. Adaptive layouts are layouts that adapt to the content. Note that adaptive layouts differ from the the flexible layouts created via the Panels UI. This module provides 5 two column layouts, 4 three column layouts and 2 adaptive layouts. Installation Download and install the module as usual.Now when defining a new variant or redefining the layout of an existing one you should see the new layouts in the dropdown, under the Columns: 2, Columns: 3 and a new item Adaptive.Select one of the above layouts.Proceed to add content to your liking.Done. Adaptive layouts Fixed layouts Two columns

For the newbies - Our Top 10 Drupal modules for web design and development using Drupal I remember a long while ago when I first started using Drupal as the framework for my web design/development projects I had no idea where to start! I'd just like to offer this post as advice to all the people starting out on the path of Drupal. I just wrote this for my company and thought it might be useful here too. As a website design agency, we use Drupal as the base for our websites, giving us a good website development platform to start from. Drupal allows us to mould it's already sturdy and secure code to our ways, allowing us to produce high quality websites in less time than most companies. The content management system is already loaded with features, but most of the time our clients want that little bit extra bang for their website. Administration MenuWhile not the most important module out there, it does speed up website development hugely. PanelsAlthough this module has been around for quite some time, we've only just discovered the joys of Panels.

5 Undermined Drupal Modules I have utilized - Geshan's Blog There are lots of Drupal Modules, some are great, some need improvement, some have a long issue queue but here is a short list of five undermined Drupal Modules. I suggest these modules will come handy in a relatively big Drupal site with need of multiple content type and frequent updating. The list is given below hope you also benefit from using the modules mentioned below as I have:PathAuto: as the name clarifies itself its a module that gives automatic path to your content type/node submission. If you noticed blogger's blog post paths they are based on the title of the post, similarly Drupal node's path can also be beautified with use of this module rather than /node/x - x the id of the node. It can be like /news/mr-abc-won-gold which looks good and is search engine friendly also helping your SEO. Ext Link: is short for external link, is a very straight forward yet useful module. Scheduler: is a module that lets you schedule the date and time to publish your draft nodes.

Pathauto The Pathauto module automatically generates URL/path aliases for various kinds of content (nodes, taxonomy terms, users) without requiring the user to manually specify the path alias. This allows you to have URL aliases like /category/my-node-title instead of /node/123 . The aliases are based upon a "pattern" system that uses tokens which the administrator can change. Requirements Versions The 7.x-1.x and 6.x-2.x branches are currently accepting new feature requests and are kept in sync as much as possible. Known issues Multilingual URL alias support is still a little unstable and should be tested before used in production. Recommended modules Redirect (D7) / Path Redirect (D6) when installed Pathauto will provide a new "Update Action" in case your URLs change. Co-Maintainers Pathauto was originally written by mikeryan and maintained by Greg Knaddison (greggles) . Pledges #D8CX : I pledge that Pathauto will have a full Drupal 8 release on the day that Drupal 8 is released. Downloads

Drupal Templates from your Photoshop Design in Seconds | psd 2 C Drupal Templates from Your Photoshop Design in Seconds Now you can build a Drupal Theme in Photoshop, name some layers for the content that Drupal will provide, convert the PSD file to a fully functional Drupal (version 6.x) Theme, copy it into your existing Drupal install and it works. Drupal is an amazing CMS (Content Management System) with tons of features right out of the box and thousands more available as modules you download and install to your Drupal website. Drupal is available for free here: You can define layers by naming them exactly (the whole name, not just the portions that start with underscore) as 'left_drupal' for the left column content, 'content_drupal' for the main content section, 'right_drupal' for the right column content, 'primarylinks_drupal' for the primary links menu items and 'secondarylinks_drupal' for the secondary links menu items. Here is the first working example:

Hover Preview for ImageCache This module provides a new series of ImageCache formatters. The overall goal is to enable the ability to provide a hover state of an image when a mouse rolls over it. This is similar to functionality you would find on many shopping websites. The implementation of this module goes a bit further than just a javascript hover. It allows for hovering from any defined ImageCache preset to any other ImageCache preset. The easiest way to see it in action is to click on the demonstration link. D6 original module development by Thinkleft, maintained by Go Chic or Go Home. 40+ Essential Drupal Modules If you are new to drupal, then this list is for you. These are some of the best of the best drupal modules. Everything from standard framework modules, to location and mapping is covered. The Big Three "The big three" are important enough that they deserve a category of their own. Content Construction Kit (CCK) - Part of drupal 7; still a contrib in drupal 6. I believe Panels + CCK & Views is a hint at what drupal will look like 3 years into the future. For Administration Sanity Admin Menu - Quick Dropdown menu to all admin areas. Content and SEO Pathauto - Automatically create human readable URLS from tokens. Navigation Menu Block - Lets you split menus into separate blocks based on depth. WYSIWYG Editors + Image Uploading WYSIWYG API - The standard integration module. Video and Image Handling Filefield - Base CCK file upload field. User Profile, Ratings & Notifications Content Profile - The core profile module sort of sucks. Stuff Marketers Will Love Events and Calendars Location and Mapping

10 must have Drupal Modules - Geshan's Blog Drupal is one of the most flexible, modular and customizable open source Content Management System (CMS) powering thousands of websites (my list here). It is not only easy to kick start a site using Drupal but advantageous in numerous ways, primary the seamlessly pluggable modules and themes make Drupal an obvious choice. Drupal 6 is out and being widely used but modules of Drupal 5 have not been fully transformed to Drupal 6. Here are 10 must have modules in your Drupal 5 site to have solid base for your site. A. 1. 2.TinyMCE: Tiny Mexicode Editor claims to be the most popular rich text editor for form text area. 3.Views: is the life save for Drupal site admin or even Drupal Developers. B.Add Some Jazz: 5.Image: This module with its sub modules like image cache, image gallery, image attach lets you handle your images in a coherent manner. 7.Light Box 2: is a modal window module that lets you overlay content on top of the pages in another window. Geshan Manandhar

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