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.
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.
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:
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
Entity API This 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)
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Drupal Modules - Search, Rate, and Review Drupal Modules Rules The 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.