PHP blog posts

Change the first row of a view in Drupal

I was just developing a Block View in Drupal for a freelance project, where the markup on the first row was different to the subsequent rows. I needed to change the markup to display an image and teaser, while the subsequent rows just has the title (which links to the node) and published date. ...

Date
13th April 2011
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Drupal, PHP
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Sort a view using arguments in Drupal

Being able to sort a view using URL parameters seems like the most basic functionality, but it seems this is not possible using using views without some kind of module. I have to say Symphony handles this much better than Drupal. ...

Date
10th March 2011
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Drupal, PHP
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Get the image path of a CCK file upload field in Drupal

I often like to use template files to alter the HTML of a view to cut down on the masses of redundant markup that Drupal creates. But I just came across a problem where I was unable to get the file path of an image in my content type, despite the fact that the image was output in the view settings. ...

Date
8th March 2011
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Drupal, PHP
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Using raquo in a submit button using hook_form_alter

I just got stuck trying to add a raquo (») to a submit button using hook_form_alter in Drupal. I tried altering the text of the submit button as follows: $form['submit']['#value'] = "Submit »"; $form['submit']['#value'] = "Submit »"; but both of these methods resulted in the ampersand being escaped in the HTML ...

Date
21st February 2011
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Drupal, PHP
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Exposed Filter Date Field Format in Drupal

I just had a problem with the date field in an exposed filter in a Drupal view, using the popup form type. Regardless of the site configuration date format, the exposed filter will always default to the format Y-m-d. I ended up fixing this by creating a new module, and wrote a simple function using the form_alter hook ...

Date
18th February 2011
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Drupal, PHP
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Get a clean array of primary links in Drupal

I have had to develop a couple of Drupal sites recently where I needed to grab the array of Primary Links and do something bespoke with it. Drupal provides functions for this, but they return so much data it can be difficult to work with it, particularly when you have large menus. ...

Date
15th February 2011
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Drupal, PHP
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Pimping the Subsection Manager

Excuse the title. In my last post, I talked about using Markdown instead of a WYSIWYG editor. But one thing that TinyMCE and CKEditor does provide (with extensions) is the ability to upload images into the content area of a site. ...

Date
28th December 2010
Tags
Markdown, PHP, Symphony
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