2015

Drupal 101: Installing Drupal 8

For people who may not be entirely familiar with the software development process, understand that it’s not like we start off with a fixed pool of issues which gets smaller as issues are resolved. For a relatively large project like...

Drupal 101: Creating an iTunes podcast feed

Podcast listenership has been steadily increasing in recent years, and some are even predicting that we’re on the verge of a podcasting explosion. With that being said, it’s pretty likely you’ll get tasked with creating an iTunes podcast feed. Luckily,...

Drupal 101: Customising field markup with Display Suite

A minor complaint I often have about Drupal is the mess of markup it generates. Don’t get me wrong, there are times when all those default classes help when it comes to styling, but there are also times when there...

Drupal 101: An alternative method for accordions

Accordions are commonly used graphical control element. The Yahoo Design Pattern Library has a good explanation on the purpose of accordions, as well as recommendations on their usage. Accordions are usually used when you have limited space and a long...

Drupal 101: Mapping with Leaflet and IP Geolocation

Store locators are a useful functionality for businesses who have multiple outlets. Drupal has a number of map rendering modules that allow us to provide store locator functionality. This article will cover the basics of setting up a simple store...

Drupal 101: Creating custom content with Panels

If you ever find yourself needing to create a static page in Drupal, perhaps for a temporary landing page or an under-construction page, while the site is being fleshed out behind the scenes, an option to consider is via Panels....

Drupal 101: What I learnt from hours of troubleshooting Feeds

Feeds is a very useful module when it comes to importing content into your Drupal site. However, it’s not very forgiving, in that your data has to be formatted just right for the feed to take. This post will run...

Drupal 101: A simple image carousel

The first Drupal 7 project I worked on had to have an image carousel with one of those dot pagers on its homepage. I may have been a Drupal newbie then, but I knew for a fact that Drupal did...

Drupal 101: Introduction to views

Views is an extremely popular Drupal module. As of time of writing, it has been downloaded 6,294,998 times and reported to be used in 876,607 sites. It’s so popular, in fact, that it has been included in core for the...

2014

Drupal 101: Content types

Content types are just a means of providing more structure to the data being used on your website. Drupal 7 comes by default with two content types, page and article. But you can create additional content types to suit the...