But these pages were published in the old site, with the old design, with the old content strategy. Any given page may have content design patterns that aren’t supported in the new site, often implemented by pasting HTML right into the body field. What to do about this? Read More
A harrowing tale of a spambot attack: how to use Cloudflare to defend your website against bad bots
It started with an S-O-S from Operation Smile. Their contact form was getting slammed by a spambot, and they had a mess on their hands. We had to shake this bot ASAP! Read More
Making Site Search Worth Using with Solr
The default Drupal search doesn’t get the job done for most decent sized Drupal sites, much less enterprise site, but after enabling Acquia’s Solr Search for our client Lambda Legal, we totally transformed the role search plays on the site. There are several problems with standard Drupal search that always drive me crazy including the… Read More
Crop Images *AFTER* They Are Uploaded
Can’t be bothered to open up Photoshop, Fireworks or whatever to give an image the cropping it needs and deserves? Worry not, now you can do it in the image field.
A Required Date Field With Time — But Time Not Required
Do you need a required date field to have an optional time? I did and I was surprised to discover that Date and CCK Time didn’t support this.
Theming the Content Taxonomy Module
From heartbreak to triumph, it was one of those days of both frustration and elation.
Pre-caching Important Pages on Low Volume Websites
I love to start my day by visiting sites I just built. But then my pride would turn into concern when the home page page took 8.. 9.. 10.. seconds to load. Uh-oh.
Theming the node “Body” field
I’ve always struggled to theme the Body field of a node. Sure, there is a “content” wrapper, but you lose the ability to reference the field through CSS once you start adding CCK fields. I finally took the time to find a solution.
The cure to duplicate nodes in a View when using multi-value fields
I recently had to build a list of events using Drupal Views 2 which included a repeating date field. The problem was that for those nodes that have multiple dates, the node would be duplicated in the view as many times as the date field has dates. Here’s a solution.
Embedded Media Field Adds Support for 8tracks
I love 8tracks.com. And I love the Embedded Media Field module. They meet; I screencast.
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