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Adding a Drupal Webform to the Event Content Type

Have you ever wanted to add a signup form to your free events? The Webform module, which has been around Drupal for a while is a great option. The following is a simple recipe of modules and configuration that will allow you to add a signup form to your event content type ... or any other content type of course.

Drupal CapitalCamp 2012

It's that time of year again! It's time to mark your calendars and register for CapitalCamp 2012. We have a great line up of pre- and post-camp training as well as two great days packed with keynotes, sessions, birds of a feathers (BoFs), sprints, and general getting-to-know-you opportunities.

Wireframes with Drupal in Mind

The video for this presentation is online at Wireframes with Drupal In Mind

You can draw any kind of layout you want on paper but that doesn't mean you can accommodate that layout with the theme you are using. If you want to manage your design budget, create an opportunity for efficient page development, and ensure flexibility while you work to sustain your site, you need to plan your layout with your theme in mind.This session explores the basics of:

What are Drupal Panels Contexts

There is a Drupal module called Panels. There is a Drupal module called Context. There is a feature in Panels called context. Panel's context and the Context module are not the same, not even close. According to Earl Miles, the developer of Panels: "In Panels, context is lingo for a wrapper around any significant object. By default, Panels supports 'Node', 'Taxonomy term', 'Taxonomy vocabulary', and 'User' as contexts." But what does that mean?

I recently purchased "Drupal 6 Panels Cookbook" from Packt Publishing, hoping to get all my context/relationships questions answered. I did learn a couple things from the book so it wasn't money wasted but it didn't answer all my questions. So I did what I often have to do, I starting clicking and observing what happens. This article is what I have figured out. I hope you find this useful.

More Drupal Training Scheduled in November

Even if you aren't going to be the site builder, it is helpful to have some hands-on experience in Drupal so you can communicate productively with your Drupal planner, builders, themers, developers, etc. Drupal Hands-On Intro for Builders gives you insights into core Drupal features and the most commonly used contributed modules. You go from a simple site plan to a fully functional site in two days using features such as CCK, Views, Imagecache, Pathauto, and more.

Image Gallery Tutorial: Images Belong to Multiple Galleries

I did a Google search recently to see how people were creating image galleries in Drupal. I found several options but none did what I needed. So I combined strategies offered by those who have shared before me and came up with a way to have two image gallery displays automatically appear on the gallery page AND allow images to belong to multiple galleries. Let's see how it's done.

UX Design and Drupal Websites: A Planner's Guide

In the past year, the letters UX have grown very popular in discussion posts, job ads, etc. UX design or user experience design can't be defined in a sentence. I found a definition of UX design on uxdesign.com @ http://uxdesign.com/ux-defined. As I read, the author of this article brings up the "profound and practical insights of Jesse James Garrett" and his diagram of The Elements of User Experience.

Pathauto and Multi-level Site Sections

Have you ever needed to automatically create a URL with a structure like the one below?

http://mysite.com/site-section/sub-section/sub-sub-section/node-title

There are a couple ways to accomplish this. The first step is to install the Pathauto and Tokens modules. You might need a couple more depending on which strategy you choose to use. Below are several strategies you can use to accomplish this requirement.

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