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Theming Drupal

  • Posted on: 16 July 2013
  • By: Michael

A site's 'look and feel' in geek speak is called a Template, a Front End Overlay, a User Interface (UI) and the User Experience (UX), or in Drupal, the "Theme." You probably already know that ...

This document offers some guidelines on when you should start theming a Drupal project, just how varied Drupal themes can be, where to find 'free' themes, and steps you can take to reduce your theming costs.

Drush snippets for Drupal

  • Posted on: 27 June 2013
  • By: Michael

Use, abuse as desired. “alias =” are entries I’ve placed in .bashrc.

drush pml | grep -v Core | grep Enabled -c
alias drush="/home/michael/common/bin/drush/drush"
alias di='drush pmi'
alias dl='drush dl'
alias ds='drush status'
alias dv='drush vget > /home/michael/data/trash/drush-vget`pd`.txt'

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One Safe Method for Updating a Drupal Site

  • Posted on: 28 December 2012
  • By: Michael

If I've just sent you a link to this page, it's because I realized I didn't explain how I usually do Drupal updates. Apologies for that and hopefully all of this is old hat to you. For anyone else who's stumbled across this page, here's a relatively high level overview on how to safely update your Drupal site within a major release (e.g. 6.18 to 6.19).

Step 01: Make a Backup of Production

Everything you ever do with a Drupal site should start here.