A View to Search by Usernames or Email in Drupal 6

  • Posted on: 6 June 2015
  • By: Michael

I'll fully admit Drupal has one crappy user administration interface. And, since I get quite a few of the "can you find info about this user?" requests, which take so little time I can't bill for them :), I've expanded on the Drupal Post installation support question:

Search for username in Users list?
https://www.drupal.org/node/744628

and created a custom view to help out my customers.

In the better late than never, I've finally gotten around to publishing it . . .

An Overview of Drupal and its Uses

  • Posted on: 25 May 2015
  • By: Staff

Programming requires ingenuity and talent. And even more importantly, successful bug-free code requires detail-oriented coders and brilliant peers for testing, innovating, and refinement. Drupal is a content management system (CMS) designed specifically for collaboration and creativity. A core batch of modules and themes can be downloaded free to get first-time designers started. A community of volunteer developers are constantly contributing more code and content to Drupal.

What is Drupal?, and How to Install it

  • Posted on: 22 May 2015
  • By: Staff

What is Drupal?

Drupal - a free content management system and open source code. Under the management of Drupal, millions of websites operate worldwide. Drupal has a wide range of applications, from creating personal microblogging, to creating corporate multi-dimensional websites. Thousands of expansion modules and the themes for Drupal allows you to create any site you can imagine.

Free Website Plan Analysis and Module Recommendations

  • Posted on: 8 June 2014
  • By: Michael

You want to build a website and you done enough research on the various CMSes available to have decided on Drupal. You've also done a write up of your site's needs, but you're not sure of the Drupal way or where you should start? The hundreds of upfront hours for reading and learning Drupal just to known which modules and feature sets are most appropriate for your specific use case causing you anxiety? Want to shortcut some of that headache?

HowTo: Checkpoint Backup a KVM VPS on SolusVM

  • Posted on: 21 May 2014
  • By: Michael

I have a barebones testing VPS, which, as they are insanely cheap, I think everyone should have one. True, these aren't really usable by retail website owners, but if you're in IT and take QA seriously they're wonderful.

The one big issue with these are having to rebuild them from scratch when you want to try a different set of software packages that will emulate a clean production build and configuration. The solution was relatively easy, but the journey was a pita.

Extract the Exif DateTimeOriginal field and prepend it to the file name to facilitate image sorting

  • Posted on: 19 May 2014
  • By: Michael

Clients!? Clients are wonderful things. They pay the bills. But they definitely ask you for some odd things.

I have a client who needed 100s of images, from different sources, to be displayed by the date they were taken. As he didn't want to spend hours in his favorite image editor, checking the properties of each file one by one, he punted the whole thing to me with a: "Hey, take these images, and add them to the gallery and make sure they display by date."

As it's my business to make clients happy, my reply, "Sure. I'll have that for you in a few days."

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Install PECL uploadprogress on WHM (cPanel) [For Drupal]

  • Posted on: 2 September 2013
  • By: Michael

"uploadprogress" is the usual suspect for Drupal to track the progress of file uploads.

Installation is very straightforward:

  1. Login to WHM, https://ServerIP-Address:2087
  2. Go to: Software » Module Installers
  3. on the line "PHP Pecl," click "Manage"
  4. Paste "uploadprogress" into the "Install a PHP Pecl" box, click "Install Now"

Done.

To verify, reload your 'Status Report' page:

D6 or D7: /admin/reports/status

That's it!

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