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Drupal 7 - Workflow improvement for settings.php

Handling the multiple copies of Drupal's settings.php file needed for each site, between the development, staging, and live environments, can be a bit of a hassle. Database settings and other configurations almost always vary from environment to environment so having a simple way to manage these differences would be fantastic. Always on the look out for work-flow improvements, I had heard about this gem at DrupalCon Denver in March but had yet to implement it in any of my projects.

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Drupal with Virtual Hosts

Everybody's development environment is unique to them: some use Vim while others may use Dreamweaver or Notepad, some develop on a Mac while others use a PC or Linux box. The tools you use, by and large, should speed up delivery and increase the quality of your finished product. Your technology toolbox should always be growing as you learn about and add new possibilities for making your life easier. So for the lazy out there, using Virtual Hosts on your web server should be a no-brainer. So what is a Virtual Host? The Apache Software Foundation says:

The Marketo Munchkin Module

Recently I became a maintainer for the Marketo Munchkin module. We have just released v2 for the 7.x branch of the module and have added a new feature which allows you to submit data about potential Leads to your account at http://www.marketo.com/. There are plans to port v2 back to the 6.x branch as well as for adding more features. See the module page for more info.

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Customer Service - Food for Thought

Before I came to Enspire Learning, I spent years working as a chef and restaurant owner. I’m frequently struck by the degree to which working for a learning provider is like working at a restaurant. Some restaurants sling pre-packaged value meals. Some learning providers do that, too, while others prepare sumptuous feasts created specifically for the person or business consuming them.

Drupal Camp Austin 2010 - Day 2

The line-up for today:

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Drupal Camp Austin 2010 - Day 1

I am attending Drupal Camp Austin 2011 this weekend and writing about the sessions and updating throughout the weekend.

9:00am - I've just arrived and am getting settled at Drupal Camp Austin. We're waiting for the welcoming address to start. I plan on following most of the Developer schedule for the day with one or two alterations. Here's the plan:

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Drupal 7 - Simple Settings and Configs

Creating content types for pleasure and fun sometimes means that you need to have fields populated with data when first presented to the author during node creation. This functionality usually involves two things: someplace to create/modify those default values and injecting that value into your node creation forms. For this example, we're going to create a simple content type with a title, body, and an extra textfield and we'll populate that textfield with a value we specified using a settings form we added to our very own configurations section.

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Drupal 7 - Making Your Own Tokens

According to the Drupal API:

Tokens are placeholders that can be put into text by using the syntax [type:token], where type is the machine-readable name of a token type, and token is the machine-readable name of a token within this group.

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Drupal 7 - Adding Roles to Users Dynamically

This post builds upon a previous post: Drupal 7 - Adding Roles

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Drupal 7 - Adding Roles

This post builds upon a previous post: Drupal 7 - A Simple Content Type: Permissions & Access

Roles and permissions are central to managing user access to content within Drupal. Out of the box Drupal has three user roles defined:

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