After almost two years of running this site on Drupal 6, I finally came to the realization in late may it was time to move it back to WordPress and Thesis. What brought me to this decision was more than just the upkeep associated with running a simple blog on [...]
Ninety-nine percent of the time installing a security update for Drupal 6 is a painless process, it just works. Not this time. At this point in time I have to say installing Ctools 6.x-1.4 and Panels 6.x-3.4 will break your site and evidently the maintainers do not care at all. [...]
At the beginning of this month I wrote a post about Fusion or AdaptiveTheme and the Drupal 6 theme AT Koda. What I liked about the original design done by Kodamera and ported to Drupal by Adaptivethemes was the clean lines. In many ways it looked a lot like one [...]
Sometimes I think I know just enough about Drupal to be dangerous. In the next few weeks I’ll be posting a review on Drupal 6 Attachement Views by J. Ayen Green via PACKT publishing. I’ve played with the views module and I know I’ve just scratched the surface yet I [...]
For the past month I’ve been looking at both of the Drupal Starter themes Fusion and Adaptivetheme. And, I should say I still have more questions than answers. I’ve been doing my research carefully as I want to move one of my websites, over 500+pages to Drupal. What I originally [...]
Ok so you know how when you get in a rush, and you install a Drupal Module update assuming everything will be ok.
If we only lived in a perfect world right.
The other day I updated the latest Drupal 6.x Mollom module release 1.11 on three different sites.
It was running late so I really didn’t check my work and ensure that everything was as it should be…
With most module updates if something is not working it’s not that serious and neither was this update, unless…
…You love getting comment spam.
Over the past two days I spent quite a few hours trying to figure out why the update for Backup and Migrate 2.2 would not save to the scheduled folder.
Since I had two sites and it was only occurring on one of them I knew it was not the module itself but more likely a permissions issue. This is where I spent most of my time, verifying the various folders permissions, ownership etc…
The Drupal module Backup and Migrate places an htaccess file in each of the folders, manual and scheduled, with:
deny from all
Wow talk about a night mare, the newly releashed up date for the drupal 6 nodewords 1.7 update is creating havoc with many individuals.
And, yes I was one of them. At first I thought I was screwed because I did not do a backup immediately prior to updating the module.
As I set down to go through each page and post it suddenly dawned on me, dummy you’ve got the module Backup and Migrate installed.
Now it was just a matter of uploading nodewords 1.5 and then restoring the latest backup. Talk about dodging a bullet!
When it comes to choosing a theme for Drupal what is it that you look for in a theme?
Over the past three weeks I wanted to give one of my sites a new look. I looked at all the Drupal themes for version 6, there are quite a few that I found intriguing.
I had used a previous theme that had been converted from the wordpress theme Revolution Music by RoopleTheme. Since I had one of the developer packages for the Revolution theme I put the theme into use.
This past weekend I was searching for a way to take the recent posts block and have it display offset posts and limit it to 5 posts.
I found information on creating it by using php code inserted into a block, I was looking for something simpler.
The solution was to start leaning more about the Drupal Views module. So when in doubt it always pays to read the manual. In the Views tutorial there is a section titled "Create a block of author’s recent blog posts."