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Drupal 6 Node Wraps Around Customized Region Sidebar Blocks
Last edited on: 20/04/2010 - 18:18

In this exercise I am going to show you how to to create a customized block region inside the node area, with the node text wrapping around the customized block. A mock-up of what we are after, using the default Garland theme, is shown below. To complete this exercise, you will need to have already created a basic Drupal installation (which obviously includes its respective MySQL database) and be able to navigate around the filesystem and edit a few files. You will also need the Views module installed since we are going to test our solution against our own 'blog' view.

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Drupal 6 Theming image_gallery_terms View from the image_gallery Module
Last edited on: 14/02/2010 - 19:09

image-gallery-themeimage-gallery-themeThe image_gallery submodule which is bundled in the

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Add Description to image_gallery Views on Every Page
Last edited on: 09/02/2010 - 12:00

The image_gallery module which is bundled with the image module is a handy way of producing quick gallery-type content, and what is more, it integrates with views, and even better, comes with a pre-built view called (a little confusingly) image_gallery.

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Installing PHP PECL uploadprogress Extension on openSUSE
Last edited on: 07/02/2010 - 14:20

Status ReportDrupal is very good at nagging you should your installation not quite measure up as far as its configuration is concerned. Once such nag is in the status report at admin/reports/status which is warning me that the PECL uploadprogress library is not loaded (screen snippet on the left).

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Drupal 6: Display Full Node When Only One Node in a View is Returned
Last edited on: 01/02/2010 - 14:47

It is common practice when developing applications to display all the fields of a database record when returning a list of rows but the row count is only one. In Drupal Views parlance, you would want to list the output of the view IF there was more than one row, but if there is exactly one row it would be better to display the node page instead.

I've not found a way of doing this automatically in Views, so decided to do it myself with a small amount of theming.

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Drupal 6 Node Inside Another Node Using Word-Wrap Panel
Last edited on: 01/02/2010 - 14:46

This page shows a Drupal node inside another node. The main node is the body text, whilst the child node is encapsulated in the right aligned panel which the main node's text wraps around. There are many ways in Drupal to display a node inside another node. The Views module can be used, as can the Insert_View module. Neither are a perfect fit - they both require quite a lot of work to arrive at what we want.

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Drupal 6 Display File Attachments in Contemplate Templates
Last edited on: 01/02/2010 - 14:45

In earlier tutorials I showed how to use the Drupal module Contemplate to customize the default output for content types. Recently I developed a SMS Gateway Module for the Esendex service provider and documented it in a tutorial here.

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