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Using Templates in a Custom Drupal Module

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Monday, January 27, 2014 - 9:06am

In Drupal development land, the theme is what controls the final HTML, CSS, and Javascript that get delivered to the browser.

Sometimes, however, in developing a custom module, you want to provide a suggestion for an HTML framework, and not rely on the...

Overriding Open Framework Styles: Customizing your Main Menu

Megan Erin Miller Posted by Megan Erin Miller on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 9:00am

In this series of posts, I'm going to share some tricks to quickly override some of Open Framework's default styling, such as the main menu, text, and link styles. For anyone who wants a quick way to get to a custom design on...

How to restrict content access

Cynthia Mijares Posted by Cynthia Mijares on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 8:06am

Need to restrict access to some content on your site? With the Content Access module, you can control viewing, editing, deleting permissions on your site by specific content types. Here's how to set it up.

Content access control by content type

  1. Log in to your...

I forgot my password! How do I get a new one?

Caryl Westerberg Posted by Caryl J Westerberg on Monday, December 16, 2013 - 1:03pm

Remembering your password can be tricky if you don't work with your Drupal site all that often. If you've forgotten your password on your Drupal site, it's easy to reset it. 


  1. Navigate to the user page at https://mysite/user (substitute your website name...

Creating a sitemap for auditing your site

Caryl Westerberg Posted by Caryl J Westerberg on Thursday, December 12, 2013 - 9:18am

Suppose you're getting ready to migrate your website from Drupal 6 to 7, or maybe you just inherited a site. You'll want do an audit to learn what content is on the site and how it is structured.  When it comes time for a site audit, it’s good to start with a sitemap. ...

Writing for the Web #3: Composing a good block in Drupal

Linnea Williams profile pic Posted by Linnea Ann Williams on Friday, November 15, 2013 - 12:35pm

This is the third post in my series on Writing for the Web. In this post, I will outline some options for how to write a great, readable block.

Anatomy of a block

Drupal blocks are small, reusable chunks of information that can be added to the pages of your site....

Fix broken content links with the Pathologic Module

Caryl Westerberg Posted by Caryl J Westerberg on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 10:24am

Have you ever needed to change the URL for your website? Say, move your website from one domain to another, from a subdirectory to the root of a web host, or even make a copy? Chances are, you’ll find broken links and missing images in the text of your content....

Making a copy of a website with the Backup and Migrate Module

Caryl Westerberg Posted by Caryl J Westerberg on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 2:48pm

Have you ever wanted to try something new on your website, but you were afraid it might go wrong and leave you with a broken site?  Or maybe you want a second website that is is a close match to an existing one? Creating a copy of your live (or "production") site gives you the...

Troubleshooting the Administration Views 7.x-1.0 Update

Photo of John Bickar Posted by John Bickar on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 11:32am


In August, 2013, the Administration Views module was updated from 7.x-1.0-alpha1 to 7.x-1.0 on Stanford Sites. This update has the potential to cause several issues, manifesting in one or several of the following ways:

  • A "Trying to get property of non-object in...

Getting Started on Sites: What's this "No front page content" about?

Caryl Westerberg Posted by Caryl J Westerberg on Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 8:41am

Your front page is all ready to go, except you have this funny phrase, "No front page content has been created yet." You've tried everything from moving blocks to crossing your fingers and clenching your teeth and that phrase still pops up. How do you get rid of this?



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