Tag: drupal planet

25 Oct, 16

Add reCaptcha to your Drupal 7 forms programatically

If you want to add Google's reCaptcha (https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/index.html) to your Drupal 7 forms programmatically you need to follow these two steps:

1) Install and enable captcha (https://www.drupal.org/project/captcha) and recaptcha (https://www.drupal.org/project/recaptcha) modules. The best ...

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01 Aug, 16

Creating content blocks programmatically in Drupal 8

Let's picture this: you've created a custom content block type (let's say, Ad block) in your shiny new Drupal 8 installation and you want to automaticaly create a fresh new block of that type each time you create a taxonomy term (Ad group), so that every ad group has a ...

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06 May, 16

Snippet: How to check for user access or permission in Drupal 8

  1. <?php
  2. // Get current user
  3. $user = \Drupal::currentUser();
  4. // Check for permission
  5. $user->hasPermission('administer content');
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15 Apr, 16

JQuery.cookie in Drupal 7

A quick tip for all Drupalistas outhere: if you want to use jQuery.cookie in your project, you actually don't have to download and install the library. jQuery.cookie is a part of Drupal 7 and can be included as easy as typing: 

  1. drupal_add_library('system', 'jquery.cookie');

Wondering ...

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09 Nov, 15

Default Search API Sorts Per View in Drupal 7

It's been a while since I've written a post here (especially, Drupal-related). But today I have something interesting to share.

There's a module called Search API sorts (https://drupal.org/project/search_api_sorts) that provides custom sorts and a global sort block for Search API. The module itself is ok, but ...

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20 Apr, 15

Happy birthday to me and Devel form debug module to you all

I’m turning 32 today. People love birthdays, to me it’s just another line number in a messed stack trace output (philosophy mode enabled).
Two years ago I released a drupal module called Get form id (deprecated from now on) that does one small task - it tells you any form's id ...
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27 Oct, 14

How To Force Search API To Reindex a Node / an Entity

By default Search API (Drupal 7) reindexes a node when the node gets updated. But what if you want to reindex a node / an entity on demand or via some other hook i.e. outside of update cycle? Turned out it is a quite simple exercise. You just need to ...

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20 May, 14

Adding a custom extra field to entity / node display

I had a case recently, where I needed to add custom data to the node display and wanted this data to behave like a field, however the data itself didn't belong to a field. By "behaving like a field" I mean you can that field at node display settings and ...

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18 Mar, 14

Replacing Menu Item Visibility module with custom "in code" solution

I'm a big fan of fighting with Drupal's inefficiencies and bottlenecks. Most of these come from contrib modules. Everytime we install a contrib module we should be ready for surprises which come on board with the module.

One of the latest examples is Menu item visibility (https://drupal.org/project ...

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26 Feb, 14

Fixing Views' Scroll to Top When You Have a Fixed Header

Drupal Views offers us a cool feature: ajaxified pagers. When you click on a pager, it changes the page without reloading the main page itself and then scrolls to the top of the view. It works great, but sometimes you may encounter a problem: if you have a fixed header ...

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