Adelle Frank Drupal, genealogy, accessibility, and religion archives geek in Atlanta, Georgia


Views WoW! (for Drupal)

Views Wow logoEnjoy the slides from my HUGELY entertaining "ViewsWoW!" presentation, given at Rock Eagle on October 25, 2013. Other presenters also sharing their slides at this Google drive

Education events at DrupalCon Portland 2013

Drupal cms logo A list of education-related events happening at DrupalCon Portland. Let me know if I've missed any! Official hashtag for these sessions is: #drupaledu . New collaboration site for education users of drupal is: (create an account and make comments).

How to replace HTML tags and text in a Drupal database using phpMyAdmin and SQL

Drupal cms logo Did you validate your drupal website and realize you need to replace some unclosed HTML4 tags with XHTML strict self-closing tags? Or maybe you're adding in some ARIA roles to make your text a bit more accessible.

Lo and behold: you will suddenly need to use your web host's phpmyadmin interface and SQL to find and replace strings of text in drupal's database.

Don't panic! Here's how you do it.

Catalyzing Drupal collaboration & coding at your institution

Rock Eagle logoEnjoy the slides, resources, and install profile code from my "Catalyzing Drupal Collaboration & Coding at Your Institution" presentation, given at Rock Eagle on October 25, 2012.

How to Recover after updating to webform_civiCRM 6.x-2.4 when your Drupal 6 site uses civiCRM 3.x

Drupal & CiviCRM logos combined Are you using Drupal 6's webform module with CiviCRM version 3.x? Did you install the webform_civiCRM-6.x-2.4 module, and your site stopped creating civiCRM contact links for your webform reports?

First: re-set your site to use webform_civiCRM-6.x-2.3 and re-create the auto-assignment of civiCRM groups for each webform.

Next, if any webform submissions were created before you realized the problem and re-set your site as described above, follow the below steps to re-create links for those submissions.

How to send email notifications for comments in Drupal 7 with actions & triggers (or the Rules module)

Rules module logo Do you have a Drupal 7 web site? Do you want to get an email when someone comments, so you don't have to check your site all the time? Don't panic! Here's how you do it.

You don't need to install any new modules to do this in Drupal 7. All that's needed is a little configuring and to copy and paste in a short bit of code.

Update: Both the easiest & most powerful way to get these notification emails (in Drupal 6 or 7) is to install and configure the Rules Module. NodeOne has a great set of video tutorials on their site explaining how to use the Rules module. I've also put example code for a Rules-based email notification in the comments to this post for both Drupal 6 and Drupal 7

How to Debug Drupal and LAMP

Atlanta Drupal Users Group logo Using a more scientific method & customer-centric approach to debugging Drupal, rather than randomly trying things, will greatly increase your productivity.

This presentation was given by Robert Ristroph at DrupalCamp Atlanta 2011.

Equally importantly, Rob gives specific tips and tools for debugging common problems in the different parts of a Drupal installation.

If my notes in this post are not enough, you can also watch a video of Rob's similar presentation in June at the Colorado DrupalCamp.

Mobile, Responsive & Adaptive: Tweet archive from DrupalCon London 2011

DrupalCon London logo A big meme at DrupalCon London this year was mobile, so I've arranged the tweets that featured the words "mobile", "responsive" or "adaptive" by the sessions to which they belong. 

Let me know in the comments if I missed any tweets or have placed them with the incorrect session.

Hope you enjoy this archive and that you start getting some Drupal 7 Theming ideas!

Twitter highlights of THATCamp Southeast 2011

conference logo Were you unable to attend THATCamp SE 2011 in Atlanta (March 4-6)? Find twitter streams a bit overwhelming, lacking in context, or chronologically confusing?

Here is your solution: a re-organized, select set of relevant and/or funny tweets for each of the sessions. Please post comments if I've missed (or completely mis-categorized) any particularly good tweets! There's even a list at the bottom of this post of tweets that I couldn't place (your help is welcome!)

I'll also post links to people's notes, blogs and slides.

Twitter highlights for Saturday of the 2010 LITA National Forum


conference logoWere you unable to attend the 2010 LITA National Forum in Atlanta? Find twitter streams a bit overwhelming, lacking in context, or chronologically confusing?

Here is your solution: a re-organized, select set of relevant and/or funny tweets for each of the talks given on Saturday. Please post comments if I've missed any particularly good tweets!

I'll also be posting links to the slides and posters, when I can find them. I've also posted similar summaries for the other days of the LITA conference, including: Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.