For my portfolio site I wanted each image node (CCK + imagefield) to have a thumbnail strip of 10 or so images from the same category. Very simple stuff I thought. A quick search and I came across fantastic module called Custom Pagers by Eaton. This highly flexible module provides you a Next and Previous custom pager that you can display in your node pages.
Ever wanted to alter the the registration page in Drupal 5 to add your own bit of custom code or text? For most of the work websites, we use adwords to bring in traffic and as with any campaign, you would want to monitor the success rate etc.
Ever felt the need to display EXIF data for your images but wanted to optimise the image for web as well? Photoshop by default strips out any EXIF data when exporting for web. So, how do we go about it? easy...
I mostly use Eclipse IDE as my main development environment for Drupal, but have got into the habit of using nano (in emergency situations) to patch and edit my Drupal modules. Often I find it frustrating to with with nano without any kind of syntax highlighting, specially when trying to scan through a big module. A little googling around and I found a way to enable PHP syntax highlighting for nano (rather simple):
If you are using the wonderful Views module to override the default taxonomy_term pages, you will have noticed that it no longer displays the meta data defined for the term. This is due to the way nodewords handles Views and Taxonomy. It has no way of knowing that we are overriding the taxonomy term page so it can display the term data correctly.
It seems back in January this year Microsoft decided it was about time to allow free POP3 access to free Hotmail accounts. In the past this feature was only available to paid users. Yes, although I do not use hotmail account for anything important other than using it for signing up for random/unimportant websites, it is still very handy to have POP3 access even it is for downloading your spam messages.
CentOS powers my personal websites and since it is based on RedHat Enterprise Linux (which we use at work) it makes my life easier when jumping back and forth between servers as all the filepaths are same, repositories and packages are all consistent. All in perfect harmony as far as work and personal web server are concerned.
Following on from my previous post about "nofollow" on comments, I came across Google's < 100 Links per page Rule. After a little more Google searching, It appears (as with any SEO topic) the < 100 link rule is also much debated and argued about.
As anyone paying a close attention to their Page Rank and SEO will already know this, too many outbound links from your webpage can drain the "Link Juice" of your webpage andcan hamper the Page Rank and SEO value of your website. This is especially true when you are displaying hundreds of comments on the same page and each comment links to the user homepage (which may be offtopic).
Ever wanted to set adhock breadcrumbs for pages that were not really part of any logical menu structure? Also want to activate the primary menu for this ad hoc page?
Drupal 6 makes this easy....
In the rough example below, you can see how I go about setting a custom breadcrumb for taxonomy terms pages without hacking around the drupal core and without installing bunch of additional modules.