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[Drupal] How to use Drupal queue in custom module?

July 01, 2015 - 10:35

The createItem() method lets you add data to the queue and the numberOfItems() method lets you see how many items are present in the queue. We use the claimItem() method of the queue object to get an item from the queue. claimItem() returns the data property, which contains whatever we put into the queue. If there is no item in the queue then claimItem() will return FALSE.

[Drupal] How to use Drupal Queue Classes ?

July 01, 2015 - 10:33

The Queue API in Drupal is designed to manage tasks.The queue system allows placing items in a queue and processing them later.The Queue API is a simple,reliable way to keep track huge lists of tasks without requiring you to know anything about the whole group.Prepare your data, put it in one item at a time, and take back one item at a time to process. When you are done with a single item, just report back that you have finished and the item is removed from the queue.

[Drupal] How to show a form in popup?

June 26, 2015 - 17:02

This tutorial shows you how to insert a form into a modal so it pops up on your site after a user clicks a link, without having to write any JavaScript at all. The functionality that supplies this is the CTools module and core ajax functionality in Drupal 7.

Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 Migration step 4 - Drupal 6 contrib major version update

June 26, 2015 - 16:46

After the core update, the site will definitely be malfunctioning as expected, as long as it isn't WSOD, you're fine! Ignore it and move forward with the migration process. If you were using a custom theme, then in all probability your site will appear broken because your theme was designed for Drupal 6 and the core is now Drupal 7. If you were using custom or contrib modules to display content or blocks the same would happen because the modules are disabled and still Drupal 6.

[Drupal] How to create a new parser in Feed API module?

June 25, 2015 - 09:49

The feedAPI module is a famous one for processing custom feeds in different formats like rss/Atom, csv, iCal etc. Now the feedAPI has been upgraded to the "feeds",which have more features and easy to use and customize. However still a lot of Drupal 6 sites uses the feedAPI module for handling external feeds. Let us see how a new parser can be created in feed API module.

[Drupal] How to clone a new view page from an existing view in Drupal?

June 24, 2015 - 19:08

I had a requirement to use my current view repeatedly on other pages with minute configuration changes. The current view configuration should be available on the other views and no changes should affect the view page which is active. The best way to get through the scenario is by the cloning the copy of the existing view and configure the clone as per the requirement.

[Drupal] Steps to Migrate Drupal 6 site to Drupal 7

June 24, 2015 - 19:07

Migrating or upgrading a Drupal website is a relatively easy process. But to any change there is a certain risk associated with it, more so in this case depending on the variability of content and complexity of theme. The least troublesome to migrate would be a site with little to no custom code or modules. But this wasn't the case for zyxware.com. This article outlines the migration process and links will be provided to detailed descriptions from all of these outlines.

[Drupal] What are Web Services and why use web services in Drupal?

June 23, 2015 - 09:36

In order to communicate and interact with other web applications we need to use standard communication protocol called web services. The web applications such as Facebook, flip kart, twitter etc can communicate to and fro with Drupal sites.Web services will also allow our Drupal site to pass along content and data to external web applications existing on remote servers.

[Drupal] How to install My live chat Drupal plugin?

June 23, 2015 - 09:27

My Live Chat provides a Drupal Plugin for collaborating with the Drupal website visitors. My Live Chat Drupal Plugin is fully customizable. It is pretty light-weight and easy to install. This requires only a free account at Mylivechat to integrate with Drupal websites. Also it is a free. It offers fast and high performance live chat solution with the most user-friendly application. It allows to live chat with visitors, monitor traffic, and analyze their activities including their search engine and keyword usage.

[Drupal] How to use Drupal Ubercart Shipping module

June 23, 2015 - 09:25

Needing a Ubercart module that will calculate the shipping price for various regions depending upon the total weight of the products ordered. Ubercart shipping module is an interface to add different shipping providers. It's worth mentioning what we're trying to achieve here. Cotswold Seeds wanted to provide a single shipping cost for every order, as depending on shipping address, the order value and weight, they have the responsibility of selecting the shipping carrier.Only a single shipping quote is ever going to be provided for each order, because The user would not be given a choice here.

[Drupal] How to get into responsive design?

After smartphones born, people don't just use desktop computer or laptop anymore to visit the websites. They will go for smartphones, tablets, palmtops and so on. How can we keep design to all these different devices? There is a way, that`s responsive webdesign.As the name tells, its a matter of responding to the site user's device specifics.

[Drupal] How to use Features module in Drupal 7?

June 22, 2015 - 09:22

Let us consider a situation in which we have to use the custom settings that has been done in a drupal site to another drupal site. The common way which is followed in this type of situation is by doing the same custom settings in the new site. But this is not that easy to do. The same situation can be handled by using the 'features module'. The following steps have to be followed in order to use the Features module in Drupal.

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