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This article explains how to replace tokens to webform, views, blocks and Drupal forms from the node body. The preg_replace function for replacing the tokens. The preg_replace function works in the same way as preg_match. preg_replace is used to search a regular expression and replace it.
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The World Wide Web is getting cluttered with numerous brands and products. In this scenario, how will you get search engines to favour your Drupal website? Search engines are obsessed with quality content and so your “content” is ultimately going to decide how well your website gets ranked in search engine results. Drupal is the best and most efficient platform for you to easily create and manage your content.
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This article covers to the How to integrate Single Page Site module in a Drupal website. Single page site is of one of the newest trends in web designing. It allows you to automatically create a single page from a menu. The single page module will render all contents from the configured menus and links.It will then override the menu links so that they refer to an anchor instead of a new page.
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Before we discuss on how to to join multiple database tables using db_select in Drupal 7, let me tell you that we can add as many joins as we want and most methods such as, 'fields', 'conditions', joins etc. can be called multiple times. However, one thing may be worth mentioning is that the call to join() needs to be separate. It should not be "chained", meaning that one should use this,
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Technology has completely changed the way businesses were operated in the past. Now, marketers can make their products available to the customers at their finger tips at any place and time. About two decades ago, nobody could ever imagine that buying and selling would be carried out in such a seamless manner sans the brick and mortar retail outlets. All this has been possible only because of technological advancements. Technology is progressing in leaps and bounds, opening newer avenues for success.
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The Commerce Card on File module provides an API with a user interface for storing and reusing credit card data on subsequent orders. This module didn't hold full card numbers locally. Instead of this it stores the remote ID of the full card data from the payment gateway that is used to validate and process your credit card transactions.
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The Paragraphs module is a new way of content creation. Instead of putting all contents through WYSIWYG body field, including videos and images, end-users can now choose on-the-fly between pre-defined Paragraph Types independent from one another.
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In Drupal 7, when we do customizations we would want the custom module to create content in the form of a render array. We know that a page callback should return a render array which allows the custom module to handle the content as long as possible in the page generation process. Sometimes, wrapping two render array elements together could be an easy way out while dealing with render array manipulations. Here is how we can achieve that.
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In Drupal 7, a theme function is a PHP function that is used to wrap the output variables with HTML. For adding a theme function in our custom Drupal 7 module, we need to implement hook_theme(). A theme function is prefixed with 'theme_'. However, they can't override existing theme functions. Such functions are invoked using theme() rather than being directly called. Also, they are faster compared to the template (.tpl) file implementations.