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EIM - Extend Image Modue

Drupal Modules: 

I had one of those moments today, when you have a clear image of settings or functions that do not exist.  We are working with image files in our Drupal website, and wanted to require an alt field for every image that is added.  Just check the box, right?

There's no alt field required box in Drupal 7 when using an image field.  

Drush! and can't find settings.php

Drupal Modules: 

DruslA few years ago I moved from Windows XP to Ubuntu, for a couple of reasons.  I was coding more, which created a natural association with the most basic level of computing.  I kept going to simpler text editors and worked with extensicely with files and CODE.  Another reason was to stop fighting viruses and malware, and of course XP.  

Make Tweaking robots.txt very easy with Drupal!

Drupal Modules: 

The robots.txt file is used to tell web crawlers what is OK to crawl, and what is NOT ok.  This is a text file that lives in the root folder of your website.  You can add rather cryptic directives to this file to tell crawlers what path to stay out of:

Autocomplete Widgets for Text and Numbers

One of the cool features of Drupal is the Auto-complete tools.  Drupal shows a blank input field, but when you start typing, Drupal takes the input and starts showing matched values.  This is a space saving control for selection items from large data sets.  

Options Element

Drupal Modules: 

For truly lazy developers, we now have the option of generating options for text and logic fields with a form!  Install Options Elements to see a form based list of key|vallue pairs for your options boxes.  

http://drupal.org/project/options_element

Your life just got easier!

Drupal Revision All - saves the day!

Drupal Modules: 

Just a quick update on a module I just added to a website!  Revision All module gives you complete control of revisions on your Drupal powered website.  Just install and enable the module, then configure the settings at:

Admin > Configuration > Content Authoring > Revision All

/admin/config/content/revision-all

There is a global setting to enable revisioning on ALL content types, or you can just select a subset of modules to revision. 

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