Posted on August 8, 2013 by PJ McGhee
If you ever need to upload a bunch of images and you want to be able to deal with them as separate nodes, the bulk media bulk media upload mod is for you. all of the nodes below were created in one simple upload. the mods use tokens for replacement patterns for the titles so that you have a lot of simplicity in regards to the naming of the nodes. this is a great way to get a lot of work done quickly.
|Bulk Media Upload
||With Bulk Media Upload you can upload a bunch of media files and a new node will be created for every file.
Requires: Entity API (enabled), Plupload integration module (enabled), Token (enabled)
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Posted on August 5, 2013 by PJ McGhee
Quicktabs is one of the best modules that I have found as far as getting a really nice, tabbed-style, JQuery layout. The mod comes with several different style, out of the box, and it wasn’t too hard to add some cool customizations via CSS. The bottom image is the way the Nav tab style looks out of the box. It gives a nice cle
an vertical set of links. But what I really wanted was to have images along with some text to make the menu look sharp. There are some files in the modules CSS folder that I overrode in the .info file. Some of the changes I was able to make in my own custom CSS file. There appear to be a few issues with the “active” LI items vs the non “active” items. But, i was able to get this to work without too many issues. VERY NICE MODULE.
Filed under: Drupal and CSS, Drupal Design, Good modules | Tagged: css, jquery, quicktabs, tabbed content | Leave a comment »
Posted on August 2, 2013 by PJ McGhee
This module turned out to be a a real blessing for me. My site offers the ability to research news, court cases and legislation. As this content is viewed, my users are able to drag and drop links, text, pics, pretty much whatever and then save the node as a custom content type.
Originally, I was faced with the idea that each type of content was going to have a separate “Notes” area. This was OK but not ideal. Drupal users AJAX quite a bit so I started digging around and found Quicktabs. You can see from the ss below that this module allows you to place content in tabs areas for easy organization and quick access. It uses JQuery and AJAX (It also uses a non-ajax mode) to allow seemless loading of all sorts of content. For me, I really need to be able to display Views. This is not a problem and with the View that is being displayed enabled to use AJAX as well, allows for a really great way to see content without having to do page refreshes.
Quicktabs as an install base of over 35k so it is well-vetted. GREAT module.
Filed under: Drupal Design, Good modules | Tagged: ajax, jquery, no page refreshes, tabs, Views | Leave a comment »
Posted on July 8, 2013 by PJ McGhee
This module is so cool. Ajax is an awesome way to display/update/refresh content without actual page refreshes. And this module gives you a very easy way to integrate Panels and Ajax
Panel Ajax Tabs – https://drupal.org/node/1796032
I’m really surprised that there aren’t more installs of this awesome module. Anyway, using this, I am able to integrate tabbed Panel Panes (which for me are different Views) using minipanels into an Ajax enabled Pane, of sorts.
This allows me to display several different Views on one screen without having to do page refreshes.
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Posted on June 26, 2013 by PJ McGhee
I haven’t been posting as much lately because I have been neck deep in taxonomy, Organic Groups, and other ways to relate content to each other. This is a great article that addresses an ever-present Drupal need: what modules to use. With so many modules, it’s hard to see the forest for the trees. So any article that addresses this as a summary is worth a look. Check it out.
Thanks to this guy for the article!
Jay Callicott | Product Manager, Lead Architect
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