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Documenting a Drupal site using the Advanced Help module

In the Agaric annual brainstorm, it occurred to me that the Advanced Help module could also be used for site-specific documentation— both for users and developers.

Documentation is not something you want to trust to the vagaries of the often unstable content of a site in development, but at the same time you would rather have configuration and use information embedded in the site than in a separate document of which everyone needs to keep track.

Learning Drupal by Helping Others Learn Drupal: Doing Documentation on Drupal.org

Coming from the best ways to learn are by doing and teaching school of thought, Agaric encourages anyone interested in getting better at Drupal or getting more involved with Drupal to attend Add1sun's January Documentation Challenge, Saturday's at 1 p.m. EST in the #drupal-docs room on IRC.

Adding CSS IDs and anchor name fragment to a node title in teaser lists

I want to be able to have a link to http://example.com/big-ol-teaser-list-of-drupal-nodes#node-123 so I go to the right space on the page.

I would say what Drupal version I'm using, but I'm ashamed to say it's 4.7.

Debugging Internet Explorer problems the Agaric way

Big ol' Get Firefox buttons!

Oh, OK, there's also another Agaric way for working around IE bugs, quirks, and problems.

Agaric Standard Operating Procedure (as of today)

If it is a border, box, or graphic overlapping something else or otherwise displaying incorrectly, get a measurement of a the thing showing wrong -- screenshot and the GIMP or another graphics editing program if necessary -- and get its dimensions.

Drupal-standard way of including files in modules

For Drupal 7, see module_load_include() and using module_load_include() for a file nested within a module directory.

At least, if we can trust the node module:

Share RSS feeds between two Drupal sites

This is the basic, basic approach.

Drupal RSS feed aggregator
external RSS block
display RSS feeds in a block
http://support.bryght.com/adminguide/configure-rss-aggregator

On the site you'd like to get feeds from...
Drupal turn on RSS feeds

just find the section you care about, try adding /feed to the end if no little orange block is there

Vi Text Editor

The Vi (and its successor Vim, for Vi improved) text editor for Unix, GNU-Linux, and Mac OS X systems is a way to edit text files, including configuration, PHP, or HTML documents, through the command line interface. This includes, of course, using SSH to connect to a server.

To use it with even a minimum of efficiency, though, you need to know a fair number of its cheat codes– err, keyboard shortcuts.

These are resources the Agaric Designe Collective found useful (when we started out, now of course we can type sonnets and ASCII art on the command line in our sleep).

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