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Benjamin Melançon

Clean up and rationalize Drupal core Taxonomy Term Add and Edit form

I can't believe no one has done this!

Simplify the taxonomy interface for administrators by removing the taxonomy related terms box...

drupal taxonomy hide related terms
drupal form tweaks remove related terms

The commit message upon completion...

"Clean taxonomy term add / edit form by removing related terms and moving parents from the closed advanced fieldset to the open identification fieldset if the vocabulary has already been made hierarchical."

And the code:

Maintaining a module on Drupal.org with CVS: committing changes

This is for a module where the current version's code is in HEAD and we aren't going to do any branching.

(agc is an agaric-specific helper script.)

agc entreztest NEW
cd drupal/
cd sites/all/modules/
mkdir entrez
export CVSROOT=:pserver:[email protected]:/cvs/drupal-contrib
cvs login
cvs co -d entrez contributions/modules/entrez
cd entrez/

Remove page headline for a given content type

To remove the page title (the one that prints in the page itself, not in the browser bar) for a specific node type, use this simple code in your template_preprocess_page() function.

Make sure you wrap the code that outputs the header in page.tpl.php in a conditional if statement, so that if there is no title it does not output the <h1></h1> tags.

This code goes in template.php of a theme named "example":

Wireless router connection failing to establish with Windows Vista

Best solution to this problem: Dump Vista and Windows entirely.

But if you can't switch to Ubuntu or something reasonable quite yet, and Windows Vista is telling you your wireless network passkey, passphrase, or password is incorrect when you know it's not...

Show authors of all revisions on an article of content

Searched Words: drupal show authors of all node revisions multiple contributing users

Related how to for Drupal 5:
Adding 'Last edited by name some time ago' information
http://11heavens.com/adding-last-edited-by-name-some-time-ago-info-to-node

How to call the path to theme from within the theme (and why)

We had a site that occasionally generated page not found errors for ie6_fixes.css. Occasionally, we realized, because this file was only sought by browsers following the hide-from-everything-except Internet Explorer 6 code. The file was then not being found because the name of the whole theme had changed, and the existing template had hard-coded in not just the location but also the name of the theme.

Changed in page.tpl.php (and all variations such as page-front.tpl.php and page-node-4.tpl.php:
@import "/sites/default/themes/jonas_theme/ie6_fixes.css";

ProxyCommand error

This week's lesson in internet connectivity is a variation of the classic debugging best practice blame yourself first.

Attempting to ssh into server dev.example.org set up in .ssh/config as "example" with

ssh example</a> resulted in:

<output>
/usr/bin/netcat: No such file or directory
ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host
</output>

This error was not caused by the far-off server i was trying to reach, but by our intermediary server being used to do the proxy.

Putting a local project maintained in git on a server as a central repository

Note: The agaric git repository is not public, but this approach will work on your own server.

Stefan explained: copy your folders to your home dir on the server, cd to /srv/git and then run git clone --bare folder folder.git

cd ~
scp -r customhome [email protected]:~/customhome

On the server:

ben@server:/srv/git/agaric$ git clone --bare ~/customhome customhome.git

Initialized empty Git repository in /srv/git/agaric/customhome.git/

And don't forget!

See your git commit history with files modified

Git log shows you all your commit messages and the revision hash, but often git log would be more useful showing files changed. (You should still try to write commit messages as if the reader will have no context except, at best, the project itself.)

git log --name-only -5

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