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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

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 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.

Figuring out db_query()

Yeah, I use it all the time. But there's a few things about Drupal's db_query (and the database-specific MySQL etc. functions behind it, and Drupal functions like db_fetch_object() that I'd like to have very clear in my head:

  • If the query is successful but results in an empty set, is $result still a numeric reference or just zero?


$query A string containing an SQL query.

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

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

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