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A few words from the apes, monkeys, and various primates that make up the Cheeky Monkey Super Squad.

Drupal Planet

  • 2 years 6 months ago

    This is one of the blogs that I was really thrilled to write because I got to document my first ever installation of the production version of Drupal 8.  And boy, was I excited!  As you know, Drupal has made some significant changes under the hood in this version. I am not going to go over those changes in this feature, but I thought, I would give an overview of some of the superficial changes that it has undergone.

  • 2 years 7 months ago

    The Design Factor

    DrupalCon was an amazing sight to behold in person. Since I was fortunate enough to be on the New Orleans DrupalCon design team, it was actually uber cool to see all of the Drupal Association’s (DA's) and Chris Arlidge’s (our creative director and lead designer) hard work in action.

  • 2 years 11 months ago


    STEP 1: Install Necessary Drupal Modules

    In order to import some JSON data, you first need these modules installed and enabled.

  • 3 years ago

    Recently I migrated a drupal site that uses ms sql server to mysql.

    One of the conversions required me to convert all the tables from latin1_swedish_ci to utf8_general_ci character set.

    If you only want to convert a few tables, just execute the following sql statement.

  • 3 years ago

    When working on larger projects, software architects and tech leads inevitably come across a few big hurdles in the project requirements for some not so “out of the box” functionality. They start asking themselves questions about the best way to approach these tasks:

  • 3 years 2 months ago

    A while ago, our creative director asked me to implement a custom 404 page on our corporate website. We were tired of the generic drupal 404 page and wanted to give it our own “cheeky” touch.

    Of course with drupal, there are a few different ways to accomplish this. So I decided to use a custom preprocessor and PHP template for our application.

    Basically, what we are going to do is create a new PHP template called page--404.tpl.php and modify the code to suit our needs. But before we can get started, we first need to tell drupal about this new template.

  • 3 years 3 months ago

    This tutorial is written for new Drupal developers or PHP developers who want to learn drupal. You can find the part 1 of the tutorial here: Drupal Tutorial Part 1

    Last time, we created a simple recipe module with save and load functionality. The user interface is not very friendly yet, and users have to enter a recipe id in the URL to load it.

  • 3 years 3 months ago

    Welcome back. If you just found this, you might want to start with Part 1 before reading on.

    Okay, now we’re going into our custom theme folder (that’s based off the STARTER foundation sub-theme. Check out Justin’s Blog post, on how to set that up.

  • 3 years 4 months ago

    In depth, but not too deep

    Okay, so you want to use RequireJS to manage and organize your JS and all the dependencies, in a modular way. You also don’t want deal with RequireJS caching the heck out of your JS changes during development, otherwise...Derpal..  but, you do if you’re ready for production.

    Also...  Compiling with Grunt (compass), component package management with Bower, and having it not interfere with Drupal. (.info files… we’ll get to that).

  • 3 years 5 months ago

    Have you ever been working on a site, and had your QA department or your client come back with issues because when logged in, the local tabs (view, edit, etc) distort the page layout? Or maybe there are a lot of pages that contain a lot of content, and it has become frustrating for site admins to have to scroll all the way back up to edit the page? Wouldn’t it be great to still have easy access to the local tabs and not have them add extra bulk to the page layout and content?

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