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Learn to code for Drupal

well, i can’t even tell you how great http://www.w3schools.com is. if you want to learn how to code for drupal, or just for the web in general, this is a great, free, way to start. for drupal, take this track:

  1. HTML
  2. CSS
  3. Javascript
  4. PHP

there are awesome lessons at this site for free. and the best part about the site is the “try it now” feature, where you can test out the code examples and even change them around. really wonderful for a free site.

Drupal News Aggregator Services

well, i’m trying out different news aggregators. there aren’t too many options but i think that the big problem here is that i am trying to make this easy on myself and not wanting to do the (often) hard work of learning something about drupal. i like drupal and it is as powerful as it gets but it can also be a complete and total pain in the ass when it comes to making it do what you want. that is why i have decided as a long term project to learn css and then php. that’s the best way to really become proficient at drupal.

ok, activity stream seems to be a good way to aggregate content on an individual user basis. not helpful for me. that was easy. i believe that feeds is going to be the way to go. but i have to spend some time with it and learn how to make it work properly.

New Aggregators and Drush’s ‘archive-backup’

i am working with the different aggregators that are available for drupal. it is really kinda slow going though because the documentation just isn’t that good. and i supposed that what I want to do is rather involved.

here are my requirements

  1. aggregate news items (RSS Feeds) from about 30 sources
  2. Place them in one big list with category choices in each post for categorization
  3. or have them categorized automatically based on a defined keyword algorithm

i think that is it. number three is the real key, i believe. so that is what i am working on in regards to drupal these days

all in all it is going pretty well though. but what i suspect is going to happen is that I am going to have to write the module for no. 3 myself. and that is cool except that i don’t know how. but, that is where i see my career going at this point. i need to learn programming. so, i am going to try to study php for an hour a day.

11/14/12

themes – main thing for today.

Forums – most of this is already in place

chat rooms – see drupalmodules.com for this one

spam –

Soc Media integration

private messages

Blogs – for individual members

Pics/gallery – pics of the indiv prison, members, etc

polls – what is the hardest

birthdays – look for a module – installed

stats

resources – forum but with the category of resources – jobs, etc

search – search the site

ads – spaces/blocks/regions

chat – find module

taxonomy – beging the vocab

odd and ends

well, all of the little things that i had been letting slide, from clean urls, shadowbox test, openid math gmp, pecl, and others that are in other parts of this blog are now completed. a lot of work has gone into the infrastructure in the last two days, including a server that was blown up. and a corrupted drupal install. but i have learned a lot about the linux side of things and that is good. so. after my ride and shower, it will be back to work on the actual docresource.org stuff. finally. 

PECL uploadprogress

do this to install and configure the upload progress module

Re: to install the PECL uploadprogress library


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Originally Posted by zargh View Post
Install the PHP developer package for the version of PHP you’re using. For example, in case of php5 run:
$ sudo apt-get install php5-dev

Install the PECL uploadprogress library:
$ sudo pecl install uploadprogress

Open php.ini :
$ sudo gedit /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini
Add the line “extension=uploadprogress.so” to php.ini

Restart apache:
$ sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

 

Clean URLs

well, i blew up my drupal install yesterday and had to drop my db, recreate it and reinstall. and that caused me to focus on something that i haven’t given enough attention to. clean urls. so now i am learning more about apache, .htaccess, apache2.conf, httpd.conf and the mod rewrite concepts. it feels like a step back but a good one in a way because i am having to learn some stuff about linux that i probably should know as an infrastructure guy. so we’ll see where it goes.

Form requirements

well, i have some things that have to be assessed.

Forums – most of this is already in place

chat rooms – see drupalmodules.com for this one

private messages

Blogs – for individual members

Pics/gallery – pics of the indiv prison, members, etc

polls – what is the hardest

birthdays – look for a module

stats

resources – forum but with the category of resources – jobs, etc

search – search the site

ads – spaces/blocks/regions

chat – find module

taxonomy – beging the vocab