Drupal Core Upgrade 7.20 to 7.21

Core update was released yesterday and since these generally address security issues, always a good idea to put it in place ASAP. Plus, then you won’t have to read all those warnings!

I have installed this on my sandbox and had no issues. I’m doing a reboot now and after checking the status report and a few of the features, i’ll install this on prod. I followed the same procedure as before. Here is the link. Will issue a Change Request when I am done.

Make note that I am on Centos 6.3 and the commands are specifically for this OS. BUYER BEWARE!

Drupal CSS, TPL Files and More

Drupal 7, CSS, TPL, PHP

This colorful little exercise actually attempts to show where the Core and Module CSS and TPL files are located. The thing is, Core really mean Core and Core Module. Together, these are refered to as Core. Module refers to contributed modules and their corresponding files that may or may not supersede the core files. Then, there are the Theme files. These can trump all the rest of the files’ styles if the naming conventions are followed properly. This too-busy diagram also attempts to help me see how I deal with many colors, shapes and layering. I’m not a design guy and I don’t really care for design, nor am I any good at it. But, I have to learn some of it.

Inheritance rev7 – Copy – this is the actual Visio diagram. rename it to .vsd and you can see this up close.

Drupal 7 Core .TPL.PHP files

http://drupal.org/node/190815

this link will take you to a list of all the template files used in the core. this is a great link that has been very useful to me. each template is fully linked to an explanation of the template itself.

these are the files that I am particularly concerned with:

System“modules/system/…”