CSS and Panels – Continued

Regarding the last post. I was able to use the subthemed css file with the system generated name of 5318d6b673b817f66f8dc5a5b1a54d56.css. I might try to rename the file into something a little easier to remember but for now I think that I’m good.

I believe that this file will be stable as long as it is IN USE when I clear the cache, which I have to do all the time even though I have all the performance enhancers disabled right now. I have seen that the system generated CSS files used by CTools are purged when the cache is cleared if the files are not being used by any Panel Panes. Fun huh?

04/30/13 update – I removed the styling from all the Panel Panes using it and then cleared the cache. This did not remove the style from the Stylizer or interfere with the way that I subthemed it. And changes I made to the CSS file that I subthemed (the 5318d6b673b817f66f8dc5a5b1a54d56.css file) were present.

So, this appears to be a viable way to add CSS to Drupal Panels in a fairly flexible way. Very nice!

Error from CTools in Panels during preview

I got a bunch of errors from the preview feature of panels via page manager.

go to the ctool module dir from a terminal window and type –

curl http://drupal.org/files/1739718-fix-block-warning.patch | git apply

i had to install git to make this work (yum install git) and i received an error about an unexpected difference in file sizes but it looks like the patch worked. known issue. i wanted to document it because i’ll probably have to put this into prod as well as sand.

Modules you need that are not Core

There are many great modules that are not a part of the Drupal Core. Yet. Here are a few. Some will have more detail than others; descriptions may come later.

CTools – Chaos Tools. Needed by so many other modules that you might as well download, install and enable the suite.

Administration – Excellent module. Use the Tool bar here and disable the one from Core

Views – Have to have it, have to learn it

Module Filter – My new favorite. Gives great summaries for the modules installed and categorizes them in a helpful view