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Fixing "UpdaterException: Unable to determine the type of the source directory"

Published on Sunday 28, June 2015

I don't use the built in update functionality provided by the Update module for updating code. I like to use it for reminders and push back statistics of modules used for Drupal.org. However, someone people do use it. Sometimes this piece of functionality can fail and throw an interesting message which doesn't seem to have many answers despite the best Google-fu.

Commerce entity's and storing arbitrary data

Published on Thursday 25, June 2015

Drupal Commerce entities all make use of the "data" attribute. The data attribute is a blob that contain just about anything you would like - for example, Commerce Shipping utilizes this for shipping line items. Recently there was a StackExchange question on the documentation of this attribute.

Role Provisioner: Drupal 7 role and permission management

Published on Sunday 1, March 2015

If there's one thing we've all grown to encounter in Drupal it has, and probably will always be, configuration management. Drupal 8 is looking to solve a lot of that. However a lot of us don't live in the Drupal 8 world and can't sit and wait for that "magical" day. Features gives us a lot of functionality, but after a certain point Features either breaks down or becomes too cumbersome to manage.

Introducing Contribkanban.com

Published on Saturday 24, January 2015

A recent project of mine has been ContribKanban.com for the Drupal community. The name speaks for itself - it provides a way for contributors to work on Drupal.org project issues queues through a kanban board. This app has two purposes: visualize the Drupal.org project issue queues in a useful fashion, and provide an experiment that tries to fully utilize Drupal.org APIs.

Drupal Issue Tracker, Chrome App

Published on Thursday 1, January 2015
Yesterday I released a Chrome application to provide a simple method for keeping track of Drupal.org project issues. Take a Drupal.org issue number (the node ID) and add it to the app. It will then utilize Drupal.org's REST APIs and keep track of the issue.

Responsive Media YouTube CSS

Published on Monday 1, December 2014

Make the Media: YouTube module responsive friendly with this tidbit of CSS. This snippet provides a responsive solution but doesn't force it to be full width (it will respect the width set on the elements.)

Programmatically change the "Add to Cart" line item type

Published on Thursday 27, November 2014
Drupal Commerce has a very interesting "Add to Cart" form. The add to cart form is a field formatter for the product reference field (or even entityreference field.) In a general sense, a node has a product reference field using the "Add to Cart" formatter. What makes it more unique is that this form exposes certain fields from the product entities, but also the line item type being used. Specific fields on products can be exposed as attributes, things you pick to make your purchase.

Drupal 7.32 and why you need to upgrade, how to fix it.

Published on Thursday 16, October 2014
This is a bit late on the #drupalgeddon // #drupslsa05 post, but the need to update is just too alarming to go unmentioned. Like this tweet from @outlandishjosh

Facebook Albums 3.0!

Published on Friday 8, August 2014
It's been a long time, but I've decided to work out a new version of Facebook Albums. This will bring it up to speed with any Facebook API changes and WordPress. The plugin hasn't had any real work done since 3.5 came out. The main goal is to provide a better class at handling API interaction and hopefully more functionality.
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