DrupalCon Chicago - not long to go!

Posted by stella on Sun, 2011-03-06 11:41 in

Can't believe it's finally here. Where the hell did February go? It seemed to zip by in the blink of an eye, but here I am waiting to board at Dublin airport on my way to DrupalCon Chicago!

This will be my 2nd North American DrupalCon (never actually made it to San Fran because of one extremely annoying volcano!) and it looks like it will be the biggest so far. Three whole days crammed full of sessions, along with CiviCon on the Monday and a code sprint day on the Friday - not sure I'll actually find the time to do any sight-seeing. Having been to Chicago before, I'm not actually that disappointed. I think I'd much rather be hanging out with other Drupalistas that I only see once or twice a year!

DrupalCamp Dublin 2010

Posted by stella on Sun, 2010-11-14 21:16 in

The next Drupal Ireland event is taking place on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st November in Trinity College Dublin and will run from 9am to 5pm both days. Thanks to our generous sponsors, Microsoft, Trellon and Annertech, the camp is being held free of charge with lunch being provided as well. You can now register for the event at http://www.drupalcampireland.org

New Releases for FAQ - 6.x-1.12, 5.x-2.15

Posted by stella on Fri, 2010-10-29 11:24 in

New releases of the FAQ module have been made - versions 5.x-2.15 and 6.x-1.12. This release includes a fair few new features, including views support and new "delete faq content" and "delete own faq content" permissions. There are also a number of bug fixes too.

The new features added include:

  • #780446 - added views support
  • #855520 - allow for long question text not to be set at all.

*Shock* New Releases for Lightbox2 - 6.x-1.10, 5.x-2.10

Posted by stella on Wed, 2010-09-22 23:50 in

So this is something I don't say often enough - there are finally, after a 20+ month gap, new releases of the Lightbox2 module available! Yes, I know, I know, I've been rather remiss in my module maintainer duties lately, but basically work, masters and life got in the way, and now with the masters finished, I'm back in the zone shall we say. :)

Drupalcon Copenhagen

Posted by stella on Fri, 2010-09-17 22:20 in

I haven't had time to blog in a while. It's been a busy summer, what with trying to finish my masters and then breaking my ankle and ending up in hospital. However, the masters is now finally submitted and the cast is off. Whohoo! Yet, somehow in the middle of all of that, I found time to go to Drupalcon Copenhagen, and I'm so glad I do.

Creating a Node View Which Bypasses Access Restrictions

Posted by stella on Sun, 2010-05-23 23:02 in

First of all a disclaimer, part of the intention of this blog post is to see if anyone else has a better solution. This is something I came up with but I'm not entirely happy with the solution as it involves running the sql query twice. :(

Migrate module: migrating a node's taxonomy terms

Posted by stella on Wed, 2010-03-10 10:42 in

One of the issues I encountered when migrating nodes to Drupal, using the migrate module, was that I couldn't associate nodes with more than one taxonomy term. Actually in this example, I'm migrating content from one Drupal database to another, so I'm going to assume everyone is already familiar with the database structure, specifically the node and term_node tables.

Migrate module: migrating poll nodes

Posted by stella on Thu, 2010-03-04 17:07 in

Currently the Migrate module doesn't support full migration of poll nodes. When the poll module is enabled, you can create a content set mapping for a poll node, but you are unable to set the poll status (active or closed) and, more importantly, you can't migrate the poll choices.

Using the hook_migrate_prepare_node() and hook_migrate_complete_node() hooks, I was able to migrate all choices for each node, along with all existing votes stored.

Overview of Google authentication methods

Posted by stella on Tue, 2010-03-02 23:18 in

There are a number of different authentication methods available for integrating with Google Apps. These include OpenID, OAuth and SAML amongst others. At a first glance, it's not always entirely clear on the differences between them and when you may wish to use one over another. Here's a brief overview which hopefully makes this a bit clearer.

DrupalCon SF session proposal: Coder Module: Easily Port Modules to Drupal 7

Posted by stella on Thu, 2010-02-25 19:27 in

Time is flying by. There is now only 7 weeks to go to DrupalCon San Francisco! I'm really looking forward to it I have to admit. Although I've visited the US a fair bit, I've never been to the west coast, not to mind say San Francisco. Dermot is coming over with me this time, and we're planning on taking an extra week to travel around and do some sightseeing. We're also going to visit a good friend of mine, Aimee, in LA, and then travel back up to Sacremento to visit other friends.

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