Last Friday I made a joke on Twitter about progressively enhancing the progressive enhancement on a site—turtles all the way down, ha ha. But in some ways I was being quite serious. One of the beautiful things about working on the web is that a site is never truly done, sometimes for worse but usually […]
Drupal’s API method taxonomy_get_term_by_name() chokes and fails to return the taxonomy term when the term name has encoded characters. The trouble is that term names are usually encoded by the time you pull them from the $variables array in a hook. This means that a taxonomy term with an ampersand would not get looked up […]
Drupal has a Features module which allows for certain configuration settings (Views/Context/Content Types) to be exported to code. This way you can separate out configuration from content, and avoid having to sync databases up/down environments. Except that sometimes (in my experience) you hit a wall with a created feature. I’m not sure where that limit […]
Sometimes I run into phantom fields that I had created for a content type that I later destroyed: There was a problem creating field Artist Name: Table field_data_field_[YOUR FIELD NAME] already exists. Instead of sighing and choosing another name, you can delete the table in the database, and the corresponding field_revision_field_[YOUR FIELD NAME].
Ran into an interesting situation today attempting to update a few custom modules on a client’s site. I deactivated and uninstalled the modules in the admin console, and then deleted the module folders. They were still showing up in the module list after that, however. Did some searching on the web and found this thread, […]