Panels Everywhere - taking the leap, getting it going

You've heard about the advantages of Panels Everywhere. Now its time to actually get it going. A drush makefile, a few configuration steps, and we should have a starter site up and going and never have to look back on ugly, deficient and crippled admin/build/block.

In a recent Buenos Aires Drupal Dojo online virtual lab, we did just that, so I shall lay out a series of simple steps here on the basis of what we learned together that night.

Let's summarize the advantages of Panels Everywhere, take the steps to get it going, and think about next steps.

Accessing a Drupal xmlrpc server using api key and session id from php - a working example you can actually use

So Drupal has this amazing services module that I have used and written on before in earlier versions. Now I am upgrading an important site to Drupal 6 which uses an xmlrpc server to receive published articles, and so an upgrade is in order. However, despite copious and varied handbook documentation for this module, I just could not find clear directions on getting this to work in a secure fashion without adopting relatively complex solutions. Others have also stated that they wanted to save people hours of futzing about but they leave out the all important sessionid, for example. Where's it supposed to go exactly? So here is a working example (attached as text) you can actually use, even from a Drupal 5 site. We will:


A solid book to help you build Drupal and Ubercart based ecommerce website applications

Book: Drupal E-commerce with Ubercart 2.x

Link from drupal.org: https://www.packtpub.com/drupal-e-commerce-with-ubercart-2-x/book?utm_source=drupal.org&utm_medium=link&utm_content=pod&utm_campaign=mdb_002765

I am in the middle of several ecommerce website applications right now, so I need all the help I can get. So reviewing this book not only helped me but also served as an excellent acid test for its real world contributions to the hard working ecommerce site builder.

A little help from my friends at TopNotchThemes PowerSites and WebEnabled: Drupal cornfields, not gardens

As far as the software development industry goes, the capitalist crisis has imposed the open source business model upon development producers as a "Just in Time" method of production for the enterprise, leveraging thriving and bustling communities of usage and talent which deliver quality products, as opposed to the improvisation and lack of vision engendering the much poorer and limiting offerings developed in secret rooms, proper to the "proprietary" business model plagued by overproduction and the falling rate of profit which the former model attempts to offset.

Another indispensable eWorkbook for designers from Emma Jane Hogbin

PHP for Drupal DesignersA couple of weeks ago I reviewed Emma Jane Hogbin's new eWorkbook on Drupal theming. With PHP for Drupal Designers, we are going to have to make that a double: 32 pages with a few examples in PHP for designers, you may ask, what's the big deal? The big deal is that with the info to be found in this condensed form, designers can learn how not to clutter their Drupal templates, developers can learn just what they really need to finally make good on separating coding from layout and styling, and multi-talented groups can learn the Drupal way.

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