20 APIs in 20 Days: Feeds and Aggregation

Oct
15

This post is an entry in our 20 APIs in 20 Days series. Learn more about how best practices lead to sustainable development at www.trellon.com. Read More >>>

20 APIs in 20 Days: View on Views API

Apr
05

This post is an entry in our 20 APIs in 20 Days series. Learn more about how best practices lead to sustainable development at www.trellon.com.

Views is the most widely used of all the contributed modules for Drupal. It offers the ability to easily create pages and blocks of dynamic content, which can be authored through a web based interface. It also allows site admins to attach filters to views, providing useful ways to drill down on data without too much effort.

The Views module also possesses a well defined API for working with views in code. Developers can call views within their modules, modify the way views are displayed, and even create new views programmatically. There is extensive documentation and community discussion about the different ways you can work with views in your code. This edition of the 20 APIs in 20 Days series seeks to provide an overview of some of the less well-known features of the API, that our team often finds useful when developing sites for clients. Read More >>>

Adding New Fields to File Uploads

Mar
31

Handling file uploads have always been a bit of a challenge with Drupal. Uploads work, so long as you want them to work exactly the way they have been implemented through CCK or the upload module. Changing this default functionality, in versions going back to 4.6, has always been something of a pain, involving hacks to core or building one-off upload fields to handle things the way you want. Read More >>>