Talking Drupal
Talking Drupal is a weekly chat about web design and development by a group a guys with one thing in common, we love Drupal. With hosts Stephen Cross, Jason Pamental, John Picozzi and Nic Laflin. Recorded weekly in a Google Hangout at www.TalkingDrupal.com

www.talkingdrupal.com/141

Talking Drupal #141 - Working with MySQL

In episode #141, we talk about getting comfortable with MySQL.

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In episode #141, we talk about getting comfortable with MySQL.

  • Get familiar with the Drupal database
  • Why a SQL view is helpful
  • The command line
  • Modules that will help
  • Tools
  • Drush import/export

drush sql-dump > \~/db.sql

drush sql-drop

drush sql-cli < \~/db.sql

Modules

Backup and Migrate

Resources

Mysql Workbench

Sequel Pro

phpmyadmin

Module of the Week

Force Password Change

This module allows administrators to force users, by role, individual user, or newly created user, to change their password on their next page load or login, and/or expire their passwords after a period of time.

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal141.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

www.TalkingDrupal.com/140

Talking Drupal #140 - Getting Started with Composer

In episode #140 We walk about using composer.

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  • What is composer
  • When to use composer
  • What about drush?
  • Composer and hosting providers
  • Getting started

Module of the Week

Group Module - https://www.drupal.org/project/group

The Group module allows you to create arbitrary collections of your content and users on your site and grant access control permissions on those collections

Out of the box, Drupal only allows a person to view, create or edit the different content types you create. However, you might want to be able to let them view or edit all content types, but only in a specific section of the site.

Group also allows you to create communities. Users of the site can become members of a Group. You can then decide what membership of a Group entitles them to, such as access to content only available to members of that Group. There can also be different levels of membership to a Group so, for example, you can have administrative members who can create content and basic members who can only view content within the Group.

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

Direct download: TalkingDrupal140.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Talking Drupal #139 Using an IDE

In episode #139 we discuss the benefits of using an IDE for development.

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  • Do you use an IDE?
  • Why use an IDE?
  • Features
  • XDebug
  • IDE Variations

Module of the Week

Custom Search

This module alters the default search box in many ways. If you need to have options available like in advanced search, but directly in the search box, this module is for you.

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

 

Direct download: TalkingDrupal139.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:40pm EDT

In episode #138 we talking about Translation in Drupal

Tip of the Week

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  • Translation - what’s new in Drupal 8
  • What you can do ‘out of the box’
  • Tips for planning translation
  • Human vs Machine translation
  • Translation with LingoTek

Module of the Week

  • Views Data Export
  • This module is designed to provide a way to export large amounts of data from views. It provides a display plugin that can rendered progressively in a batch. Style plugins are included that support exporting in the following types:
    • CSV
    • Microsoft XLS (or really simple HTML understood by Excel)
    • Microsoft DOC
    • Basic TXT
    • XML

    In addition proper support for Excel / the XLSX format can be added through the module Views Data Export PHPExcel.

Resources

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

Direct download: TalkingDrupal138.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:58pm EDT

Talking Drupal #135 Meta Tag with Damien McKenna

In episode #137 we discuss the Meta Tag Module with Damien McKenna

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  • Guest: Damien McKenna - Damien McKenna -  In the Drupal community since 2007, Community Lead at Mediacurrent.  
  • What are Meta Tags?
  • Why are Meta Tags important
  • What is the Metatag module?
  • Challenges as the maintainer

Resources

  • Module page - https://www.drupal.org/project/metatag
  • Issue queue - https://www.drupal.org/project/issues/metatag
  • Tags Supported - https://groups.drupal.org/node/229413
  • Open Graph (Facebook) Test - https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/sharing
  • Twitter Card Test - https://cards-dev.twitter.com/validator

Hosts

Stephen Cross - www.ParallaxInfoTech.com @stephencross

John Picozzi - www.oomphinc.com @johnpicozzi

Nic Laflin - www.nLightened.net @nicxvan

Guest

Damien McKenna - http://drupal.org/u/damienmckenna@DamienMcKenna

Direct download: TalkingDrupal137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT