September 10, 2010

50 Drupal Tips to Make Life Easy

Drupal is one of the most popular CMS out there. It’s user friendly, it’s fast, in short developers love it. While many developers know how to use Drupal to create dynamic, powerful content, shortcuts can make life just that much easier. Check out 50 great Drupal tips and tricks to help you out.

  1. Create a “HTML help” block and assign it to appear on only “node/*/edit” and “node/add/*”
  2. Use the “edit permissions” link on admin/user/roles to get a single column
  3. Use the Firefox Web Developer Toolbar to “Populate Form Fields” on the access page for the admin role
  4. Use “site:drupal.org {search terms}” to search all of drupal.org with
    Google. Set up a Firefox shortcut so you can type “dru [your search]” to
    search Drupal. Also api.drupal.org/apis/{search_term}
  5. When using pathauto to alias usernames, don’t let users change their usernames.
  6. Use PathAuto and Path Redirect together to redirect old aliases to the new ones. Search engines will love you.
  7. Use Global Redirect to make sure home page is “/” and current page doesn’t have an alias.

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