Tips and Tricks: Troubleshooting

Drupal Views: More link" is not showing/displaying. How to solve the problem?

Adding a view page to display the "more" link of a view block

If you configure a view as a block and you want to display the more link ("More link: Yes") it might happen, that the more link does not show/display. The more link can only show it there is a page to which the link can point to. So if you only have a block in the view but no page, it will not display.

Howto troubleshoot error after Drupal upgrade to 7.31, 7.32, 7.33, 7.34, 7.35, 7.36, 7.37, 7.38, 7.39 (Notice: Undefined index)

After the the upgrade to the recent Drupal version (in our example Drupal 7.31 - 7.34) you might get one of these errors: Notice: Undefined index: name in system_requirements() (line 34 in ../modules/system/system.install) or Notice: Undefined index: version in system_requirements() (line 36 in ../modules/system/system.install), solution is the same! This howto shows you how to troubleshoot this error.

Meta tags not showing on Drupal front page

If you are using the Drupal Metatag module it might happen, that the meta tags are not shown on the front page despite the fact that you defined them with "Global: front page". And this happens while they are shown on all the other pages.

How to make the Drupal superfish menu work properly with the Drupal theme MD Alpine (7.x-2.6 )

The Alpine theme from Megadrupal (7.x-2.6 ) is supposed to work with the Drupal superfish menu. The installation and configuration works smoothly. But although the configuration instructions under are followed there is a very significant problem: The submenu only opens on click. Okay, this is a matter of taste. But the problem is, that the main menu link isn't working. The link is there and it even can be opened in a new window, but it doesn't open on click.

Views Slideshow is hiding the menu. How to solve the problem?

Using "Inspect Element" to find CSS problems

Problem: The Views Slideshow i.e. the Slide/Picture of Views Slidehow is hiding the menu (Dropdown, Nice Menu, Superfish, etc.). If one knows how, this is quickly solved by changing the "z-index" of the menu. The z-index property specifies the stack order of an element. An element with greater stack order is always in front of an element with a lower stack order.

How to troubleshoot blank pages or "white screen of death" (WSOD)?

Occasionally a site user or developer will navigate to a page and suddenly the page content disappears, and it becomes blank (White Screen of Death or WSOD). This happens sometimes, It could happen after updating a module, theme, or Drupal core. There are several reasons why this might occur, and therefore several possible solutions to the issue.

Drupal Tokens: How to remove the line-breaking paragraph tag <p> from tokens used within nodes

Tokens are simple strings of text that serve as place holders for an as of yet unknown dynamic value. Tokens allows you to use small place holders to automatically complete tasks. To take a simple example, if you put [site:name] on your site, it will be replaced by the actual name of your site. To take a more complicated example, you can use Token together with the Pathauto module to automatically create URL patterns for your whole site.

Use "Inspect Element" to troubleshoot potential Design/CSS problems

Example of "Inspect Element" as a mean to troubleshoot CSS problems

If you work with different themes and modules you may frequently encounter problems with CSS. This might be in the process of modifying theme/module related CSS code or it might be that there are CSS conflicts between themes and modules (for Example because the same terms are used). In any case, I recommend you to use the "Inspect Element" function of your browser. Usually you can activate this function by a right click on the element/area you want to inspect.

The sharing URL link does not show the thumbnail image on Facebook

There are a number of reasons why the sharing url link does not show the thumbnail image on Facebook. Most frequently because the first image found on a page doesn't match the minimal image requirements (The image must be at least 50px by 50px and have a maximum aspect ratio of 3:1. Supports PNG, JPEG and GIF formats.).

Clean URLs not working? Check your .htaccess file!

Here are some of the most common reasons why your clean URLs may not be working (assuming you're using a normal Linux/Apache hosting environment).

1. Your site is in a subdirectory, or you're using an Alias, but you didn't set RewriteBase

2. Your .htaccess file didn't get uploaded at all

3. Your .htaccess file is corrupt

4. Pager and other query strings don't work


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