Tips and Tricks: Modules

Use Taxonomy CSV import/export to create, clone or copy Taxonomies

Frequently it might happen that you want to create a new taxonomy, to clone an existing taxonomy within a website or to copy a taxonomy from one website to another. To save time and make further changes more flexible I recommend you to use the module Taxonomy CSV import/export.

Drupal module "Taxonomy CSV import/export"

How to import multiple files/images into one field with Drupal feeds tamper

I tested the D7 version.

1) Install and turn on the Feeds Tamper module
2) Go to admin/structure/feeds and select tamper for the importer you want to apply it. Add the plugin explode for the multiple value fields
3) Make sure to have separator to be "," instead of ", " (there's an extra space after , ) when you export from either CVS or services views. This is important, because it'll break file enclosure file handling.

Use the module Taxonomy Menu to easily create menus from your taxonomies

Frequently it might happen that you want to create a menu from your taxonomies. Of course you can do so manually by putting the taxonomy into a menu. But this is quite a lot of extra work and furthermore requires you to update the menu each time the taxonomy changes.

Drupal Taxonomy Menu module

Use the module Splashify to display a splash page on your frontpage or anywhere on your Drupal website

The Drupal module Splashify allows you to display a splash page anywhere on your site by redirecting the user, by showing a lightbox, or by displaying a popup. This module is designed to be search engine friendly, mobile device friendly and offers multiple configuration options. Thus you can decide when, where, what and how the splash page shall be displayed. As such you can configure the splash page to be shown to particular roles and on specific pages.

Use the External Links module to handle external links

If you want to handle external links differently than internal links (Example: Open all external links in new window) without additional coding, I recommend you to install the External Links module :"External Links is a small module used to differentiate between internal and external links. Using jQuery, it will find all external links on a page and add an external icon indicating it will take you offsite or a mail icon for mailto: links."

Drupal External Links module

How to hide an empty shopping cart with drupal commerce

  1. Find the "Shopping cart block" view
  2. Create a new block display
  3. Edit the"Commerce Order:Order ID" contextual filter
  4. Set it to Provide default value > Type = Current user's cart order ID
  5. Then use that new block you have just created in your site. It will not show if the cart is empty

Simple Responsive Table, an awesome Drupal 8 module: Get responsive tables instantly!

Drupal lives from awesome modules which extend Drupal with great functionalities and modules which make things smooth and quick. Simple Responsive Table is the ultimate time saver and belongs to the latter. Simple Responsive Table is really an awesome module: Installation is quick, the module works instantly and is very easy to configure. Most importantly, it is of high value because it saves you lots of time fore manual coding.

Drupal Simple Responsive Table module

Use the Drupal module "Empty Page" for pages that only consist of blocks

Frequently you might want to create Drupal pages consisting only of blocks. Apparently to create a page with a title and to configure the block to display with this page is not a very proper solution. Thus we recommend you to use the Drupal module Empty Page which allows you to create "empty" menu callbacks. You just define a link and optionally a title and you are done.

Use "Virtual Sites" to create subsites or virtual sites (multi-site feature)

If you want to create an additional website without the installation of an another instance of Drupal or if you want to create a subsite or virtual site without the complicated set-up of the multi-site feature, I recommend you the module "Virtual Sites". It allows you to set-up an additional site within very short time. All you need to do is to install the module, to add a new virtual site and to configure it.

Drupal module "Virtual Sites"

Drupal views & lightbox: How to add lightbox to a view of images

Do you have a view of images and you want to add the lightbox functionality to it? Nothing more easy than that!

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