Blogs about Drupal

Talks begin on Drupal 7

Published on the 8th February, 2008

It's incredible how rapid the development of Drupal has become. Drupal 6 is only just around the corner and we're already talking about what improvements and features we'd like to see in Drupal 7! Drupal 5 has been absolutely fantastic. I've found it not only a great content management system, but also an excellent framework for building applications. Anyone who wishes to officially request a new feature for Drupal 7 may do so on the Drupal website by submitting a new issue. Some things I'd lik...

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Drupal 5.6 and register_globals

Published on the 25th January, 2008

As of Drupal 5.6 you will no longer be able to install the CMS onto a server with register_globals enabled. The notice on the Drupal website says: We no longer support servers with the PHP directive register_globals set to on. Attempts to install Drupal 5.6 when register_globals is enabled will fail. Current installations will continue to function, but will display an error on administration pages and the status report. This check was introduced as a fix for the Cross site scripting vulner...

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Getting alt text to display without a caption using img_assist

Published on the 4th September, 2007

I ran into a spot of trouble recently with img_assist, in that it only displayed alt text if there was also a caption below the image. Img_Assist takes the alt text from a combination of the title and description, and these fields are filled by default from the title and body of the image node. Although there is no real need for a caption below each image, you will almost always need alt text. The problem was that Drupal wasn't wrapping the caption in a span, which meant no easy way of hiding i...

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