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Oh Drupal, oh Drupal. Wherefore art thou, Drupal? You hast forsaken me, Drupal. Oh wait, no youst are like a friggin’ albatross…. .

Apr. 25, 2010: It’s Sunday, and I’m working on the internship stuff. Actually, I’m just working on themeing (I have no idea how to spell that word). I chose the Zen theme through Drupal. It’s just a really basic theme that has been set up for people who don’t want to come up with their own, but also want to modify one to look like their own theme. That’s all I’m doin’.

Apr. 26, 2010: So today I continued with the theme work, as well as getting some other stuff rolling on Drupal 6. This is what they both look like:

Here’s what the Zen theme looks like, right out of the box. This is actually Drupal 7, but it’s basically the same thing.
drupal7

And this is what it looks like with my theme job (notice the calendar, I’ll talk about that in a minute).
drupal6

So, the calendar. I messed with this on Monday. I downloaded the Calendar and Date modules from Drupal and installed them. I then noticed that when I’d start a new Event and inserted it in the original calendar, when I’d click on one of the day links in the sidebar calendar, when the day would show up in it’s own window, there would be nothing there. Also, in the upcoming events section in the sidebar, the day listed would be the day I made the event, not the day of the event. Big problem that bothered me all the rest of the day.

Apr. 27, 2010: So today I worked with the Calendar some more. In Drupal, when working with Pages, you can have the event refer to a certain page. In the end, I decided to delete the Calendar and work with the built in Calendar. That’s the one in the picture. It actually works better than the one I downloaded. The rest of the day I spent just updating my theme. I feel slightly better. We’ll see how the rest of the week pans out. Cross my fingers.

Apr. 29, 2010: The bulk of my day was spent figuring out how to create and post Pages and Stories. One issue I do have is that when you upload a photo to a Story, the photo winds up as a link below the body of the Story. My next task is to do some searching to see if there is a Drupal plugin that will allow a user to upload and/or drag and drop a photo into the spot where they want the photo to be placed. There has to be one, it just makes sense. I also began writing up a manual (I’m putting this under the Book module, which allows me to add Book Pages for each major part of the manual) for users so they can figure out how to work with each part of the site. I thought this would be helpful for people, as well as being helpful for me to keep track of what I’ve done so far.

One Response to “Ah, Drupal”

  1. Duckie

    I’m leaving a comment because nobody else does. It looks good, although some of the theme colors may have to be changed. Keep on keepin’ on man.

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