[keyword] formatting

[module] Collapse Text

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I have an old (internal) Drupal6 site I use for tracking a software development project, including issue tracking. It often has long code listings, stack trace listings etc. that can become unwieldy and difficult to read. This module was the perfect solution. I now make nearly all code listing [collapsed] by default and it has made reading and organising this work far easier.

[module] Lightbox2

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Lightbox2 is used on this site on all UML diagram image fields of the Module content type, which one can also inspect via the OOE UML gallery.

One can also (given correct order and settings of text format input filters) use it inline in any page text like this:

[module] Panels

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TIP: when using Panels, always also turn on the Page manager
module within the Chaos tool suite (ctools).

Panels is massively powerful (although I do miss some of the simplicity of Composite Layout [Drupal6], which I used gladly on some Drupal6 sites). Panels is now far more stable that in the first years of Drupal7, and will clearly likely be supported at high priority in future versions of Drupal.

[module] Composite Layout [Drupal6]

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I made good of this excellent little module on many Drupal6 sites:

[module] Better Exposed Filters

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Very handy little module, does indeed make exposed filters in views query reports easier in many cases. Is used for example on this site in the OOE: UML filter view.


From the README.TXT:

'In Views 3.x, the BEF configuration options have been moved to the Exposed Form dialog. Set the "Exposed form style" to "Better Exposed Filters" and make your configuration changes in the resulting dialog. Each filter is listed based on the label given in the exposed filter dialog.'

[module] Submitted By

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A handy little module that can (often) save you the trouble of having to fiddle with the 'submitted by' metadata in a theme's node template.

If it isn't enough, see How to Control/Modify Display Settings (Author and Date Information) on Posts.

[module] HTML Purifier

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[module] GeSHi Filter for syntax highlighting

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This absolutely brilliant server-side code syntax highlighting module is quite simply a MUST HAVE for any IT Educator or anybody wanting to share their coding tips via a Drupal site. It is far more powerful and flexible than Code Filter. It also enables one to have syntax highlighted code fields by enabling a separate optional module, and there are options for automatic code line number generation.

[module] Code Filter

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From the Code Filter handbook:

'The Code Filter is enabled on Drupal.org for input formats Filtered HTML, Full HTML, and Documentation.'

It provides coloured syntax highlighting for PHP code.

I however prefer the [node:] which handles more languages and has easy configuration of language specific tags.

[module] Node Embed

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Absolutely brilliantly simple must have module. Install it always and switch it on. Promotes Don't Repeat Yourself (DRY Principle) authoring !

The Drupal7 version includes many improvements, including options for the display mode for the inserted node (such as view_mode=teaser).

It currently however only gets 4 stars out of 5, because it suffers from a number of bugs, or at least has trouble handling some trickier cases; see ISSUE links below.

[module] Views

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Quite simply, the most important contributed module in Drupal6/7 !

The Views module moves into core for Drupal8.

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