Using Views (version 1) in Drupal to get to data

Lately, I have been involved with several projects that required some custom PHP coding. Anyone that has worked with Drupal for length of time knows about the awesome Views Module. It is the query builder for Drupal, all through the web GUI. Views 2 is even better but this blog deals with Views 1. The Views Module allows the embedding of view output into any page by the following code:
$view = views_build_view('embed', views_get_view('view_name'), array ($sArgument), 0, NULL, 0, 0, NULL);
This will return HTML that you can put anywhere.
Submitted by davea on Tue, 2009-02-10 23:07. categories [ ]

Theming Drupal ecommerce

Well, I had a breakthrough today with ecommmerce.

Theming ecommerce has always been hard. Ecommerce checkout is basically a bunch of forms that are merged together in a non-drupal way. It has to do with the custom apis that come with ecommerce.

For example, in the cart module, to show the review form, the module searches for any other module having a _review_form function within it. It then takes the output of that function and merges it with the $form array for checkout_review_form.

Submitted by davea on Thu, 2009-02-05 07:59. categories [ ]

Drupal and Secure Logins using mod_rewrite and manually setting the cookie Part 2

So you may have tried to do this according to my first blog post on the topic. If you did, you found that problems STILL existed!!

So I have created a patch to the securepages module (are you watching Gordon?) to allow this to actually work. And yes! It does work! There are some caveats though

  • The user login block, which I use to use on my site, won't work in SSL mode unless you limit it to SSL pages only. That means you can't put it on your homepage and have SSL logins. It appears that the user block in core needs to be changed or a replacement block created.
Submitted by davea on Sat, 2007-09-01 12:50. categories [ ]

Drupal and Secure Logins using mod_rewrite and manually setting the cookie

I never dug into mod_rewrite before Drupal. Now I do. I hope that I have explained this properly and that it helps others figure things out.

So here is the scenario:

  • logins should occur via SSL
  • everything else should occur via non-ssl
  • the main site is www.example.com
  • the ssl site is ssl.example.com
Submitted by davea on Thu, 2007-08-30 00:34. categories [ ]