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How to easily create a custom module for Drupal 6

There seems to be a natural progression in a Drupal administrator's experience. First, he or she will just manage to get the thing installed and working. Then, they will start using contributed modules and even go so far as to use the custom features available in those, especially CCK and Views. Next, he or she will start playing around with theming in order to get the look they want. Finally, it is time to write your own custom module. Here is a brief and easy way to make a Drupal module. Further steps are found in Pro Drupal Development

Drupal Hosting and linode.com

 At this point, I have hosted web sites with several companies and had enough experience to want to write some opinions on the various hosting options out there, especially in relation to Drupal-based sites. If you want to see a little compare/contrast then read on.

Making a block with an expanded book menu for Drupal 6

So, what can I say, I really don't like that the book module doesn't have an option to set it's menu to be expanded by default. Perhaps, I could make a patch, or make a contrib module to allow for such. There is a page on how to do this on drupal.org however it contains a whole lot of unneeded code as well as confusing instructions. Meanwhile, see below for the code you can use in a custom module to create a block with an automatically expanded book menu. 

Notes from DrupalCon

I am dumping my raw notes here from DrupalCon in a shameless attempt to encourage myself to go through and structure them:

Where to find things in RHEL and Ubuntu Linux

Always forgetting the paths to restart Apache or edit your log files, etc? Well, I am, so this is a post to help me keep track of those places, but perhaps it will be useful to you as well. Some paths will be the same for all flavors of Linux and some are specific to RHEL.


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