WEB Confused by Drupal

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by klizzle, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. klizzle

    klizzle New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2005
    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    0
    Alright, I'm a beginner with drupal but really experienced with PHP / SQL / OO / web stuff, to the point this would be 10x easier for me if I did it the "hard" way.

    How the hell do I make a list of content in this thing? I've gotten content creator and views modules but I guess I'm not really sure how to customize these things, say if I wanted to make a list of something and let users post reviews, etc.

    Not asking for you to hold my hand, but at least if someone could give me a good idea where to look and get started, I'd be thankful.

    PS: Left the title generic in case I have more questions at a later date :coolugh:
     
  2. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    47,590
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Detroit
  3. trev.the.enemy

    trev.the.enemy New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2006
    Messages:
    10,939
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Midwest
    came to post something like this :rofl:
     
  4. klizzle

    klizzle New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2005
    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    0
    :ugh: WTF is it
     
  5. kingtoad

    kingtoad OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    55,919
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Not exactly sure what you mean as "the hard way" in Drupal.

    If you're just trying to create a list of content, just create a new node of any specific note type, and type in the HTML for an unordered list. Every node body automatically allows the use of list tags unless you specify otherwise via the node filters.

    If you want users to post reviews, then create an additional content type, called "reviews" for example, and go to your permissions page and make the "create reviews" permission available to either anonymous users or authenticated users.

    If you're actually building a module or overriding a theme function, Drupal will automatically output your data via the overridble theme_item_list() function.
     
  6. Pepsi1975

    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2005
    Messages:
    47,590
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Detroit
    the king toad help light

    he is the king of drupal
     
  7. trev.the.enemy

    trev.the.enemy New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2006
    Messages:
    10,939
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Midwest
    as pepsi said, the user who posted above.. kingtoad.. is the king of all things drupal.
     
  8. klizzle

    klizzle New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2005
    Messages:
    107
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hard way = build the queries and php scripts to generate the lists myself. Obviously I'd like to learn how to achieve the same thing in drupal because I'm sure once I learn it I'll never want to turn back. Thanks for the reply, I'll keep plugging away at this later tonight when I get some free time. :bigthumb:
     
  9. Insert Tokens

    Insert Tokens Making Cancer My Bitch OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Messages:
    8,326
    Likes Received:
    71
    Location:
    Tasmania
    :rofl:

    We need that as :kingtoad:
     

Share This Page