WEB so basically drupal modules are worthless?

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  1. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    almost everything I've tried hasn't worked.

    I guess this is why everyone just writes their own modules any time they need anything done.
     
  2. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    it's a 100% different experience from Wordpress where plugins 1) worked and 2) were uniformly documented and installed
     
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    I write my own simply because it can be exactly what i want it to be, and it doesn't have the usual template feel.

    I'm using dotnetnuke for 2 projects, only due to time constraints.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    any good resources I should get for module development? I have a book in the mail, but I wanted to get something done this weekend and so far none of the modules I thought I could use have worked out
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    btw kingtoad, Pathauto is fucking AWESOME. It's the only module I've installed that actually works the way it should all the time, installed without any problems, and improved the site. :bigthumb:
     
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    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    He's using dotnetnuke. Has nothing to do with Drupal. Not sure why he even posted that.

    Anyway, I don't have many issues with Drupal modules that I have downloaded and used. But I haven't used very many. Just make sure that the modules versions reflect the version of Drupal you are using and make sure you are using it correctly. Read the documentation for the modules. A lot of people still use Drupal 5 for that reason.

    Did you order the Pro Drupal Development book? If not, you should probably get that one. I've read it twice and got a pretty solid grasp on Drupal and the framework.

    If you want to get a head start on developing asap, I suggest you start reading up on this:

    http://api.drupal.org/api/file/developer/topics/forms_api_reference.html/6
     
  7. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    hrmm I thought he meant he had used Drupal before and wrote his own modules for that.. but was using DotNetNuke now.

    yep Pro Drupal Development 2nd Ed

    thanks
     
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    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    :bigthumb:

    Having any success with Drupal yet?
     
  9. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I'm just trying to do too much at once. I'm having trouble seeing the uses for some things outside of just recreating the Drupal site itself.. or rather how much of it applies to my current project.

    The book will probably help tremendously
     
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    I was thinking that too until he said "it doesn't have the template feel". The look of Drupal modules is entirely based on the theme you are using. There's no "look" for Drupal modules, since all the modules are is a series of hooks within the system.
     
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    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    :werd:

    If you have any questions toss me a PM. I started a blog powered by Drupal, and have decided to make it a site on Drupal tutorials. Currently in the process of writing some stuff up. I'll keep you posted.
     
  12. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    :bowdown: IByouRegretSayingThat :rofl:
     
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    :rofl:

    invisible ftw. :hsughr:
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    kingtoad is awesome, he has helped me a couple of times on my current site :bowdown:
     
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    let me know when it is up and running, i would be interested in reading up on drupal
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    in for link
     
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    I installed drupal and think i am going to use it for my personal website.. messing with joomla right now for a community based portal and it has proved to be a bit of a pain in the ass. throw the link up for your tutorial website once it's done.
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    if you don't need anything crazy.. try Wordpress.
     
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    Will look into it, thanks.
     
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    Will do, sir. :love:
     
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    I came in here to post what Toad basically summed it up with this:
     
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    Anyone successfully used Drupal for an e=commerce site? I'd love to start using it for that purpose, but I haven't found the time to learn how to write modules for it.

    Or at least find a similar alternative.
     
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    http://www.ubercart.org/
     
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    Pepsi1975 Mod of the Year

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    hey man i seen you sent an aim message earlier today, was there something imporant you needed to talk about?
     
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