Quick theming a View with node types-tricks

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if your theme folder contains node.tpl.php you don’t care the rest of the article else

if you have problems to find the template page with name node-view-viewname.tpl.php,because  the theme system need base node.tpl.php  template for overriding.
heck this link for theming a view with node type:-http://kfalck.net/2008/11/28/drupal-node-view-xtplphp-requires-nodetplphp


Strange behaviour of drupal 6 triggers and CCK default values

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One of my drupal experience is to developing an application for a client.So i want to change the default behaviour of drupal after saving the post.I created a trigger which triggers after saving the post to Redirect the admin/content/node Url.But the bad behaviour is starts there.The application dont save default values,but after editing and save it saves the values.So i used a hook_nodeapi to get the values from submitted form and try to save it.But ‘mymodule_nodeapi’ not fires at all.Before that it redirect to the ‘triggered Url’.After many hours of  research, trial,  i found the redirect nature and Un assign the Trigger .Now it works perfectly.

Buti am not 100% sure if it only related to that trigger or some thing related to configuration of trigger.

i will update my further finding and experience of drupal as application frame work in future

How to call imagecache images using theme functions

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You can call your imagecache images like the code below

theme(‘imagecache’, ‘blog_Thumb’, drupal_get_path_alias($node->field_1_immagini[0][‘filepath’]), $alt = $altimg, $title = $titleimg, $attributes=null)

‘blog_Thumb’ is the preset name
drupal_get_path_alias($node->field_1_immagini[0][‘filepath’]) is the path of image

Template suggestions drupal

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How to change the template when we show a node using view

we have placed a view for show details of each node in drupal 6 with a path of the view as ‘node/%’.But web site contains a system of multiple blogs using advanced_blog and custom module for manage some extra functionality for blog pages according to the blog html template.i prefer to add a template for blog and named it as page-blog.tpl.php.and all path of the blog is aliased with ‘blog/’.Every thing is working fine until when i click link to view the detials of a blog entry.It fallbacks to default page.tpl.php for showing the details.But i want to remain on the page-blog page.So i used the follwing script with ‘path’ module
//put this script in template.php if exist preprocess_page then only //insert contents of function:
function phptemplate_preprocess_page(&$vars) {
if ($vars[‘is_front’] != 1) {
$vars[‘template_files’][] = ‘page-‘ . $vars[‘node’]->type;
if (module_exists(‘path’)) {
$alias = drupal_get_path_alias(str_replace(‘/edit’,”,$_GET[‘q’]));
if ($alias != $_GET[‘q’]) {
$template_filename = ‘page’;
foreach (explode(‘/’, $alias) as $path_part) {
$template_filename = $template_filename . ‘-‘ . $path_part;
$vars[‘template_files’][] = $template_filename;

this function creates all possible combinations of templates suggestions to drupal.And in that page i use module_invoke for getting the results

How to pass values to existing drupal filters

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‘nid’ is the field used in my view for filter and following is my code for give a value to filter
$BlogSelected contains blog id showed as first blog,the view shows rest of the blog items

$view = views_get_view(“View_Blog_User_Archivio”);
$display_id = ‘default’;
$item = $view->get_item($display_id, ‘filter’, ‘nid’);
$item[‘value’] = $BlogSelected;
$view->set_item($display_id, ‘filter’, ‘nid’, $item);
$view->is_cacheable = FALSE;


$output = $view->render();

How to add CCK date field as filters in drupal view with default values

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create view and add fields,sort criteria etc

step 1 : select group as ‘Date’ then Date:node,add it to the filter by clicking the add
step 2: set Date form type: as text,granularity as day,from
‘Date field(s):’ select the CCK field you want and select method ‘AND or OR’,click update
step 3:Here is the trick
Operator: as you like (i am selected ‘is less than or equal to(for avoid post dated pubblications)’.
Attention for default value:
put your default value in ‘Date default:’ (i am used ‘now’ for current date,other values as ‘now +1 day’).

and update it .Now you have a view filterd by CCK date field



custom cck check box and default values and label

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For making cck check box field with label and default value,tricky way is there.You must pass ‘Allowed values list:’ as a key value pair separated with ‘|’.



Then it shows proper label when editing the story.