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twitter feed

Dick Moore's picture

Hi Katherine
On your original demo there was what looked to be a twitter feed on the bllix site.

There seems to be several ways to get twitter integrated, some simple and others requiring a whole load of modules ctools - oauth and all with critical dependancies.

Could you tell us what modules you used? and any hints

Thanks

D

Something to watch for with sub themes

Dick Moore's picture

Hi Katherine

Inspired by your session and having a day to play, I moved my old wordpress site to one side and have had a go at installing Drupal on my home page.

it's all going real well, other than worth warning folk to make sure that if they are using the Zen + Austin theme that they make sure they are compatible. I spent a horrid two hours having downloaded the latest production versions only to find that the latest Austin production theme is not comparable with the latest Zen theme ;) I know RTFM (read the fine material)

Loved the talk and learnt a lot.

Cheers

Dick

I am glad you enjoyed it and

Webmistress's picture

I am glad you enjoyed it and are inspired to dive in!

Thanks for pointing that out. You need to make sure you are using the correct version of the subtheme for your version of Zen. I used Zen 6.x-2.0 and the dev version of Austin - 6.x-2.x-dev.

Katherine Druckman is webmistress at LinuxJournal.com. You might find her on Twitter or at the Southwest Drupal Summit

Austin + Zen theme region (lack) of inheritance

Dick Moore's picture

Hi Katherine

I feel like such a newbie ;) I have installed Austin6.x-2.x-dev and Zen 6.x-2.0 as ../sites/all/themes/zen and ../sites/all/themes/austin and both themes show up just fine as per the demo. Following your recipe, when I make the Austin theme the default however I loose the right and left side bar regions and the menu structure. It all returns when I make zen the default Not sure what the hell I am doing wrong ;)

Oh and for fun I lost the login box but a web search told me to use http://name-of-your-site.com/?q=user and it let me back in.

Having fun none the less

Any advice appreciated in advance. Following a recipe is a great way to learn!

Thanks in anticipation

Dick

post on themes

Dick Moore's picture

Hi Katherine
Just delete that last post. Because my hosting site does not allow ssh or telnet I am having to unpack and push from a windows box. Reloading the themes solved it all.

D

Oh good. I was having

Webmistress's picture

Oh good. I was having trouble coming up with an explanation for that, so I am glad you got it working. I guess all the files didnt copy over before? No ssh sounds like a huge inconvenience. :-/

Katherine Druckman is webmistress at LinuxJournal.com. You might find her on Twitter or at the Southwest Drupal Summit

WYSIWYG

Brian Looker's picture

Thanks again, Katherine! I'd be happy to learn more about your WYSIWYG setup so that non-html users can create stories/pages with Drupal.

I will write up something

Webmistress's picture

I will write up something asap.

Katherine Druckman is webmistress at LinuxJournal.com. You might find her on Twitter or at the Southwest Drupal Summit

Scholar module in Drupal

Roger French's picture

So what are the capabilities of the Drupal Scholar module? I'm at a university, and we're moving to Drupal for cms, and the idea is that I can use Drupal Scholar module to post my research websites.

Let me have a look at it and

Webmistress's picture

Let me have a look at it and get back to you.

Thanks for attending!

Katherine Druckman is webmistress at LinuxJournal.com. You might find her on Twitter or at the Southwest Drupal Summit

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