Archive for May, 2009

drupal + aptana – quick tip

May 24, 2009 Leave a comment

I’m using Aptana for some drupal development.  For setup, I used svn to checkout the latest revision of acquia to my web root.  I loaded it up into aptana as a project.  As I tried copying files and renaming things, I kept getting subversion warnings and errors.  Since I’m not planning on comitting back to acquia, I found a little nifty option to turn SVN off for the aptana project.

Right click on the project folder, then Team. Then there is the option to turn off SVN and it will even run through the entire directory and remove all the SVN folders if you want.

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favicon creator

May 24, 2009 3 comments

I wanted to stylize the drupal admin_menu for the acquia install. Ended up using this nifty favicon generator to change the icon on the toolbar:

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Drupal Wysiwyg + Fckeditor : tips

May 24, 2009 10 comments

I’ve just spent the last 2 hours configuring FCKeditor for drupal.  Here are the main points:

To get the “Browse Server” button working for image uploads / quick upload / any uploading:

  1. First you’ll need to get into the config.php file fckeditor/editor/filemanager/connectors/php
    In there, I’ve added the following lines :

    $Config['Enabled'] = true ;
    // Path to user files relative to the document root.
    $root = "../../../../../../../../default/uploads/";
    $Config['UserFilesPath'] = $root ;
  2. Next I had to hack the file in /modules/wysiwyg/editors.  These settings probably have some integration with the drupal admin menu, but after a half hour of clicking all the options and things not showing up… I figured it’s easier to just get in there.  Obviously, this is not condoned… but this might be something that the wyswyg module needs to address.  You’ll need to make the following changes:
    function wysiwyg_fckeditor_settings($editor, $config, $theme) {
     $settings = array( 'EditorPath' => base_path() . $editor['library path'] .'/',
     'SkinPath' => base_path() . $editor['library path'] .'/editor/skins/'. $theme .'/',
     'Width' => '100%',
     'Height' => 420,
     'LinkBrowser' => TRUE,
     'LinkUpload' => TRUE,
     'ImageBrowser' => TRUE,
     'ImageUpload' => TRUE,
     'FlashBrowser' => TRUE,
     'FlashUpload' => TRUE,
  3. Next thing, is that after all this work, FCKeditor has this great filebrowser / uploader functionality, but only images and flash files can be uploaded??? what’s the deal.  It’s not very intuitive, but it’s the “Link” button that enables you to upload more generic files like PDF’s, word files, excel files and the like.  If I couldn’t figure that out, I’m guessing that it’s not very intuitive to others either.  The easiest way to address this was to just change the tooltip in the en.js file in /fckeditor/editor/lang.  I just changed the tooltip to “Insert/Edit Links and Files”.  If you make the change to the en.js file, you will need to clear your browser cache or you won’t see the changes taking effect.
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