Join Jon Peck for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a Google Map using theming, part of Drupal 7: Custom Module Development.
I imported wind farms from the Open Energy Information Initiative and I can now view …each node of content type wind farm. …I hid the latitude and longitude because there was no need to show it to the user in this context. …However, this view is uninteresting. …Having a map with a marker indicating where the wind farm is has a positive impact on the user. …To do this, I'm going to inject an element into the full view of the node and make a …custom function for displaying the element. …By providing this functionality within the custom module, I am allowing themers to override …or customize the base functionality I provided.…
- Creating your first module
- Interacting with hooks
- Working with permissions and roles
- Controlling access
- Adding a menu item to an admin interface
- Using the Form API (FAPI) to quickly create a form
- Creating custom form validation
- Manually creating a custom content type
- Validating user input
- Importing content using feeds
- Creating a block
- Understanding best practices and coding standards
Skill Level Advanced
Q: gmap3_tools is not working the way I expected it to. What version of gmap3_tools should I be using?
A: Use the free exercise file containing the version of gmap3_tools used for recording; the published version of the module on drupal.org has changed since recording and is not backwards compatible.
Q: I attempted to run the Drupal site root from the project files, but the site isn't loading. Why not?
A: The Drupal configuration file in sites/default/settings.php contains database configuration specific to the environment used to record the movie. This may be different than your environment. Edit the file and search for "windfarms" - you may need to change the database host, username, password, db name and port to match your specific environment.