Join Jon Peck for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Drupal 7: Custom Module Development.
This course is intended to provide a foundational knowledge of the Drupal infrastructure and …API, providing context in a complex system. …As such, there are a number of areas that can be explored further. …Basic interactions with the Entity API were used to create a new content type. …But what if a more lightweight and custom solution is necessary? …The Entity API allows a developer to build a custom entity from the ground up without …the overhead of nodes. …To facilitate this, the entity project extends the core Entity API to reduce some of the …complexities when creating new entity types.…
There are a number of comprehensive examples and community managed documentation available …through the project page of the extended Entity API. …Throughout this course a simplified implementation of locations was built in order to demonstrate …how to interact with various Drupal subsystems. …While the wind farm content type provided stub location with geographic coordinates, …this functionality can be extended much further and already has in the location module. …
- 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.