Understanding the Rules module


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Understanding the Rules module

There are a few bits of software in the Drupal world that I call super modules. These are the ones that open up a whole new world of possibilities for your site. The obvious example is views, the study of which makes up most of my lynda.com course, Drupal 7 Reporting and Visualizing Data. Views took functionality that required custom programming, and put it out there in the hands of nonprogrammers, like me. Rules is another of those super modules; it basically lets you configure your site to respond in custom ways when users perform actions.

It's some what like the actions and trigger modules that are in core Drupal, but it's much better. We start out as usual, by going to its project page at drupal.org/project/rules. Before we install it, we are going to have to take care of one of its requirements, which is Entity API for Drupal 7. So I'll open that up in a new tab, and grab that as well. Now we install, and now we enable them, and now the rules module.

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Understanding the Rules module
Video duration: 6m 49s 7h 50m Intermediate

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Understanding the Rules module provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Tom Geller as part of the Drupal 7 Advanced Training

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Developer Web
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