Friday, July 21, 2017 10:32 am EDT

Drupal 7

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Alter the output of Logintoboggan on User Registration Form

Recently I was faced with a problem that gave me a bit of trouble. I was using the Logintoboggan module to create a unified login form as well as to allow logins with username or e-mail address. In addition to using Logintoboggan, I had created a small helper module to remove and alter some of the cruft in the user registration form and the user profile form.

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Example of Using the D7 Batch API to Process Changes to Entities From a Select Query

The other day I decided that I needed to figure out how to use the Batch API. I have had a number of times where I needed to "fix" a bunch of nodes on a site. These are usually one time fixes such as adding a new field to the user object and needing a default value to be set for all the previous users. In most cases I would just create a standard menu callback and let it process. If it was too much to do in a single page request, I would change the query to limit the results and run it multiple times. I knew the Batch API was a better choice, but I hadn't taken the time to figure it out.

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How to Auto Node Title Nodes of a Certain Content Type in Drupal 7

Sometimes when you are creating a piece of content, the title field does not make sense to be filled out by the user. In these cases, its best to hide it and have it filled in automatically. Depending on your needs, the Auto Nodetitle may be able to give you everything you need.

After enabling the module, navigate back to basic editing of the content type you wish to configure, or add a new one. You will see a new option for "automatic title generation" with three options:

1. Disabled

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Preserving Line Breaks Using Plain Text Processing for Drupal 7

Have you ever wanted to use the plain text option under the "Text processing" selection for a textarea control on a form so that your users don't see the options that they get when you choose "Filtered text?"

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How To Fix Drupal 7 Blocked Account After 5 Incorrect Password Attempts

Have you ever come across the situation where you key in a password incorrectly more than 5 times? When you are using Drupal 7, you will get the following message:

Sorry, there have been more than 5 failed login attempts for this account. It is temporarily blocked. Try again later or request a new password.

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