Loading Drupal Core Include Files (The Right Way)

Maybe it's because I've done more with Drupal that's off the map.. Or maybe I just dug further than others, but I've noticed way too many developers giving poor advice when it comes to loading the core include files. Allow me to correct that issue for you, and more importantly explain why you need to do it the right way.


Creating "Next" and "Previous" Links on Node Views To Related Content Based on A View

The client wanted a node type that is listed by a view, taking you a detailed view of the node. That node includes links to the ‘previous’ and ‘next’. Those are quoted because it’s not absolute ordering. The view itself defines 3 exposed filters that must be carried into the chain of next and previous.


Bulk Redirect Magento Urls

A client needed to enter a bunch of urls to redirect today on a site. This can be easily done one at a time through the Magento admin at Admin > Catalog > Url Rewrites. That's a bit of a slow process. So to that end, we've got a DB direct method to compliment:

Setting Product Attributes From Text Descriptions in Magento

A client of mine recently started wanting to improve her shopping experience with Magento. Her site was initially imported 100% description based, with attributes barely used at all. After walking her through layered navigation's filters, she immediately understood the value. It can help with SEO as well, as you can noindex the extra urls produced by filters more easily than discounting loads of categories. She's off happily categorizing her product data into attributes and options below them. It'll be my job to search the text of all her products and set the product's attributes based on them. Here's the start of that work.



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