May Seattle Drupal User Group Meeting

rlhawk's picture
2014-05-21 18:00 - 19:30 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
User group meeting

** Please Note Meeting Time Change ** Learn about Drupal and meet local Drupal enthusiasts. We will meet at 6 pm on Wednesday, May 21st.


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  • Controlling the Markup – Understanding Templates in Drupal

Controlling the Markup – Understanding Templates in Drupal

Over the last few months we have heard an interest in discussing how to handle and control the markup that Drupal outputs. If you are interested in giving a short presentation on a topic related to the subject of controlling markup, please add a comment below.

Here are some suggestions for topics:

  • How to override a theme function
  • How and why to define your own theme function
  • Using template (.tpl) files
  • Manipulating variables in a preprocess function
  • Using contributed modules to modify markup

Event Details:

WEDNESDAY May 21, 6:00pm - 7:30pm.

Tableau Software, 837 North 34th Street, Seattle

Pay parking is available adjacent the east side of the building, right underneath the Aurora bridge in a U-Park lot ($5-7).

The main entrance is along 34th Street, right next to the Anytime Fitness (there are stairs up to 34th from the lot). The door may be locked, so feel free to call/text 206.437.2368 for entry.

Public transit: 26, 28, 31, 32, 40 all stop at N 34th and Fremont; additional routes a few blocks further away: 5, 82

Coworking is available from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Milstead & Co. (across N 34th Street from Tableau; Map)


Display Suite

arh1's picture

We typically use Display Suite at Forum One so I've recently been coerced into learning it. :) I'm happy to talk about that option a bit, and how it's part of a more general approach of theming via exportable settings made in the GUI.

Overriding/Creating theme functions

sprocketman's picture

I'd be more than happy to discuss how to override a theme function and why/how you would implement your own theme functions. Also, would like to share a project we just launched using multisite for SaaS and a scaling method if anyone is interested.

Basic Template Concepts

RockSoup's picture

I can speak about basic templates for nodes and pages and how to override for specific instances.


Meeting tonight!

rlhawk's picture

It looks as though we have some good theme-related topics. Don't forget the meeting is tonight at 6:00 at Tableau.