Santa Cruz

The Santa Cruz Drupal User's Group is looking to connect Drupal users in and around Santa Cruz, California.

We have a budding tech community in Santa Cruz. One factor in our tech growth is the use of Drupal at several local web shops, start-ups, and organizations. Drupal use at UC Santa Cruz is also growing and it's time we all got together to share knowledge and learn from each other.

We (almost always) meet on the first Tuesday of each month, at 7pm (see to discuss time). Meetings are free and held at NextSpace at 101 Cooper Street in downtown Santa Cruz. All are welcome. Ring the buzzer to get let into the building.

Note - If the meeting day falls on a holiday or during the winter holidays (e.g. January), then we will probably reschedule the meeting.

Nextspace address
101 Cooper St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

jenlampton's picture

Twig Sprint, as part of the Drupal Sprint Weekend

2013-03-09 10:00 - 2013-03-10 19:00 America/Los_Angeles

There will be a sprint on the new theme system in Drupal 8. We have a lot of core patches that need to be reviewed and rerolled, and we could use all the help we can get!

Check out this awesome page Joel made for how to prepare and what do do day-of:

meet up in person

Southern CA (Sat, March 9th only) w/ steveoliver
Location still TBD!
If anyone has any office space in North County San Diego to share, that would be great!
please contact steveoliver

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erutan's picture

Responsive Design talk in 2 hours

perhaps a little late, but the techraising meetup tonight should be pretty relevant for front endish folks.

bodyblueprinter's picture

IE, need I say more.....

But I have to! Apparently there is ONE person who cannot read class schedule that are posted on in what is claimed to be the most current edition of IE. However, I cannot seem to recreate the issue, leaving me with the crazy question of "how the heck do I fix this". I have never heard a developer speak kindly of IE, but that does not mean I can afford the luxury of "Forget IE". So how does one go about recreating an issue such as this and then fixing it?

juliavdw's picture

Gmail, Drupal 6 contact forms and maybe rules?

Ok, Drupal group peeps. Here's my problem:

My client has a Drupal 6 install with a vanilla drupal contact form.
They have shared hosting at dreamhost with their domain email being hosted through google apps.
So far so good.

Recently we have noticed that they can receive email from any anonymous user who does not have a email.

This means that if an anonymous user wants to contact them and puts into the email field of the form, the mail will not go through.

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christefano's picture

Drupal Development Best Practices Training in Downtown Los Angeles on April 26, 2013

2013-04-26 10:00 - 17:00 America/Los_Angeles

Join us on April 26, 2013 in Downtown Los Angeles for Drupal Development Best Practices, a full day of Drupal training! This training is being produced by Exaltation of Larks, a Drupal strategy, development, consulting and training firm with a team of experts in Los Angeles.

    Sign up today at  

Exaltation of Larks - Expert Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training This one-day workshop gives you a comprehensive tutorial on the right way to manage your Drupal website. You'll learn about version control for your code and ways to manage changes in your data. You’ll also see how the Features module can enable you to keep your configuration changes in version control.

We'll cover industry-approved deployment strategies that let you move smoothly through development, testing and live environments. You’ll get a high-level overview of how to modify the way your site looks by sub-theming, preventing hours of frustration should your original theme be updated.

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darrylri's picture

Using Perl to massage data for migration

I mentioned that I have done this to move data across to a new Drupal site with Feeds. Perl is (IMHO) an awful language, but it's available everywhere, so it's convenient.

And then this morning...

Perl Problems

I love XKCD, but then, what geek doesn't?

bodyblueprinter's picture

Curious about Panels/Panels Everywhere

Just wondering what the general thoughts are about these modules. The Distro that brought me to Drupal in the first place has panels installed on the D7 alpha and I would like to become familiar with it. I have a test site that would be a great playground for this, but seems cumbersome out of the box.

bodyblueprinter's picture

Adaptive Theme

I know AT is on the upcoming discussion list, but I have a site that is having some re-size issues. A footer view is not resizing and some embedded video is not re-sizing. I am looking for some tips or directions to look for answers.

for the videos


bodyblueprinter's picture

Open Layers error

Went live with my first site job and got this error on the locations page (

Warning: include(/home6/toadalfi/public_html/sites/all/modules/openlayers//templates/openlayers-map.tpl.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in theme_render_template() (line 1495 of /home6/toadalfi/public_html/includes/
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carsonblack's picture

DrupalCamp Sacramento 2013

2013-04-12 09:00 - 2013-04-14 18:00 America/Los_Angeles

DrupalCamp Sacramento, inspired by the BarCamp events, is a medium sized gathering where people discuss and learn about Drupal, an open-source content management system that is powering more and more of the web every year. Come to share ideas, get involved in the community, and meet in person the people you see so often online!

erutan's picture

Homebrew MAMP setup w/ wildcard DNS for local dev

I got a little frustrated dealing with MAMP and decided to setup my own local dev environment - I found a good gist outlining it, but I encountered a typo and had to update the PHP section a bit so I forked it. I added in DNS (hence the DNS section being less super auto copypaste cool). ;)

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Kristen Pol's picture

February Santa Cruz Drupal User Group Meeting - Nextspace 7pm to 9pm (Tuesday Feb 5, 2013)

2013-02-05 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles

We will go back to our regular first Tuesday of the month! For February, that is the 5th.

Rob will do a rundown of using Rules... thanks Rob!


murias's picture

Rules Guru needed

Hey all,

Well, as title suggests, I need some help with a complex rule. Here is the what I am trying to accomplish.

On the registration page for new users, I am using profile2, I have a select list, this select list is within a field collection. Based upon the selection from this select list the user might join, one, multiple, or no groups.

Similar questions have been asked over the web, but there seems to be no answers.

I believe I have the bulk of it at least to test a simple version of the rule, before creating a rule set.

Event -> After saving a new profile

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bodyblueprinter's picture

Dear Santa Cruz Drupal Mentors.....

Hi All,

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Diana Farias's picture


We are accepting session submissions for SANDcamp starting Wednesday, Jan 2 to Wednesday, Jan 9. Please spread the word to your fellow Drupalers and if you haven't registered, do so right now :) Can't beat $10 for two full days of Drupal!

This time around we're 2013's SANDcamp old school and putting our focus on promoting the latest Drupal trends, sprints, training and speakers! Camp will be held at UC San Diego campus and will have our socials at the best campus dive Porter's Pub.

Help spread the word :)

Kristen Pol's picture

January Santa Cruz Drupal User Group Meeting - Nextspace 7pm to 9pm (Tuesday Jan 8, 2013)

2013-01-08 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles


Let's meet January 8th at 7pm at Nextspace!

Murias will go over the myriad of Drupal 7 slideshow/gallery options with us.

Should be fun!!! :)

bodyblueprinter's picture

Profile2 and creating Views

Hi All,
Having a hell of a time getting Profile 2 to display the fields I want.......Not familiar enough with Views I think. Got this error when trying to add relationships..

SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1064 You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near 'LIKE '' ESCAPE '\') ))) subquery' at line 5

Any thoughts?

Manish's picture

Best Practices for Drupal:Migration (Data and Versions)

2012-12-06 17:30 - 19:30 UTC

Hello Friends!

Constant evolution of Drupal as an opensource framework is increasingly attracting larger organizations and enterprises for its adoption, you cant go wrong with Drupal if you practice the guidelines of Drupal.

Please block your calendars for Dec 6th, 2012 for best practices discussion on selected topics along with interesting conversations on future Badcamps, Migration techniques, and a case study presentation of Drupal project as well.

Lets make the best of 2012 and prepare ourselves for doing some great work using Drupal.

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Kristen Pol's picture

(SVDUG WAS RESCHEDULED) What should we do for the December meeting for Santa Cruz user group?

Have our meeting at Nextspace as usual.
0% (0 votes)
Carpool over to the Silicon Valley Drupal user group meeting:
20% (1 vote)
I can't attend either way so I don't care ;)
0% (0 votes)
Reschedule our Dec meeting to Tuesday Dec 11th
20% (1 vote)
Reschedule our Dec meeting to Wednesday Dec 12th
0% (0 votes)
Carpool to SVDUG and reschedule meeting to Tues Dec 11th
60% (3 votes)
Carpool to SVDUG and reschedule meeting to Wed Dec 12th
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 5
Kristen Pol's picture

(WILL BE IN SANTA CRUZ) December Santa Cruz Drupal User Group Meeting - Nextspace 7pm to 9pm (Tuesday Dec 4, 2012)

2012-12-04 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles

Hi all!

I just found out that the Silicon Valley Drupal User Group meeting is on December 4th:

Since I'm doing a migration project right now, the topic:

Best Practices for Drupal: Migration (Data and Versions)

is of great interest to me.

Murias was going to be presenting for our December 4th meeting on slideshows, but I'd like to take a poll to see if there is any interest going over-the-hill for this meeting:

I have a mini-van if a lot of people need rides.

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