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. 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

oddencreative's picture

Media Browser

I have some work that needs to be done around the Media Browser and I could either use some assistance, or direction from others experience on the site I am working on. I am happy to hire out the work if you know what you are doing and get it kicked back out quickly.

The Need:
The website adds content through a media browser that can search through directories as configured and then place them inline where needed. This media already exists and just needs to be grabbed and shown in the browser.

If you have ideas, please share.

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oddencreative's picture

Commerce content type product displays

Does anyone have experience creating new product types, products, line items, content types for commerce so that one can add a product?

I can use the commerce kickstart, but I need to implement commerce via module install on an existing site. I might even be able to use you for a short while on the project for some of the heavier pieces or to jump start the site.

murias's picture

Any NextSpacers at meeting tonight

Hey... slight reminder that I won't be at the meeting tonight. The room is booked under my name at NS, and putting the word out there to ensure that there will be another NextSpacer that can let people into the room tonight.


Central Coast (California) Drupal Business Directory

This is a business directory of Drupal shops, independent consultants, and businesses that are in the Central Coast (California), including Santa Cruz County, San Benito County, Monterey County, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County and Ventura County, or are very involved in the Central Coast Drupal communities.

You are welcome to edit and add to the directory, but keep the list alphabetized and do not remove entries. Adding links and geographical locations is encouraged.

This directory is a shared resource that documents the thriving Central Coast Drupal business community and is not intended to be endorsement of any of the listed vendors and businesses. For Drupal businesses that are not in the Central Coast, see the Available for work page and the official Drupal services directory.

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dropmaker's picture

Locked out of site . . .

Hi, I could use a little help. I just updated several modules on my site, along with the corresponding database updates & now I can't get back in. Everything went fine. No errors at all. With all the updates complete I could navigate throughout the site fine before I logged off. (I did update the modules without updating to the latest version of Drupal core for D7.)

Here is the error I'm getting:

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murias's picture

Groups and Profile2 inquiry

I like to post locally first, before going global. ;^)

Here's the scenario:
Each user has their profile using Profile2. I have a OG group type where users of course are going to be admins. I need all group members to be able to view the group admin's profile.

Of course this to me seems basic and doable, but now been struggling with this for a few days now. Seemingly after reading some threads this is doable, and need to turn on Profile2 Group Access to make this work. Well, I have turned it on, and I see no changes to any cfg page anywhere.

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Kristen Pol's picture

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

2013-05-07 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
User group meeting

We will meet next month on Tuesday May 7th at 7pm at Nextspace.

I can't remember if we picked any topics at the last meeting ;) If we did, add a comment. Otherwise, I would like to go through my multilingual presentation slides (for DCPDX) with everyone to get feedback. I could do the presentation (45 minutes) or just walk through the slides. Might also be a good day to do a "round robin" to see what everyone is working on.


juliavdw's picture

My Speaker Deck is online

Howdy all, I posted my demo from last Tuesday online:

Hope this helps!

oddencreative's picture

Images and content

I am trying to work with some images in ckeditor wysiwyg and I can input the links but I am seeing them as anchors and the image-x-generic.png instead of images. I am using media browser...

Has anyone had experience with this?
Does anyone have a better solution for inlining images?

It appears that IMCE is having a bit of an issue with the file browser...

jenlampton's picture

Twig Sprint (online)

2013-03-22 13:00 - 17:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 

Come help us convert Drupal 8's theme engine to Twig!

We're nearing the home stretch of Round 1 of the Twig conversion, and it's time to get all hands on deck! If you can create patches, test patches, review patches, convert PHPTemplate to twig, improve documentation, or help us clean up the theme system (there's plenty of non-twig-related work too!) then please, meet us online from 1-5pm on Friday, March 22nd

Kristen Pol's picture

April Santa Cruz Drupal User Group Meeting - Nextspace 7pm to 9pm (Tuesday April 2, 2013)

2013-04-02 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
User group meeting

In April, we will be talking about RESPONSIVE THEMES! :)

Perhaps several folks can spend around 15 minutes on a particular theme like:

Sasson - Carl (?)
Omega - Darryl (?)
Adaptive - me (or Kristin Tkoch or someone else?)
xyz - Julia (?)
Zen5 - (?)


Kristen Pol's picture

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

2013-03-05 19:00 - 21:00 America/Los_Angeles
Event type: 
User group meeting

Hi all!

Sorry for the late notice... February flew by.

We'll get together tonight as usual... here are some ideas about what to discuss:


darrylri's picture

March meeting?

There has been little response to Carl's post about not being able to present tomorrow night.

Should we stay or should we go?

(I mean, stay with tomorrow night or go to the following Tuesday - probably not what the Clash were singing about.)

Anyway, if we're staying with tomorrow night, I can give a technical talk about using the Migrate module. I've been hot and heavy for the last couple weeks migrating a vBulletin forum to D7, and I can talk to the specifics of writing mapping code between them.

erutan's picture

I'm out of town the first Tuesday in March

So, yeah. Didn't notice that until today.

We can either reschedule for the second tuesday of the month, or we can move the "battle of the base themes" talk until April.

edit: I can't seem to delete this to make a poll instead, so head over to

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
Event type: 

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
Event type: 
Training (free or commercial)

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

Only local images are allowed.

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

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