Adding faceted Apache Solr searching to your site can be a big win. Imagine your users, big grins on their faces, drilling down through your content to find that one piece of content they are looking for. But wait! How to make your taxonomy terms link directly into faceted search?
John will share how we solved this problem simply and consistently across our sites.
Faceted taxonomy Solr search utopia, Thursday night. Be there:Read more
This month's meeting is sneaking up on us. So, we leave the floor open to whatever you want to talk about. Bring your topics, problems or solutions. We'll decide which topic by Condorcet Voting.
Thursday, May 8 7p - 9p. Room 9 Curtiss Hall, Iowa State University. (The room across the hall from our normal meeting room)
Drupal 8 has been on the horizon for over a year now. It is currently in alpha and will hopefully be going into beta releases soon. For this meeting we're going to try to build something simple in Drupal 8 just to get a taste of what is coming down the road. There will be bugs. We don't know much about D8 yet, so this might end up being a collaborative demo and learning experience for all.Read more
March CIDUG Meeting 3-13-2014: The Crop Registry: A Case Study of metadata, taxonomy, search, and custom services
One of the biggest strengths of Drupal is the ability to extend and modify its behavior with modules. There are over 8,000 Drupal 7 modules on Drupal.org (14,505 total over all versions)! All of these modules are open source and free for you to use on your Drupal site. If there is a feature you want on your site, chances are someone already wrote a module to help you implement it.Read more
Recently, I was drug deep into Git. Weeks later, i've stumbled out of the woods. I learned a great deal but I'm not sure if I'm wiser. I'll leave that judgment up to you.
git submodule foreach git fetch *yes that is one command
git remote add luggage https://github.com/ISUITC/luggage.git
Happy Holidays! I invite you to join in our first meeting for this Camp to be held on December 18 at noon on IRC (irc.freenode.net) channel “drupalcorn”. DrupalCorn Camp has grown immensely each year through volunteers, sponsors, participation, training, and most recently a sprint because of leaders like you. If you are a veteran of the camp or wanting to learn more, please join us for this informational meeting.Read more
Before thinking of 2014, thank you to all who were involved with the 2013 DrupalCorn Camp. It was a highly successful event. Thank you to each volunteer, presenter, leader, promoter and attendee. Also, thank you to the University of Iowa for the kind hospitality, welcoming atmosphere and beautiful site for the event. The camp was fun, educational, and exceptional! All of these efforts, from each involved, are what encourage such a wonderful Drupal Community to keep connected from the Midwest and beyond.Read more
This meeting I will cover creating a feature. I will copy an existing slideshow implementation into a self-contained module made with the help of the Features module. With this feature I can deploy the functionality of this slideshow to multiple sites, and maintain it with other developers and site builders, without having to do any database merging.
Last meeting, I forgot to bring the BuildAModule.com gift certificate, so we will be giving that away at this meeting (it's in my laptop bag so I won't forget it this time).
Thursday, November 14, 7p 9p. Room 8 Curtiss Hall, Iowa State UniversityRead more