Card Sorting is a method used to categorize content into groups which could then be translated to a vocabulary. This method can assist clients with breaking the mold and thinking of their content in a more searchable structure. This method paired with the Drupal Taxonomy Core Module to create vocabularies (Categories and Tags) and filtration can increase site usability.Read more
Are your copy and paste muscles getting fatigued? Do you have data sitting in a MySQL table or CSV file but want it in Drupal fields? Are you frightened when the Migrate module documentation intones, "if you do not have object-oriented programming skills in PHP, this module is not for you?"
"...,Travis CI is a hosted, distributed continuous integration service used to build and test projects hosted at GitHub." By trial and error, I have been able to build my Drupal platform, luggage, on Travis-CI and have it pass the most basic tests. I'll walk you through how I did it but leave you hanging on where I'm going with this next.Read more
Since the normal meeting this month is only a week away from DrupalCorn we're scaling back and unwinding a bit at Brick City Grill. Feel free to come and go as you please. There will be no formal presentation, but plenty of discussion.
Brick City Grill. 2704 Stange Rd. Ames, IA 50010
Please do sign up so we know how big of an area to get and you will get a reminder e-mail the day before.
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