For the second time, I was tasked with setting-up a down-down menu in Drupal for the Primary Links. I don’t recall struggling last time, but this time it took a while until I could get it to render properly. I checked the old code, and the menu was shown using the Primary Links block. Instead of adding in blocks and doing it the same way, I thought I could make a few small adjustments to the theme’s template.php
Programming and debugging are best when the product is accompanied by decent documentation. I recently had the pleasure of debugging a custom Drupal module which involved date inputs, etc. A feature of this module stopped working, and the PHP error logs pointed to a missing function, date_select_input. Upon investigation, I traced it to the Date module, but couldn’t find it in my version. I looked to see if we were up-to-date, and when I realized it was, I thankfully found the documentation page: Converting modules from Date API 1.x to 2.x. Apparently, the module was updated, and the new version deprecated this function with no backwards-compatibility. Thankfully, the client wanted to use the Jscalendar (Drupal 5.X) module, already implemented elsewhere on the same page, so we just had to replace the code with a different functioanlity altogether.
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Tags: date api, Drupal, jscalendar
Categories : Drupal