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Getting clean URLs working under Windows running Apache2

Submitted by Karthik on 11 May, 2005 - 12:13

Just a quick note on getting clean URLs working under windows:

  • Open your httpd.conf file
  • run a find for mod_rewrite, and you will end up with something like:
    #LoadModule rewrite_module modules/

    Remove the # from the above statement.

  • Run a search for "<Directory". You will come across the default directory config for Apache, followed by an example config.
  • Add the following below both of the above directory config blocks:
    <Directory "D:/programs/apache2/Apache2/htdocs/drupal">

Trackback module added

Submitted by Karthik on 9 May, 2005 - 22:24

Installed Trackback module. Had a bug where the configuration page was missing a save configuration button. Fixed it by inserting

$formitems .= form_submit(t('Save configuration'));

in line 490.

I actually still am yet to see this in action, so if you have a blog or whatever, please use it so I can see what happens :P

Also noticed a ton of referrer spam in the logs, thanks to a thread on Will need to do something about it..

Server was down about an hour back (for ~45 minutes). Sluggish on reboot :(


Updates for the day

Submitted by Karthik on 2 May, 2005 - 20:37
  • Added Subscription Module - Allowing users to subscribe to posts and threads. Disabled the option to subscribe to categories for the time being.
  • Added Quote Module - This allows the user to quote a previous post in his reply/comment.
  • Updated secondary menu to reflect changes.
  • Added minimum word counts for certain content types. Set all autheticated users' stories/pages to go into the moderation queue by default.
  • Updated To-Do page :)

That's about it methinks,

More updates and Taxonomy 101 ;)

Submitted by Karthik on 2 May, 2005 - 02:06

Found and fixed default content creation permissions for authenticated users. They will be able to add content that will need to be approved.. (i.e. moderated posts). Blogs and forum posts are not moderated.

Read up and added some basic terms for the taxonomy module. I am yet to streamline the heirarchies properly, and am trying to figure out a few things before I do so. Primary among them is a way of restricting access to certain terms in a vocabulary to certain roles.

However considering how little "layman" literature (Most comprehensive articles I've read on the subject seem to enjoy talking about it in terms of Set Theory :S) there is on the web, let me post what I believe is an easy way to understand and get the taxonomy module underway..

Added Stock Module, fixed menus

Submitted by Karthik on 30 April, 2005 - 18:16

Added a stock quote module that lifts data off Yahoo! Finance. No issues, but I edited the source to allow the block to display preset stocks to anonymous users.

Updated Credits page..

Fixed Secondary menus with a manually added array rather than use the PHPTemplate admin panel (to allow for user-specific menus). The primary and secondary menus are now lists rather than plain strings..

Activated Polls..

Added Archive link in main menu..

That's about it :)

Things to do and stuff like that..

Submitted by Karthik on 27 April, 2005 - 18:37

Immediate to do list:

-Convert site theme from xtemplate to phptemplate

-While I'm at it look at converting the icky table layout to a completely CSS layout.. This would mean killing the 3 column layout, as they are not terribly stable when it comes to cross-browser compatibility.

-Fix the redundant primary and secondary menus

-Look at setting up the taxonomies and recategorize all stories in their correct categories..

-Perhaps set up an FAQ link for the menu, outlining stuff available on the site

all I can think of atm,
P.S I've created a To-Do


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