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Site (Quillem) related topics, usually to do with maintenance and updates

Site stasis

Submitted by Karthik on 4 February, 2006 - 21:36

Why the dearth of new stories in the last couple of weeks? Too much work and too little time. I have however, spent some time in the last week developing some new stuff for when Drupal 4.7 comes out. I will very likely upgrade as soon as it hits RC status :)



Submitted by Karthik on 23 November, 2005 - 12:10

Added in a few updates to the site a couple of days ago:

  • Added the global broadband comparison table.. *phew* this was a lot of work..
  • Updated Hathway pages with the plans from their plan pages. Also amended my review to put them in a little more positive light as speeds have been much better off late.
  • Removed Net4India from the broadband page and move it to the Other ISPs page. The responsiveness of their customer service divisions is just positively .. bovine :/

Google Sitemap Module Added

Submitted by Karthik on 12 October, 2005 - 14:55

Site Update: Added the google sitemap module yesterday - looks pretty nifty, except I'm not too sure that it's handling node type priorities very well - not sure yet.

I'm also working on my first Drupal module, and intend to perhaps write a walk-through-or-two that outlines the basics of module writing. The online docs are (as is the norm with Drupal) just plain shoddy.


Disabling Clean URLs via the DB

Submitted by Karthik on 7 October, 2005 - 19:53

If (like I was today) you're stuck with a Drupal site with Clean URLs enabled but mod_rewrite disabled, here's how you disable it via the database [Afaik there's no way to do this from Drupal itself, as you just can't login and navigate the site as all the URLs are clean URLs.. quite the catch-22 :P]:

Navigate to the variables table your DB, and view its contents sorted by the name field. The three rows that concern us are:
cache s:1:"1";
clean_url s:1:"1";
clean_url_ok i:1;

All three are stored in serialised form [as strings]. Cache will be set to 1 only if you have caching on, the same for clean_url. Edit each row so that the end result is as follows:


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