Drupal 7

Render/embed a Panels Page in a jQuery Dialog Box

I need a page on my Drupal 7 project site to display within a jQuery modal dialog box. Adding content to a jQuery dialog is straightforward with the Dialog module. The issue was the dialog box needed to contain the contents of a Panel. Previously I've embeded Views using views_embed_view(), but I've never tried to embed a Panel. A web search wouldn't give me a quick answer, so I worked it out.

Change Image Style and Row Class depending on result count

This is a simple example of the use of Views hooks in the template.php file of a theme. It is written for use with Drupal 7 and Views 7.x-3.0-beta3. 

In this project, a page contains a View which must display one, two or three results/rows. Each row contains an image and and body text. The final output display must to stay roughly the same size regardless of the amount of content. To make it all fit and allow for custom theming/CSS, I decided to change the Image Style and Row Class depending on the number of results.

Clear a form field on click with JS & Behaviors in Drupal 7

A common web design feature is to move the label for a form field into the field value, then clear the field once it gains focus. There are many ways to implement this functionality, but this is the Drupal 7 theming method.

These steps assume your theme contains no custom Javascript. They describe how to add the word Search to the regular Drupal search block text field.

  1. Open your template.php file.
  2. We will use hook_form_alter() to change the value of the search field:


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