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Drupal: how to disable broken module manually

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

I did something wrong applying a patch to a module. This resulted in a broken site — I wasn’t able to see the Administration page anymore to disable the module (or any page for that matter). Log on to your server via SSH. mysql -p Gets you into mysql. To see your databases: show databases; […]

Drupal form tweaker module

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

The Drupal Form Tweaker module lets you change the way users can select vocabulary/ category terms when they submit content. By default, this is a dropdown list, which is a bit ugly and especially annoying to use if you want to select multiple terms. With form tweaker, you can set the terms to be presented […]

Drupal border-spacing

Monday, November 5th, 2007

In my version of Drupal (5.something), with the theme I’m using (B7), if you try to set the distance between table cells using CSS border-spacing, this has no effect. You have to also set border-collapse: separate;

Where to install Drupal themes and modules

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

In your drupal root directory, you have a directory modules and a directory themes. Turns out this is not where you want to install additional modules and themes. Instead, put them into (below the drupal root directory) sites/all/modules and sites/all/themes respectively (create directories if needed).

R: Delicious statistical-computing recipes at

Friday, September 28th, 2007

Just on the R mailing list, more good news for users and wannabe-users of R: is a new community site that offers handy R recipes. Once you register, you can post your own recipes and create a collection of your personal favorites. Looks like someone put Drupal to good use. My only quip so […]