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MobileKey Installation

Get the tarball or the zip file of the module from Drupal.org (MobileKey on Drupal).

Go to one of you module folders and extract the file you downloaded.

The default installation folder is sites/all/modules, if you have a multi-site installation and want the module for just a few sites, go to sites/<sitename>/modules instead (create the modules folder if it doesn't exist yet.) It is recommended that you do not install under the top modules folder as this one is reserved for Drupal Core modules.

At that point, go to your Drupal website and go to Administer » Site building ...

MobileKey (The module —)

Introduction to the MobileKey module

The MobileKey module is an extension of the ThemeKey module that gives you a way to switch theme based on whether the user is viewing your website with mobile phone.

The installation is very simple. Follow the default Drupal 6.x installation steps (extract the tarball under your sites/all/modules/ folder.)

The module currently supports two features, a switch to force a mobile specific theme and a global redirect for your website front page.

Protected Node Installation

The basics of the Protected Node installation are easy:

  1. Get one of the tarball from Drupal.org
  2. Extract the files under sites/all/modules or some other modules folder
  3. Go to Administer » Site building » Modules and install the module (package Access)
  4. As the administrator (UID = 1) you are done.

Once you have installed the module, you probably want to change the permissions. Permissions allow your users to access the Protected Node functionality based on their roles. Please, see the point about Permissions for more information about those.

Now, you're ready ...

How to bypass Drupal strong security?

Interestingly enough, today I received a Security Advisory from Drupal saying that users received an email from a hacker asking them to install a Trojan module on their Drupal system.

I find it quite interesting since, if Drupal wasn't secure, the hackers would not have to ask you to make it unsecure, would they?

However, this shows how many CMS systems introduce a security issue problem to your web server installation since it is required to let your web server execute any one PHP file...

All the files installed on your web server and that are directly accessible from the outside (i.e. ...

jsMath Installation

Requirements

In order to use the jsMath for displaying mathematics with TeX Drupal 6.x module you need:

jsMath for displaying mathematics with TeX Drupal 6.x module

This is a quick helper to get you started with jsMath for displaying mathematics with TeX Drupal 6.x module.

I include an installation procedure and some sample of equations you can write and corresponding result. This very website does not run jsMath for several reasons, one being that it is slow and the other is that we don't really need it on our corporate website.

If you find an issue, please, file it in the jsMath Drupal queue.

SimpleMenu Custom Theme

Introduction

The newer versions of SimpleMenu allows for an easy way of adding custom themes.

There are two main ways to add new SimpleMenu themes:

1. In the simplemenu themes folder;

2. In your theme folder.

SimpleMenu themes folder

CSS

If you look under the simplemenu folder, you will see a sub-folder named themes. You can place your own specialized themes in that folder to make them available system-wide (i.e. if you are using many themes or use one Drupal installation for many websites.) In other words, this folder is viewed as a global theme folder.

The themes folder ...

To Do Block

Installation

Go to Administer » Site building » Modules and click on To Do Block to install the Block extension for the To Do module.

To Do Actions

Installation

Go to Administer » Site building » Modules and click on To Do Action to install the Action extension for the To Do module.

This module requires the installation of the Drupal Core Trigger module.

To Do Views

Installation

Go to Administer » Site building » Modules and click on To Do Views to install the Views extension for the To Do module.

This module requires the installation of the 3rd party Views module.