Create postings

A single tab is available to create posts into the Drupelburg Accommodations site. The Create posting tab is obtained by renaming the Create content item in the Navigation menu and then moving this item to under the Primary links menu. In order to do this, access the Menus link on the Administer page, click on the Navigation link, and edit the Create content link to change the Parent item to < Primary links> . Save your new settings. When the Create posting tab is clicked on, it will open a...

Add a Product to the store

When Ubercart is installed, it automatically creates a Product Content type. You may verify this by visiting the Content types link in Administer. If you are familiar with creating content (nodes) in Drupal, then you will know that to add a new node of type Product, you need to browse to the Add content link and select Product. This will give you the form required to submit your product descriptions. Enter the product description used for product teasers and pages. Hold Ctrl while clicking to...

Info

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Images

Install and enable them. It is also essential that you have the Upload module enabled. The TinyMCE editor (even though it is not essential) will permit Smart to edit his pages without knowing any HTML. Download the editor, if this feature is required. Having done this, return to Administer Content management Content types, and select the Publication Content type. At the bottom of the page, you will see a new panel for Image Attach settings. Enable Attach...

Test the Houses for Rent submission form

Now let us test our submission form, and see how it works. In order to do this, we click on the Create content link on the lefthand side of the page, and select the Houses for Rent link. You will see a form that will have to be duly filled in, as shown in the following screenshot NuJIa. at Jj.gu.la. PhaseJJ.us Jo.bg rtjs. mi eg.et.urna. Vivamus .yej turpi s, Du is. eu Gurus. Fusee utarcu. in n.i.b.h mattjs facijisis. Sed risus nisi, vestibujum sit am et. Job o rtis vitae, fringi la a, magna....

User profile

However, what we have done so far will not give us a user profile page that is comprehensive enough. To get what we want, we need to enable the Profile module on the modules page. On visiting the Profiles link in the admin menu, we will be presented with a page like the following This page displays a list of the existing custom profile fields to be displayed on a user's My Account page, To provide structure, similar or related fields may be placed inside a category. To add a new category (or...

Configure the File uploads module

The Upload module should also be configured if you are intending to upload a file of an unusual format. Go to the File uploads link on the Administer page, and you will be presented with the page shown in the following screenshot Make the relevant changes according to your liking, especially if you need to add more file extension types to the default permitted file extensions, or if you need to change the maximum file size that is permitted. Otherwise, leave the default settings intact, and...

Test the Image submission form

Now let us test our Image submission form, and see how it works. In order to do this, click on the Create content link in the Navigation menu and select Image. You will see a form, similar to the one shown in the following screenshot, which can be duly filled in Click Browse to select an image to upload. London, The Water Hole, United Kingdom O A comma-separated list of terms describing this content. Example funny, bungee jumping, Company, Inc P Menu settings D Rebuild derivative images, Check...

Create new categories

Our blog entries will need to be organized into categories in order to group them together with other blog entries, according to geographical location. Go to the Taxonomy link under Content management section in the Administer page, and navigate to the Taxonomy page. If you have started a new site, then you will see at the foot of this page a notice that there is no vocabulary available for your new categories. The vocabulary is a term by which a collection of categories or terms can be...

Basic Ubercart configurations

Now, at first glance, Ubercart can look like a very hostile animal indeed, with many pages of daunting features. However, this needn't be so. Just imagine it as a feast, and you only need to take what you need from the whole table and leave the rest for later, or for other people with more varied tastes. Firstly, we must enable Ubercart and all of the dependent modules, as indicated by the Modules table. Without the following modules Ubercart will not function, and so they must be enabled prior...

Create a Gender field

The Gender field is also built in a similar way to the other two fields, but with a different component. For this field, we will be using the Select component. Therefore, we will need to present options to the user to select from. The values to be entered for this field are shown in the following screenshot This is used as a descriptive label when displaying this form element. Default value The default value of the field. For multiple selects use commas to separate multiple defaults. 0 Token...

Configure the Webform module

We must configure the Webform module exactly as we want it to work. For this, visit the link or the page for the Webform module on the Administer page, and you will be shown the following page. Webforms are forms and questionnaires. To add one, select Create content - gt Webform. These are the available field types for your installation of Webform. You may disable any of these components by unoheoking its corresponding box. Only checked components will be available in existing or new webforms,...

Create quick menus with the Taxonomy Menu module

Download the Taxonomy Menu module, and install it. After this, go to the Administer page, and then to the Taxonomy Menu settings page. Select the vocabularies that you want to include in your menu, and save the configuration. You will now see the links to items related to each vocabulary under the Navigation menu in the sidebar. How should be the first item on the menu Example categories 1 2 3, technology 1 2 3 EH Display number of nodes per terms If checked, number of node per term will be...

Configure the Blog entry Content type

The Blog entry Content type is automatically created when the core Blog module is enabled. This Content type will permit users to post blog posts that are simply user journals. Ensure that you have enabled the Blog module. By browsing onto the Administer page of the site and then into the Content management section, we will find the Content types link. If we access this page, then we will see the various Content types listed there. We will not be creating a new Content type as the Blog entry...

Store settings

We do need to enlighten Ubercart, as well as the site users, on some stuff such as the store's name, address, and other information. Again, on the Store settings page, we will only be adding items that are listed on the Contact settings page, for simplicity. 0 Include the store name In the from line of store e-mails. May not be available on all server configurations. Turn off if this causes problems.

Shipping quote settings

Now for another important aspect that we have nearly forgotten after Joe Bling has ordered a dozen Dridgets and has been taken to the checkout point, he needs to be charged for shipping. Otherwise, Dridgets Inc. will lose out when getting the stuff to Joe Bling's house. Therefore, let's go to the Shipping quotes settings page to sort this out. Here, as we had earlier determined that all of the customers will be charged a flat rate of 2 per order for all of their purchases, we will select the...

Create new Group Content type

By navigating to the Administer page of the site and then into the Content management section, we will find the Content types link. If we access this page, then we will see the various content types listed there. 1. Click on the Add content type link at the top you will then be presented with a form. 2. Add the Content type's descriptions, the general rules for the adding of content to, and displaying of content from, this new Content type, in the places where they need to be in the form. 3. In...