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Recently, one of my clients let their subscription to AVG anti-virus lapse and all 8 computers on their network were complaining about the subscription having expired.  I purchased a new license key and went about putting it into the AVG's that were running. Strangely, the field for the license number was grayed out so I couldn't paste it in. 

I was mourning the fact that I wasn't in Portland for the Drupalcon and then I found this. 

 

 

I'm so pleased. Rock on Drupal!

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If you check Drupal 7 module updates and you get messages indicating no available releases found for modules that you know are legitimate.  It usually looks something like this.  The URL is ../admin/reports/updates  There is a quick fix:

What a great utility Drush is.  If you don't know, it is a command-line utility for use to do all sorts of amazing things to a Drupal system.  You can easily make a quick database backup with the following command:

drush sql-dump >dbdump.sql

On Drupal 7 sites I always spend time in the content view.  That is the one at admin/content.  I usually install the views bulk operation module so I get these cool new views that I can easily tweak.  What a pleasure!  Recently I was on a site that had the administration views module installed.  This replaces the default views for content and comment (and more.)  Unfortunately the link for editing the view that is so handy is turned off.  This

Panels tabs are (like so many things in Drupal) pretty easy once you know the exact steps.  Using Drupal 7.20, Panels version 7.x-3.3, Ctools 7.x-1.2.  you can make a page that has horizontal tabs along the top.  It doesn't require any additional modules.

 

In this case, we are selling access to nodes with video embedded from vimeo.

I'm assuming Drupal 6 is working and ubercart also.

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Sometimes you need to get a heading to display inline eg

Name: Fred Bloggs

You can achieve this with either display: inline or float:left; on the class for the label.

told you it was quick.

 

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Well I've started using Windows 8.  My old laptop is creaking along and about to give up the ghost.  I've been using Windows 7 64-bit edition on it and it has been steady as a rock for quite some time now.  My desktop on the other hand is an MSI based AMD machine with Windows 7 32-bit on it.  It has been running fairly well but stutters a whole bunch.  8 Gigs of RAM doesn't seem to help this beast a bit.  I got a new hard drive (Seagate 1 Terrabyte 6 GB/second SATA) to see if that would help with the stuttering but it didn't.  So after transferring everything to the new drive, I decided it

When making a copy of a drupal 7 site, I often need to disable outgoing emails.  I found a useful module called maillog that does the job well.  It also logs all emails so you can easily see what the site is sending out.  You can find it at http://drupal.org/project/maillog

After enabling the module, you can configure it at admin/config/development/maillog

You can disable all email by unclicking the checkbox : Allow the e-mails to be sent.

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