Manually Disable a Drupal Module

Posted onFriday, 26 June 2009

Tagged withsyntaxhighlighterDrupal

A situation can arise where you've enabled a module through Administer > Modules (Drupal 4.7 and below) or Administer > Site building > Modules (Drupal 5.x and above), but then because of a fatal error of some kind cannot get back to the modules administration screen to disable it (sometimes you cannot access any pages of your site at all) -- only the error is displayed and nothing else.

This can be resolved by executing the following query in the database (replace module_name with the name of the module you are trying to disable):

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BBC Style News Ticker with Prototype or Mootools

Posted onSunday, 17 May 2009

Tagged withtickersyntaxhighlighterprototypemootoolsBBC News

We needed to create a BBC style news ticker for a client recently and couldn't find a decent one anywhere, so we decided to create our own:


Place the following code in the HEAD of your document:

  <script type="text/javascript" src="path_to/ticker.js"></script>

You will need to use one of the ticker.js listing below, plus download either prototype.js or mootools.js

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ASP and Unicode UTF-8

Posted onThursday, 01 May 2008

Tagged withutf-8unicodesyntaxhighlighterSpanishRussianPortugeseFrenchASP

We were recently working with internationalisation of a client site which needed to support French, Portugese, Spanish and Russian translations of the existing English site. The European translations were pretty easy, but came across some issues with the different character sets and the Russian translation was near impossible as most characters appeared as ?'s.

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