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Autocomplete, clearing form values and Drupal form fields

Some browsers like to be helpful and help by remembering certain form fields. I was having a problem with Firefox auto-populating my some of my form fields (specifically field type 'password' and 'password_confirm') in a custom module I wrote.
By Barrett Olafson, Senior Project Manager
February 20, 2009

Validating multiple drupal form fields and only outputting one erro

I've run into this problem twice. So it was time to figure out a solution... Check out my solution on the drupal support boards @
By Barrett Olafson, Senior Project Manager
February 17, 2009

DrupalCampPDX '09 is coming! Are you ready?

The new year is upon us, and with a fresh install of the calendar comes the opportunity to try and recreate the magic that was DrupalCamp 08. The inaugural planning session for the this year's camp took place last night at Rogue Brewing. Thanks to all who took some time out of their day to show up and to Grant K. for getting the ball rolling.
By Sam LaRoe, Account Manager
January 29, 2009

How to Add a Field to the Drupal Contact form

Ever wish you could use the existing Drupal Contact module as your sitewide contact form and just add a field or two? You can and it's really easy. All you need to do is create a new module and add the fields via the hook_form_alter() function. Here's an example of how we do it on
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
January 27, 2009

Getting command line access to PHP and MySQL running MAMP on OSX

If you have MAMP installed on your Mac OS X box, you're probably going to want command line access to those applications at some point. Assuming you're running a default install you'll run into difficulty when you type php or mysql without logging into the appropriate directory. In MAMP the directories are as follows: /Applications/MAMP/bin/php5/bin/php
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
January 26, 2009

Installing FTP on a CentOS 5 system

I recently had to install a FTP client on one of our live servers. This was a first time occurrence for me, so I thought it might be useful to document for anyone else looking to do the same. - Use yum to install the FTP package:$ yum install ftp
By Barrett Olafson, Senior Project Manager
January 22, 2009

VMWare: Recovering from running out of disk space on the Host machine

If you've ever run out of disk space you know what a pain that is. However when you run out of diskspace on the host machine running VMware, things get even more interesting. When disk space runs out on the Host VMs are plunged into a “stuck” state, which means they cannot be restarted or started normally. Generally the best way to manage the state of the server is to:
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
January 19, 2009

Adding a directory to subversion, and ignoring the directory contents

Sometimes when committing things to svn you want to commit a directory, but ignore all of the files inside it. Here's how.
By Joaquin Lippincott, CEO
November 25, 2008

Ubercart Checkout + IE7 + Google Toolbar Autofill = broken

Working on an Ubercart site recently, I ran into a small snag : some of the collapsible fieldsets weren't opening under IE7 when using the Google Toolbar w/ AutoFill enabled. Specifically, the Delivery & Billing information panes weren't displaying their form fields when expanded.
By Sean McKeon, Web Developer
October 25, 2008

New Look, New Blog

With our new look and feel finally released to the world, I thought I would take a moment to pontificate and see if I couldn't add something of value
By Sam LaRoe, Account Manager
October 21, 2008

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