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Tutorial on how to create a theme in Drupal or create custom theme in Drupal

Tutorial on how to create a theme in Drupal or create custom theme in Drupal Following is the step by step guide to create a theme in drupal. Lets say name of your new theme is “mytheme“. Where to place the theme? All custom themes are generally places in “sites/all/themes/” folder. Create a “themes” folder […]

Tutorial on what is Selenium IDE and how to use Selenium IDE

Selenium IDE is a graphical interface to selenium. It is a Firefox plugin that does record and playback the interactions with the browser. its is just one of the very popular and useful ways to write selenium scripts.

How to install PHP, Apache, MySQL on Ubuntu in two commands

Installing LAMP stack on Ubuntu 10.04 and above involves having access to terminal window and root user. First install tasksel which is used to execute tasks on system like installation of LAMP. 1. To install tasksel, execute the following command- sudo apt-get install tasksel 2. Now install PHP, Apache, MySQL sudo tasksel install lamp-server Done. […]

Automation testing using integration of Selenium, PHPUnit, Ant and create reports

Prerequisites for the integration of automation suit Selenium, PHPUnit and Ant are as below- Install Ant Download ant from “zip” file for windows. Follow all the steps for installation and  also optionally install the libraries as mentioned Automation testing using integration of Selenium, PHPUnit and Ant Run Selenium through command […]

Executing and Creating Selenium RC automation test cases using PHPUnit (by Sebastian Bergmann)

Setup PHPUnit framework assuming PHP 5.2.x is already installed in your system. If not download wamp to install PHP or browse download section to install PHP. Make sure your PHP path is set in your environment so that you can execute PHP through command prompt. For reference check step 3 and 4 of […]

How to setup Selenium webdriver and execute automation script

Selenium 2.0 includes selenium web driver compatible version. Download Selenium 2.0 from Install Java JRE, JDK is not required until you want to create Java programs Check java version- java –version on command prompt, to be sure you have java installed Start selenium through command prompt: java -jar selenium-server-standalone-<version-number>.jar You can also Stop Selenium […]

Difference between classic Selenium and Webdriver (part of Selenium 2)

Selenium 1 used Javascript to control browser. It was fine for simple web apps, but the more ajax/other javascript logic was embedded in application the more problems it created. Webdriver (now integral part of Selenium2) uses native browser extension (each browser needs its own implementation) which is controlled by test script. Webdriver tests script can […]

Drupal- Ten Easy Step to Step Guide on How to Run Multiple Web Sites from single Drupal Installation with the same code base (multi-site)

The key is that you need to create multiple MySQl database (for different websites), create a new directory in “/sites/your-site-name” folder which includes “default.setting.php” file renamed to “settings.php” and finally have your virtual host settings correctly setup. Thats it!

Install PHPUnit Manually without Pear for a Single Project to test source code classes with or without Wamp/XAMP installation

Step By Step Guide to install PHPUnit This tutorial is an easy start to test your PHP source code which is build using classes i.e. OOP’s with/without wamp/xamp doesn’t really matter. The key to PHPUnit installation is set correct include path of your PHPUnit directory and extend correct phpUnit class in test case file. Related […]

Drupal- What is the difference between Page.tpl.php and Node.tpl.php in drupal?

There is a very basic question which everyone asks that what is the basic differences between node.tpl.php and page.tpl.php? Page.tpl.php This template holds the wireframe of the webpage/website like- blocks, regions, header, footer, css, js files and most importantly “main content” etc..

Drupal- How to include a file in drupal template, theme like common Header, Footer

Here is how you can include a common header, footer in drupal- <?php include ($directory.”/includes/header.php”); ?> “$directory” is a variable automatically available in Drupal which holds the value of a path to your currently executed theme.

Drupal- How to add a drop down menu to your website using CSS SuckerFish Menu

A drop down menu can be easily added to you website using basic CSS. Here we will explain that how to add a drop down menu to your drupal theme using one of the best menu system available- SuckerFish Menu.

Drupal- How to place a “name” attribute anchor link in menu item

If you are trying to place a “name” attribute in menu hyperlink then this can be accomplished by declaring  a function in your template.php file as below-

Drupal- List of Top most useful Drupal Modules, add on modules

When I started with drupal I installed number of modules which can be helpful in achieving a particular task. I am just listing down the top most important modules which are required for a full fledged website development using CMS- Drupal- There are no download links provided for some of the modules but they can […]

Drupal- How to disable “Submitted by” author, date in Content Pages, Content Types

This can be easily disabled in Themes Global Setting configuration found at- Go to Admin -> Themes -> “Configure” Tab -> Global Settings. You can find the settings in this section.