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John McGeechan
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Trying to make sense of it all
Trying to make sense of it all

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next step, let's stop people getting shot in the first place

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Anyone who has loaded up a video on youtube had faced the frustration of being forced to use a choice of one of 3 random images. Youtube seems to have a maniacal obsession with not allowing users to specify their own chosen thumbnail for a video - there may be a good reason for this btw, I just don't know what that reason is. You can specify the thumbnail if you are a youtube partner, but as of the publication of this article (2013-07-18) it certainly isn't the case for a regular youtube account.

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A shorthand way to provide preprocess "hooks" for any content type.

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This v. small module should probably be a patch. It simply takes the canonical source as defined by the domain_source module (under 'domain access' options when editing node) and uses that to build a canonical meta tag. Canonical meta tags can aid SEO. 

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I have been using drupal with subversion for a while now and have found this to be a pretty good and thorough means of releasing module updates from a development to a production environment. The following approach assumes that your drupal core and modules are all held in subversion in a checked out branch on your document root....

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Recently I had to change the username for a checked out subversion project. The user in question was for a domain that I no longer used and for tidiness I needed to use a different domain. But equally a switch may be required if a new user takes over a project or if one leaves. There are probably multiple ways of doing this, here's just one...

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Google offer a splendid ad serving product called doubleclick for publishers (dfp) for most organizations it is completely free (as of July 2013, if your site served up to 90millions ads or less a month) . The following explains how to embed ad tags into your web site.
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