Introduction to Drupal 7 Maps - OpenLayers

This article is the first in a series on mapping in Drupal. There are a few online tutorials on using OpenLayers in Drupal but successful implementations are still hard to achieve for many. We’re going to start with the simplest possible implementation using OpenLayers.

 

Modules Required

First, the obvious module: OpenLayers. And then the OpenLayers Dependencies:

●      Libraries - this gives us easy access to external...


How to build custom attribute editors in WebCenter Sites 11.1.1.8

Starting with WebCenter Sites 11g BP1, Oracle had introduced various ways to customize the UI interface. Function1 has other blogs that talk about some of these techniques: Altering WebCenter Sites 11gR1 & Customizing Toolbar Buttons in Oracle WebCenter Sites.  In this blog, I like to detail implementation steps to create a custom attribute editor. Attribute editors are used to customize asset forms. More...


Asset Tagging Before and After WebCenter Sites 11g R1 (11.1.1.8.0)

Tagging

With the latest release of WebCenter Sites 11gR1 (11.1.1.8.0 or "dot 8"), Oracle has introduced an out of the box "Tagging" feature. No, not the like the underground art form which took over the sides of New York City subway trains and buildings back in the 80's, rather the new tagging feature allows end-users to quickly list out words which they feel best describes the Asset in question. Tags generally consist of 1 to 3 words and are different from categories in that they are not pre-determined but instead are user generated. On the web, web pages and blogs are popluar...


Add Awesome Elements to Drupal with jQuery

 

Drupal 7 comes packed with functionality but what do you do when you want to implement some of those incredible visual elements that you see across the web? Cover flow like image galleries, fade animations, sliding page elements, smooth scrolling and other dynamic presentation effects can help push your site design to a whole other level.

Fortunately, Drupal 7 comes loaded with an answer in jQuery. jQuery is a lightweight JavaScript library which contains many common DOM, event, effects, and Ajax functions. While Drupal 7...


Drupal: The Case for NoSQL

It isn't an Edward Snowden NSA leak that the overwhelming Drupal population is running on the thirty-year- old and time honored conventional relational database management system (namely MySQL); or, to a lesser extent, on the more progressive object-relational database management system (namely PostgreSQL).  MySQL seems to be the embraced database because the contributed modules populous on d.org were designed with MySQL as the target database. Therefore, just work better with Drupal and cause less heartache for Drupal site builders and admins. ...


A Quick Start Guide for Oracle Endeca Commerce

Overview

As a consultant  working with Oracle products (first WebCenter Interaction Portal and now WebCenter Sites) the buzz words often abound and new strategic acquisitions regularly muddy Oracle's software offering waters from the perspective of developers, development managers and software strategists.  In this blog, I'll briefly talk about Endeca's offerings and then take a deeper dive into Endeca Guided search by describing what it is, some of the moving parts, and finally walking through an installation of Endeca in a...


Vanity URLs in WebCenter Sites 11g Release 1

The latest release of WebCenter Sites, 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.8.0), now includes vanity URL support. If you’ve ever used GSF’s vanity URLs, this will look very familiar to you. WebCenter Sites’s implementation, however, does contain some slight differences. More significantly, there are some nice enhancements compared to the GSF vanity URLs.

The purpose of this post isn’t to bore you with all the technical details of how the vanity URLs are setup. For all those details, check out the Oracle WebCenter Sites documentation (...


Using External Content as native assets in WebCenter Sites 11.1.1.8

Is your organization leveraging videos in YouTube and embedding into organizations website via Video/Media assets?   Is your organization's press releases managed in different sites and displaying them in organization's website using iFrames?   Is your organization's product knowledge base articles managed in external sites and displayed on a product page?  Or perhaps your content contributors are recreating the content in Web Center Sites instead of just referring to the application service provider APIs?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then the new Oracle WebCenter Sites...


Altering WebCenter Sites 11g R1

In my last article , I discussed modifying an existing toolbar button in WebCenter Sites 11g R1.  That article was a good primer and now I’ll take the customization into something more applicable.   I’ll step through creating a button tied to a simple onClick event and then expand to an ajax call to a CS Element.

These customization steps are valid from version 11 R1 to the latest 11.1.1.8.0.  To digress a bit, I recommend you try these examples on the latest WCS version...


Meet Function1 at Oracle OpenWorld 2013

Function1 is proud to be presenting 2 sessions at Oracle OpenWorld.


Displaying Enterprise Content in Oracle WebCenter Sites and WebCenter Portal [CON6876]

With the latest version of Oracle WebCenter, you can surface documents and Web content stored in Oracle WebCenter Content in both Oracle WebCenter Sites and Oracle WebCenter Portal. There are many integration options, from single images and rendered HTML to an entire Website. Attend this session to learn how to use them and which option is right...


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