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Drupal 7: Views pager not showing!

A weird issues came up after upgrading from Views version 7.x-3.7 to 7.x-3.8. The pager was missing from all views.
After making sure that there are enough results to bring up a pager, and that the pager ID was unique for each view that shows up in the same page, we noticed the one thing that all views had in common: They all used Global: PHP fields.

Drupal 7: Addressfield - Change the order of the inner fields

A request that often comes up is to change the order of the Addressfield fields.
In this example, we are creating a custom module in order to position the Country field at the bottom.
It is a very simple function, and the other elements can be positioned in a similar fashion.

Drupal 7: Heartbeat comment messages show up twice!

Heartbeat messages were showing up nicely on a project we have been working on lately, bringing up all the member activities including changing the user account details, adding or editing nodes and commenting on nodes.
Everything was working fine right out of the box - except one minor inconvenience that we noticed: all comments were showing up twice in the heartbeat stream.

Configuring drupal cron jobs in crontab.

Drupal 7 has the ability to run cron automatically, but if there are tasks that really depend on cron, it only makes sense to ensure that cron is running in pre-defined time spans.

To make sure of that, we can configure the drupal cron to run from a server side command. So from the console, In crontab, the following line will trigger Drupal's cron

Drupal7: How to change an already existing text field to a text area

Here is a useful snippet that you can use to change an already existing drupal textfield into a text area. Just replace the field_machine_name with the machine name of the field that you would like to change.

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