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How to use datepicker pop up in a form field in a custom module?

Ever needed to use datepicker pop up in a custom module? That would be the most usable way to allow users to choose a date.

Here is the code to be used in the form function:

Drupal: How to add another recipient in personal user contact form

Drupal's core contact module comes with the feature that allows users to have their own personal contact forms.
We were asked to provide a way so that User 1 would receive a copy of any message exchanged between users via the forms.

Our first thought was to use Rules, but it seemed that creating an event for contact form submission was the long way to go.

The solution was quite simple: Using hook_mail_alter.

Reset drupal statistics - The Read counter

Here is a quick and easy way to reset the drupal statistics stored in the database with a couple of SQL queries.

You can reset the Total counters with:

UPDATE `node_counter` set `totalcount` = 0;

And the day counters with:

UPDATE `node_counter` set `daycount` = 0;

Important: You should keep a backup of the database before performing any actions.

Drupal: Accordions in custom module - How to

If you'd like some fancy accordion on your module's output, here is a short recipe:

1.Download jquery_update.
Make sure that your jquery version is minimum 1.3.+ after the installation. This is required for the jquery_ui 1.7.x in step 2. An easy way to check the jquery version is to visit the drupal status report page under /admin/reports/status

2. Download jquery_ui.
Install it according to the instructions in the documentation.

Translate <Any> in Views Exposed Filter

While trying to translate the <Any> string in Views, locale returned the error "unsupported HTML".

A quick workaround is to switch from <Any> to -Any-; There is an option available under the Views Tools tab just for that.

The string "-Any-" is translatable, so from this point on it is easy to search for the string "-Any-" in locale search. If it is not found, you would probably need to check that you typed Any in the search form (case sensitive!).

Once found, it is easy to enter the required translation.

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