Thanks to all who took the time to take the poll. The participation was great! Over 350 respondents, which is a number in excess of 10% of the DrupalCon attendance.
DON'T HACK CORE! It's THE cardinal rule of Drupal. Like another rule, Don't eat yellow snow, it's inviolate...immutable...or is it?
There is one circumstance when hacking core is a good thing. "Really?" you ask. Yes, definitely. Hacking core is a great way to find out how a particular part of Drupal is working, particularly if you can't use something like xdebug. In that case, if you want to see what the world looks like when you get to a certain place in the code, there's nothing better than sticking in some debug code. There are, however, some precautions you should take:
I received the following response in my Mac terminal window: composer: command not found. What to do?
There are times when the connection to your Drupal DB will need to be via ssl, such as when using an external DB service like clearDB. How do you accomplish this with regards to the settings.php file?
To be, or not to be, that is the question. Shakespeare never quite gets around to answering it, though. In Drupal 7, a similar existential question arises regarding entity references: Is it, or is it empty?
I had an issue recently, where I was using a selector to add menu tabs to the edge of the content area. Getting them to appear wasn't the issue. Getting them NOT to appear on admin overlays was.
The standard Drupal comment approval admin page has always been an annoyance to me. The main reason I will toss a comment is that it's spam.
.swf files contain the information necessary to display Flash animation. How to embed in Drupal 7 ... so what to do?
If you don't have User 1 (or some other user) access in your local setup, it's easy to remedy.
Recently, I had the need to format a single content type differently depending on where it was presented