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Views Slide Show Pager Controllers Disappear

I took over another Drupal site from another developer and there was a front page views slide show that after the first slide would lose the controllers.  Now I could see by the code that they were still there but not displaying. So after thinking that something was up with the j-query or the cylce.js, I took a look at the css.  
The z-index of the controllers had been weighted behind the image of the slide.  So I upped that puppy and I got the controllers back.


Easy Peasy!

Here's sample of the css

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500 Server Error on Drupal 7 site's inner pages hosted on Go Daddy

This just started happening on all my Drupal 7 sites hosted on Go Daddy.  Started April 14th 2015.

The home pages come up but any inner page resulted in a 500 Server Error.  

The fix is in the .htaccess file.   Around line 117 change this line >  RewriteRule ^ index.php [L]


RewriteRule ^ /index.php [L]


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WYSIWYG - content will not save after pasted in text - may not be what you think!

Here was the scenario.  One of the editors on a Drupal 7 site I maintain was having a problem creating a newsletter using CKEditor.  Each time he clicked save, the page would refresh and his content would be gone.  Not saved to the database, no confirmation message saying it was saved.  So as any good developer would think, "Uggg user error somehow!" and I went to my computer logged in and was able to add a newsletter, no problem.

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Drupal Forum Subscribe Button missing for some user roles

Forum Taxonomy permissions - subscribe button

Make sure the permission below is enable for that role.

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CKEditor not installed for WYSIWYG- Drupal 7

CKEditor does not appear to be installed.

If you are having difficulty getting your WYSIWYG to recognize your CKEditor below is the fix.  I had to dig down into a Drupal forum to find it so I thought I would place it here for easy reference.

Thank you Alex for the hack!

There is always something to be thankful for.

There is always something to be thankful for

There is always something to be thankful for.  Even the pain of life...  

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Views Data Export only exports 10 rows!

Simple setting that is left out of the literature for the Drupal 7 Views Data Export.

Once you create your view, you must set the Pager / Items to be displayed to zero. By default it is set to 10.  Zero will export unlimited amount of items.


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SharePoint 2013 Online- add option to have links / URLs to open in New window - No Code required

Adding the option to open links in new windows.

It is amazing to me what functions are not "Out-of-the-Box" with SharePoint 2013 Online... For instance when you create a list of URLs or links to external or internal addresses that there is not an option to open the link in a new window or tab. 
Sooooo... if I have a SharePoint list of links to useful IT tutorials that are not located on our SharePoint site, the user is taken out of our site to the new site. Then the user has to either manually type our SharePoint URL back in or back-up the browser.  Totally annoying.


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SharePoint Online 2013- the web part disappears in edit mode

Quick Fix-

Add   ?content=1  after the URL like so:


Find the web part and close it then add it again.

To add the web part back. Edit the page > Select "INSERT" from the top tabs > Web Part (On ribbon) > scroll down to "Closed Web Part" > select the web part and click add.

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Exchange Online - adding non- exchange emails account and avoiding duplicates.

Using forwarded addresses in Office 365

Here's the scenario.  I had a company that consisted of three small brokerages converging into one.  The choice was made to migrate to Office 365. Great! This should be easy!  It is a new company with a new exchange so pretty much a set-up job... No problem! Here comes the other shoe... They needed to keep their other email  accounts live so they would still receive communications from their old emails listed in the current running ads.

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