Archive - 2007
I know that this is documented in many places. So I just wanted to document it in one place what works today for me, so I don't have to remember all the different places.
[Note: It has since come to our attention that an excellent guide exists in the SWFTools issues queue, which is supposed to be well worth checking out: http://drupal.org/node/181998 ]
Part III - editing the profile on the one hand, displaying the profiles on the other - with jQuery tabs!
- A pending issue left over from Part II
- Why does editing have to be different from displaying?
- Get a simple view going
- Theme the nodeprofile content type to show all children
- Make it look nice
- Screen Shots
Part II - The new-fago'd way: Enter node profile package!
Part I - The old fashioned core profile module way
On several large projects, I have already used various approaches to themeable, browseable, and easily editable social networking profiles.
About a year and a half ago, I used the core profile module, and themed it as per the Customising the user profile Drupal handbooks article. (See also Fun with user_profile.tpl.php - stuff for My Space or Friendster like customizable profile).
[Be sure to see the more recent update to this article,
VPS! Getting Drupal up and running on a linode (revisited)]
Well, after realizing the limitations of shared hosting for Drupal development, I decided to go with the big boys and use a dedicated server or VPS solution, at least for development. So I can make a multisite install for the docs and I can make subdomains for each development site.
While I was waiting for my account to be ready (after all today is Thanksgiving: but it still took no more than 40 minutes), I mosied over to ZoneEdit (see excellent tutorial reference below) and signed up for DNS service and domain management (free for the first 5 domains that you add to your account).