Posts and Pages Tagged ‘humour’

How to add an image to a page in Drupal 7 Last updated:12 June 2012

About three years ago I tried messing about with Drupal to investigate its possibilities. After several hours trying to add an image to a page I gave up.

Today I tried again, using Drupal 7 this time. Here’s what I did…

  • Loaded Drupal
  • Created a new “Basic Page” and added some words….fine so far
  • No way of adding image…checked Modules, nothing likely
  • Went to Add Module, found WYSIWYG editor.
  • Downloaded module to PC, uploaded and enabled module
  • Went back to Add Content, no editor visible….
  • Googled…
  • Went into WYSIWYG Configuration, enabled various buttons including Image
  • Back into Add Content, Image Button, Hurrah!!! No upload capability…
  • Searched modules, found likely looking Media module
  • Downloaded module to PC, uploaded and tried to enable module, couldn’t, it needs another module called cTools
  • Downloaded cTools, uploaded and enabled it
  • Enabled Media modules
  • Back into Add Content, absolutely no joy whatsoever
  • Uninstalled Media and cTools module
  • Googled…
  • Downloaded IMCE and IMCE WYSIWYG modules, uploaded and enabled
  • Back into Add Content, still no luck
  • Back into WYSIWYG configuration, enabled IMCE button
  • Back into Add Content, new button available, it works….
  • Laughed hysterically for several minutes
Drupal screenshot with an image

Ta daaaa…

This whole process took marginally less than an hour. How can it possibly be this difficult? I consider myself pretty technically savvy, and it takes me this long? Cannot imagine letting a client loose on this.

So, for anyone who may have stumbled across this, here’s what I should have done:

Hope this helps someone…

Corollary about a week later: Tried to log on again for some further experimentation and repeatedly got “Access Denied” to the login page (as in, didn’t even get as far as viewing the login fields). Spent about half an hour reading posts from others on the same problem, with no success, then just deleted the entire installation. I’ll stick with WordPress…

Laws of CRM and telephony projects Last updated:30 September 2011

Simon’s first law – Comms rooms

One or more of the following will apply

  • There will be no room in the comms room for the new server. Resolving this will necessitate anything up to and including an extension to the building.
  • There will be insufficient power supplies
  • There will be no spare ethernet ports

Note that these rules apply regardless of how recently a comms room has been built.

Simon’s second law – Address formats

No matter how unlikely it seems at the outset, there will be an intense discussion about addresses at some point, normally involving postcodes. This may well extend beyond intense, into heated.

Simon’s third law – head scratching

At some point more than three people will be observered clustered around the same screen with slightly vexed expressions on their faces.

Simon’s fourth law – telephony testing

You will, at some point, have your desk phone to one ear, and your mobile to the other ear, talking to yourself. It’s inevitable. Don’t fight it.

Simon’s theorem on development gurus

In normal circumstances, on any given development project, there’s someone who can fix anything. It may take you a while to work out who he/she is, and even longer to get his time. Slightly more than half of these people are called Dave.

Corollary to the theorem

If no such person exists, you’re in trouble.

Awful geeky joke… Last updated:30 September 2011

There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary, and those who don’t.

Quite concerned that I find this funny…

A song for the frustrated developer Last updated:29 October 2010

Came across this little song this morning. Very funny and very true……if a bit geeky.