Jul 10, 2013

Drupal Quick Tip: Issues using CkEditor and Wysiwyg with Drupal 7 (rendering Media (Vimeo,Youtube), version detection)



I am writing to all those who are frustrated just as me with the latest CkEditor version where it doesn't work as expected as the old versions, especially using Wysiwyg.


  1. One of the most common problem the developers are facing after installing the Wysiwyg module and uploading the Ckeditor Library into the sites/all/libraries directory is, the Wysiwyg doesn't detect the version of the uploaded CkEditor when you navigate to /admin/config/content/wysiwyg  (I am talking about the version 4.0 and greater)
"The version of CKEditor could not be detected."


one of the solution (which is a bad practice) is to edit the ckeditor.js file inside the
directory sites/all/libraries/ckeditor, you will have to find the version written in the file
probably in the first line i.e (version:"4.1") and replace it with a lesser than the 4.0th
version i.e (version:"3.6")


  1. Though the ^^^ above solves the Ckeditor detecting issue, this doesn’t work well with media embedding.
My simple solution for this is completely remove the latest version of your ckeditor and
re-upload the old but steady/reliable version of it (I prefer version 3.6.6.1)

Mar 20, 2013

Drupal Quick Tip: Create a Google map with Custom markers on Drupal in just 5 steps


1. Get the Latitude and Longitude of your map
  • Go to http://www.satsig.net/maps/lat-long-finder.htm  and enter in the address. Click Go!
2. Get the API Key for your site
  • Go to https://developers.google.com/maps/signup and enter in the website URL, then generate a key (this will need to be done twice, once for the dev site and again when we knew the live URL.

3. Get the JS code for to place it in you block
  • Go to http://mapmaker.donkeymagic.co.uk/ and enter in the Latitude and Longitude [Step 1]. 
  • Give the marker a name such as "myMarker". 
  • Enter in the address into the Popup Content box.
  • Click Add marker.
  • Then click the"Share map" button
  • Select JavaScript tab and you will see code generated. Copy that code.
4. Go to your Drupal site and add new block. Paste in the code. On the 7th line, it says key= and then some numbers and letters. Replace that entire line with the key you generated.
  • Then within the function loadMap(), replace:
    •  icon0.image = "http://www.google.com/mapfiles/marker.png"; icon0.shadow = "http://www.google.com/mapfiles/shadow50.png";
    • with
      • icon0.image = "/sites/all/themes/THEMENAME/images/MARKER-NAME.png"; icon0.shadow = "/sites/all/themes/THEMENAME/images/MARKER-SHADOW-NAME.png";
5.  Set the Block to the desired region/view.  And that's it ...!

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