Module Development

Drupal 7 Tokens Site Setup for Drupal 7

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Before we can get started creating our own tokens we'll need a basic Drupal site setup and module to start from. This lesson will walk through the prerequisites for the rest of the series including having Drupal installed, downloading and installing the databasics module, creation of some dummy content, and a quick tour of what the module does.

In order to follow along in this series you'll want to have a copy of Drupal 7 installed. If you need a refresher on installing Drupal check out this series on getting up and running with Drupal 7.

Once you've got Drupal 7 installed you'll want to download and install a copy of the databasics module that was created as part of the Drupal 7 module development series. We'll use this as a starting point for adding custom tokens so that we have some new data to play with. You can grab a copy of the files attached to this page.

Finally, we'll create some dummy content on our site and walk through what the databasics module does and talk about the problem we're trying to solve.

The databasics module has a string of text that's displayed at the bottom of each node that displays some dynamic information. We would like this text to be configurable by an administrator, so we'll add some new tokens and then update both the form where text is entered and the code that displays the text to allow for use of the newly created tokens.

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