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Transfer Iphone purchases to Itunes on Windows 7 (On a PC not a Mac)

This drove me crazy for a few minutes... haha... so I'd thought I'd share.


  • CTRL+B to turn on the menu bar.
  • File> Devices> Transfer Purchases from "Your Device"


Put users on probation period based on roles using Drupal rules (trial period)

The below instructions will show you how to put all newly created user accounts in a probationary period for 30 days using Drupal 7 Rules and Rule Scheduler Modules. During this 30 days when a new user creates any content, it will be unpublished until a admin publishes it.  Administrators will receive an email letting them know that a probationary user has created content and it needs attention.  This email will provide the administrators with a link to the newly created content so they can publish it.

Modify (add or remove user roles) the user roles of lots of users using Bulk Operations and Views. In Drupal 7

Scenario- A request came in that I develop a newsletter for users that choose a certain profession in their user account profile. IE: All Physicians would be added to a role created named "Physicians" and only users with the permission role "Physicians" would be allow to view certain content on the site and receive the "Physicians Only" newsletter. We had about 1000 or so existing users in the database that currently held the job profession as "Physician". Sooooooo I needed to assign all those existing users the role "Physician". Here are the steps...


Hover effect on Div with transition CSS

width: 80%;
padding: 0 0 0 0;
-webkit-transition: all 0.7s ease;
transition: all 0.7s ease;
-webkit-box-shadow: 0px 0px 15px 5px rgba(136,136,136,1);
-moz-box-shadow: 0px 0px 15px 5px rgba(136,136,136,1);
box-shadow: 0px 0px 15px 5px rgba(136,136,136,1);


-webkit-box-shadow: 0px 0px 5px 11px rgba(77,74,77,1);
-moz-box-shadow: 0px 0px 5px 11px rgba(77,74,77,1);
box-shadow: 0px 0px 5px 11px rgba(77,74,77,1);

Drupal 7 Views images paths broken after migration to new server

First check your file system paths in the configuration page.

Then make sure you have the .htaccess from old site migrated to new sevrer as well.

The broken images happened to me when I decided to install a new instance of Drupal core on the server before migrating existing site from another server.
The .htaccess file was not migrated over and that caused the image paths to breaks.

Adding placeholders / text for the inside input elements of Drupal 7 View Exposed Filters / exposed forms blocks

Here's the code you add to the template.php

function your_theme_name_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state, $form_id){

if($form_id == "views_exposed_form"){// not to be changed form_id
if (isset($form['title'])) { //title is name attribute value of input
$form['title']['#attributes'] = array('placeholder' => array(t('keywords')));


When Drupal 7 view rewrite field as link does not work

If using rewrite as link as node/ [nid] you need to be sure that Node: Nid is added as a field. Set it to 'exclude' from display. Make sure that Node: Nid comes first in the fields section.

Bootstrap CSS for radio buttons on Drupal 7 registration page

For all who had issues getting the Drupal 7 Bootstrap theme radio buttons on the registration form to behave.

<div class="form-type-radio form-item-field-whatever">
<input type="radio" id="edit-field-whatever-field" name="field_whatever" value="no" class="form-radio" /> <label for="edit-field-whatever-field">No </label>

#edit-field-whatever-field {
margin-left: 0;

CSS selector is the radio button's ID


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