We love the views bulk operations module here at ComputerMinds, and frequently use it to create some lovely administrative interfaces.
However we often find a need for an administrator to be able to perform operations in a quick and easy way on an individual node. While some of the core operations (publish, make sticky etc) can be performed from the edit tab of the node, many other node operations do not offer this facility ("rebuild image thumbnails" for example).
Super quick one this: say you have a CCK field on a particular node whose values you want to ensure are unique across all nodes on your site, you could write yourself a nice little helper module, or some PHP directly into the CCK field validation section of the admin form, but, a helper module already exists!
Unique field is a lovely little module that allows you to say that a particular text, number or date field should have unique values across the site, or indeed in that node.
One for the small but handy category this. The standard "more" link the views module adds to it's blocks has no place on a modern accessible website, you really need a more verbose link in there. One solution has always been to add a bit of footer or header text into the block, but it's a little tedious - and clients always find views hard to edit.
So you've got a nice new version of Drupal 6 and you're building a form, but you want to allow users to upload a file. Of course this is easy with Drupal, and we covered how to do just that, but for Drupal 5, in our previous article: Example code to build an upload form in Drupal. Here we show how file uploads are done in Drupal 6.
We have recently started using Mollom on our Drupal site. Mollom is a clever anti spam service, that combines auto SPAM detection techniques with a normal CAPTCHA. The idea is simple, Mollom will check form submissions, if it thinks something is SPAM then it will prompt the submitter to complete a CAPTCHA. This means that you don't risk losing valid submissions to an over aggressive SPAM filter, and you don't risk scaring off users with an un-necessary CAPTCHA.
We are big fans of SugarCRM and have worked on a number of projects to integrate SugarCRM with Drupal. This is a simple guide to performing a basic data capture integration between Drupal and Sugar, using a couple of Drupal modules (webform and sugarwebform). You can see an example of this on our contact us page - feel free to fill the form in, but it is our live contact form so don't be suprised if you get a callback :)
We came across this problem on one of our Drupal sites the other day, someone uploaded an image with an ampersand in the filename, and imagecache refused to display the image. A bit of investigating revealed that imagecache had a problem with a number of special characters in the image filenames.
The solution is a little imagecache theme override - you can see examples for both Drupal5 and Drupal6 below