One of my latests tasks was to allow a link that would take a user id and a node id as an argument, and automatically create a new order that would have some fields pre populated and ready for further editing. Scope is to use the user id as the client that does the order and to automatically select the product depending on the taxonomy term of the provided node.
In my case I offer a series of links through a custom view template, that uses data from each row results to built the link.
Here is the code for my module, hopefully it will be useful for someone:
There are so many reasons to use Content Profile instead of the user's core profile. For once, profiles are created as separate nodes and therefore the full flexibility of CCK and VIews come in the game. This way it is possible to build some really sophisticated profiles, which is usually what is needed for any website.
I had to look around for an easy solution on how to load the user's content profile programmatically, so the following might come in helpful.
Drupal's core contact module comes with the feature that allows users to have their own personal contact forms.
We were asked to provide a way so that User 1 would receive a copy of any message exchanged between users via the forms.
Our first thought was to use Rules, but it seemed that creating an event for contact form submission was the long way to go.
If you'd like some fancy accordion on your module's output, here is a short recipe:
Make sure that your jquery version is minimum 1.3.+ after the installation. This is required for the jquery_ui 1.7.x in step 2. An easy way to check the jquery version is to visit the drupal status report page under /admin/reports/status
2. Download jquery_ui.
Install it according to the instructions in the documentation.
While trying to translate the <Any> string in Views, locale returned the error "unsupported HTML".
A quick workaround is to switch from <Any> to -Any-; There is an option available under the Views Tools tab just for that.
The string "-Any-" is translatable, so from this point on it is easy to search for the string "-Any-" in locale search. If it is not found, you would probably need to check that you typed Any in the search form (case sensitive!).
Once found, it is easy to enter the required translation.