Introduction to Rules

Rules are reconfigurable micro-programs that can run at the click of a button or as a reaction upon any detected situation. Site builders and module developers can configure various actions and control sequences that will then be fired in simple or complex sequences.

Rules can react immediately or be scheduled to run in the future. Large operations and those that make sense to background can also be queued using the Rules Scheduler. Another existing approach is to use Views Bulk Operations' Queue API integrations.

The Rules project includes:

Add a custom menu to the header or footer of a views display (page or block)

So- you have a view created, and you have a block or page display for the view. But now you want to add a few custom links, and you *don't* want to hard code them. Why do you want Drupal to handle them? Some advantages are that Drupal can recognize when a link is 'active' and add the proper CSS for the link; and it can also recognize if Drupal is installed in a sub directory and have a base_url in your settings.php and it will render the links properly.

Custom settings

Path to dynamic display block settings page

  1. Navigate to Administer > Site configuration > Dynamic display block in the admin menu.
  2. Click the Configure block link for a specific block.

Information:
If you want more advanced settings for the transition you can type them in the custom options textarea of the Custom settings filedset.

Note: If you type custom settings the other effect settings will be overriden.

Example:

Block settings

Path to dynamic display block settings page

Content settings

Path to dynamic display block settings page

  1. Navigate to Administer > Site configuration > Dynamic display block in the admin menu.
  2. Click the Configure block link for a specific block.

Information:

A dynamic display block can get content from an image folder or from a content type. The third option, from a block from another module, is described in Settings tab and Instances tab.

Note:All settings have default values. You only have to change the settings if you want other settings.

By default content is used from the image folder sites/default/files.
Please copy your images to this folder.

Input type

  1. Choose the input type for the dynamic display block.

Content from an image folder

  1. Type the name of the image folder in the "image folder" field.
  2. Copy images to this folder.
  3. Set the Number of images to show.

Content container

Settings

Path to dynamic display block settings page

  1. Navigate to Administer > Site configuration > Dynamic display block in the admin menu.
  2. Click the Configure block link for a specific block.

Page description:
In the Block specific settings fieldset the following can be set:

  • Block title
  • Content settings
  • Image cache preset settings
  • Settings
  • Custom settings

To override the default block title:

Pages

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