Adding autocomplete to custom Drupal form using Search API autocomplete module's API

The Search API autocomplete module works well on views page with exposed filter form but we know that views exposed filter form generates less clean URL for its filtered page. Using views contextual filter is the quick way to solve clean URL issue but it requires to develop your own custom search form to pass the query to this views contextual filter. This article will show how to add autocomplete feature to custom Drupal form where data shown in dropdown suggestions are pulled from Search API index using Search API autocomplete module's API.


Setup short and easy to remember URL for multi-site in Windows local PC

When developing on multi-site in our local development environment we wanted a short and easy to remember URL for each site. We will take a look on how to setup http://webfoobar and http://myotherwebsite address for our sites. The following instructions are for Windows with XAMPP web server solution stack package.

Efficient way to target the outer HTML element in jQuery

Given the HTML structure below. The goal is to modify the inner text of closest outer div tag with "log" class when an anchor tag is clicked. For example when the anchor tag with content "3a" is clicked, the div tag with "log" class inside the div wrapper with "content-a" class inner text should have a value of "3a clicked".


Setup Drupal 7 Panopoly distribution with mongoDB on CentOS 7

The mongoDB provides high performance, high availability, and easy scalability. Using it with Drupal, will take some load off its SQL database. The read/write SQL procedures in Drupal functions like: session, log entries from watchdog, cache, fields, queue and block can be handled by mongoDB Drupal module. And this will greatly improve the perfomance of your Drupal site.