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  • Getting familiar with the user interface
  • Creating reaction rules using Events, Conditions and Actions
  • Re-using configurations using Components
  • Debugging Rule configurations
  • Using Loops and Lists
  • Extending Rules using other modules like Views Bulk Operations and Flag
  • Creating your own Events, Conditions, and Actions
  • Executing Rule configurations programmatically

Rules is what every Drupal site builder and developer has to use when creating event – action-based applications. The framework provides a highly flexible way to create sophisticated, condition-based functions any Drupal based system into an interactive application. Rules makes Drupal rule the CMS world.

"Drupal Rules How-to" is a practical, hands-on guide that provides you with a number of clear step-by-step exercises, which will help you take advantage of the real power of the Rules framework, and understand how to use it on a site builder and developer level

This book demonstrates the power and flexibility of the Rules framework. It discusses the main aspects of the module both from the site builder and developer perspective, from basic and advanced Rule configurations using Events, Conditions, Actions and Components to getting familiar with the Rules API.

You will also learn how to use additional modules together with Rules to further extend the possibilities of your Drupal system, such as Rules Scheduler to schedule the execution of your Rule configurations and Views Bulk Operations to execute Rule configurations on a view result list. The book also demonstrates the main API features that enable you to create your own Events, Conditions and Actions, provide new data types to Rules and execute your configurations programmatically

  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results.
  • Leverage the power of Rules and Views Bulk Operations
  • Re-use configurations using Components
  • Create your own Events, Conditions and Actions.
Page Count 74
Course Length 2 hours 13 minutes
ISBN 9781849519991
Date Of Publication 23 Nov 2012


Robert Varkonyi

Robert Varkonyi is a senior Drupal developer and author, originally from Hungary. He has worked with clients across the globe, such as NBC Universal and Ericsson. Robert is currently working with Tincan, a leading Drupal agency within the arts, cultural, and NfP sectors. He is also the author of Drupal Rules How-to.