[development] Newbie with Drupal and Modules Development

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Thu Nov 23 19:07:53 UTC 2006

On Thursday 23 November 2006 12:11, Reynier Perez Mira wrote:
> Hi to every in the Community:
> First of all let me tell to every that I'm newbie using Drupal and
> developing modules for it. In my University me and a groups of student
> start to using Drupal for a Web Portal but we need some additional
> functionalities like documentation management. This special module have in
> the first version this: * Allow users to upload every kind of files, maybe
> we need filter the .doc, .pdf, .zip and .tar.gz files * This files need to
> be upload to a FTP Server
> * Allow administrators admin (approve, edit info, delete) the files from
> the FTP So, because I'm the Team Manager I need some information about how
> to develop modules (if is in Spanish better). I read some tutorials in the
> Drupal site but some stuff are not clear for me like permissions, access,
> menu, integrate admin and users and some others. Cheers, thanks in advance
> and waiting for your reply

Drupal can't track files uploaded via FTP independently of Drupal.  It has no 
way of knowing they're there.  However, if web-based upload is OK for you, 
then there are, I believe, at least 2 "files as nodes" modules availabe in 
contrib.  Simply set the default publishing state for the node to "in 
moderation queue, not published", and then you can use the usual node 
moderation options to allow admins to approve or delete pending nodes.

This is more of a support question than a devel question, though, so I'm 
copying this over to the support list.  Please reply there.  Thanks.

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