[development] core user_login customization -- getting breakout theming AND custom validator working at the same time?

Ryan LeTulle bayousoft at gmail.com
Thu May 20 02:27:24 UTC 2010

Hey Ben, which Pro Drupal Edition are you referring to?


On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 9:18 PM, Ben DJ
<bendj095124367913213465 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Anth,
> > I feel your pain here.  I just went through something similar to have a
> > timesheet application up and going.  One content type representing a
> > timesheet but users with different roles accessing different
> versions/parts
> > of it at different stages of a workflow.
> >
> > What I found a reasonably elegant solution and gave me a bit of re-use
> was
> > to set up different templates in the preprocess function (using template
> > suggestions) that will load the same content in a completely different
> way.
> >  Using this with a multi form/step I got it all working without doing any
> > theme work or worrying how it looked and then added all my theme stuff
> > afterwards.
> That's certainly an approach I've considered -- for 'new' form content.
> My "hurdle", atm, is (re)using the existing forms & modules
> (user_login, search, captcha, etc -- in my case) to the greatest
> extent possible.
> normally, i'd talk to the module designers about extending their
> modules -- but, so far, they're basically not interested.  which is
> fine.
> > I do totally agree that this can feel harder than just writing
> > your own stuff from scratch sometimes though.
> Tbh, I can get all this 'back end' controller workflow and logic, as
> well as site-wide theming, MUCH faster & easier using just about any
> PHP framework (Zend, Cake, Symphony), or even some of the newer CMS
> (apostrophe).  A matter of days-to-weeks -- not this weeks to months
> business.
> I keep telling myself that the *eventual* payoff -- huge community and
> mgmt of the community/content -- will make itself known using Drupal.
> For quick up-n-running out-of-the-box stuff, Drupal really can't be
> beat.  But for non-standard extension, although the inner workings are
> there, i'm finding it's not the 'friendliest' environments.  Like I
> said earlier -- *maybe* a lighting bolt will hit.  But, atm, I'm
> having a Margarita and re-considering the wisdom of my choice -- or
> lack thereof.
> Ben
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