An unhappy combination: Drupal, Facebook, og:image, and https

Here's a bit of an esoteric issue that was a bit tricky to hunt down. I hope that this blog post helps the few people out there that it applies to!

You've got a secure (https) Drupal site, and you'd like it to contain facebook-compatible, open graph meta tags. So, you download the meta tags module and do some configuration magic. Everything looks good until you post a page on Facebook, and the image doesn't work!

OSX Lion Terminal: unknown terminal "xterm-256color"

Here's an annoying issue that I've run into a few times while using the terminal (or iTerm) on OSX Lion. tput: unknown terminal "xterm-256color" No entry for terminal type "xterm-256color"; using dumb terminal settings.

The issue derives from OSX Lion's terminal color settings, which is not always compatible with the settings on remote servers. There are a few ways to fix this issue.

Some options:

Migrate Classes: Content Profile to Profile2

This installment of the Migrate Classes series will give you a bit of sample code for migrating Content Profile nodes (D6) to Profile2 entities (D7).

Please note that this is not a tutorial for the Migrate module. If you'd like a detailed explanation of the Migrate API, please check either the examples in the Migrate module, or read this excellent blog post on the migrate module.

Building a Multistep Registration Form in Drupal 7

This article provides a step-by-step tutorial for creating a custom, multistep registration form via the Forms API in Drupal 7. For a Drupal 6 guide, I recommend Multistep registration form in Drupal 6.

Drupal 7's updated Form API makes the process of building multistep forms relatively painless. In combination with the excellent Examples for Developers module, it's really just a matter of copy, paste, and tweak.

Migrate Classes: Location CCK to Address Field

I've just begun to tackle migrating a site from Drupal 6 to Drupal 7 via V2 of the Migrate module. It's truly an excellent module, but like most things Drupal, it has a steep learning curve. To help offset that slope, I plan to post migration snippets on this blog throughout the next few weeks. The snippets should help to serve as starting points for the many different migration scenarios that you all may encounter. Here is a short list of tentatively planned examples:

Managing account registration for multiple user types

The Scenario

You're building a new Drupal site that needs to handle two distinct types of users: Consumers and Service Providers. Each user group must have a unique role, profile type, and registration page. Users of each type should be able to visit your site, find the correct registration page, fill out their profile, and be granted an account with the correct role. Sounds easy, right?