Preying on the drupal_alter()

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When you're building your next Drupal project, The chances are pretty good that at some point you'll find Drupal is doing it wrong. The good news is that Drupal 7 core alone gives you around 80 opportunities to "make it right."

This session is way more than staring at a boring slide deck.

We'll crack into some code and check out some of the most popular alter hooks, and learn how to use things like hook_form_alter() and hook_menu_alter() (arguably the most "normal" _alter hooks).

Then we'll get really evil, and work through some new fun ones, like hook_block_view_alter() and hook_page_alter().

Then when while we're at it, we'll show you how you too can add your own alter hooks to a custom module. (So other developers don't have to say, "You're doing it wrong").

I'm not going to lie, there will be code. But, never fear! We're going to stay at a fairly basic level. If you're scared of writing a module, come anyway! Here's the best part: you may not even need a custom module.


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Time slot: 
11 June 16:15 - 17:00
Classroom 101

Great presentation

Very well presented, Matt obviously knows his stuff, but more importantly, knows how to teach it. Thanks Matt!

The class could go much deeper. This kind of environment doesn't allow for in-depth exploration, but the tips and comments help get us started.