Tweaking within Drupal 7

Warning: fileowner(): stat failed for temporary://upd16E2.tmp in update_manager_local_transfers_allowed() (line 932 of C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPHP-12.0\www\aapi\modules\update\
The error occurs under the page of installing a new module like below:


Reason: The error displayed is caused by the incorrect tmp directory that is set up in the file system. I intentionally copied my website data from one server to the other server. And the orginal tmp folder directory is not applicable for the same location on the new server.

Solution: Go to Home-> Administration->Media->File System. Change the corresponding field.

Missing Manage Fields Link on Content Type Pages

Go to Modules and search for Field UI, make sure the module is enabled.

Drupal site running slow and out of memory issue

You might run into some errors as below complaining the memory exhaustion.

One cause would be not having enough php memory. You should look at the php.ini and locate the key word “memory_limit

The code snippet below is from my local php.ini. You could see it only has 128M as the memory. I increase it to 1024M. The error goes away and the drupal site is running a lot faster.

Use customized font in drupal 7

I assume that you have already chosen your best theme and you are willing to add a little bit more variety in fonts besides using the default ones that are provided by your current theme.

One method I would recommend is using google web fonts. They have abundant collections of the most popular fonts frequently used by different websites.

How to use it in Drupal Theme?

  1. Go through the choices of fonts from here:
  2. Find style.css under your theme folder usually at: [site_corecode]/themes/<theme_name>

          If you could not find your theme under this directory, try the other dir at: [site_corecode]/sites/all/themes/<theme_name.

    3.   Modify style.css and add the following code at the beginning of the file.

          For example: @import url(;

         You should find the @import code from Step 1. Pick the font and then click on  at the right bottom corner of that font.

         And then on the quick use page, you could see the step 2:Choose the character sets you want:. Find the option: @import and copy the code.

   4. Now you should be able to use the imported fonts anywhere by referring to the font-family like below:

     font-family: ‘Droid Sans‘, sans-serif;

    The other method is to use customized fonts you have downloaded and refer it at your style.css using @font-face.

     Suppose the font you are looking forward to using is Sansation_Light and you have already downloaded the ttf file : Sansation_Light.ttf

     Put this ttf file under the location : [site_corecode]/sites/default/files/

     And then add the following code at the beginning of the style.css file.

font-family: myFirstFont;
src: url('/<site_name>/sites/default/files/Sansation_Light.ttf');

     So then whenever you want to use this font, you could simply replace the font-family to myFirstFont.


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