Rod Donald Hut

Submitted by Don Robertson on Sun, 24/09/2017 - 18:08

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Disabling Drupal Caching

Submitted by Don Robertson on Wed, 30/08/2017 - 14:28

Working on a  Drupal site - no matter if your developing a module or doing minor theme tweaks - without turning the caching off is a pain. Here is a guide to disabling the cache for a Drupal 8 site. The good thing is, you only need one file to do it - so easy to turn it all back on again.

Just remember what you've done when trying  to work out why the site is running slow ...

Using Drush with Drupal 8 on Nethserver

Submitted by Don Robertson on Tue, 15/08/2017 - 10:18

I have not used Drush much with Drupal, but Drupal 8 makes it harder get away without it. Unfortunately, Nethserver's default PHP version is 5.4.

And to use Drupal (or Nextserver, and other PHP based systems), PHP needs to be at least 5.6. The solution is to use the the Php-SCL module. 

But when running Drush from the command line, it still uses the default 5.4 version, so you need to run it like so:

/usr/bin/php56 /usr/local/bin/drush


Submitted by Don Robertson on Sat, 12/08/2017 - 19:03

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Submitted by Don Robertson on Sat, 12/08/2017 - 18:13

My home server is Nethserver - a CentOS/RHEL based server aimed at small to medium businesses. It replaces my Zentyal server - a Ubuntu Server based system for smaller businesses. Zentyal is a good server, but over the years, it has dropped all the stuff I liked and has focused on being an Exchange/Active Directory replacement. If that is what you want, it is a good server, but I don't need Exchange, and Samba 4 can handle the Active Directory stuff.

Nethserver is more flexible (that is, complicated and bewildering :-).


Another day, another web site

Submitted by Don Robertson on Fri, 11/08/2017 - 20:04

Setting up a new web site using Drupal 8, and will be themeing it with a Bootstrap subtheme. Don't know if Drupal is really the right tool to be using, but it is one I know well - especially version 7, and wanted to get on with it.

The Bootstrap subtheme I'm using uses SASS, so am learning a new syntax for style sheets, and am having a look at Google Apps Script. So a bit of new stuff.