Drupal 8

Setting up BLT with Reservoir

Submitted by Barrett on Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:09

Yesterday, Acquia open sourced Reservoir, a new distribution designed for building headless Drupal instances.  The Reservoir team provided a composer project command for setting up a Reservoir instance easily, but it doesn't bundle a VM.  Fortunately, making BLT work with Reservoir isn't difficult.  There are, though, a few steps to be aware of.

[Fixed] Get valid RSS by adding CDATA wrappers to RSS description elements

Submitted by Barrett on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 06:19

A couple weeks ago, I posted about a problem I was having getting RSS to validate because the description element contained HTML markup.

The solution turned out to be as easy as I expected, once I found the right place to look. The first place I went was the Views module, where I found views-view-row-rss.html.twig in the templates directory. "Perfect", I thought, "that's my boy." A quick edit later, followed by a couple cache clears and some head-scratching, I still wasn't seeing my change.

RSS: Should stand for Real Simple, Sorta

Submitted by Barrett on Sun, 07/26/2015 - 09:48

For ages I've thought that I should get this site included on the Drupal Planet feed, and with the new build in D8 and a currently renewed momentum to actually write here, this seemed like a good time to actually do it.  Should be simple, right? Tag my content, allow commenting, submit the RSS feed url for inclusion, profit.  Not so much.

Adventures in D8'ing

Submitted by Barrett on Sat, 07/25/2015 - 10:07

It's time to make the jump to D8.  Let's face it, my site is mostly a haphazardly maintained blog site; it could really be done in GitHub Pages without real loss of functionality. There's really nothing beyond core that I need, so might as well make the jump now.

First thing I notice: is pathauto still not in core? REALLY? When was the last time you saw a site using node/xxx paths?