Debugging Twig templates with Drupal VM + Xdebug + PHPStorm

Drupal VM comes preconfigured to support Xdebug but being super new at Twig debugging/Xdebug, it took quite a bit of research to get it to the point where I can debug Twig templates within PHPStorm. I tried to document my journey for others to check out, hopefully it helps! Requirements: Drupal 8.6.x site running in […]

Fix for Vetur not formatting Vue file’s <template> html in VS Code

After installing Vetur and enabling Hit CMD + Shift + P in VSCode and start typing “User Settings” until you can select it from the dropdown under Preferences: User Settings. Add the following to your user profile. After some Google-fu, I eventually landed on this Github issue which bestowed the fix.

Switching my WordPress sites to https on GreenGeeks

I’ve used GreenGeeks hosting for years now and I really enjoy their services. I’m going to briefly talk about my experience moving two of my WordPress sites to SSL on GreenGeeks shared hosting. Moving to https used to be a little more of a pain in the butt, however thanks to Let’s Encrypt and forward-thinking […]

Drupal 7: Implementing designs & patterns using Paragraphs

I know the sun is setting on Drupal 7, but I think it’s still got a few good years left and someone may find this useful. Design systems and pattern libraries are all the rage now. If you’re on Drupal 7 and using Paragraphs, you may be wondering how you can go about implementing patterns […]

Using different template (tpl.php) files for a specific content type in Drupal 7

Use case In one of our sites, we post email communications that were sent out as all-campus announcements on our website. The problem is, our basic web template does not look like an email template. So I thought, “I wonder if I could just load a separate set of tpl.php files based on the content […]

How to do a basic accessibility audit on your site

Here are some tools and methods for running an accessibility audit on your site. This can be a little bit easier if you already have a design system or component library in place, but it isn’t necessary to gain some insights into how your site can be more accessible. The way I usually do it […]

Launching a college news site with Drupal

SUNY Oswego recently switched from a legacy install of Expression Engine to integrating with the rest of our web platform and using Drupal hosted by Acquia to “re-design” our new News site. Hopefully this post will help others thinking of migrating to Drupal and provide some helpful tips if you’re already in the process of […]

Using your Android phone as a pet/security camera with IP Cam and Ivideon

My wife and I just got a new puppy and are crate training him. We’d love to know how he’s doing if we’re not there so I decided to look into some DIY pet-cam solutions. Using the IP webcam app for Android and Ivideon cloud streaming service, I was quickly able to get up and […]