Taking Drupal 8 for a spin

  • Posted on: 14 August 2015
  • By: Darko

Today I finally decided to take Drupal 8 for a spin as it is in beta 15 phase - so it must be getting closer. Also, it has just been announced that there will be an upgrade path between beta versions from now on: beta-to-beta-updates.  Surprisingly the install of Drupal 8 was almost identical to installing Drupal 7.

I use "Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca" which comes with PHP 5.5.9, which is a Drupal 8 minimum requirement.

First I created the database and configured my local apache vhost.

Then, in the command line, I downloaded the tarball:



The Power of Drush - for beginners

  • Posted on: 8 August 2015
  • By: Julia

Normally I'm not a command line kind of gal, I can use it but prefer clicking on brightly coloured buttons, dragging and dropping and generally living in the 21st century. For Drush I make an exception, beyond straight forward and each line is supercharged, it's definitely the way to go for both site creation and module / theme installation (creating your sub-themes too). Drush is more than just a tool - it's a powertool!

Drupal 7 - multi-lingual front page node

  • Posted on: 28 July 2011
  • By: Julia

Drupal 7's internationalization modules seem to work great, with only one small problem ....

Everything is working fine except your front page steadfastly refuses to be in more than one language.

If you want to use a node as your front page (rather than a content feed), and you want to be able to switch languages for that home page node, then you need a couple of tweaks.  This was also an issue with Drupal 6 and there are lots of cries for help and fixes out there for Drupal 6.