Drupalguy Blog

Head is spinning

Yes, I know it's been a while.  I can now say I'm a professional Drupaler now.  I'm working with a guy I met at the Fox Valley Meetup.  I'm doing a lot of PC/Server?Networking for him as well as some Drupal so I am now paid to do Drupal.  He also has several Web Based Services that he offers through his business so I am also dusting off the limited experience I have had with PHP to start cleaning up some of the code he has written in preparation to rewrite some of it.

LNMP stack for Drupal 8

In my previous post i mentioned taking notes on how I'm building my new LNMP stack to support my Drupal 8 sites.  Below are those notes. I noted the commands used as well as a few links to get more info for some of the functionality.  

# After installing Debian 8.3
# Update Repository
apt-get update

# install Nginx & Mariadb
apt-get install nginx mariadb-server mariadb-client 

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Drush 7 for Drupal 8

Over the last couple of weeks I have started playing with Drupal 8.  So far it's been a pleasant experience (surprisingly) though originally I had issues with getting it installed.  I tried using drush dl but it would not work (when used it would only download the latest version of Drupal 7).  Turns out Drush 6 (the version I was currently at) does not support Drupal 8.  Inorder to run Drush with Drupal 8 we have to upgrade Drush to version 7.

What a difference 6 months make

Yes, it's been 6 months since I last posted.  It is not that I haven't been doing anything Drupal, or have given up n learning, or just decided to stop writing.  It's because I have a tendency to get "tunnel vision" and when that happens time slips away from me. I will try to do a recap over the trial and tribulations  have had with regard to Drupal.

Always do your Data Base Updates!

I had every intention to begin reporting on my experiences during MidCamp but not long after returning to "normal" that things got busy again (with Drupal).  I am on my class reunion committee where I also maintain the website (http://ProvisoEast72.org, which I have been happy to do pro-bono for the experience) and received an email from Bob.  Apparently he is writing a book and wished to add a survey for his research. 

Drupal MidCamp (Chicago)

I just finished spending the weekend at a Drupal Conference.  I attended Drupal MidCamp that started on Thursday March 19 and finished on Sunday March 22.  I had a great time and I was definately needing the comradery and the exposure that I received at camp.

This was the the third Drupal Event like this that I had attended.  The first one was in Madison Wis at the end of July last year and the Fox Valley Drupal Camp that was in early September.  It was so great attending the sessions, rubbing shoulders with other Drupaliers and immersing myself in the Drupal Community.  

Is this Drupal stuff making sense now?

After 10 months of focus I'm starting to think this Drupal Stuff is starting to make sense.  My ProvisoEast72.org project took me a couple of months to get it to the point where I was happy with it.

My MadameWiladina.com took 5 months to get online (there were a great many detours before I could get that site live). 

Been Productive

I have got a lot done since my last post.  I have 1 site that has gone live (MadameWiladina.com) after 4 months work.  It is an online store that sells lingire.  So far the feedback has been very positive.

The other website I am working on is a site that is another online store. This one is for selling artwork.  As with the MadameWIladina site, this one is using Commerce Kickstart2.  They do look a lot similar (since I used the same default template for both sites) but under the hood both sites are quite a bit different.