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.
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
# install Nginx & Mariadb
apt-get install nginx mariadb-server mariadb-client
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.
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.
OpenFolio is a distribution I first tried out about 18 months ago. I wanted to share a lot of pictures I was taking at events so I took a look at what Drupal had to offer. OpenFolio is a package dedicated to displaying photos so I tried it out.
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.
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.
Time flies when I am pulling out my hair. I have been through so many things, much to many to have kept track here.
What have I done over the last 4 months?
Currently my sites are on Aegir and I must admit that their performance is noticeably better. This gives me incentive to work to keep things on the Aegir Platform but things still are not great. With the new code update I ran into more issues.
In my last post I mentioned having rebuilt my web server 10 times. Well, It did not stop there. It seems like that has been all I have been doing for the last 2 months. I can say at this point I am finally at a point where the web server is stable enough and I can finally get back to working with Drupal. I have accomplished a couple other things in between catastrophes. I got to attend the Fox Valley Drupal Camp a few weeks ago. It was a good experience and I was able to but together a few additional things when it comes to putting together the whole Drupal package. This is needed a lot.