By Kevin, January 13th, 2017

If you are theming an entity (in this case, node) and you want to display the created or changed date in a different format, you can use the following to do just that. In my case, I am creating a couple of view modes with their respective twig templates and need to show post dates in a few...


By Kevin, January 12th, 2017

So part of what I want to do this year is write a bit more, and start making more use out of zsh/terminal. While I do have a few books on the subject to help me get a deeper grasp on what is possible, I figured an easy way to start would be to think of common problems I have and apply solutions...


By Kevin, January 6th, 2017

I tend to do these things at the start of every year. Every year that I make them, they tend to get larger. Sometimes you make small goals, which is okay, but are you really challenging yourself by going after low hanging fruit? I don’t think so.

I thought about them… absent is “go to...


By Kevin, December 29th, 2016

This year, the Neato theme for Drupal 7 and 8 passed 700 installations.

It has mostly remained in the 650-750 range for a majority of the year. I had not said much to this point because install counts tend to fluctuate per commit or...

By Kevin, December 24th, 2016

I decided to give myself a little challenge at the end of this year.

After Thanksgiving I decided I wanted to try something different for a change and start getting better acquainted with the shell, throw my hat in the air and start learning Vim.

Not interested in lengthy...


By Kevin, January 30th, 2016

When developing modules for Drupal, there inevitably comes a time when you may need to include an external CSS or Javascript plugin or library for your project.

Up through Drupal 7, this was fairly easy to do by leveraging the Libraries...


By Kevin, January 13th, 2016

Adding Composer packages to Drupal 8 is pretty easy.

There is a module called Composer Manager that can be used to add packages that modules require, but there are instances where you just need a package (and no need to create a module).

A great example of this is the...


By Kevin, January 8th, 2016

Out with the Old

I usually don’t do these sorts of posts, you know, ones where you reflect on the year behind you. That’s probably because for many years, simply getting through them was a slog and left me feeling exhausted, unaccomplished, and dreading the road...