Blog Posts

Thoughts on the Acquia Certification Exams for Drupal 8: Are They Useful?

In this series of posts, I will describe my experience taking four Drupal 8 core certification exams in four days at DrupalCon Baltimore. This series will cover Acquia's Certified Site Builder, Certified Drupal Developer, Certified Back End Specialist, and Certified Front End Specialist exams. I will also explore who these exams would be valuable for, and how you should prepare for them.

Import DrupalCon 2016 Sessions with iCal

DrupalCon New Orleans is next week, so I've updated my GreaseMonkey script from the 2015 conference that lets you export sessions to your calendar. The 2016 conference script can be downloaded here:

You will need to install Greasemonkey to make this work. Once you add the script to GreaseMonkey, an [iCal] link will show up on DrupalCon session pages right next to the date and time of the session. Click the link to add the session to your calendar. Unfortunately, you still have to do them one at a time, but it's much faster than typing them in.

Fixing the "Trusted Host Settings" Error on Drupal 8

If you've recently installed Drupal 8, you probably noticed that immediately after you complete the install, you get an error message on the Status Report page about the "Trusted Host Settings". This error message is tricky for most users to remove, since it requires editing the settings.php file (which is read-only), and adding some custom regular expressions to it to match the domain your site is running on. That seems to me like it's impossibly hard for many users to do, so I'm hoping that this process will soon change. In the meantime, I've posted a video with step-by-step instructions for setting up the Trusted Host Settings on a cPanel hosting account.

October's Most Interesting New Drupal Modules and Themes

Some of the most interesting new modules and themes I saw posted to in October:

Views Manager [sandbox]

Gives you vertical tabs on the Views admin page, separating Views by their tags.


Allows for speedier page loads for authenticated users. First you send the fast, cached parts of the page, then fill in the expensive parts when they are ready.

Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP)

Make your Drupal site ready for Accelerated Mobile Pages. Right now, it only adds the AMP javascript library, but the plan is to serve AMP pages directly from Drupal.


Subscribe to Blog Posts