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Using GROUP_CONCAT to Combine Rows in a Drupal Query

Recently I was working on a D7 to D8 migration. I was trying to import news items and their taxonomy terms (among many other things). To make things simple I wanted the query results to have (for each node) a

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Adding Fields to Inline Entity Form Table

Inline Entity Form is a useful module for reference entities and being able to edit them in place. Here’s what the edit form looks like out of the box for an unlimited value entity reference: Often it’s helpful to provide additional information to your

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Basic HTTP Authentication in Drupal Site Using settings.php

Here’s a quick and painless way of preventing public access to a Drupal site using settings.php (or settings.local.php). I’ve been using this for development and staging sites that I want to keep private. If you want this to be available

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Valet+ Quickstart for Drupal Development

Here’s a README.md file that I’ve developed over time. It explains how I setup and use Valet+ for quick and powerful Drupal development. Sorry for the formatting. I’ll get markdown support on my blog sometime…

 

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Drupal 8 User Photo Update Form

Recently I had to come up with a simple way for users to change their member profile photo without requiring them to visit the user edit screen. Here’s the result: First, I added a new Image field called “Member Photo” to

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Creating a Drupal 8 Route to a User Page with Dynamic User Object

It took me some time to figure out the right combination of properties to make this work. My goal was to create a form that lives at /user/UID/photo (think /user/1/edit). I wanted the user object to be passed into the

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Make a Field Label “visually-hidden” in Drupal 8

Using the Form API you can add a visually-hidden class to a field using the “#title_display” property as shown here:

 

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Drupal 8 Search API Tips

Here are some quick tips for configuring Search API for Drupal 8. Easy Indexing If you’re like me you rely heavily on Display Modes (aka View Modes) for your entity types. The most convenient way to get Search API to index

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Manually Checking Path-based Visibility in Drupal 8

This mimics the path visibility settings on block configurations.

 

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Block Caching “Gotcha” in Drupal 8

I recently had a fight with the Block system in Drupal 8. To be brief, if you’re trying to disable caching on a block, make sure to set the #cache element regardless of whether the block has output or not.

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