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Where to place Drupal Twig template files

Drupal usually has two active themes

Besides the usual advice to keep the templates in a special templates folder in your (sub)theme it is necessary to know which theme the template should be added to in the first place.

The notion that there are usually two themes active on a Drupal site is often overlooked. This article clarifies which themes are used on which parts of the site.

Published in Drupal.

Allow local files links from remote locations in Firefox

Firefox Development tools Local links on remote URL

Working on a web development project can sometimes require for you to apply a local file from your own computer to a remotely hosted website.

This is disabled for security reasons. It can be enabled for particular locations using Firefox Preferences and this article will show you how.

Published in CSS.

Primary and Secondary Navigation in Drupal 8

Bartik Primary and Secondary menu regions

Multi-level main navigation is usually implemented with drop-down menus. But if the secondary level needs to always be visible when the parent item is active we can create a Menu Block that shows the second level items when the parent and sibling items are active.

Published in Drupal.

Create new Oracle VirtualBox virtual machine

VirtualBox Hard drive option

There are some useful tricks and details you need to know if you want to install a virtual machine through VirtualBox without too much hassle. This article illustrates the procedure with screenshots so you can easily follow this guide and get it working on the first try.

Published in Linux.

Install and update Drupal 8 through CLI

Update Drupal 8 Core with Composer CLI

Drush is still alive and kicking in Drupal 8 but the areas of installing Drupal core and contributed modules has been taken over by Composer, the PHP dependency manager. It takes a bit more effort to set up your environment and learn the new Composer ways of Drupal 8, but if Drupal is an important part of your work this is the way to go.

This article lists the common commands used when installing and updating Drupal 8 core through CLI.

Published in Drupal.