Robert Carr's blog

How to Apply Patches in Drupal 8 & 9 with Composer

  1. Install Composer
  2. Install Drupal and desired modules using Composer guide composer create-project drupal/recommended-project
  3. Install relevant modules, for example composer require drupal/yearonly
  4. Install Cameron Eagans patches plugin using composer require cweaga

Online Meeting Etiquette

Simple rules for online meetings:

Focus on the content

I've been writing a few reports and a lot of documentation recently, and have gone from the ubiquitous Microsoft Word to using iaWriter. No more farting about with page numbers and positioning images: I've focussed on the content and not the appearance, and have been far more productive.

Why I've Not bothered With Drupal 8

Why I've Not bothered With Drupal 8 (yet)... A potentially contentious topic discussed at in 2019, really to discuss why Drupal 8 changed so much from Drupal 7 and some routes forward.

I'll write some notes up at some point, but this is a link to the slides.

"I thought this was quite a dry subject title, but it was actually a really interesting presentation." (Attendee at DrupalCamp Scotland 2019)

Building a Website

A simple checklist for starting out on building your new website. Not an exhaustive list, but gives you some idea of what goes in to building even a small website:

How much should a website cost?

Well, how long is a piece of string? It just depends...

The major influence is how much you are prepared to invest in your own enterprise - do you want to look cheap and cheerful, or do you want to be seen as reliable and prestigious? It's your call really.