09 Aug 2020

In which order should be Drupal updates and configuration import/export run?

The answer is... it depends on who is doing the updating.

You are updating the contrib code base

If you are updating the contrib code base, run the database updates before exporting the configuration, as updates tend to alter the configuration storage data which needs to be commited into the version control system:

15 Jan 2020

Skip hooks during a Drupal 8 migration

When migrating content with the Drupal 8 migrate module, the creation and updating of new entities may fire lots of custom module hooks. This may or may not be desired; if you have found yourself here, it probably interferes with the source data in a problematic way, or unnecessarily slows down the migration process.

The cleanest way I found to stop specific hooks for specific migrations, is to add a dummy/meta field to the migration and check for its value in the hook.

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