Drupal 8

24 Nov. 2021

Simple XML Sitemap 4.0.0 has been released!

After six months of work I'm delighted to tag the first stable release of the 4.x branch of the (Not-so-) Simple XML Sitemap module.

The project is in a really good place right now. At the moment of writing, drupal.org reports it being actively used on around 90k of Drupal 8/9 websites while having 0 open bug reports. This either means you people are lousy bug reporters, or we are doing a descent job at responding. :)

03 Juni 2021

Instantiate all classes within a namespace in Symfony and Drupal

Occasionally I find myself needing plugin-like functionality, where users/downstream can throw a class into a folder and expect it to work. My script is supposed to find and instantiate these plugins during runtime without keeping track of their existence.

In a regular Drupal module, one would usually use the plugin architecture, but that comes with its overhead of boilerplate code and may not be the solution for the simplest of use cases.

12 Dez. 2020

abgeordnetenwatch.de is a winner of the Drupal Splash Awards 2020!

abgeordnetenwatch.de is not your generic community platform - it's a tool that actively creates and enforces communication channels between the people and their political representatives thereby strengthening the democratic process while also being a comprehensive source of information of the political system in Germany.

09 Aug. 2020

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

The answer is... generally run updates first. Whether to import or export the configuration afterwards depends on who updated the contrib code base.

You are updating the contrib code base

If you are updating the contrib code base, run the database updates and then export 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 & 9 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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