Download Drupal 8 using Drush

Submitted by Stijn Stroobants on Thu, 09/10/2015 - 21:58

Since we're using Drush, the easiest way to get started with a new Drupal-installation was by downloading the core with the following Drush-command:

drush dl drupal

This installs the latest stable Drupal 7 release.

Since Drupal 8 is out as a beta-release we can download the latest Drupal 8 release with the following command:

drush dl drupal-8

If you would like to choose which version to download, you can get an overview of the releases by typing the following command:

drush dl drupal-8 --select --all

Install Drush 8 using Composer

Submitted by Stijn Stroobants on Wed, 09/02/2015 - 20:24

Installing Drush for developing Drupal-site is a must-have for each developer.

Drush is a command line scripting interface for Drupal. By using a lot of useful commands, you can interact with code like modules, themes, profiles.
You can run update.php, execute sql-queries, clear the cache and a lot more!

Since we can get started now with developing Drupal 8 sites it's necessary to have Drush 8 installed. Drush 8 is compatible with Drupal 6, 7 and 8.
Drush 8 needs PHP 5.4.5 or higher to be installed.

MAC OSX Mavericks Show hidden files

Submitted by Stijn Stroobants on Fri, 08/22/2014 - 21:28

Sometimes you would like to see the hidden files on your MAC OSX. 
By default the hidden files are not shown in Finder. 

With a simple command in the Terminal, you can show the hidden files in Finder.

Open "Terminal" from the Utilities folder inside Applications, or by searching for "Terminal" using Spotlight in your menu bar.

Once Terminal is open, enter the following two commands:

defaults write AppleShowAllFiles -boolean true
killall Finder

Creating patches with git diff

Submitted by Stijn Stroobants on Tue, 05/27/2014 - 22:55

After changing files of a module, you can create a patch-file. In the patch-file only the changes will be saved.

Patch-files can be easily made with the git diff command. First add the changed files to your local repository. After executing the git diff command, a file with the changes will be created.

git diff > filename.patch

The patch-file can be applied by other persons, so it's a goo idea to share it on

Panel-layout stuck at 99% width

Submitted by Stijn Stroobants on Tue, 05/27/2014 - 17:57


I'm using Panels for building up my pages, but today I discovered a strange problem. The width of my total panel is 99%. Why it is 99% and not the full 100%?

After searching a lot I came out to the solution, it's just a setting on the Layout of the panel. 99% width is a fix they did for Internet Explorer 6. Almost nobody is using IE6 anymore, so we turn of this strange fix.

On the canvas-settings of your Panel-layout you can uncheck: "Scale fluid widths for IE6".