Bitcoin (BTC) vs. Bitcoin Cash (BCH): The Bitcoin Scaling Debate

  12 Kudos Don'tmove! Let’s talk about the facts of the Bitcoin vs. Bitcoin Cash scaling debate. Off-chain scaling (lightning network) vs big blocks. Bitcoin Cash forked on August 1st, 2017. The main idea behind the fork was to increase the block size from 1MB to 8MB to allow more transactions in a single block […]

Acquia Certified Developer Exam: Review and Tips

  28 Kudos Don'tmove!   I have just completed my Acquia Certificatied Developer Exam.  Initial words, it was harder than I expected.  I did well on the exam but I wasn’t 100% sure on some of the questions, which left open some gaps and uncertainty when I pressed that “Submit Exam” button.  It’s not easy […]

Best Cheap Drupal Hosting on a Private VPS Server

  24 Kudos Don'tmove! There are too many hosting options out there count, and some offer extremely low prices. However, with those low prices, comes a low quality of service. It’s also quite common that with this low price tag you are locked into a yearly deal. If you site out grows your hosting you […]

Drupal 7: Big cron tasks? Spread them out.

  27 Kudos Don'tmove! If you’re building a module that relies on the Drupal cron to do heavy work for you, it might be better idea to split up the task into chunks to share the load. Let’s say you have a single cron task that has some heavy database work, that could take the […]

Add HTTPS (SSL) to Your Drupal 7 Site on Linux/Apache

  27 Kudos Don'tmove! 1. Getting your SSL Purchase a new SSL from a registrar, I use NameCheap, you can get a simple PositiveSSL from Comodo for $9.00/year. After your purchase is complete, you will need to generate a key and csr from your server. # sudo mkdir /etc/apache2/ssl # sudo openssl req -nodes -newkey […]

Drupal 7: Lock/Password protect our site from anonymous users and add login/register block

  19 Kudos Don'tmove! There are a few ways to do this, probably the most common way is to put your site in maintenance mode and edit maintenance-page.tpl.php. This method works well and can produce the desired results, however, it’s not the proper way of doing things. What if you still want to have the […]

Drupal and Drush: Import/Export SQL Database with Drush

  44 Kudos Don'tmove! Moving sites from one server to another can be a tedious task, however with command line and drush we can simplify this task into a few easy steps. Export the database # drush cc all && drush cc all # drush sql-dump > /tmp/website-dump.sql Clearing the cache first removes unwanted cached […]

Responsive Twitter Widget

  14 Kudos Don'tmove! Grab your twitter widget. Add this to your CSS file. .twitter-widget-0 { width: 100%; } Done.

Drupal 7: Basic Drush Commands

  31 Kudos Don'tmove! If you have SSH (command line access) to your Drupal website, then drush is a must.  Here are a few of my favourite and most useful Drush commands. 1. Clearing the cache with drush When developing clearing the cache can save a lot of headaches, however doing it through the user […]

Building Search Queries for Twitter’s REST API 1.1

  22 Kudos Don'tmove! I recently need to get a JSON object from Twitter’s API that had a couple of requirements. I needed the most recent tweets that contained a specific hashtag OR were from a specific user AND didn’t contain any retweets. Starting with the base API URL for search Then appending each […]