Alias Drupal Composer Project

alias d8build="composer create-project drupal-composer/drupal-project:8.x-dev --stability dev --no-interaction" It’s too big for a tweet but it’s certainly useful, saves me having to remember all the params. Stick that in your .bashrc or .zshrc and enjoy! Run d8build sitename and watch it do it’s stuff.

February 3, 2016 · 1 min · Mike Bell

Drupal + WordPress Sprints Manchester

I’m proud to announce a new collaboration between the Drupal and WordPress communities in Manchester to provide a space to contribute back to each respective project. It’s a great opportunity to get together and work on the projects that we love while being around like minded people. The first sprint will be on the 19th July at TechHub in Manchester. You can sign up here - with lunch provided....

July 3, 2014 · 1 min · Mike Bell

Drupal Sprints Manchester are back!

After a long break we’re back and ready to get sprinting again. I’m looking forward to getting stuck into Drupal 8 migrate in preparation for my talk at Drupal Camp Yorkshire. More details on the event can be found at don’t forget to read my sprint manifesto here.

April 23, 2014 · 1 min · Mike Bell

Drupal to Octopress to Drupal

Over the weekend I’ve been working on migrating my site away from Drupal. I managed to get everything up and running on Octopress but it just doesn’t feel right. It’s not as flexible as Drupal and it seems the simplest of things breaks it. In theory I like the concept of Octopress but it just seems clunky compared to Drupal. I’ll be slowly making upgrades to this site: Adding Disqus Tidying the theme up Adding extra theme elements Adding some colour!...

February 24, 2014 · 1 min · Mike Bell

Stepping Down from NWDUG

As of the 6th February I’ve stepped down from NWDUG it’s something that I’ve been thinking about for a while now and I now have other things that need my focus. Phil Norton is a great person to work with and I hope that whoever steps up to help will have as much fun as I have over the past few years. So whats next? Well I intend to ramp up my involvement with Code Club Manchester, it’s something that I believe in strongly and think I can make a great start with it....

February 9, 2014 · 1 min · Mike Bell