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Magento 2 CLI Install Script

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So with a fresh new Magento 2 instance successfully downloaded and sitting happily in a directory, you can choose to either install through the setup Wizard, which is browser based, or you can choose to install via the command line. Perhaps a hangover from many years passed, but I rarely trust browser based installers. All too often they would fail after creating half the DB forcing you to scrub...

Valet MySQL on a Mac

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Whilst I’ve become a huge fan of running Valet for local development – specifically Magento 2 which runs at a pace that doesn’t make me want to claw my eyes out – rather than installing Apache / Nginx, configuring, adding entries in the hosts file etc, I have found it trip me up a few times. A key one of these, is Valet may show mysql@5.7 to be running, but when you try...

Magento 2 Cache Clear

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Having recently made the switch from Windows 10 to Mac for my Magento 2 development, I’m finding a whole new world of joyful development tools becoming available to me. Most notably – Valet & as of last night, the incredible Magento Cache Clean. Magento 2 development without the cache is painful, cleaning the cache is painful even from the CLI tools, so thank god for Magento Cache...

Magento Price Scope

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When I first started working with Magento all those years ago, configuration scope was always the one that tripped me up; make a config change, flush your cache(s), rebuild the indexes (depending on what you’re working on) and still no changes – why?! Nine times out of 10 it was down to being at the incorrect scope.  Scoping is not really a mind-blowing concept, but having talked...

Create SEO Friendly URLs in Drupal 8

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WordPress will allow you to have your lovely search engine friendly URLs at the click of a very simple button (Admin > Settings > Permalinks and then a few options are presented to you) however with Drupal 8 it’s a slightly different story, mainly because Drupal 8 can do so much out of the box already that perhaps SEO driven URLs were not at the top of the...

Installing a Pantheon Site Locally

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When building your Drupal 8 site locally site from a Pantheon instance, there are a few things that need to be done. As I’ve just gone through this process I’ve put together this quick 5 minute description of how to do it, and resolve the error that you may run into. If you haven’t used Pantheon Hosting yet, give it a try. I highly recommend it. Clone the codebase...