Tips and Tricks: Modules

Trobleshooting computed field with Drupal 8 (Drupal core 8.3.2; May 2017)

  • 8.x-1.0-alpha1 does not work with Drupal core 8.3.2 (you'll get unexpected errors) >> Choose 8.x-2.x-dev
  • Computed fields don't display on content types which existed prior the module is installed >> Create a new content type and everything works smoothly

Important: The field only updates when the node is saved (Cron, clear cache and similar not enough)

Drupal Computed field

Install the administrator menu module to save time

Using the standard administration menu often requires you to click several times to get to the desired function. To make this process faster you can install the "Administration menu" which gives you a direct access to the different admin functions (drop-down menu).

Drupal administrator menu module

Back up your database

Install the module Backup and Migrate to back up your Drupal site. This is probably the easiest way to back up and restore your Drupal MySQL database.

Drupal module Backup and Migrate

GMap Module for Drupal 9: Styled Google Map

Did you use the GMap Module for your Drupal 7 website and you are looking for alternatives for Drupal 9 or Drupal 8? Do you need to create a Google Map view with multiple locations? Do you need a field formatter with a broad scope of options? The the Drupal 9 and Drupal 8 module Styled Google Map is the solution.

GMap Module for Drupal 9: Styled Google Map


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