Drupal 8 Module – Display Suite Basics

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You installed a basic Drupal 8 website, created a few articles and now you want to customize the way the content pages look. When you go to “Manage Display” you can re-order fields but you can’t put them in regions. Display Suite is the module designed to do just that. It offers extra regions on the “Manage Display” page with a drag-and-drop fields interface. There are different layouts with different sets of regions. You can move fields around without writing a single line of code.

Drupal 8 – Add Twitter follow button

The Youtube subscribe Button in your Drupal website
You created a website, created a Twitter account and now you want an easy way for visitors of your website to follow you on Twitter. There are modules out there to handle this for you but I like to keep the number of modules installed to a minimum and there is a very easy way to handle a follow button using custom blocks.

Installing Drupal 8 on Ubuntu

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For this tutorial I am using an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS install. I already installed Apache2, Php 7.0 and MySql 5.7 on my machine. Drupal needs these to work. I am using a local install and my local site is accessible through http://localhost.

Almost half of the most popular Android apps use Facebook tracking

Facebook privacy - Facebook tracking by popular apps
Over the last couple of weeks there was a lot of anger about the Facebook privacy blunders. On Twitter there was the #DeleteFacebook hashtag and there where other initiatives in various countries. But getting away from Facebook is easier said than done. One of the reasons is the Facebook built tracking software which is used by a lot of apps.