Drupal 8 – Add YouTube subscribe button

The Youtube subscribe Button in your Drupal website
You have created a website, a YouTube channel and now you want an easy way for visitors to subscribe to your channel. This short tutorial shows a fast and very easy way to add a YouTube subscribe button to your Drual website. The button is created in a custom block so we can put it anywhere on the site.

Drupal 8 Module – Display Suite Basics

Download Display Suite from Drupal
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

Download Drupal
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.

How to get large thumbnails from YouTube videos

YouTube thumbnail maximum resolution
You made a YouTube video, published it and now you want to share it with the video thumbnail. First time I came across this myself I found out that the default thumbnail for you video is very small. You go to your "Creator Studio" page on YouTube and save the thumbnail of your video. Right click and then "Save image as". This gives you an image of 120px wide and 90px height. Very small. So where are the larger images?

Firebase – How to separate development from live data

Firebase - How to seperate development from live data
When I started using Firebase realtime database in my app I Quit Smoking it was very easy to test. All the data in the database was from development with the emulator. I released the new version of the app and there where a few errors. So I started to work on that. I soon discovered a practical problem being that the data in the database contained live data. I didn’t want to corrupt that. I used to following steps to get a debug database.

How to get verified on Twitch

How to get verified on Twitch
In the last few years, Twitch has become the premier platform for streamers. Twitch's huge user base makes it attractive to anyone to gain a large audience, and earn a living in the process. For the longest time, this benefit was restricted to the highly successful chosen few. Thankfully, Twitch has an affiliates program as a means of getting smaller streamers verified so they too can start earning money and building an audience. The criteria that you are required to meet are as follows