8: Programatically Filter Current Nid from Views Block Listing

Views has a setting to exclude the current nid from the URL from the listing one is currently viewing. This is essential when you have, say, a list of related nodes that are are defined by a category that includes the current node. If you don't exclude the current node, your current node will be listed in the "related content" block on itself. Well, obviously one is related to oneself, one thinks.

First, I tired to accomplish this through the UI with these steps, below.

Add Multi-Element Wrapper Class With CKEditor in Drupal 8

The task at hand here is to allow the client to create a classed wrapper around multiple elements using CKEditor in Drupal 8.

The fundamental problem here is the CKEditor's built in "Styles" dropdown classes each <p> individually, while we need a class wrapping them.

You could probably make or install your own CKEditor plugin, but that's not what I did.

I did this with Javascript.

Drupal 8.4x: Add Timezone to Date or DateRange Field

Here's the controlling issue for adding timezone support to Drupal core. As of now, August 1st, 2017, it doesn't appear to be ready.

Instead, I just added a timezone field to the node using the Timezone module, then appended it to the date range on field preprocess.

This won't work for you if you have multiple dates on an entity with different timezones (you might want to try the patch linked above), but it will fit most use cases.

Drupal 8: Get URI, Title, and Alt from Media Entity Reference Item

Over the last several days, I've railed in my head against the matroshka structure of Drupal entities. But when I tried to break out some helper functions, and when I realized what each of the different properties each entity had, I realized the complexities of entities were warranted. Life is complex, and thus Drupal is complex.

Entity references load a Media Entity, which load an Image from an image field, which load a File. The alt and title are on the Image, while the file URI is on the file.

Get File URI from Media Entity Reference Item in Drupal 8 OR Wrong File Loaded

Another day learning Drupal 8, but today is troubling.

Here's where I'm at. I'm theming search results, and I need to load field values to pass to twig templates—specifically a styled url for img src.

Entities values are not loaded on search results, only little snippets, so I have to load them the hard way, because we want images and nice theming on our search results.