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This website is composed of information connected through taxonomy. It is simultaneously a proof-of-concept and a means to allow Agaric to share and store information both within the collective and the world as part of our open documentation philosophy.

How to install Riot desktop (Matrix client) on Debian-based systems

Tested on Debian Mint edition, but this should work for Ubuntu too.

These instructions assume you are willing and able to use the command line— that is, open a terminal and type these lines of commands. Unlike the the official desktop install information, these instructions don't assume you already know and remember how to add a new remote source to your package manager and install from it.

VirtualBox guests lose shared folder and networking on host suspend resume

TLDR

VirtualBox (in my case, vagrant-managed) local-only network connections (and, e.g. NFS shares piped through them) fail when the host syspends and resumes. NetworkManager (or possibly another network managers) are interfering. If you use NetworkManager, get it out of the way by adding:
[keyfile]
unmanaged-devices=interface-name:vboxnet0

to your /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf. (Additional interfaces can be listed after a semi-colon). If you need to read this later and get back to work NOW, try this:

Place a block in a Paragraph in Drupal 8

If you have a block that does something useful, or even has content in it that you'd like to reuse, and you are using Paragraphs on your site

The Drupal 8 port of Block reference has generated a lot of discussion.

The last comment at this time suggested that inclusion of the ability to Add a block plugin field formatter being in Plugin module should do it.

The saga of Drupal link-link

Are your builds failing because of this?

Easily add content with update hooks: use default content module exports to create content that needs to be in sync with configuration

An approach for keeping content that is added as part of development synchronized with test and production environments is to use the Default Content module to export the content. It's built for the content to be exported to an installation profile's 'content' folder, and then the module, if enabled, automatically brings the content in when the site is installed.

Getting a node (or other entity) and playing with it on the command line

Here's one way to get a node so that you can play with it on the command line and figure out what different methods actually do:

array_pop(\Drupal::service('entity_type.manager')->getStorage('node')->loadByProperties(['title' => 'Sample node']))

There's surely faster ways to do it with an ID, and maybe even better would be to use devel generate here. Anyway, this gives a node that can be messed with, like so, putting it all together:

Keeping Drupal's contextual links working even when the whole content item is linked offsite or triggering a lightbox

We have a site where one content type (publicity, for news items and awards) are listed, but the whole thing is wrapped in an anchor tag and linked to outside content. To prevent leaving the site before the contextual edit link is shown, i did this:

So if you think there's a crazy bug in permission to access text formats...

...it's probably because there is already content in the text area that is set to something to which the user no longer has access.

It seems really freaky when you have access to one text format, and it says:

"This field has been disabled because you do not have sufficient permissions to edit."

So you add another text format, and now you have access to the field... and the format it must have been saying you didn't have permissions for before, what???