Local Drupal development with Varying Vagrant Vagrants (VVV)

What is VVV?

I have been using Varying Vagrant Vagrants (VVV) for some time now as my development environment for WordPress projects. If you haven’t used VVV, I encourage you to try it out, it makes a lot of things easier in terms of setting up your local server. VVV’s primary use is for the development of WordPress itself but the Auto Site Setup feature allows you to use VVV for developing your own WordPress projects.

This guide assumes familiarity with VVV and the Auto Site Setup feature, so please check out the VVV documentation before proceeding.

Can I use VVV for Drupal development?

This past month, I’ve had to work on a couple of Drupal projects and I ended up using the WordPress VVV environment for them. The auto site setup is very similar to what you would normally do with WordPress projects with a couple of tweaks which I’ll go through below.

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Bedtime with Siri

Siri tells me a bedtime story!

Once upon a time, there was a robot chicken. And it went into the woods, where it met a three-headed Gollypod and a tiny jumping snail. And they danced all night in the woods until the silver monkeys came out. They fell asleep under banana leaves, and when they woke up, they all had magical flying powers! Huzzah!


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Setting up sublime text spacing for WordPress PHP coding standards

WordPress’ PHP coding standards has this to say about the use of spaces:

Put spaces on both sides of the opening and closing parenthesis of ifelseifforeachfor, and switch blocks.

You can configure Sublime Text to do some of this for you when it auto closes brackets.

sublime text key bindings

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