Multi-byte UTF-8 support in Drupal 7

Drupal 7.50 introduces multi-byte UTF-8 support for MySQL and other database drivers, allowing for emojis, Asian symbols, mathematical symbols, etc.

For MySQL

In order to be able to use this, the following requirements must be met:

Use case: Public space, public section and write permission via group membership

Description

Public space with a public Discussion section.
Configure write permission managed via Group membership and not via direct space membership.

Authenticate with Instagram

For all those that are also struggling with this, here it is how I got my User Id and Access Token needed for the configuration block:

  1. Create an Instagram Client application
  2. Get your client details
  3. Authenticate
  4. Configure Instagram Block on your site

1 Create an Instagram Client application

You have to create your own instagram application here:

Flag_notify

Flag Notify is a module that allows flexible email-based notification of comments, content and (optionally) groups using the popular Flag framework.

These pages describe the installation and usage of the module.
Click on the documentation specific for your version of the module:

Docker based development environment

I have rewritten the Docker based development environment to use the images provided by Docker4Drupal (https://github.com/wodby/docker4drupal). So some of the comments below become outdated. The comments about using symlinks or vfs are uninteresting, as the use of symlinks/vfs in that way are not the docker way.

Performance

Locking

There are two different common locking problems you will likely encounter and it is very common to assume you have a single locking problem. Since these two locking problems are actually completely unrelated, it causes a lot of confusion as people look for the solution to “the locking problem” and get stuck on the wrong fix or a combination of the two.

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