In drupal 8 you can experience your datefields showing up in English instead of in the language of your website. This fixes it.
By default you get to see a strange screen saying how long your are a member. It is good practice to auto-redirect users on login to the /admin/content page. This snippet does the trick.
A composer update of your drupal can override changes to your htaccess file. With this snippet you can patch it correctly.
It is seen as a bad practice to add complete libraries to your theme in drupal 8. You should add these as packages to your composer file.
The page callback system in drupal 8 is considerably different from drupal 7. This snippet shows you how to show a title depending on your language.
The typical 'from' 'to' datefields are not quite good for usability. With the following snippet you can change the labels.
Snippet to create a link with a class programmatically.
When editing notes, an often mentioned problem of webmasters is the lack of preview of their text. With this snipped you can embed the css of your theme in CKEditor, which makes it much more visible towards your webmasters.
Drupal 8 will standard give the term name as page title on /taxonomy/term/term-foo. I want to alter this so it says "Items tagged with Term foo". 
How can you query for nodes, terms etc of a drupal 7 website from your drupal 8 website? 
A frustrating thing for webmasters is often that they cannot see the eventual lay-out of text styling in their CKEditor. This snippet fixes this issue.
This module explains how you can add custom scripts inside your controllers. Something that is useful for things like e-commerce and advertising.
This little tip adds just that extra good feeling for your webmasters. And a click less to the "Add content" page.
The following snippet makes you format a date field inside a twig file.
You often need to get the current language in your Drupal 8 custom modules or theme. Here's how to get it.
Sometimes you want to import specific config files, out of your main config library. Here's a drush snippet which does exactly that.
When a drupal site has different domains for its language, difficulties can arise when developing locally. With this snippet, you override your language settings, so prefixes are used instead of domains.

Always try to use the core functions for linking inside custom formatters or modules. The following snippet allows html inside the link text.

use Drupal\Core\Link;
use Drupal\Core\Url;
use Drupal\Core\Render\Markup;
$linkText = 'My link <br> containing tags';
$linkMarkup = Markup::create($linkText);
$link = Link::fromTextAndUrl($linkMarkup, $url);
$link = $link->toRenderable();
I personally like using the drupal menu block module. It allows for quick creation of submenu's. The following patch fixes a bug that keeps showing regions, even when there are no subitems in the menu block.
$date = strtotime($importObject->created_at); // which is a date format
$node->set('created', $date);
// $node->save(); etc


When saving nodes programmatically, you probably want to set the body to accept html. it is important to set the input format, so html is accepted.
This is quite a nice feature to run database operations on your website. Found some wrong implementations so I thought I'd share it here.

From time to time it comes in quite handy to import configuration from other websites into yours. You site uuid is unique though, with the following snippet you get yours.

drush config-get "" uuid


A typical setup is one where you would redirect all non www and http requests to I prefer to keep my .htaccess file in version control also. With the following snippet, I get it the way I want it.

Easy snippet to get your current language:

// Get current language code
$language = \Drupal::languageManager()->getCurrentLanguage()->getId();


I started using an automated script for my drupal installation, which will generate an admin user. But, after installation I have to edit the password.
I like a good user interface for webmasters, so a clear menu path is necessary. For the admin toolbar dropdowns, I usually create subitems programmatically. 
While there are many ways to debug your errors, sometimes just seeing the full errors in your screen works best.
I recently had an issue with ckeditor inside pop-ups (modals) in drupal 8. This snippet is the solution to it.
I recently found out a bug I wasn't aware of. My default text format wasn't saved on a body field. I attached a snippet to fix this.
I've had some difficulties loading a list of translated terms. More in particular I didn't want to show the untranslated terms, but ONLY the ones that were already translated in the current language
A snippet with submitForm to redirect your form to another page and pass a variable.
With this snippet, you will be able to render a list of tags in drupal 8.
By default, users with the permission of 'administer users' cannot assign roles on the user registration form. With this snippet you can, but make sure to hide the 'administrator'-role for your users.
I encountered this bug in a Display suite 2-column lay-out where I wanted the left region to disappear when empty. 
If you like to use the search api or a custom Views page for your search result I personally like to use the default search block and redirect it to my results page.
When creating custom blocks, sometimes you need to make sure the block is never cached f.e. when including dynamic links. 

In this case I created a custom entity called 'submenu'. In my custom module a used HOOK_LINK_ALTER to make the submenu (which contains a textfield) visible on hover. I used the code below to render my custom entity content:

In some cases you want to embed a view inside your custom module. The views_embed_view() function is the way to go. With this little snippet, you can render any view.
With this simple snippet, menu items are saved as expanded when you save your node. In some cases, this is a necessary functionality.
When using lazy loading of images, I encountered an important issue. Social sharing engines like Facebook can't read placeholder images. In this drupal 8 tutorial we'll fix this issue by creating a small custom module handling image tokens.
Ever looked at Pinterest or Google images and wondered how to achieve this nice effect of loading in images? One of the things that frustrated me building drupal websites is the lack of nice front-end libraries. Fancyload solves the problem!