Futher fun trying to get Gulp to work on my machine

Submitted by Nicolabell on Sun, 06/16/2019 - 14:08

Gulp shadowing with Nigel - I am still having issues with ddev and gulp. There seems to be difficulty getting this set up and working, possibly because of issues with npm / node dependencies.... keep coming across the same issues.

Here's what we tried on Thursday:



Setting up Gulp and Sass for LPN site theming

Submitted by Nicolabell on Sun, 06/02/2019 - 13:36

Today I am trying to get Gulp to watch my sass changes for the LPN development environment, so that I can start branching theme changes and push them to our remote repo on Github.

I'm following Nigel's instructions re. Gulp at

1. I used ddev describe to get the port

2. used sudo nano on gulpfile.js but I couldn't see which line 30 was so opened this up in Visual Studio Code which gave me the line numbers. Pasted the post in here:

Docker Troubleshooting

Submitted by Nicolabell on Wed, 05/29/2019 - 17:54

Could not connect to docker. Please ensure Docker is installed and running.

With this error I could not start ddev. I had a look at the Docker  version with 'Docker version' and it' was 18.09.6 - which is old. At time of writing I visited to see that latest version for Ubuntu is . I tried '

More ddev fixes

Submitted by Nicolabell on Fri, 05/24/2019 - 17:06


ddev rm -a is my hero

If in doubt, ddev rm, ddev rm -a, ddev poweroff, ddev config, ddev restart are all your friends!!!


Phantom projects in list

If a project container is still appearing in ddev list with a status of 'app directory missing' is there any way to delete the container?

Answer: Ddev rm -a or ddev rm project or docker rmOrigina


Duplicate mount point


From Nigel:

This morning I had a docker issue similar to yours of yesterday. I got

Common installation and ddev problems and fixes

Submitted by Nicolabell on Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:55



403 Forbidden nginx on local site

Permissions might not be set correctly for the directory?

I think in ddev I possibly hadn’t specificed ‘drupal8’ when doing ddev config, so just went through config again.


‘No input file specified.’

Try going to /install.php

Installing Sass and troubleshooting some issues.

Submitted by Nicolabell on Thu, 01/11/2018 - 14:03

Today I am learning about Sass via the Treehouse platform. Sass (Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets) is a CSS extension language which is used within the framework of a website to make the CSS more efficient and maintainable. 

The Sass library needs to be installed locally on your machine. It is a 'Ruby gem' so requires a local installation of Ruby too - I followed the instructions here.

I then used terminal on my machine to install Sass using the command line 

gem install sass --pre