Underscores is a great starter theme for WordPress as it provides lots of flexibility. Recently I’ve starting using Sass, Compass, Susy, and Breakpoint. Bringing these great tools into Underscores was somewhat easy.

I used sassy_s as a starting point for breaking up the style.css into different .scss files. I also had to create a config.rb file where I required Susy and Breakpoint. In style.scss I also had to import Compass, Susy, and Breakpoint.

GitHub Repository of Modernscores is here.

Note: You will probably need to use Bundler because of version conflicts. You will also need to install Sass, Compass, Susy, and Breakpoint if they are not already installed.

Getting Drush working with MAMP 3 on Mac

If you are like me and new to Drush here are the steps I followed to get it working with MAMP 3 on my Mac running 10.9 Mavericks. The main problem I had was Drush not being able to connect to my Drupal database. After an entire day of troubleshooting this is what ended up working for me.

  1. Download and install a fresh copy of Drush on Github. A great tutorial of how to do that can be found here. You will need to install Composer as well.
  2. After Drush is installed and you can see the commands by running drush from the terminal, create a bash_profile file if you don’t already have one. sudo nano ~/.bash_profile
  3. If you have a PHP 5.4 or higher installed, put this into your bash_profile file.  export PATH="/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin:/Applications/MAMP/bin/php5.4/bin:$PATH"
  4. Save the file.
  5. Reload bash_profile by running source ~/.bash_profile
  6. If you get a PDO error when performing a Drush command, then try running these. sudo mkdir /var/mysql and
    sudo ln -s /Applications/MAMP/tmp/mysql/mysql.sock /var/mysql/mysql.sock


UPDATE (3/24/2015) – It seems as MAMP now has its PHP versions installed in /MAMP/bin/php/php{whatever the version is} Step 3 will have to be modified to reflect that. For instance, instead of export PATH="/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin:/Applications/MAMP/bin/php5.4/bin:$PATH" it will be export PATH="/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin:/Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php5.5.18/bin:$PATH"