Tips and Takeaways from Taking the Lightning Experience Rollout Specialist Superbadge

Been procrastinating and holding off getting this Superbadge for some time as it seems to be too much material to cover. With some deadlines imposed by Salesforce for partners to get accredited for Lightning, I eventually got into it. So I sat this one and got my first superbadge.
There are a total of 8 challenges and 2 quizzes to check your knowledge. Took me around 8-10 hours to finish in a span of three days as I did them after work.
Takeaways from the challenge
  1. First is setting up and installing the managed package on a Trailhead playground requires some fiddling around. Login to trailhead on incognito and create a new playground, get the password for the user and it asks you for a security question just enter “Blank”. After this, you can install the package on that playground.
  2. The lightning migration tool does most of the analysis for you. Go over the readiness reports and relate them to the requirements to come up with a solution.
  3. Check challenge button shows tips on what’s wrong based on your progress on the challenge and sometimes shows more details of the requirement. I find myself checking challenge here and there but if you get stuck then google and check the developer forums.
  4. If you are not comfortable with a particular challenge, say styling the VF page, read up more or check the associated trailhead badge. I’m pretty sure most admins will get stuck on this one.
  5. You need to switch around classic and lightning to get some configuration or setup done. I got stuck on the Report challenge as the Add Chart button was not showing on Lightning, works well Classic.
If you get stuck hit the comments below and I’ll be glad to help. Good luck on getting that superbadge.

Fixing Apache after upgrading to MacOS High Sierra

If your previous Apache setup stopped working after updating to MacOS High Sierra, then this post should be useful for you. On every update of the MacOS it ships with its own version of Apache and PHP and creates a new install that overrides your configuration.

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2017 Went By and Welcoming 2018

2017 went by so quickly and 2018 already started. Recapping the highlights of 2017 I can say I’ve achieved 3 out of the 5 goals I set earlier this year.

  • I’ve managed to finally revamp the design of this blog and made it mobile friendly, it is not 100% where I want it yet.
  • Started my own channel on Youtube. Just Another Dang How To Channel and gained around 170+ subscribers and 48K views in the first year.
  • Passive income added with some investments in term deposit and bought more Philippine stocks

Then I set out some very ambitious projects that I started but lost steam

  • Registered Quonsepto Limited company
  • Started to create a WP plugin
  • Signed up for Merch by Amazon

For 2018 I won’t put too much attention on the money aspect of doing something. I want to do some damn fine work, something that I enjoy doing and I feel proud of showing it to others.

  • Improve my listing for Merch By Amazon
  • Improve the video quality on my Youtube channel
  • Enhance the usability and creativity of this blog
  • Build my Quonsepto company

For the financial side of things, this is kinda ambitious and far fetch but would like it to be a reality.

  • Pay off the Philippine house loan by the end of 2018
  • Save enough for a downpayment for new house in NZ for 2019.

Free WordPress Qurtain Theme Version 0.1

After a long hiatus on developing on WordPress, I’m back. Finally, I have a fresh new look for the website with a new theme built from scratch. I’ve spent about roughly 30 hours building this theme. Relearning some basic and core CSS3, HTML5, and WordPress. I’ll be posting a video soon on how to build a responsive theme from scratch.

I intend to release this theme for free. It is in its early stage that has flaws but good enough to get it out there.

Creating a Simple Lightning Component for Salesforce Community Napili Template

Want to create a simple component that any user with System Admin rights can quickly change the text attributes. This component is so easy to create and I’m sharing the process on how to create on here. This component is for non-classic Community template.

Step 1: Launch the Developer Console

Step 2: Create a Lightning Bundle and give it a name

Step 3: Edit the component and specify implements and create the attributes you want, then build the HTML.

Step 4: Create a design file where you specify the design attributes from the component.

Grab the code from

https://github.com/olopsman/basic-lightning-component-footer

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