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Drupal 8 Development Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Matt Glaman
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Drupal 8 Development Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Matt Glaman

Overview of this book

Began as a message board, Drupal today is open source software maintained and developed by a community of over 1,000,000 users and developers. Drupal is used by numerous local businesses to global corporations and diverse organizations all across the globe. With Drupal 8’s exciting features it brings, this book will be your go-to guide to experimenting with all of these features through helpful recipes. We’ll start by showing you how to customize and configure the Drupal environment as per your requirements, as well as how to install third-party libraries and then use them in the Drupal environment. Then we will move on to creating blocks and custom modules with the help of libraries. We will show you how to use the latest mobile-first feature of Drupal 8, which will help you make your apps responsive across all the major platforms. This book will also show you how to incorporate multilingual facilities in your sites, use web services and third-party plugins with your applications from inside Drupal 8, and test and deploy your apps.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Using POST to create data

When working with RESTful Web Services, the HTTP POST method is used to create new entities. We will use the HTTP Basic Authentication to authenticate a user and create a new node.

In this recipe, we will use the exposed node endpoint to create a new piece of article content through the RESTful Web Services module. We will use the json format. In the There's more... section, we will discuss how to use the HAL module for the hal_json format.

Getting ready

You will use the Article content type provided by the standard installation. Following the preceding recipe, Enabling RESTful interfaces, you should have the REST UI module added to your Drupal installation using Composer. This can be done with the following command:

cd /path/to/drupal8
composer require drupal/restui

In this recipe, the Drupal 8 installation is accessible through Use the appropriate URL for your Drupal 8 site.

How to do it...

  1. Go to Extend from the administrative toolbar and install...