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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 PATCH to update data

When working with RESTful Web Services, the HTTP PATCH method is used to update entities. We will use the HTTP Basic Authentication to authenticate our user and update a 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.

Getting ready

We will use the Article content type provided by the standard installation. Following the Enabling RESTful interfaces recipe, 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

How to do it...

  1. Go to Extend from the administrative toolbar and install the following Web Services modules: Serialization, RESTful Web Services, REST UI, and HTTP Basic Authentication:
  1. Go to Configuration and click on REST under Web Services to configure the available endpoints.


  1. Click on the Enable button for the Content row:
  1. With the endpoint enabled...