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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 Drush to manage users

When you need to add an account to Drupal, you will visit the People page and manually add a new user. Drush provides the complete user management for Drupal, from creation to role assignment, password recovery, and deletion. This workflow allows you to create users easily and provides them with a login without having to enter your Drupal site.

In this recipe, we will create a staff role with a staffmember user and log in as that user through Drush.

How to do it…

  1. Use the role-create command to create a new role labeled staff:
$ drush role-create staff
 Created "staff" 
  1. Use the role-lists command to verify that the role was created in Drupal:
$ drush role-list
ID Role Label 
anonymous Anonymous user 
authenticated Authenticated user 
administrator Administrator 
staff Staff
  1. The user-create command will create our user:
$ drush user-create staffmember
User ID : 2 
User name : staffmember 
User roles : authenticated 
User status : 1
  1. In order to add the role, we will need...