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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


In this chapter, we'll cover the Drupal 8 content authoring experience. We will show you how to configure text formats and set up the bundled CKEditor that ships with Drupal 8. We will take a look at how to add and manage content and utilize menus to link to content. Drupal 8 ships with inline editing for per-field modifications from the frontend.

This chapter dives into creating custom content types and harnessing different fields to create advanced content. We'll cover the five new fields added to Drupal 8 core and how to use them, along with configuring new field types through contributed projects. We will go through customizing the content's display and modifying the new form display added in Drupal 8.