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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

Configuring the WYSIWYG editor

Drupal 8 saw the collaboration between the Drupal development community and the CKEditor development community. Because of this, Drupal now ships with CKEditor out of the box as the default What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editor. The new Editor module provides an API to integrate WYSIWYG editors. Although CKEditor is provided out of the box, contributed modules can provide integrations with other WYSIWYG editors.

Text formats control the formatting of content and WYSIWYG editor configuration for content authors. The standard Drupal installation profile provides a fully configured text format with the enabled CKEditor. We will walk through the steps of recreating this text format.

In this recipe, we will create a new text format with a custom CKEditor WYSIWYG configuration.

Getting ready

Before starting, make sure that the CKEditor module is enabled, which also requires Editor as a dependency. Editor is the module that provides an API to integrate WYSIWYG...