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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

Adding and editing content

The main functionality of a content management system is in the name itself--the ability to manage content; that is, to add, edit, and organize content. Drupal provides a central form that allows you to manage all of the content within your website and allows you to create new content. Additionally, you can view a piece of content and click on an edit link when viewing it.

Getting ready

This recipe assumes that you have installed the standard installation profile and have the default node content types available for use.

How to do it...

Let's manage the content by adding, editing, and organizing the content:

  1. Go to Content to view the content management overview from.
  2. Click on Add content to view the list of available content types.
  3. Click on Article as the piece of content you would like to make.
  4. Provide a title for the piece of content. Titles are always required for content. Fill in the body text for the article:


You may change the text format to customize what kind...