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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

Creating a menu and linking content

Drupal provides a way to link content being authored to a specified menu on the website, generally the main menu. You can, however, create a custom menu to provide links to content. In this recipe, we will show you how to create a custom menu and link content to it. We will then place the menu as a block on the page, in the sidebar.

Getting ready

This recipe assumes that you have installed the standard installation profile and have the default node content types available for use. You should have some content created to create a link.

How to do it...

  1. Visit Structure and click on Menus.
  2. Click on Add menu.
  3. Provide the title Sidebar and optional summary and then click on Save.
  4. Once the menu is saved, click on the Add link button.
  5. Enter a link title and then type the title for a piece of content. The form will provide autocomplete suggestions for linkable content:
  1. Click on Save to save the menu link.
  2. With the menu link saved, go to Structure, and then Block layout....