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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 custom content type

Drupal excels in the realm of content management by allowing different types of content. In this recipe, we will walk you through creating a custom content type. We will create a Services type that has some basic fields and would be used in a scenario that brings attention to a company's provided services.

You will also learn how to add fields to a content type in this recipe, which generally goes hand in hand with making a new content type on a Drupal site.

How to do it...

  1. Go to Structure and then Content types. Click on Add content type to begin creating a new content type.
  2. Enter Services as the name, and an optional description.
  3. Select Display settings and uncheck the Display author and date information checkbox. This will hide the author and submitted time from services pages:
  1. Click on the Save and manage fields button to save the new content type and manage its fields.
  2. By default, new content types have a Body field automatically added to them. We will keep this...