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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

Applying new Drupal 8 core field types

The field system is what makes creating content in Drupal so robust. With Drupal 8, some of the most used contributed field types have been merged into Drupal core as their own module. In fact, Entity Reference is no longer a module but part of the main Field API now.

This recipe is actually a collection of mini-recipes to highlight the new fields provided by Drupal 8 core: Link, Email, Telephone, Date, and Entity reference.

Getting ready

The standard installation profile does not enable all of the modules that provide these field types by default. For this recipe, you will need to manually enable select modules so that you can create the field. The module that provides the field type and its installation status in the standard profile will be highlighted.

Each recipe will start off expecting that you have enabled the module, if needed, and that you are at the Manage fields form of a content type and have clicked on Add field and provided a field label...