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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

Customizing the display output of a node

Drupal provides display view modes that allow for customization of the fields and other properties attached to an entity. In this recipe, we will adjust the teaser display mode of an Article. Each field or property has a control for displaying the label, the format to display the information in, and additional settings for the format.

Harnessing view displays allows you to have full control over how content is viewed on your Drupal site.

How to do it...

  1. Now, it is time to customize the form display mode by navigating to Structure and then Content Types.
  2. We will modify the Article content type's display. Click on the dropdown button arrow and select Manage display.
  3. Click on the Teaser view mode option to modify it. The teaser view mode is used in node listings, such as the default homepage:
  1. Change the format for Tags to be Hidden. Additionally, this can be accomplished by dragging it to the hidden section. The tags on an article will no longer be displayed...