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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

Editing the default admin interfaces

With the addition of Views in Drupal core, many of the administrative interfaces are powered by Views. This allows customization of default admin interfaces to enhance site management and content authoring experiences.


In Drupal 6 and 7, there was the Administrative Views contributed module, which provided a way to override administrative pages with Views. This module is no longer required, as the functionality comes with Drupal core out of the box.

In this recipe, we will modify the default content overview form that is used to find and edit content. We will add the ability to filter content by the user who authored it.

How to do it...

  1. Go to Structure and then Views. This will bring you to the administrative overview of all existing views.
  2. From the Enabled section, select the Edit option from the operations column for the Content view. This is the view displayed on /admin/content when managing content.


  1. To filter by the content author, we must add a FILTER...