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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 block from a View

Previous recipes have shown how to create and manipulate a page created by a view. Views provides different display types that can be created, such as a block. In this recipe, we will create a block powered by Views. The Views block will list all Tag taxonomy terms that have been added to the Article content type.

Getting ready

This recipe assumes that you have installed the standard installation profile and have the default node content types available for use.

How to do it...

  1. Go to Structure and then Views. This will bring you to the administrative overview of all the views that are created.
  2. Click on Add view to create a new view.
  3. The first step is to provide the View name of Tags, which will serve as the administrative and (by default) displayed title.


  1. Next, we will modify the VIEW SETTINGS. We want to display Taxonomy terms of the type Tags. This will make the view default to only displaying taxonomy terms created under the Tags vocabulary.
  2. Check the Create a block...