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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


A feature of Drupal that makes it desirable is the ability to customize it through modules. Whether custom or contributed, modules extend the functionalities and capabilities of Drupal. Modules can be used to not only extend Drupal, but also to create a way to provide configuration and reusable features.

This chapter will discuss how to create a module and allow Drupal to discover it, allowing it to be installed from the extend page. Permissions, custom pages, and default configurations all come from modules. We will explore how to provide these through a custom module.

In addition to creating a module, we will discuss the Features module that provides a set of tools to generate a module and export its configuration.