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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


This chapter will cover the multilingual and internationalization features of Drupal 8, which have been greatly enhanced since Drupal 7. The preceding version of Drupal required many extra modules to provide internationalization efforts, but now the majority is provided by Drupal core.

Drupal core provides the following multilingual modules:

  • Language: This provides you with the ability to detect and support multiple languages
  • Interface translation: This takes installed languages and translates strings that are presented through the user interface
  • Configuration translation: This allows you to translate configuration entities, such as date formats and views
  • Content translation: This brings the power of providing content in different languages and displaying it according to the current language of the user

Each module serves a specific purpose in creating the multilingual experience for your Drupal site. Behind the scenes, Drupal supports the language code for all entities and cache...