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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

Translating content

The content translation module provides a method to translate content entities, such as nodes and blocks. Each content entity needs to have translation enabled, which allows you to granularly decide what properties and fields are translated.

Content translations are duplications of the existing entity, but are flagged with a proper language code. When a visitor uses a language code, Drupal attempts to load content entities using that language code. If a translation is not present, Drupal will render the default untranslated entity.

Getting ready

Your Drupal site needs to have two languages enabled to use Content translation. Install Spanish from the Languages interface.

How to do it...

  1. Go to Extend and install the Content translation module. It will prompt you to enable the Language modules to be installed, if they are not.
  2. After the module is installed, go to Configuration and then to the Content language and translation page under the Regional and Language section.
  3. Check the...