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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 multilingual views

Views, being configuration entities, are available for translation. However, the power of multilingual views does not lie just in configuration translation. Views allow you to build filters that react to the current language code. This ensures that the content, which has been translated into the user's language, is displayed.

In this recipe, we will create a multilingual view that provides a block showing recent articles. If there is no content, we will display a translated no results message.

Getting ready

Your Drupal site needs to have two languages enabled in order to use Content Translation. Install Spanish from the Languages interface. Enable content translation for Articles. You will also need to have some translated content.

How to do it...

  1. Go to Views from Structure, and click on Add view.
  2. Provide a view name, such as Recent articles, and change the type of content to Article. Mark that you would like to Create a block and then click on Save and edit.
  3. Add a new...