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Drupal 8 Quick Start Guide

By : J. Ayen Green
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Drupal 8 Quick Start Guide

By: J. Ayen Green

Overview of this book

Drupal is a powerful content management platform, ?exible enough to accommodate almost any content requirements. This ?exibility comes with a cost: complexity. Drupal 8 Quick Start Guide will clear your path from installation to a building usable site in minutes, and to a customized site in one sitting. You will begin with installation of Drupal and going through the main sections of the Drupal UI. Then, you will create a content type that describes its content, which simplifies the act of creating and editing the actual content later. You will learn about user roles, using real-world examples. This will help you to learn how to design roles, and how to assign appropriate permissions to them. Next, you will learn to use the WYSIWYG editor, configure it for other roles, navigate the various fields on the content creation form, and publish content. To begin to appreciate the ?exibility and expandability of Drupal, you will make use of popular content-focused modules that extend Drupal's power. You will learn how to expand your market to other readers directly and through other sites by configuring content and UI translations and creating a View that provides an RSS feed. Finally, you will put everything together by customizing the home page for your new website.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)


In this chapter, we have learned the following: firstly, what a content type is, and then why we would want to create one. Furthermore, we looked at content fields, found out what they are, and looked at what field types are available. Then, we moved on and looked at how to design and create content types, before finally finishing by adding fields to our content types.

  • What a content type is
  • Why we would want to create a content type
  • What content type fields are
  • Which field types are available
  • How to design a content type
  • How to create a content type
  • How to add fields to the content type

We will return to our content type later in this book when we learn about creating content for it, configuring the content creation form, and designing the way the content is displayed.



We added fields to a new content type in this chapter. It is also possible, using the same administrative pages, to edit existing content types and add new fields to them, change existing fields, and remove fields that...