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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)

Chapter 4. Creating and Editing Content

In the preceding chapter we learned about content types. We also learned about designing new content types for specific needs, how to create them, and adding fields to them for storing data and making it available as selection criteria. Now that we've discussed the classification and storage of content, let's switch to the content, itself.

Drupalsites are all about content. In order for the site to present content to the visitor it needs to contain content. How does content get into the Drupal site? In this chapter, you will learn how to work with content, create it and edit it. Throughout this chapter you will create content (for use later in this book), and will learn to do the following:

  • Use the WYSIWYG editor
  • Configure the editor for other roles
  • Navigate the various fields on the content creation form
  • Preview content
  • Publish content
  • Define a custom URL for content
  • Add attachments and multiple instances of fields
  • Make content stick to the homepage