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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)


There are many ways to install modules, and all require some administrative capability. The installation of the contributed module is outside the scope of this book. We'll start from the point of the module files being in the correct place.

Because the pathauto module is included with Drupal, the files certainly will be present. We can verify this by navigating to Extend on the admin menu, or /admin/modules. Once there, enterpathautoin the filter text box at the top of the page. You should see the following entry listed:

Let's check the box beside it and click the Install button. Depending on what other modules have been enabled on your site, you might receive the following message:

If you do receive this message, or a similar one when you are installing a module, it is because the module is dependent on other modules, and one or more of them isn't enabled. If the necessary modules are present, Drupal will offer to enable them as well. Simply click Continue. In this case, if all goes...