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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)


Paragraphs is a contributed module, which means that it was developed by someone in the Drupal community and was contributed back to It provides a way to create pre-formatted content that can be easily reused. 

Once the files have been deposited in the correct folder, which is typically in /modules/contrib, we will enable it as we did Pathauto, via the Extend page at /admin/modules. You may receive a message indicating that the Entry Reference Revisions module must be enabled as well. Simply click Continue.

Navigate to Structure (/admin/structure) and you will see a new entry at the bottom of the list: Paragraphtypes. Click on it, which will bring you to the Paragraph types page at /admin/structure/paragraphs_type. You will see a message where a list would normally be indicating that there isn't a Paragraph type yet. So, let's create one.

Click on the +Add paragraph type button. We're going to create a paragraph type for an image and text, so in the Label text box let...