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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)

Content moderation

 Often, an organization requires the path to published content to be indirect. Rather than the author being able to publish the piece, it must first be moderated, whether by a supervisor, peer, or editor. The Content Moderation module introduces the ability to inject moderation into the process of publishing content.

Content Moderation is a module in core, meaning that it is included in the main programming code that defines Drupal. Navigate back to the Extend page (/admin/modules) and enable Contentmoderation. You will receive a message that states in order to do so, Workflows must also be enabled.


Let's configure the module. Having enabled it, there is now a new section on the Configuration page (/admin/config): Workflows. Click that, or navigate directly to /admin/config/workflow/workflows. Here, you will see a content moderation workflow that was created when you enabled the module:

Click Edit; here, we will take a detailed look at the sections of a workflow.