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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)

Declaring additional languages

To start, we need to enable the Language module. Check its box and click the Install button at the bottom of the page.

In order to declare additionallanguages, we need to do the following: 

  1. Enable the language module by checking its box and clicking on the Install button at the bottom of the page.
  2. Now, when you go to Configuration page (/admin/config), you will find a section for Regional and Language. To start configuring, click Content language.
  3. Check Content and you will notice that a configuration form will appear, listing each content type. As we are only interested in articles, having a default language as the same would be fine.
  4. Check the box to mark the content type as translatable.
  5. A list of fields will appear that will belong to Article. Select all of the available fields.
  6. After that, check the box that will allow the language to be selected when creating and clicking Save configuration.


In the current version of Drupal (at the time of writing this book...